This here freelance business is tough. It’s so much better when you have friendships within freelance business and supporting networks to draw on.
At the heart of the Freelance Jungle is building community for freelancers and the self-employed. We recognise that there are many challenges facing Australian freelancers. And that united we stand, trying to make a quick buck off everyone, we fall.
This is why we recognise the following organisations as our friends in the road of ending the isolation inherent with freelancing, reducing stress to enable productivity and raising the Australian freelance knowledge bar.
Here are the organisations, individuals and businesses we regularly refer to and support:
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Holly Shoebridge is one of the most thoughtful, generous and proactive accountants in the freelance scene. She regularly gives of her time and knowledge to the Freelance Jungle. She is personally endorsed by Freelance Jungle founder as “the only accountant who could take me from a blubbering mess to someone actually interested in all things tax”. She’s also a coach for the Freelance Jungle.
The Freelance Jungle wouldn’t be what it is today without the ongoing, diligent and always supportive Nicole Leedham of Black Coffee Communications. Beyond tirelessly working for the Freelance Jungle as an admin, she has also shared her considerable talents as a proofer and editor to the website. She also manages guest blogging on this website.
It’s a big wide freelance world out there.
Here are some of the supports you may be interested in:
A paid coaching course and group for writers who want to kick their copy up a notch.
Creative Plus Business
provides a range of business resources and services for people who work for themselves in the creative industries (NSW specific).
The Design Kids
Designers networking place that does jobs and education in city-by-city chapter format. Look for your city chapter in Brisbane, Newcastle and more.
Self-paced workshops and courses in social media and community management.
is the largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia’s creative professionals.
NAVA leads advocacy, policy and action for an Australian contemporary arts sector that’s ambitious and fair.
Never Not Creative
A Mental health and challenge orientated group that focusses on issues in the creative industries.
News, funding opportunities and jobs from the Australian arts world.
Artisan Creative Recruitment
Artisan Creative is a recruitment and staffing agency for digital, creative and marketing talent.
Clever Copywriting School
Part of the empire that is Kate Toon’s SEO and marketing work, this is group focused on making better copywriters through education.
Recruitment agency that offers contract and freelance roles within Australia.
CircleSource helps you find the consultants or specialist services your business needs and manage your engagements in one simple, smart solution.
Find community jobs, environmental jobs, not-for-profit jobs and social work jobs in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide.
Freelance Jungle Directory
The Freelance Jungle offers a free directory listing to all Australian and New Zealand freelancers.
A creative community job board that fills all kinds of roles within creative companies in Australia.
Quiip is a team of the best and brightest online community managers and social media specialists delivering high quality work to big brands.
Think of Pointer as a matchmaking platform, but for remote work in Australia!
Find talented, pre-approved freelance writers and other creatives for short gigs and full-time roles.
Swoop Inn Recruitment
Dedicated creative and short term, freelance and contract recruiter in Sydney Australia.
A Facebook Job Board for Australian creatives and artists. You can find everything from web design gigs to babysitting and face painting.
Australian Binder of Writers
A writer’s group that makes intersectionality a big part of the mix. Share books, wins, ask questions and more about the writer’s journey here.
Australian Disability Arts Community
Very inclusive and switched-on group that tackles the day-to-day of arts inclusion without the drama found in other creative-focused disability groups.
Australian women, non binary and trans podcasters
Super supportive group of people for newbies and seasoned podcast creators, editors and professionals alike.
Diversity in Australian Media
An intelligent, invested and really inclusive, this group spans disability, sexuality and race on the way to improving the Australian media and arts scene.
Find a Finders Fee
Invitation peer-to-peer, no middle-folk involved, recruitment group from around the world with a high focus on Australia.
Freelance Grant Writers' Network
Grant writing powerhouse Martina Donkers group on honing your grant writing craft and getting better at pitching yourself in the process.
Self Publishing Made Easy
If you have a book burning inside of you and you want to learn self-publishing, you should check out Sheree Chambers’ group from Impressum Self Publishing.
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