Being a freelancer is hard, especially when you’re starting out. Its so important to find community and get your name out there as soon as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to join an organization.
You will find a community to be a part of.
You will suddenly be in contact with many like-minded individuals. You can learn from each and work together on projects.
They often give you a lot of benefits and resources as well.
Benefits may include discounted products and memberships, insurance, health benefits, classes and more. Many organizations will also give you a profile page to showcase yourself and your work. I get traffic to my website every week from links on my profiles.
Some organizations are free to join, others you have to pay a monthly or yearly fee.
I am a member of these two organizations: