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Join The Crowd as we meet two dynamic young ladies who are setting out to help freelancers connect with jobs, news and information and communities that will help and support them. Melissa Van Hoorne and Katie Joll are Co-Founders of This Freelancer Life Online Magazine http://thisfreelancerlife.com/
Melissa Van Hoorne has had some sort of creative and entrepreneurial spirit all her life. In high school, she painted ceramic figurines and sold them at her parents' campground. She went to Illinois State in Normal, IL where she attended the business school.
After being a claims adjuster in workers' compensation for several years, she fell into administrative assistant roles. When she started suffering from fibromyalgia, online freelancing seemed like a really good way to make money and take care of herself at the same time.
She's seen the good and bad of freelancing, and decided she had a passion for collaboration and publication after putting together the digital magazine where she works.
Katie Joll is a co-founder of This Freelancer Life and is a freelance writer/project manager, wife and mother. She spent 7 years in banking in New Zealand but left to pursue adventure. She is an outdoor enthusiast with a bent for completely random playlists and a weakness for local artwork discovered on travels.
KICKSTARTER PROJECT: http://kck.st/1jSus9G
This Freelancer Life is an innovative magazine to help freelancers achieve a better work-life balance, from job to wellness advice.
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