- Years freelancing: 2
- Niche: B2B SaaS
- Favorite resource: Data and resource library
Even though he had an unpleasant experience working remotely at his full-time job, Alex said “I didn’t want to experience that on purpose—even though freelancing was something I actively chose to do.”
Alex discovered Peak Freelance on Twitter after spotting a conversation co-founder Elise had with an existing member.
“One of my main draws was definitely the community,” Alex says. “At the time, I had been freelancing for maybe four months, I was definitely feeling the loner work vibes.”
“Being able to find a community of people who are doing similar work to me was really important. It just so happened that there are lots of really good resources in Peak Freelance that have helped me learn more about freelance writing along the way.”
Alex relies on the community to get answers to his freelance questions. “Being in Peak Freelance, and being able to ask those questions, also helps open the discussion for people who feel the same,” he says.
Community aside, one resource Alex finds the most valuable? The data and resource library—a compilation of statistics, research reports, and scientific studies designed to cut the time writers spend researching. “That’s been the most practically useful resource in my day-to-day work,” Alex says.
Alex has held his All Access membership for more than a year. Since joining, Alex says, “I’m definitely 100% more confident in myself as a business owner, whereas before I joined Peak, in the earliest days of freelancing, I was like, “Is this going to work? Do people actually pay for this stuff?”
“My perception of the earnings barrier was quite a bit lower than what it is in reality, and what I should expect to get paid for my work.”
Alex discovered that people were doing similar work for more money. This helped him become more confident with setting a higher rate for his work.
“I’ve been able to increase my rate incrementally as I’ve gotten more clients and more experience,” Alex says. “Now it’s £400 a blog post and £900 for a white paper”—a 166% increase since joining Peak Freelance.
“I’ve not searched for other freelance writing communities because I haven’t felt like I needed to.”
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