If you are new to freelancing and don’t yet have a website, head on over to http://www.gbbo.co.uk. Once you’re there, you can create a website that’s absolutely FREE.
GBBO is a joint initiative by Google, Enterprise UK, BT, e-skills UK and other partners to help small businesses (that includes freelancers) create their first website. They are offering:
- A free .co.uk address
- A free customisable website
- Free unlimited website updates
- Easy-to-set-up business email
They have set a target of helping 100,000 UK organisations get their first website for free by the end of 2010.
- And, if you’ve already got a website, GBBO can still help, as their self help tool will give you all kinds of ideas to enhance your online marketing.
I found out about this yesterday afternoon when I was reading PCG’s latest e-newsletter. In case you haven’t come across this organisation, PCG is the not-for-profit industry association that looks after the interests of freelancers, consultants and contractors in the UK.
According to its website, “PCG exists to serve the needs of its membership, which has grown steadily over the years to encompass circa 20,000 people at the beginning of 2010″.
I’m not a member, as you have to pay £120 a year, but I do read its regular e-newsletter and I also receive its quarterly magazine in the post, called Freelance Matters. You can sign up to Freelance Matters for free. As freelance resources go, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Here’s that link to a free website once again: http://www.gbbo.co.uk