Membership designed
for tech's top independents

Private network of peers to learn and build with
Education and resources made for independents
The best guidance to move forward
Exclusive data, insights, and deals
Quality programming and events
Seasoned experts to support you
Private network of peers to learn and build with
Education and resources made for independents
The best guidance to move forward
Exclusive data, insights, and deals
Quality programming and events
Seasoned experts to support you
The premier
entrepreneurial
ecosystem
for
independents

Essential tools for
independent success

Compensation Benchmarks
Over 3,000 compensation datapoints broken down by project, industry and more so you can confidently price and increase your revenue.
Exclusive Assets
Access real work examples submitted by the community that you can remix and use in your own work. Contracts, business plans, client strategies, and more.
Experts in Residence
Vetted experts on call to answer questions, host office hours, and provide authentic information you can trust. No more late-night Googling.
Vetted Community
You don’t have to figure everything out solo. Our private, spam-free community allows you to exchange advice, discuss topics freely, and build a network of collaborators.
Member Rituals
Build momentum and make time for your business through optional monthly goals groups, pitch practices, strategic masterminds, and co-working sessions.
Sprints & Workshops
A unique business curriculum designed specifically for independent business owners, all run by vetted experts and alongside peers.
Exclusive Perks
Unlock access to 200+ discounts to the most popular tools and apps for your business.
Custom contracts
Protect your business with our customizable legal agreements. From NDAs to Contractor Agreements, access essential legal contracts at the click of a button.
Make your independent career succeed
“Becoming a Pollen member has unlocked more in my business and myself than I could ever imagine.”
Melissa – Marketer, Editor, and Writer
“Pollen has directly resulted in high-quality and well-paying clients. They've made an intentional online space that gives me energy and doesn't bog me down.”
Rachel – Content Strategist
"Pollen has been invaluable for me. The learnings, the community, the 1:1 introductions, and the skill sets available, are perfect. I’ve been able to create custom teams based on project needs."
Erich – Creative Lead
"I've already gotten a 300% return on my membership through work referrals, and I learn something new every week through the game changing experts and peers.”
Evan – Marketing Operations

Become a Pollen
Member in 3 steps

Submit your application
1
Get accepted, pay dues
2
Join the community
3
Pollen is tax deductible as a professional development expense
$100
/ month
Save 15% with an annual plan
Apply
Pollen is tax deductible as a professional development expense
$100
/ month
You're saving 15% with an annual plan
Apply

FAQ

What's included in the membership?

Pollen is the professional membership that powers your independent career. As a part of your membership, you get access to quality business advice and a powerful professional network.

Grow your network with talented members: Meet them through industry groups, regular events, tactical workshops, and authentic discussions.

Get more clients: Find quality job opportunities through exclusive referrals, and connect with a network of potential collaborators.

Transform your business: Employ trusted methods, processes, and resources throughout your business as you invest in your professional development.

Make and save money: Not only will Pollen grow your business, you also get access to over $100,000 worth of discounts towards tools. Plus, Pollen is tax deductible.

What’s Pollen’s cancellation and refund policy?

You can cancel anytime, and if you’re not satisfied with your Pollen membership, we’ll honor a full refund within the first 30 days of your purchase.

What are the requirements for membership?

Pollen is a private professional membership for experienced independent operators. Our members have built, scaled, and led companies across many industries and stages. They’ve now gone out on their own to provide consulting, advisory, fractional, and skilled freelance services.

Their expertise focuses on Product, Growth, Marketing, Strategy, Operations, People / HR, Content or Finance. When working full time, members held manager, director, senior, VP, department head, or chief level positions.

Now in their independent careers, they’re consultants, advisors, strategists, and business owners. Everyone has at least 5 years experience, and most have 7-15 years experience.

The common thread everyone shares is a desire to be self-employed, commitment to connect with like minded people, and a dedication to doing work they’re proud of. The Pollen team reviews every application on an individual basis to determine fit based on experience and the needs of your business.

How can I contact the Pollen team?

Get in touch at contact@runpollen.com.