I am curious, is anyone a freelancer in the community space? And if yes, do you enjoy it more than working for a company? What are some pros and cons?
Thank you @rosiesherry
I appreciate you
In full transparency, I took 2 months off as I need to recharge and plan a pivot. I absolutely LOVE freelancing—I’ve been doing it for over 4 years (took a pause and revisited it less than 2 years ago) @emily1.
These are less of pros and cons because it’s super subjective and dependent on the individual.
Instead here are a few things I did differently this time around:
Connected with industry peers (championed them and asked for insight/support)
Built-in public: for my 1st year back I did weekly roundups via LinkedIn
Set my own intentions and goals that fitted me! You will see a lot of Twitter hot takes and I encourage you not to listen to the noise.
Acknowledging that everyone’s freelance path is different and that’s okay. Take what resonates and leave the rest!
Be open to pivoting in unconventional ways. I’ve done this in many ways, from having two sector niches to narrowing it down to one. To deciding to apply to full-time work for financial needs so I can be patient with targeting the clients I want.
I recommend that you wet your appetite first! Doing gigs here and there on the side until you build momentum!
Hey @ChauntelleLewis Thank you so much for this information! So interesting!
I work in the community consulting space while also running my own community. I enjoy being able to work with a diverse range of brands and businesses but it isn’t particularly stable as marketing is always changing.
Fractional Chief Community Officers is a consideration as well: