Our founder and leader is Emily Leach, founder of The Freelance Conference, Austin Freelance Gigs, the Texas Freelance Association, Freelance Business Week and more. While freelancing as a single mom, she managed to have clients and work that she loved, a good income, and space in both her schedule and budget to do things like buy a boat and go sailing. She wants all of us to have sustainable, rewarding, independent careers.
The #FREECON Community is created by freelancers, for freelancers. We are independent people by nature — and we also recognize the power of having friends and compatriots who get our way of life. People we don't have to explain ourselves to and justify our lack of a traditional-looking job-job. People who get our struggles and our triumphs.
We need a place to discover the tools and techniques to run our businesses better, to get us more and better clients, and to connect with the peers and mentors who make us feel less alone in our solo worlds.
If you are a freelancer or solopreneur of any sort, please join us. We value your experience and perspective, and we look forward to sharing ours with you, too.
We are grateful you're here. Half the workforce is independent now, and all indicators say that's only going to continue to grow. There's power in connection between us. Thank you for bringing yourself to the gathering place!