If you're a freelancer like i am then you should check out this facebook group: United Freelancers of Istanbul. It's very small right now, but it's also only a few days old. You can help it grow! All freelancers are welcome, whether you're a teacher, tutor, translator, editor, photographer, artist, architect, builder, handyman... we're all in the same boat here, and our best chance at surviving and succeeding on our own is by working together. I don't know how this group is going to play out, that's up to you the member, but the idea is for all of us to work together to help each other out, because chances are collectively we're our own best resource. Look for jobs and post opportunities you hear about, ask questions, give answers, share your experiences and support each other in our community of freelance workers, because whether you're a part-time or full-time freelancer, being independent DOES NOT have to mean being alone!!!