Welcome to KindredHQ!

Well hello! We’re pleased to see you here at KindredHQ, a place where people who know that the way we make a living is changing.

This community is for you. We believe that people who work and make their living independently doing what they love should have the same levels of support and opportunities as those in more traditional organisations and businesses.

In fact, as we look around us, it is clear that the work of work is evolving faster that the structures are to support it.

We saw this for ourselves after we both left our full time permanent jobs to make a go of it for ourselves. We have been amazed at the kindness, generosity and talent of this extraordinary network of Kindred spirits, who continually strive to help other human beings achieve great things.

But we also saw that many of the support structures and things that you take for granted when you work for an organization simply weren’t available to free agents. Ever tried to get a loan or a mortgage if you don’t have an HR department?  Got lost trying to be your own finance, HR, IT and marketing department?  Or struggled to find the right place to work.  Who likes working from home on your own? Not us.

For many people that we’ve spoken to, although they love the freedom and ability to create things in your own fashion, they say that isolation can be one of the hardest things that you have to put up with.

Well, we wanted to help you do something about all that. To help get the rest of the world to realize that we aren’t a marginal group of people who can’t get a ‘proper job’ but a force for change in our own right.

We fiercely believe in independence, but we also think that coming together and collaborating for our common good might be a good thing.

So come on in, make yourself at home and explore.

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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