New decade, new adventure. We started Faith In Freelancers in December 2019 and as we enter 2020, we are so excited to see what God has planned for us all.
In less than a month, we have learnt so much. There have naturally been teething problems but we are committed to making it work well. The main issue we found was freelancers signing up and not completing their profiles. As we want Faith In Freelancers to be a platform that shows quality Christian Freelancers, we feel that having profiles that look complete show off this quality.
We have had over 80 freelancers sign up (amazing) but when the profiles are not complete, employers might not feel comfortable using the platform. We are working alongside you all to get this sorted so we can show off how good you all are.
We have had 3 projects started/completed on the platform so far with 2 more still looking freelancers to hire.
We started to run Facebook ads, targeting businesses. Naturally we received some persecucion and so stopped that. We know that online persecution is common and so we are not concerned, we just need to be strategic about how we advertise. This is something we will be looking at this year.
The response from all of you has been overwhelming, it keeps us going (other than God), knowing that there is a real want/need for this.
We do not know what the future will bring but what we do know is that God is sovereign. Jeremiah 29:11 is quoted a lot but it is so encouraging. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”It is great to hear God speak this over us. He has plans to prosper (might not always be financially), to bring hope and a future we can be excited about.
With around 80 freelancers signed up in a month, we plan to grow this to over 1000 in the next year (if more, that would be amazing). We would love to see many projects and services posted and completed too this year.
We will be working on how we market Faith In Freelancers better. We will be making a push to advertise to companies once we get the freelancer profiles looking great.
Prayer is so important in everything we do. This year we will be starting regular prayer meetings for us all to spend time praying for one another and for Faith In Freelancers. We will start this quarterly (every 3 months) and will increase if we have a demand for it.
What you can do this year:
- Pray for us
- Pray for others who use Faith In Freelancers
- Update your profile
- Post projects if you need help with work
- Share Faith In Freelancers with people you know
We will end this post with a prayer for 2020.
Father God, we honour your name. Your Kingdom come, your will for us be done on earth as it is in heaven. We thank you for providing for us, please continue to bless us this year. Forgive us for when we have stepped out of your will, help us to forgive those who curse or cause harm to us or our businesses. We pray you help us to resist temptation and deliver us from evil. Thank you so much for dying for us so we can have a personal relationship with you and spend eternity with you in heaven. For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.