Turn Job Despair into a Freelancing Life

“News Corp closes over 100 titles…” with more job cuts to follow…

“Bauer Media axes 70 staff… with 60 more to go this week.” (Just weeks after closing Pacific Magazines and letting go of 100 staff).

What Can You Do to Get Work?

There is a new portal for experienced journalists, freelance writers, and freelance photographers. It’s called Australian Freelancer

It was started by freelance copywriter and book editor, Jennifer Lancaster. So, why did she start it?

“Since times are tough, I wanted to help the talented freelancers of Australia; to match particular gigs to known patrons. This way, nobody gets to lose. Our clients and contacts get fantastic services at a budget-friendly price, and Freelancers get to list at the fee they deserve, without wasting time up front.”

Another great thing is: it is totally free to list a basic micro gig. So, there is no risk to get started. Then, the job payment is taken care of by the site escrow and Paypal connection (all secured). The platform job success commission of 7% is an industry low — most platforms like Upwork and PeoplePerHour charge 10%. 

You can feature or make a Premium listing and include a video and links for just $20. Mind you, this is all in Australian dollars. What a fresh change for us!  

So get your Gig on… at AustralianFreelancer.com.au

Why Will Aussie Business Prefer AF?

For patrons of the site, they can sign up to email ‘news’ and get $15 site credit to buy a new gig. Most gigs will be affordable for micro or small business, from just $50 in fact.

But the real value is not in dollar terms. Dealing with service supporters who know your country, who can speak your language, and are happily building a strong reputation in Australia is the best idea. It saves lots of time and confusion.

By looking through offerings rather than putting technical jobs out to bid, it also saves on time spent recruiting and trolling through inexperienced providers profiles from a myriad of countries. 

Australian Freelancers will be vetted as having an ABN, LinkedIn profile and experience in the market served. 

So go take a look! Most freelance gig categories will have listings by 1 July 2020.