Hi all!

One of my biggest pains getting started as freelancer was finding those first clients that trusted me when my portfolio was still small. There's this weird experience gap when you're first starting out when no one will hire you because you don't have enough experience, and you can't get experience because no one will hire you.

I'm working with a team of other former/current freelancers to solve this problem for freelancers by creating a website called Vendeve (http://vendeve.com): a female focused, online skills marketplace. On Vendeve women can buy, sell, and also swap their skills to help them get started with their business. We've just launched out beta version and I'd love get some feedback from you ladies!

To keep the community safe, Vendeve is invite-only but I'd be happy to share an invite code / answer any questions if you're interested in joining up :)

- Gab

  • Interesting site, Gab. It will be interesting to see how the membership site goes, it's a good concept. Is the site growing to the extent that others are finding each other?

  • It is! We have close to 2000 members and growing each day. We've had a lot of successful swap exchanges so far and service selling is a little new, so that's just getting started.

  • This is a great idea! I have a background in graphic design, photography, crafting, bookbinding, sewing. I’d love to learn more about sharing skills. I'm trying to decide what to really focus on and this sounds like a great way to get my feet wet, gain more freelancing experience.

    Here are links to my 2 portfolios:
    graphic design: behance.net/karencoles
    photography: karencoles.com

  • hi! i'd be interested in an invite code!

  • I too would like an invite code :)

  • This is such a great idea! I would love an invite, if possible :D

  • Aaaah, it looks like I joined, but I need someone to vouche for me before I can start!

  • Gab, that sounds like a great site! I'd love to be invited.

  • I would like an invite code too

  • Gab, I'm really interested in this new platform! I would love to receive an invite code!

  • Hi, Gab I would love to receive an invite code as well.

  • Hi Gab. The site sounds like a brilliant idea and looks great. Could you please send an invite code? Thanks!

  • Hi Gab
    This sounds fab! Could I have the invite code too please? Thanks

  • I would like an invite code as well, please.

  • This sounds like an amazing idea, Gab! I have also been trying to find more clients, especially since I just moved. Could you please send me an invite code? Thank you!

  • This sounds like something right up my alley....would you mind sending me an invite code also? Thanks!

  • Thank you for the invite code! The site is really easy to use and the design is really clean and inviting. I have an offer set up already, hopefully I start getting offers!

  • Please send me the invite code. Many thanks.

  • I would also appreciate if you could send me the invite code. Thank you!

  • Please forward the invite code to me, as well. Many thanks!

  • I'd appreciate it if you would send me the invite code to the vendeve.com website if the offer is still open, Gab. Thanks!

  • Sounds like a great place to start co-working. Please send me the invite code, too. Thanks a lot.

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  • I would like an invite code, too. Thanks!

  • I still haven't received the invite code....is there something I'm doing wrong???

  • Hi Carolyn!

    I send you an email via your profile, but it seems like you didn't receive it. Feel free to email me at gab@gabwhite.com and I'll send it to you that way.

    Sorry for the confusion!

    - Gab

  • This is an excellent and idea and the website is really beautiful. Congratulations!

  • Hi Gab!

    I'd love an invite if you're still offering.

    Thanks!

  • Hi Gab, the site looks great! I'd love to get an invite as well, thanks!

  • I'd love to get an invite, now finding out such a site, ty

  • Wow, this is awesome. I would also love an invite! I'm in the exact same position of not having enough experience, but also not getting hired to gain experience. I also think the comfortable community that you have set up is really a great way to get women in the game.

  • Can you send me a code too Gab? I'm hoping I wasn't too late!

  • Hi, would love to check it out... if you are handing out invite codes ;)

  • Can I have a code? Is this still active?

  • Hi Gab, I am brand new to Freelancing but have 5 years of experience. Indeed, looking for customers to get testimonials, so please, can I get an invite code?

  • Interesting site, Gab. It will be interesting to see how the membership site goes, it's a good concept. Is the site growing to the extent that others are finding each other?

  • It is! We have close to 2000 members and growing each day. We've had a lot of successful swap exchanges so far and service selling is a little new, so that's just getting started.

  • This is a great idea! I have a background in graphic design, photography, crafting, bookbinding, sewing. I’d love to learn more about sharing skills. I'm trying to decide what to really focus on and this sounds like a great way to get my feet wet, gain more freelancing experience.

    Here are links to my 2 portfolios:
    graphic design: behance.net/karencoles
    photography: karencoles.com

  • hi! i'd be interested in an invite code!

  • I too would like an invite code :)

  • This is such a great idea! I would love an invite, if possible :D

  • Aaaah, it looks like I joined, but I need someone to vouche for me before I can start!

  • Gab, that sounds like a great site! I'd love to be invited.

  • I would like an invite code too

  • Gab, I'm really interested in this new platform! I would love to receive an invite code!

  • Hi, Gab I would love to receive an invite code as well.

  • Hi Gab. The site sounds like a brilliant idea and looks great. Could you please send an invite code? Thanks!

  • Hi Gab
    This sounds fab! Could I have the invite code too please? Thanks

  • I would like an invite code as well, please.

  • This sounds like an amazing idea, Gab! I have also been trying to find more clients, especially since I just moved. Could you please send me an invite code? Thank you!

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  • This sounds like something right up my alley....would you mind sending me an invite code also? Thanks!

  • Thank you for the invite code! The site is really easy to use and the design is really clean and inviting. I have an offer set up already, hopefully I start getting offers!

  • Please send me the invite code. Many thanks.

  • I would also appreciate if you could send me the invite code. Thank you!

  • Please forward the invite code to me, as well. Many thanks!

  • I'd appreciate it if you would send me the invite code to the vendeve.com website if the offer is still open, Gab. Thanks!

  • Sounds like a great place to start co-working. Please send me the invite code, too. Thanks a lot.

  • This comment has been removed with a light and loving touch.

  • I would like an invite code, too. Thanks!

  • I still haven't received the invite code....is there something I'm doing wrong???

  • Hi Carolyn!

    I send you an email via your profile, but it seems like you didn't receive it. Feel free to email me at gab@gabwhite.com and I'll send it to you that way.

    Sorry for the confusion!

    - Gab

  • This is an excellent and idea and the website is really beautiful. Congratulations!

  • Hi Gab!

    I'd love an invite if you're still offering.

    Thanks!

  • Hi Gab, the site looks great! I'd love to get an invite as well, thanks!

  • I'd love to get an invite, now finding out such a site, ty

  • Wow, this is awesome. I would also love an invite! I'm in the exact same position of not having enough experience, but also not getting hired to gain experience. I also think the comfortable community that you have set up is really a great way to get women in the game.

  • Can you send me a code too Gab? I'm hoping I wasn't too late!

  • Hi, would love to check it out... if you are handing out invite codes ;)

  • Can I have a code? Is this still active?

  • Hi Gab, I am brand new to Freelancing but have 5 years of experience. Indeed, looking for customers to get testimonials, so please, can I get an invite code?