Although it might feel daunting at first, networking online is a great way to meet like-minded people, especially for freelancers. Whether you’re looking for prospective clients or simply to meet a few new faces and have a laugh, socialising and expanding your network is an important factor to success. So the Othership community have put together 10 events that every Freelancer should join.
Fortunately for you, there’s plenty of professional networking events out there—as well as some more casual ones—that make for great places to meet new people. In this post, we’ve listed the best
Network & Coffee
We bring Othership members together every week for an online networking event to chat, share ideas and drink coffee!
This isn’t your standard business to business networking. Forget the suits and meaningless small-talk, at the Othership Network & Coffee events what you’re wearing doesn’t matter as much as your mindset.
This is among the best events for networking as you’ll meet people from all sorts of different backgrounds. You might meet someone that can help you with a problem you’re facing, or may even be looking to hire someone with your skillset!
Cowork & Brunch
First Wednesday of every month
When you’re a self-employed one-man-band, the office can be a lonely place. This is especially true for new freelancers that are used to working alongside colleagues. Whilst you might not miss the office politics, it’s easy to miss the background bustle, the coffee breaks and team meetings – even the ones that could have just been an email!
To solve this, we host monthly Cowork & Brunch events for flo-workers, which is the place to meet and chat with fellow freelancers or entrepreneurs, or just work in the background. We run this event every month in three different locations: London, Bristol and Manchester. (More to come!)
Other Events We Love
National Freelancers Day
The National Freelancers Day will be back in 2022 and is a must for every freelancer. The day will be filles with brilliant speakers, interactive workshops and networking for freelancers and self-employed professionals.
The educational event will be back in 2022 – the exact date is yet to be announced. Talks, webinars and workshops during the Freelance Festival are meant to inspire and educate freelancers, consultants, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Topics will range from marketing, accountin, personal development, tools and many more – everything you need to grow your business and reach your goals.
What started as a way to bring New York’s creative community together has snowballed into what is now known as CreativeMornings – a worldwide amalgamation of coffee-morning freelancer events. Their events now take place in 223 cities in 67 different countries. Almost every day a CreativeMorning is taking place somewhere in the world.
Thanks to corporate sponsors such as MailChimp and Skillshare, CreativeMornings are free and accessible to anyone. Each event is hosted by volunteers in an effort to bring creatives together and celebrate their talent.
Sanctus Mental Health Gym
Running your own business, no matter how big, is stressful. It’s important that freelancers take time to look after their wellbeing – for the sake of their health and their business.
The Sanctus Mental Health Gym is a daily event that takes place every morning between 8:30–9:00 to bring together a wellbeing-conscious community for group journaling sessions. This free event offers coaching questions to prompt the journaling and members are given access to the community forum.
Digital Training with Google
The sessions with Digital Garage aim to help freelancers, founders, entrepreneurs and small businesses find new business opportunities by optimising their online presence.
Don’t worry if you’re completely new to social media and online marketing as the events are for beginners. You’ll even get the chance to ask questions. These are some of the topics you could sign up for:
- Digital Marketing Strategy
- Find your Balance with Technology
- Build your personal brand online