ABOUT THE HAPPY FREELANCER

Hi, my name is Rosanne Schipper (but you can call me Rose). I am the founder of the Happy Freelancer. I'd like to get to know you better.

ABOUT THE HAPPY FREELANCER

Hi, my name is Rosanne Schipper (but you can call me Rose). I am the founder of the Happy Freelancer. I'd like to get to know you better.

My start as a lonely freelancer

Almost five years ago I registered as a freelance Content Creator and I felt on top of the world. I drove home and opened my laptop. I was ready to conquer the world… But, now what?

I had no idea where to start. Day after day I was working by myself. I had no website, no clients, and no reputation. I knew nothing about finding clients and I had no idea how to price my services. Besides, I did not know any other freelancers and had no one to discuss my struggles with. I felt like I had to do everything by myself. 

Something had to change! 

I started meeting other freelancers. I went on a lot of coffee dates and asked questions. I discovered that most freelancers were struggling with the same things. And everyone felt like they had to do it all by themselves. By gathering a community of like-minded people around me, my business started to grow quickly. Now, I want to help you with the same thing.  

the happy freelancer community

A few years ago, I founded the Happy Freelancer, a platform for freelancers to learn from and inspire each other.

My mission is to help freelancers take the next steps in the business, but also to discuss topics that I think we should be talking about. Through the Happy Freelancer community, self-employed people can meet online and offline and find resources and tools to take their freelance business to the next level. 

Want to get to know me a little better?

8 facts about me

1. I registered as a freelancer already five years ago.
I have worked with more than 150 clients so far, as a Freelance Copywriter, Content Creator, Branding Expert and Illustrator

2. I don’t believe in competition between freelancers.
There are enough projects for all of us. So let’s support each other as much as we can #communityovercompetition.

3. I’ve been fired several times and have never worked for a company for more than 6 months.
It turns out I’m a horrible employee. Oops. Luckily, I am a good boss.

4. My superpowers are humour and
positivity.
I am good at motivating other people (and myself!) 

5. My favourite hobbies are dancing and surfing.
In the water and on the dancefloor are my happy places. And my work is one of my favorite things too (if that counts!)

6. I am living part-time in Amsterdam and travelling part-time as a digital nomad.
I really love my city, but I hate the cold and rather be in a sunny place during the winter. 

7. You can wake me up at night for a rice cake with peanut butter.
But only the real Dutch peanut butter, not the sugary ones.

8. I loooove online networking and meeting people through Instagram.
I met many coworkers, freelance besties and good friends through Instagram.

Do you want to work together?

Send me a message!