Companies behind the campaign
As the trade association for professional employment services (umbrella, accountancy, payroll), FCSA works to support the sector and the flexible workforce. Associates and members adhere to our Charter which confirms that their businesses operate legally and are run by Fit & Proper Persons.
Supporting freelancers is what we do, it is only natural that we support such a worth cause with the #FeeNotFree campaign
The Social Geeks are a social media management agency, working with all types of business across the UK. From social media content management, to growing your follower base and online presence, we offer a fully managed outsourced solution to your company's digital approach. We offer a totally unique approach to social media, and tailor every single one of our campaigns to your business. We get to know you, your business, your goals and visions. We help you to achieve those through the power of social media.
We promote, engage and work with freelancers daily. Our community is a work haven for freelancers wanting to promote their services as well as engage with clients and other freelancers. We believe that freelancers are the unsung hero to industry, be it creative or not. We should embrace and celebrate them, not use them as a throw away commodity
From small start-ups to global organisations, our diverse client portfolio spans across a huge number of industries. We take a professional, friendly approach to copywriting, crafting print and digital content around your brand to give it a voice that gets heard.
We support the campaign as we understand that freelancers are an integral part of business today.
You wouldn't expect an employee to work for free. So why should a freelancer?
Freelancers can be a valuable addition to your team, allowing you to grow your business without the stress and expense of recruitment. However, you get what you give when working with freelancers. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
Our campaign is designed to promote the fair pay and treatment of freelancers, to help businesses understand the importance of communication and respect with their freelance workers.
By supporting #FeeNotFree and aligning to our beliefs, you can realise the potential freelancers hold for your business.
Value your freelancers.
Hiring freelancers is a savvy business move – with flexible hours, no sick pay and no need to expand your office, they are a popular solution for organisations big and small. However, just because they aren’t employed, doesn’t mean they can be exploited. As with any worker, no or low pay, poor communication and a lack of respect can soon take its toll on the relationship between you and your freelancer.
Build a relationship.
Paying your freelancer fair rates, on time is not only ethical - it’s good for business. By building a strong working relationship with your freelancers – even if you’ve never met in person – you will benefit from more motivated workers who are willing to go the extra mile to support your team.
We’re not saying you need to invite them to the office party, or send them a secret Santa at Christmas (although this will always go down well). However, show you appreciate your freelancers and treat them with respect, and you’ll notice the impact it has on their work.
Are you a good client, or a freelancer’s nightmare?