Come Gather Digital Freelancers – And Have A Beer!
Last Thursday, 18th July, clockworkTalent and our office mates from brightonSEO took a little road trip from our Gatwick office and ventured to a cosy little pub in London for our first Digital Freelancers Meetup, #DFCM.
We understand it can be tough working solo as a freelancer or contractor. Sometimes it can be lonely, and often finding work can be a bit tricky as well. So we had the idea of gathering some of these talented Digital Marketing individuals together in the same room for an evening of networking and to share some upcoming opportunities in the industry – as well as have a couple of beers of course!
Not knowing what to expect we were thrilled with the enthusiastic turnout. We had freelancers from all walks of the Digital industry, from Animation to Copywriting to PPC and SEO, all turning up at the Theodore Bullfrog to meet and mingle and enjoy a few drinks.
After the initial meet and greet where people got to know each other a bit better we had our guest speaker Darren Fell, founder of Crunch Accounting, give a presentation detailing lessons he has learnt as a freelancer himself, including how to make the most of business opportunities and a few practical tips to help a freelance business prosper, much like Crunch has!
Darren was very well received, and the casual layout of the venue gave everyone the opportunity to not only meet each other, but also Darren and the crew behind brightonSEO. It was a great opportunity to develop industry connections and make new friends!
After Darren’s presentation the conversation and drinks kept flowing, and everyone had a fantastic evening. In fact, the feedback we received was so good that we’ll definitely be running more #DFCM’s in the future.
We’re pretty happy that we met some lovely and talented entrepreneurs, and we can now help them out by firing over any potential freelance work we get a hold of, all in all-a successful venture, and a lovely night!
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