I was never involved into community bulding previously but it all changed last year when Chris Fong, the founder of Xoogler.co (a global community of ex Googlers) encouraged me to start a subgroup within Xoogler.co to bring together the solopreneurs and freelancers of the community. So I did and the experience so far has been phenomenal.
Three online events were organised in 2020 and the group grew to over 100 members. In two of the three events I had the pleasure to host 2 notable former Googlers who shared their experiences and advice about independent consulting and entrepreneurship with the group members.
Moreover, now startups from Xoogler.co and other business networks have an organised directory of ex Google freelancers that they can refer to if they need specialised help with their projects.
You can check out the following medium posts, if you 'd like to learn more:
A summary of the virtual event with Ben Legg, former COO of Google Europe and currently founder of the Portfolio Collective
A summary of the virtual event with Krista Seiden former Google Analytics evangelist and founder of KS Digital
My story building the Xoogler.co solopreneurs and freelancers group