I started freelancing in 2014...and it changed my life.
After talking to friends and family members who said they didn't know people like us did this kind of thing, I knew I had to leave "breadcrumbs" for other freelancers like me...Black people who wanted more out of life than work.
So that same year, 2014, I started this site to leave "breadcrumbs" for other Black freelancers.
BlackFreelance centers the experience of the Black freelancer, practicing or aspiring, regardless of age, education, career level, financial goals or skill (freelancing is so much bigger than writing for publications).
It positions freelancing as a tool in life improvement, not an end on its own.
This is an action-focused platform that emphasizes individual reflection and the importance of continual improvement through small changes, consistent habits, and a focus on optimizing income while working less to improve the lives of Black freelancers (but freelancers of all backgrounds are welcome).
It encourages use of a strategic framework to support stability, sustainability, and ongoing refinement of freelance businesses that enhance quality of life.
"I am going to have 8 clients before April…I took your advice and revamped some things. People started reaching out me! I was amazed!"