Freelance Vets is a company that takes a unique turn in veteran employment, in that they enable independent professionals to build their freelance businesses.
“As a freelance jobs website, our mission is to deliver exceptional talent to businesses while fostering meaningful and successful careers, one Veteran or Military Spouse at a time.” – Freelance Vets.
The company provides work-from-home opportunities to independent professionals, and the clients who hire them are global in scale.
Who would the company be best for?
This network of freelance jobs is available exclusively to active duty military, veterans, and military spouses. Additionally, those who have marketable skills to hire out will find this platform most rewarding.
What types of jobs do they recruit for?
- Full time
- Part time
What kind of jobs does the company place people in?
- Information Technology
- Mobile/Software Development
- Sales & Marketing
- Engineering & Architecture
- Administration & Customer Service
- Finance & Legal
- Design & Multimedia
- Writing & Translation
- High School Diploma/GED
- Associate’s Degree
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
What areas of the country do they place people?
The Freelance Vets framework allows independent professionals to work from anywhere. There is no location requirement, nor are there limitations from where you can work. These are ideally work-from-home positions.
Does the company offer specialized service(s) to the military community?
In general, yes. Freelance Vets exists to bring legitimate professional opportunities to veterans and spouses who can not work a traditional 9 to 5 job. The specialized service is the freelance network itself.
Does the company offer specialized service(s) to veterans?
Yes. By making a freelancer’s network exclusively for veterans, the company offers them the freedom to build a career from home.
Does the company offer discounts to military or veterans?
No. Signing up for the freelance community is free. However, Freelance Vets does keep 10% of what you make from your clients. This nominal fee allows the company to continue sourcing jobs for the community.
What companies do Freelance Vets work with?
Freelance Vets has partnered with the following companies and organizations:
- 7 Eagle Group
- Echelon Business Services
- Transition Careers
- American Dream U
- Vets 2 PM
- Milspo Academy
- Veterans Achieving Sustainability through Training (VAST)
- Backpacks For Life
- Veteran’s Path
- Combined Arms
- Veterans Leverage
- Allies in Service
- Military Veterans in Journalism
- Veteran Crowd
- The American Legacy Project
Is the company veteran owned?
There is no indication on the Freelance Vets website that the company is or is not veteran-owned.
What makes them unique?
The thing that stands out most is that the freelance community is almost exclusively for veterans and military spouses. Freelance Vets brings together clients who are actively seeking to hire veterans, and veterans who are looking for independent professional work.
Where is the company located?
Freelance Vets is headquartered in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Do they have offices around the country?
No. There are no other offices listed on their website.
Company Review and Testimonials
I am immediately motivated to see something like a veteran/military spouse freelance community. As a veteran and military spouse who does a lot of freelance work, this is like the mothership calling me home.
The one thing that may turn some professionals away is the 10% fee that is withheld from their pay. This fee is charged to both freelance workers and the clients looking to hire them. It is no different from other independent contracting positions where the parent company retains a percentage of the income to sustain its operations.
Based on the FAQs, it seems that it is possible for a company and a freelancer to make their work arrangements more permanent. If a company wants to directly hire the client, Freelance Vets can make sure that happens.
So, over all, I am enamored by the freelancing community staffed by veterans and military spouses. While many job boards and staffing agencies fill slots in traditional 9 to 5 roles, Freelance Vets taps into a niche of underemployed professionals and enables them to work from anywhere.
There are over a dozen Freelance Vets testimonials on their website. These videos are from veteran freelancers who explain how their lives have been changed since signing up with Freelance Vets.
Of course, you can always call their headquarters at (914) 469-9875. For postal mail, you can write to them at the following address:
39 Linden Ridge Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002