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We need you!

We’ve joined forces with Crowdshed.com – the UK’s newest crowdfunding platform to launch KindredHQ’s first ever crowdfunding campaign – and we need your help to create the support system that independents everywhere need.

We believe that everyone should have the freedom to work the way that they work best, creating great work, enjoying a successful and balanced life and being rewarded for it.

Be part of a new industrial revolution by helping us grow the supportive ecosystem that the freelance economy needs. Help us power up a global movement of independent workers and you’ll be part of something really special. You’ll know that you’ve helped change many people’s working lives for the better.

Have a browse of our crowdfunding proposal and decide how you can help!  We’ll love you forever and you’ll know that you’ve made a difference to millions of people who want to work for themselves.

Look at the rewards!

Whether it’s £10 or £1000, your support will mean that we can start building the right structures to support freelancers and independents everywhere.
Have a browse of our funky rewards and see what you get for pledging your support.

How we’ll spend the money

We want to build a new web platform that connnects freelancers and independents globally, giving them access to new clients, to exchange skills and expertise, learn and develop and grow their network.

A new website/platform that powers the connections and hosts the online resources that we want to provide £5,000
Mobile app giving you access to calculators, tools, find a coworking space etc £5,000
To pay for a wonderful community manager to help us grow the community for 6 months. £12,000

And if we raise more than £22,000 we’ll do this:

Create outstanding, unique content for courses and events aimed at newbie freelancers and people who are considering an independent career. £5,000
Develop an annual Festival of Freelance – bringing the best of the independent world together to learn, share and collaborate. £5,000

You can make your pledge right here!

Who is Alex Butler

Hello, I'm Alex Butler and I founded the KindredHQ community and blog back in 2011 after I re-started a freelance career. I LOVE freelancing and I wouldn't swop the freedom, control and joy of working for myself for anything. But I realised how much I missed the company and energy of other people - of having a team around me. So, I got a few people together one day with our laptops, a jar of coffee and some jelly babies and we sat and worked together one afternoon. We've been doing that every week in London, UK since then! I am still 100% freelance and I like to share the everyday highs and lows of being a freelancer here on the blog.

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