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Freelance the hours that work for you

Prefer to work between homework and the occasional sing-a-long during office hours? Whatever parenting looks like for you, SelfMade helps you take the leap to freelance.

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Clients can filter and browse profiles of freelance experts. Some examples include marketing professionals, graphic designers, and software engineers.

Get discovered by fellow small businesses who hire moms

Create a public profile to share with your network. You'll also get added to our freelance directory so clients can find you. Market your ideal service packages and create your own pricing!

Who’s hiring?

Small businesses who need expert help with a project

85% of our clients have under 20 employees. They are looking to hire ASAP for shorter term project-based work.

Clients who get working moms and want to support them

Clients come from The Mom Project, your network, and our many outreach campaigns. SelfMade clients believe in hiring moms.

People who value your experience and personality

Clients say experience, personality, and values alignment are most important to them. Your profile is designed to show that!

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Freelancers can create and send contracts. You can each sign the contract digitally online.

Create proposals and contracts.

Get on the same page as your client and manage projects in one easy to find space. Need a contract too? We’ve got you! Get custom generated templates with e-signatures included.

We’ll send you our email course to help you create your profile and suggest pro tips as you create proposals and contracts.

Grow with authenticity.

Discover pro tips as you work in our tools. Learn as you go. We know this is a big step and don’t want you to spend hours doing research.

Joining SelfMade includes a 5-day email course to launch your brand.

Get hired by clients who like you for who you are.

Show your personality!

Clients have told us again and again. Getting to know you is one of the top things they look for! We’ve made it easy to add personality traits. You can stand out and attract clients with the same values and interests as you.

A community of parents who want to grow professionally.

SelfMade opens the door to women with gaps in their work experience, allowing members to match their skills with prospective employees' needs. SelfMade guides members through the basic setup of a profile and helps them define what they have to offer in service packages.

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Patty Bornhop

SelfMade is a community/network built for parents, specifically moms, that want to earn a living, doing what they love and having the flexibility when desired as life throws you curveballs when trying to managing parenting.

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Who we are

SelfMade is brought to you by The Mom Project. We know career paths look different for everyone.
Work is a journey and not a linear path.

As a freelancing parent, you’re creating a business and we’re here to help.

We’re here to make it simple. It takes courage and introspection to build a business that works for you.
Create your own definition of success, we’ll help!

Frequently asked questions

SelfMade is brought to you by The Mom Project. We help parents find and manage freelance work. SelfMade is for freelancers based and authorized to work in the United States. Your subscription includes a profile in the freelance directory to promote your business. You get access to tools and templates to make work easy to manage. We support you with pro tips, resources and our Launch My Brand email course .
SelfMade is a new community from The Mom Project. We help moms start their business so they can find flexible freelance work that works for them. All freelancers are based in the United States and many of our clients are small businesses. We've created tools so you can promote your work and manage it in one space. You can work on as many projects as you like for one subscription price! Unlike other profiles, SelfMade lets you show projects, pricing, and even personality traits! We've done the work of talking to clients. Our profiles that make it easy for them to understand the value of what you do and who you are as a person! We like to think we're the friendly side of freelancing.
We like to think of it as a three-pronged approach. 1. Many clients come from small businesses in The Mom Project network. 2. We promote our freelance directory through outreach campaigns and continue to grow. 3. We strongly encourage freelancers to share their profile with their own network. We equip you with advice on doing this!
Once you join and publish your profile, it is public and discoverable. People can search for your skills in the freelance directory. You can also share it with potential clients in your network via social media and email. Clients currently do not post jobs, instead they pitch to you. They send you a message directly from your profile to tell you about their project. From there, our tools to help you build custom proposals, generate contracts, and send invoices with ease.
We do not charge clients or freelancers project fees. It’s free for clients to search and unlike other places, we don’t take a cut of your project! The freelance membership to SelfMade includes tools to start and manage your business. What you do with those tools is 100% yours.
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