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  • Welcome to the FreeTrain community πŸ‘‹

    Ben Matthews created 5 days, 1 hour ago 7 Members · 13 Posts
  • Welcome to the FreeTrain community πŸ‘‹ 1

    Ben Matthews

    Administrator
    August 26, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    We started FreeTrain to empower freelancers through courses, resources and a community that enables productivity and growth. Muscle

    By signing up to FreeTrain, you’ve joined thousands of freelancers learning how to find freelance work and build the freelance career of their dreams. Sparkles

    Now that you know a bit about us, let’s get to know you a little better. Slight Smile

    The first thing you should absolutely do now that you’re a member is introduce yourself to the rest of the community.

    Why not start by telling us:

    1. Where you’re from

    2. Your area of freelancing

    3. Links to your personal website and social media profiles

    4. Plus a little about why you went freelance in the first place (or want to go freelance if you’re still planning on making the leap!)

    We can’t wait to meet you! Raised Hands

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    Jenny Lister

    Member
    August 26, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Hi, I’m Jenny from Manchester, UK. 

    I’m a freelance VA (Virtual Assistant for the uninitiated!) who fits in work around my busy life as a mum of two energetic boys. 

    I’ve only been freelancing for a few months now, so came across FreeTrain so I could learn a bit more and to meet other freelancers – hoping there are a few other VAs here too!

    • Welcome to the FreeTrain community πŸ‘‹ 1

      Ben Matthews

      Administrator
      August 27, 2019 at 4:56 am

      Welcome, Jenny! Yes, I know that there are a few other VAs who are freelance members. I’m sure they’ll be along to say hello soon too. Perhaps you could start a discussion to ask who else is a freelance VA?

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    John Dill

    Member
    August 27, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Hey, I’m John from Austin, Texas. I’m a journalist by trade, but have been running my own side hustles for a few years now, so looking to make more of that by freelancing in SEO and content marketing. Still working on my personal portfolio website, but will share that once it’s ready…

    • Welcome to the FreeTrain community πŸ‘‹ 1

      Ben Matthews

      Administrator
      August 28, 2019 at 8:16 pm

      Welcome John! Feel free to share your personal website once it’s ready – and let me know if you have any SEO advice for Freetrain. πŸ˜‰
      Perhaps you could even create an β€œSEO for Freelancers” course for us?

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    Melissa Rodrigues

    Member
    August 27, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I’m a new graduate and I have a gap between school and university, so I just want to do something new, useful and also a lucrative source of income for me. Just for gaining experience, I would consider freelancing as a secondary source of income when I finish university.

    • Welcome to the FreeTrain community πŸ‘‹ 1

      Ben Matthews

      Administrator
      August 28, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Melissa! Great to get a head start on your freelance career and you can always fit some freelance work in around your studies (if there’s time to!)

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    Neil Davies

    Member
    August 27, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    My name is Neil Davies and I’m a freelance web designer and aspiring ux designer. I have 6 years of experience working with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, vuejs and reactjs, as well as responsible mobile first web design and progressive web apps.

    I’m looking for help regarding finding clients and ultimately getting everything started. If anyone can help me I will be so grateful.

    Thanks everyone!

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    Maria Sole

    Member
    August 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I’m Maria from Italy and after working in companies where not always you share the same business values, the time is ripe to start my own business as entrepreneur and freelancer. My time is precious and I want to invest it in a different way. My industry is digital marketing and social media marketing.

    Thanks for accepting me in this community Ben!

    • Welcome to the FreeTrain community πŸ‘‹ 1

      Ben Matthews

      Administrator
      August 29, 2019 at 4:22 pm

      Ciao Maria!

      Thanks for joining us and exciting to hear that you’re starting your own business!We’re here to help you with your journey, so please do ask away with any questions you have – we’ve got lots of experienced freelancers here to help πŸ™‚

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    Stuart Davis

    Member
    September 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Hello everyone,

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    I’m Stuart, a Freelance Copywriter from Lincoln. I set up my freelance business fairly recently, after four years of work as an Editorial Consultant for a provider of business training materials. I am excited about the prospects of a freelance career but am keen to avoid the common feast and famine cycle.

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    I have worked for a variety of clients across the UK since making the full-time switch to freelance work. Recent projects have involved the writing of website content for a full-service agency, product descriptions for a footcare company, and blogs for a web design agency. Details of my services and a selection of samples can be found at https://www.writespot.co.uk.

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    I’m excited to be part of the FreeTrain community and am looking forward to picking up plenty of helpful tips.

    • Welcome to the FreeTrain community πŸ‘‹ 1

      Ben Matthews

      Administrator
      September 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm

      Welcome Stuart! 

      If you were an editorial consultant for a provider of business training materials, then it would be great to get your feedback on our training courses πŸ˜‰

      Have you tried our free Freelance Foundations course yet? Any feedback, positive or negative?

      https://freetrain.co/courses/freelance-foundations/

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