The SAFREAN: June Newsletter

The SAFREAN 
Bringing you the latest news in South African freelancing

MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR

 
Dear Safreans,

As we move through June, I want to encourage collaboration within our association. By working together as a community, I know we can make SAFREA great. 

That means getting in touch if you have ideas, reaching out if you have questions or concerns, and letting me know if you come across any issues such as bugs on the website, problems with the Google group or just need a friend to laugh/cry/celebrate with!

Feel free to email me at laura@locomedia.co.za

Special thanks to Kim StevensAlec Smith, and Eric Miller for their photo contributions in this month's newsletter. If you'd like to take part in our SAFREA social media library, please get in touch with our social media manager, Laura Dubber. To find out more about each freelancer, just click on their photo.

Kindly,
Laura
       

SAFREA IN THE NEWS


“The average earning of a freelancer in South Africa just doesn’t match up even to the baseline wage of the average worker in the country. Freelancers are earning in the vicinity of R10k a month, whereas for the average South African employee it is at just over R18k.” 

-SAFREA chair Laura Rawden in a recent interview with BizCommunity's Marketing and Media editor-in-Chief Leigh Andrews. Read the full feature by following the link to BizCommunity article features SAFREA's Laura Rawden.

Also in the news...
 
Look out for more news and updates on the SAFREA website and social media outlets. 
 


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

 
This month we’re featuring Isebell Gauche, a Pretoria based published author and full-time freelance magazine feature writer. With over 15,000 client company landing pages, SEO articles, blog posts, and press releases under her belt, Isebell has certainly made a name for herself in the South African freelancing community. We're thrilled to also call her a member of SAFREA.

Read more about Isebell and find her contact details by visiting her SAFREA profile, here


If you'd like to be next month's featured member, give us a shout!
 

 

FREELANCING TIP OF THE MONTH


At SAFREA, we're always on the lookout for time-saving tricks and business insights to help our members take their careers to the next level. 

This month, SAFREA member Chris Meier reviews Quuu, a useful tool for any freelancer who wants to stay on top of their social media game.  

You'll find Chris' full write-up on the SAFREA website under the Tips and Tricks section.

If you'd like to write a Tips and Tricks review for SAFREA, send an email to: pr@safrea.co.za   

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