Dynamic freelancer listings
All agencies have red books or xls files of freelance contractors. Now you can find quality freelancers online –
with The FREEforce.
The FREEforce is more than just a list. We offer you:
- Talents recommended by top freelancers
- Up-to-date contact details
- New freelancers in, retired freelancers out
- Free client access, free freelancer registration
The FREEforce isn't some randomly massive database. These are freelancers that agencies love working with. All new talent has been invited by people you already know and trust. Because we don't like wasting your time, and we hate disappointment.
Is the information about the freelancer private?
Not necessarily. When freelancers join TheFREEforce, it is their responsibility to decide which information is shared with the public.
Is The FREEforce a collective?
No. The FREEforce is a collection of the best, most professional – and most efficient freelancers in the Netherlands. Their availability, rates and terms are entirely their business. We don't know, and to be honest, we don't care. If you want to talk to a FREEforce freelancer, simply go to their website or send them an email.
Will The FREEforce eventually become a new ad agency?
No. Freelancers are notoriously independent talents, with a free will and agenda of their own. It would be impossible to tie these freelancers down, much less create an agency that could tame their spirits.
Can I find every freelancer in the Netherlands on The FREEforce?
No, we don't want to get too big. The FREEforce is a select group, listed by invitation only. The people behind The FREEforce must be able to personally vouch for the creativity, quality, and efficiency of the freelancers included in our lists.
How much does The FREEforce cost?
Nothing. And we hope to keep it that way. Agencies are more than welcome to contact The FREEforce talents directly, and the freelancers don't pay a thing to be included on this site. But we do reserve the right to change our minds. Because we don't know what will happen in the future. If The FREEforce ends up demanding too much effort, time and money, we might have to start thinking about fees.
However, we would appreciate if agencies and freelancers could show their gratitude by making a donation to UNICEF. The FREEforce is one of their official partners, and every penny you give goes directly to them. Learn moreDonate to UNICEF now
Are you trying to push freelance collectives out of the market?
Of course not. We merely aim to offer our clients the best possible freelancers. Some of them are members of collectives, others are totally independent contractors. Which is why a collective could never offer agencies a complete list of every top freelancers. The FREEforce can. Freelancers are free to post their own contact details to the site – or the details of their collective or agent, if they so desire.
Isn't it slightly crass to include your names on the site?
Yep. Hey, we thought it up, so it's only natural that our names are on it. But it's not just about us. We created The FREEforce to serve our existing clients. And because our clients are happy with us, it's only logical to include our names on the list.
How can I be included in The FREEforce listings?
By invitation. We do not accept applications from freelancers. Constantly we will invite new freelancers to join The FREEforce, if at least four current FREEforce freelancers are willing to vouch for their professional creativity, quality, and effectiveness.
Why is the site in beta?
The FREEforce is beta because it is a new project and will be improved as we go along, so we can meet the needs of the market to the best of our abilities.
Will The FREEforce go international?
Maybe. Right now we are only working with freelancers in the Netherlands. Because we know our local networks best. But we are also looking forward to including freelancers from Belgium, Germany and England, so we've already made the entire site available in a more international language.
Can the clients rate The FREEforce freelancers?
We thought about it, but not while we're still in beta. However, The FREEforce is always eager to hear about our clients' experiences. We welcome recommendations, tips and complaints – and will take them to heart. After all, it behooves us all to maintain the highest possible quality of FREEforce freelancers.Contact The FREEforce
How current are the listings?
All freelancers listed with The FREEforce are responsible for their own profiles. If someone stops freelancing – or starts again – they can activate or deactivate their profiles. We do not keep track of freelancers' availability.
I see the same person listed under different specializations. Why?
Some freelancers have more than one specialization. They could work as art director, designer and photographer. We only include freelancers in multiple specializations if they have been invited by freelance colleagues in that field.
How do tags work?
By using tags, clients can narrow their freelance searches. Tags are an ideal way to speed up the process if, for example, an agency is looking for an art director with online skills who can also act as creative director.
It's up to the freelancers to create tags that accurately reflect their specializations, so they can promote their skills effectively on The FREEforce.
Why are their so many specializations?
We decided to include all types of freelancers – from concept and strategy to illustrators and directors – so agencies or clients can develop and complete a total marketing and/or communications solution.
What do you have that vindcreatieven.nl, sitefive.nl, ikki.nl, j9hq.com, freelanceconnect.com en freelance.nl don't have?
Most freelance platforms depend on quantity – any freelancer can join and post a profile. The FREEforce is about quality. A small group of freelancers who are talented and pleasant to work with.
The FREEforce also has different functionalities. Instead of complicated matches based on jobs, we make it possible for clients to target their search for a freelancer.
Isn't The FREEforce just an elitist club?
You bet we are. We want to offer you an exclusive force of elite freelancers. Plus, our group is close-knit because we are actually willing to vouch for each other's work.
How did you create the current database?
The FREEforce began with Tim, Taco and Pascal. They asked their clients for the names of their favorite freelancers. The FREEforce will begin by listing these freelancers - a rich resource for fueling future growth.
FREE is not a collective or an agency.
FREE is a concept and a way to meet the best freelance talent in communication and marketing. FREE also organizes drinks and dinners. But it's not only about a freewheeling lifestyle. FREE also takes on more serious projects, like fundraising.
No need to apply. All of the talented pros listed here have been recommended by
freelancers you already love working with. "Membership" is by invitation only.
So The FREEforce can guarantee quality.