Being a freelancer and a parent is a constant balancing act. “I downloaded Starling on a day I had my daughter with me,” says freelance graphic designer Frankie Tortora (pictured above). “I managed to set up the bank account with her screaming on my hip - it literally took six minutes. I was just blown away by how amazing it was.”
Frankie’s Starling business account is for her online community and blog, Doing It For The Kids (DIFTK). She set it up in November 2016 as a space for freelance parents to share advice and experiences. She found out about Starling through the DIFTK Facebook group. “Business banking comes up a lot and somebody was raving about Starling,” she says.
An online space for freelance parents
Freelance parents use DIFTK for everything from tips on tax returns to connecting with other parents. It helps them look past the ’perfect’ parenting Instagram posts and provides support to be a good enough parent.
Here’s what Frankie wants members of DIFTK to feel comfortable and confident doing within the community: