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When discussing how they discovered Envato (see the article and forum thread), I was impressed with how many people got their first taste through FreelanceSwitch. It’s certainly a site that feels like home to any freelancer or web worker. It’s somewhere we can go and feel understood.
If you love FreelanceSwitch, give it a shout-out in the comments!
FreelanceSwitch is “a community of expert freelancers from around the world.” It’s also a helpful site for those interested in hiring a freelancer. The site’s About Us page lists the resources you’ll find there: a blog, forums, job board and directory, and other resources.
All in all it’s somewhere freelancers can go to equip themselves, and a place they won’t feel completely on their own. The site claims, “If you’re a freelancer, whether brand new or seasoned veteran, this is the place to get all the information and support you need!”
One thing that surprised me is that some freelancers have (probably totally unintentionally) used it like a dating site. They have met on the site, fallen in love, and moved in together. Who says that a great profile picture isn’t important. The site has even been used to propose marriage!
Couple engaged after marriage proposal goes live at FreelanceSwitch.com blog.
Germany-based pair to tie the know; Online proposal gets a global “Yes.”
But if you’re looking for connections of a more professional kind, it’s also a good place for freelancers to meet clients, calculate how much to charge, and learn how to run their business and deal with clients.
If you’d like to keep up to date with what’s happening on FreelanceSwitch, you’ll find it on most social networks.
- Follow @FreelanceSw on Twitter.
- Like FreelanceSwitch on Facebook.
- Circle Envato on Google+.
- Join the FreelanceSwitch Group Pool on Flickr.
There’s always a lot going on, so follow us in multiple places so you don’t miss out!
So what do you love best about FreelanceSwitch? Let us know in the comments.