It can be hard to stay connected right now, which is why we've set up the Freelancers Mutual Aid Circle, a virtual community where freelancers can share resources and build a network of support. Inspired by some of the topics and advice mentioned in the Mutual Aid Group, we started a series of freelancer-hosted virtual Get-Togethers around subjects they feel will help their peers best prepare for the future. In each gathering, attendees will have a chance to share what can offer and what they need during this challenging time, as well as make connections with others in the community.
Here are a few coming up next week (be sure to register as spots are limited!) You can also find other upcoming events here.
Staying Productive vs. Busy During the Pandemic
Georgie-Ann Getton-McKoy, Branding and Consulting Agency (New York, NY)
Five strategies for staying productive and managing your time instead of overworking and burning out during the COVID-19 crisis.
About Georgie-Ann: Georgie-Ann Getton-Mckoy is the face behind the GSD with Georgie brand. She is also the lead execution strategist and founder of GSD Solutions. GSD Solutions is a branding and consulting agency that works with individuals and companies to develop inclusive, innovative, and experience-driven brands that increase customer engagement and sales.
Getting Comfy with Money
Olga Kirshenbaum, Money Coach and Owner of Rags to Riches Consulting (New York, NY)
Would you rather do the chore you hate the most than ask a potential client about their budget? The reality is, most of us would pick the chore, because we aren't taught how to have money conversations. Let's start that money conversation today. This way, the next time you find yourself talking about your dream rate, you can do it without squirming. We'll cover how to prepare for financial conversations, explore your money boundaries, and take charge of negotiation talk.
About Olga: Olga Kirshenbaum is the author of Shmoney Guide: Making Money Choices Doesn't Need to Be So Scary, focusing on personal finance advice, and the host of the “9 Minutes of Creative Wisdom” podcast, focusing on business and entrepreneurial advice. She works to empower creatives to make money choices with confidence, so they can unleash life’s full potential.
We’re still looking for peer mentors and webinar speakers! If you have presentation experience and have a topic you feel freelancers could benefit learning about, or just want to provide mentorship, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.