At Freelance Rise, you can connect with other freelancers and start sharing your knowledge, stories, and experiences with other freelancers from around the world.
We also do our best to give you access to dozens of free articles, resources, and tools to help you grow as a freelancer whether you’re just starting out or have tons of freelancing experience.
The Freelance Rise community was created to help you…
- Get started as a freelancer on the side or full time
- Grow your current freelance business
- Use your creative or technical talents and skills to earn more income
- Replace your income to quit a job you hate
- Free up your time to do more of what you love
- Work on projects you’re passionate about
- Network with other freelancers and build friendships
- Find new clients and joint projects with other freelancers
- Create your own products and build a real business
- Take advantage of the rising digital economy to work remotely anywhere in the world
Why we created the freelance rise community
Hey, my name is Antonio Rillera.
I’m here because I am passionate about helping freelancers increase their incomes, quit a job they hate or grow a business to achieve freedom through freelancing.
I know what it’s like to work a 9-5 job you hate. Waking up in the morning, and dragging your feet, to put your talents and skills to work for someone else who doesn’t appreciate you, day in a day out.
I also know what’s it like to become a freelancer and get stuck in the rut of finding clients, struggling to get consistent work and finding work/life balance.
It wasn’t long ago that I was waking up early in the morning to drive a 1-hour commute through rush hour traffic to a job I started to hate. What started as an exciting new job as a graphic designer, quickly became a boring rut. Every day it was the same thing – Drive to work, put in the hours, clock out, drive home, eat, sleep and repeat. Weekends were the highlight of my life. I was working solely for the weekend and knew there had to be more than this to life. Was this going to be the rest of my life?
Then I discovered a way to get my freedom. I found it through freelancing. I was able to turn my average design skills during the evenings and weekends into an income much larger than my job, allowing me to quit that job for good. And I’ve never looked back.
It hasn’t always been this easy. I have run into problems like getting over my own fears, figuring out what to offer as a service, finding new clients, getting paid by clients, handling objections, and reaching a full-time income solely from freelance work.
Now I am happy to say I have liberated myself from the 9-5 lifestyle and have been freelancing since 2012 without needing to drive through the same rush hour traffic or spend hours doing mind numbing work. Instead, I get to wake up when I want and choose to design for clients that I love helping. I got to run my own digital design agency based in Miami, working with amazing clients from around the world. This also gave me the freedom to work on projects I’m passionate about like this site helping other creatives that want to escape the daily grind.
And now I want to help you get what you want out of life too.
The first step is simple, join our community.
Get access to resources we’ve created to get you started on your path to freedom through freelancing. we’ll also be releasing fresh, educational and action-oriented content weekly to our email subscribers via the blog and make sure to join our community of Freelancers on the rise.
– Antonio Rillera
Founder of Freelance Rise