You’ve probably realized by now that in order to fund your dream of a comfortable lifestyle, you need to have more than one source of revenue. A comfortable lifestyle these days does not only mean getting to order food every now and then and buying all the luho you want. It’s being financially secure and stable so that even if *knock on wood* one of your family members gets ill, you can dip into your savings and pay the bills. And now that most of us are working from home, now is the best time as any to try out your luck with freelancing. Check out these freelance Facebook groups you can join for free.
Independent Creative & Advertising Professionals
ICAP is not only a great way to source potential jobs and clients, but you can also learn a lot of advertising tips and lessons from its members. If you’re in the creative industry — graphic designer, content writer, video editor, web designers, and more — you’ll definitely learn a thing or two there. ICAP has also recently started their ICAP Webinar Series that focuses on helping freelancers learn specific topics for freelancing. Join here.
Freelancers Helping Freelancers
Nian created the Facebook group Freelancers Helping Freelancers when lockdown started in March 2020. She and her team, Vyous Digital, sought to help Filipinos get consistent income by launching their own freelancing careers in digital media. You’ll find all sorts of tips and tricks in this Facebook group and you can even apply for one-on-one coaching sessions/mentorships with Nian herself. Join here.
Upwork Pilipinas – Freelancing All Stars
One of the freelance Facebook groups to join is Freelancing All Stars. It was created by the freelancing gurus behind Facebook page Molongski to help Filipinos snag job offers and sign clients in Upwork. The group will give you templates, encouragements, and even links to awesome free online classes you can take to increase your freelancing skill. At Freelancing All Stars, everyone will take delight in your successes and help you when you’re down. Join here.
Digital Marketing for Introverts
You need to learn how to effectively market yourself if you’re going to be a great freelancer. But what if you’re shy and introverted? When it comes to supporting introverts in their endeavor, the Facebook group Digital Marketing for Introverts is doing a very good job. The group was started by entrepreneur couple Demi Bernice and Beau Norton who seek to impart the knowledge they’ve gained over the years as freelancers. You can simply lurk around the group (can’t blame you, you’re an introvert) and watch Beau and Demi’s Facebook live sessions for freelancing lessons. But don’t be afraid to post from time to time too, you’ll find that it’s a great support group for when you’re still learning the ropes of going on your own. Join here.
The Freelance Movement
Headed by entrepreneur and long-time freelancer John Pagulayan, The Freelance Movement has made many a successful Pinoy freelancer. The Facebook group gives you access to free seminars and sessions, a chance to interact and ask advice from freelancing experts, and various posts to strengthen your mindset for freelancing. Not to mention, of course, all the other posts of people who “made it” and by made it we mean is earning a minimum of P100k every month thanks to freelancing. Join here.
Creative Work at Home Jobs Philippines
Looking for jobs and clients? Look no further than this Facebook group where dozens of potential gigs are posted every day. Whether you’re into content writing, social media managing, virtual assisting, and frankly any type of job, you’ll find it at Creative Work. Join here.
Upwork Freelancers Philippines
Are you still familiarizing yourself with the ins and outs of Upwork? This Facebook group might make the experience easier. Upwork Freelancers PH is a group of 70k individuals helping each other navigate the (oftentimes) stressful world of freelancing. For example, if your potential client looks sketchy, you can ask the people at this Facebook group if you should still push through with the deal or how to properly price your work. Join here.
Copywriting Dojo Philippines
If you’re looking for freelance Facebook groups on writing, we’ve got one for you. One of the most lucrative freelancing jobs out there is copywriting and Copywriting Dojo is here to sharpen your skill. The group, and all its helpful videos, will start you on the path to being an awesome copywriter. Its founder, Raf Marabut, is one of the first few copywriters in the Philippines to start a community with an aim to help other struggling Pinoys. And while the Facebook group itself is not as active as it once was, it’s still a gold mine for freelance copywriting tips and tricks. Join here.