The Freelance Institute is a paid community that was born with the idea of helping to grow freelance businesses. The community is full of beginner and expert freelancers that want to connect, network, and learn.

The community works on Circle and has an online group where members can post their most pressing questions to get answers directly from other freelancers within less than a day. There are "interest groups" where people can connect deeply by sharing hobbies, passions, and side projects.

Additionally, The Freelance Institute has a dedicated space for resources like tools and apps, websites, articles, books, courses, etc., to help you thrive as a freelancer.

All remote workers can join to discuss freelancing topics directly with 180+ diverse freelancers from all over the world. The Freelance Institute was created to help freelancers know like-minded people and learn faster to grow faster. It helps you avoid common mistakes that can be costly for your business.

To join, you can pay $12 per month, $96 per year, or a one-time price of $192 to get full, lifetime access. You can also explore a limited version of the community for free, to evaluate if you'd like to join.

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  • Membership: Paid Community
  • Year Founded: 2019
  • Founders:

    Matt Olpinski

  • Amount of members: 180
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Get insight from expert freelancers:
Whether you're just thinking of starting your freelance journey or are an experienced freelancer, on The Freelance Institute you can get expert advice and feedback on your questions and projects, directly from other freelancers.

Enjoy the community spaces: 
The online group features a dedicated space for networking and meeting new people.

Join business-focused places:
Another section of The Freelance Institute works as a place to ask questions and help other members, on topics regarding exclusively freelance businesses.

Don't miss on the interests groups:
Designed to truly connect with the rest of the members, the community has non-educational spaces to share interests, hobbies, and side projects.

Get project leads:
The community has a valuable space that serves as a job board to find new leads, jobs, and opportunities for your next freelance project.

  • Monthly Cost
  • Yearly Cost
  • One Time Cost

Included in Free Version

You can join the community for free with limited access, to decide whether you like it or not before buying.



No requirements.



Inside the online group, the community's team regularly posts updates about upcoming events that members can participate in. There are live events many times per month. As a member, you can access past events' replays and downloads at any time!

Learning Events

The Freelance Institute offers remote, virtual events such as workshops and webinars, to further grow your freelance business. You can access all events' replays from the community group.

Networking Events

The Circle online group serves as a safe space to interact with other members of the community. You can get help regarding the freelance lifestyle, leveraging members' diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Besides discussing professionally relevant topics, you can talk about individual topics in dedicated spaces inside the group. There are spaces specially crafted for members to have friendly chit-chats and get to know each other. Amplify your professional network while making new friendships.

Content Library

The community is packed with hand-picked, valuable resources for freelancers, such as tools and apps, books, downloads, leads and job opportunities, newsletters, courses, websites, and articles.


"Every year, I spend thousands on events and courses to help my freelancing business. The Freelance Institute allows me to ask questions directly to experts, network, and troubleshoot any problems I’m having. $12 a month is a steal." -Tom Basgil

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