10 highlights of 2022

January 31, 2023
  1. The overall website traffic of soared by 286% (YoY), thanks to improved Google search rankings and a bulk of the newly published content.
  2. We published 162 news items and sent 12 monthly newsletters to subscribers from all over the world. While the number of subscribers grew steadily, our unsubscription rate remained well below 0.1%.
  3. The number of freelancers listed in our open directory jumped to 130 members.
  4. People who visit and hire European freelancers are mainly from Europe and the USA. But we also had many visitors from India, China, Turkey, Canada, and Brazil.
  5. The Freelance Way has been published worldwide by HarperCollins, including a 20-hour audiobook on Audible. The international bestseller based on best business practices of European and US freelancers is also available in Bulgarian, Serbian, Czech, and Slovak.
  6. Robert Vlach delivered the opening keynote at the Day of the Freelancer conference in Brussels. It was organized for 200 Belgian and Dutch freelancers by Unizo, Jellow, and NextConomy (see a related interview).
  7. We were media partners for the major freelance events European Freelancers Week and Freelance Business Month.
  8. Our list of European resources for freelancers grew up to 416 entries in 35 countries, and we keep on adding new ones. However, we stand by Ukraine, so we have excluded resources in Russia and Belarus.
  9. We released all 6 lectures from the two Freelance Friends events on YouTube.
  10. We reached over 200,000 freelancers on social media every month.

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