Become a freelancer on Unicorn Factory

Whether you are just starting out or already a season freelance pro, we want to help you find and work with amazing Kiwi businesses.

Why Freelance on Unicorn Factory?

Unicorn Factory was created to make it easier for Kiwi businesses and freelancers to work together. By freelancing through Unicorn Factory, you will get opportunities to work with amazing Kiwi businesses of all sizes, and take your freelancing business to the next level. Last year's top earner on Unicorn Factory made over $100k in sales.

Unicorn Factory freelancers are creatives and experts in the fields of design, marketing or software development. If you are an experienced freelancer or want to get into freelancing, then we want to hear from you.

Marielle Hawkes

"Unicorn Factory was perfect for me to find copywriting work on the side of my full-time role in government. It has helped me build a portfolio that I hope will allow me transition into freelancing full-time!"

Alex Siale

“I couldn’t recommend Unicorn Factory enough! Any freelancers out there need to seriously consider joining the fam. Network with an online community and have more work coming in, it’s a no-brainer.”

Brandon Miller

“When I first arrived to New Zealand I struggled to find my place as a freelancer, but when I found out about Unicorn Factory it opened the door into the freelance community and has given me a platform to network, showcase my work, and land some amazing local clients.”

Getting Started on Unicorn Factory

Apply to join

Start by creating an account, filling out the application form and adding two case studies to your profile.

Get two free leads

We will send you two enquiries to get you started. These leads are part of your trial.

Join Unicorn Factory

If we are a good fit for each other, you will be invited to join Unicorn Factory quartlery or annual membership.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Unicorn Factory cost?

After you have completed your two lead trial, you can choose between a quarterly membership which costs NZD 89+GST/quarter or an annual membership which costs NZD 249+GST/year. You can cancel you plan at any time.

Does Unicorn Factory charge commission of jobs?

No. We simply make email introductions and let you take it from there. Beyond the introductions, we don't get involved.

What happens if I don't get any leads during my trial?

We will make recommendations on how can improve your profile and you will be able to request introduction to community projects, so you should be fine. We do however reserve the right to remove profiles if we can't find any opportunities for you.

I have never freelanced before? Can I still join?

Yes. If you do good work and are serious about starting a freelance career, we would love to help you.

Do I have to be based in NZ?

Yes. You will be required to be based in New Zealand to be listed on Unicorn Factory.

Do I get refund if I can cancel my plan early?

No. Even though we will look on it on a case-by-case basis, we will not refund you if you decide that freelancing is not for you. If you want to give it a try, we recommend jumping on the quarterly plan first.

Am I guaranteed leads?

No. Even though, we do our best to make sure you get as many opportunities as possible, we cannot guarantee that you get enquiries. That is why we have introduced a two free lead trial to see if people are interested in your services. If you convert one of your two leads, the plan will pay for itself, and we can be confident you will get more enquiries.