Who are we?

We’re a support group and a resource for information on how to be successful working as freelance writers, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, marketing consultants, web designers, etc.

We’re friends, colleagues, mentors, newbies, veterans and referral sources.

How many freelancers in your field are in the Freelance Forum?

Let’s cut to the chase. You’re really wondering about three things. How many potential competitors are in the group? Will joining make it easier for them to compete against me? Will I get more work if I join this organization?

Most of us are into Words (freelance writers and editors) and Visuals (freelance graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, and web developers). But we also have lots of Facilitators (print brokers, project managers, and consultants). It’s a diverse mix of freelance marketing creatives. Chances are there are several more of “you” in the group.

But that’s really a plus. The Freelance Forum is a great place to find collaborators and build supportive relationships with other Atlanta freelance creative professionals. Like the “forums” of old, we’re just the place to speak your mind – or share your knowledge and experiences with other freelancers. And don’t worry about rubbing shoulders with competitors. It’s probably the most noncompetitive professional group and networking organization in Atlanta you’ll find. And then all members are expected to abide by our Professional Guidelines and Bylaws.

And work? It’s there – if you’re active. Members who attend meetings and volunteer to support the group seem to garner more subcontract or referral work than folks who pay their dues and then disappear into the woodwork. The Find a Freelancer database also helps you fatten your client roster.

Programs

Our programs include the following topics which are of interest to independent creative professionals:

  • Marketing
  • Project & Job Leads
  • Social Media
  • Self-promotion
  • Networking and Referrals
  • Estimating
  • Contracts
  • Taxes
  • Time Management
  • Software and Hardware
  • Business Ethics

Take a look at our Guidelines for Professional Conduct and Bylaws. Or Apply to Join today!