Freelancing Womxn

Freelancing Womxn

Freelancing Womxn is an online space for womxn* to find positive support, helpful dialogue, and education to grow their freelance business successfully. We support within our Freelancing Womxn Community to help you to boldly succeed at freelance.

Our community

Freelancing Womxn Community is a collaborative and supportive online Facebook community providing freelance women with local Berlin community support, knowledge building, local event networking, and access to work opportunities.

“I started Freelancing Womxn because I had just started freelancing in Berlin, and I felt a little lost. I searched for a supportive community of womxn freelancers that I could meet and support each other.”

- Megan ThudiuM, Founder of Freelancing Womxn

Basic Questions to Know

❌ I will no longer approve questions about the Freelance visa, German taxes, German invoicing, VAT questions, finding a flat, or similar. Why have I made this change? Because there are many other fantastic Facebook group communities that offer better advice and support for these topics. Please start with our topic categories to see if your question has been answered and if not, please visit these other Facebook communities.
We work towards creating a strong community of knowledge and collaboration between Freelancing Womxn members. As group moderators, we want the best for our members to keep our community as a resource that helps, supports and gives to others. In order to continue this effort and keep our group helpful to all, ​we don’t approve​ the following types of posts:
  • Promotion of a Facebook group or asking for recommendations of other groups.
  • No survey links.
  • No sales promotions, links to personal websites or service promotions.
  • Marketing of outside events that aren’t Freelancing Womxn related.
  • Personal Promotions (examples include: links to websites or social media, promoting services, asking for feedback while linking to a profile, asking if there is interest for ‘XY&Z’ service, asking for a vote, promotion of outside events, discount to a coworking place and similar.)
Please understand to protect the greater community, group moderators have the authority to remove any post (or not approve) any post that doesn’t follow our community guidelines. We may not provide a response for your denied posting.

We’re founded on freelance business education and community-building in Berlin. There are three core topic groups in our community: business advice on marketing/sales/business tools/business growth, finding work opportunities, and sharing business knowledge with other community members. Other topic posts may not be approved in our community.

Your post was most likely not approved because it didn’t meet our community guidelines. If you think this action is false, please reach out to hello@freelancingwomxn.com.
During a normal month (non-covid), we try to plan two monthly events. One event is a coworking event and the other event is a social event.
The community is organized and run by founder, Megan Thudium. She’s a marketing agency owner, freelancer of 8 years, and freelance business mentor.

Community Guidelines

Freelancing Womxn is an online space for womxn* to find positive support, helpful dialogue, and online education to grow their freelance business successfully. Our Facebook community is a place for you to connect with other womxn freelancers in your community, to ask questions, acquire business knowledge, and support each other.

Please kindly consider our community rules when interacting in our Facebook group.

Friendliness towards mistakes. We’re human, and we’re all learning, mistakes can happen, so please be kind and help other members to grow from faux pas.

No promotions. Give more to this group than you take. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed. The exception is on allowed threads. If you’re ​promoting yourself in a post​, it’ll most likely be deleted.

No hate speech or bullying. Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed and degrading comments about things such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

Zero tolerance policy. We have an absolute zero tolerance for discriminating, harassing, excluding, bullying, gaslighting, victim blaming, patronizing behaviors—and these behaviors have no space in our community.

Access rules. Group moderators have the right to decline invitations from individuals whose profile pictures or names are not clearly identifiable as real person or as woman. We will always do our best to double-check and ask with a Facebook direct message in case of ambiguity and, in order to keep the community safe, secure that all people accessing the group respect the community guidelines and purpose.

Be kind. We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debate is natural, but kindness is required. We’re a professional group and work to build each other up (and not down). If you’re rude, condescending, snarky, or disrespectful to anyone within the group, you will be removed and banned without warning.

Respect everyone’s privacy. Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group. When it comes to photography and videos, the moderators always do our best to ask permission before posting in the Facebook group. If you at any time feel uneasy, reach out to Megan Thudium.

Our values

We foster education.​ We share our freelance experiences, give feedback, part knowledge, ask questions, and organize monthly workshops.

We collaborate.​ The Freelancing Womxn Database is a resource to find a freelancer or collaborate with a freelancer in Berlin.

We’re social.​ We believe in the power of coming together to share and encourage.

We’re inclusive. Our community stands for openness, inclusion, and diversity. We offer our programs and activities to female-identifying individuals including non-binary, gender non-conforming individuals, and transwomen. We’re happy to welcome every woman that shows respect, openness, and curiosity towards other women’s voices and experiences. We welcome women from every background; coming from every socio-cultural and economic background, from every nationality, belonging to every religion, identifying with every sexual orientation and gender identity. We especially encourage womxn from minorities or from marginalized positions to think of our space as a safe space for their voice and experience to be expressed and heard loud. We put our best effort to make sure that the space stays safe and rules and values are respected and attended by every member. We work to include women with visible and invisible disabilities to be part of our community because we believe that accessibility is an integral value of our community. We want to give every woman, from every background and of every kind the physical and virtual chance to join our space and our activities and contribute to the growth and diversity of who we are and what we do.

*We stand for Diversity and Inclusion. It’s a group welcoming all individuals identifying as womxn to join. Transwomen, nonbinary individuals, intersex individuals, womxn of color, black womxn, womxn from minorities, womxn with visible and not visible disability, womxn from all backgrounds, language and religion can find their space here.

Free resources for freelancers

Are you ready to level up your freelance business? You’re in the right place! We’re always adding workshop playbacks, downloads, and videos for you to have free access. Below view the Freelancing Womxn free business resources, like templates, worksheets, and videos to grow your business. These are all tools and templates available to you and for your personal use.

Freelancer proposal template

Freelancer contract template

Invoice template

Use this template if you take VAT in Germany.

Invoice template

Use this template if you’re a “little freelancer” and you won’t be taking VAT.

Gutschrift

A gutschrift is normally used when having to issue a refund or over payment.

Freelance expense tracking report

Keep your freelance expense tracking with this excel sheet.

Big fat disclaimer: These templates are provided for Freelancing Womxn. It’s for guidance only and does NOT constitute official tax advice. Please consult a tax professional for clarification or confirmation to use these resources.

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