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

Othership Events

Cowork and Brunch Event Banner

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 London and there are more locations to come!

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How to file your self assessment

A Friday in April and December

Nobody likes the paperwork that comes with taxes apart from an accountant, maybe. Still, everybody needs to pay their taxes and as a freelancer, you likely have a self assessment to file every year.

During this workshop we will walk you through registering with HMRC and the practicalities of completing your self assessment.

Community Networking

Community Networking with The Portfolio Collective

Last Friday of the month

Othership and The Portfolio Collective join forces for this monthly networking event. It takes place online and brings our global communities of flexible workers together.

These networking sessions will be run via Zoom. During the 60 minutes, you’ll be split into breakout rooms in small groups that change every 10 minutes, allowing you to meet as many people as possible.

Other Events We Love

National Freelancers Day

June 2023

The National Freelancers Day was back in 2022 and is a must for every freelancer. The day will be filled with brilliant speakers, interactive workshops, and networking for freelancers and self-employed professionals.

Sunrise Club

First Monday every month

Rise with fellow freelancers on the first Monday of every month and do something for you. If you sign up for the Sunrise Club you get a reminder email and maybe some company.

 

Creative Mornings a global networking event for creatives. Originated in New York but now covering all timezones.

CreativeMornings

Location dependant

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.

Freelance Corner

Several Dates

From general freelance advice to current events, Freelance corner hosts regular events for freelancers to develop their professional skills, grow their network or get information about regulation or political decisions affecting business.

A daily event between 8:30–9:00 to bring together a wellbeing-conscious community helping keep you sane on the Freelancer journey.

Sanctus Mental Health Gym

Daily

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.

Google Digital Garage event for freelancers and new businesses to learn how to build a digital brand

Digital Training with Google

Several Dates

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

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