It's your dream to leave the cubicle behind or start side-gigging as a freelance ID... but you're terrified.

You want to do it right, but you're not sure where to start or who to trust for advice.

We feel your pain.

  • You're drowning in a sea of LinkedIn "experts," but not really learning what to actually DO to get your business going.

  • You're sick of signing up (and paying for) for all the endlessly marketed freelance instructional design things without knowing if their templates and curriculum will be things you can REALLY use.

  • You don't just want information, you want a supportive community where you know you can BE YOURSELF, not have to kiss any butts, and have an ever-present sounding board for all your ideas and snafus.

We help you navigate the wild, wonderful, and sometimes intimidating world of freelance instructional design through a practical (but still fun!) curriculum, awesome collection of templates and resources, and an ever-lovin' community.

What makes us different?

  • Our stuff is completely self-paced.

    You never have to be at your computer at a certain time for any reason. Listen, we live in a time where cancelled plans are a celebrated occurrence. We know what it’s like to be completely motivated to do something, only to lose all energy the minute someone else tells us when we have to do it.

  • Once you become a full-fledged member, you get all the things…immediately.

    You can jump around between modules and lessons, finding the info you need at the exact moment you need it. There’s no time-release function where you have to wait until you’re 28 days into the course to learn how to file your business entity.

  • We’re always adding to the stuff and the things.

    Just because there may be “x” modules when you sign up, doesn’t mean there will be the same # of modules next month. In fact, you’ll continue to receive new lessons to peruse. We’re committed to bringing you fresh content on the regular and updating older content when it gets stale.


So what will you get when you entrust your, freelance ID us?

An empathetic, fun, and helpful community of freelies you can rely on - you'll never feel alone with this group chat full of the world's best work BFFs.

In our community you get the FIRST look at all our glorious GIG ALERTS! We post what we're hiring for, and our members post any goodies they come across, as well. It's a virtual smorgasbord of opportunity!

Along with work tips, open dialogue, and gig alerts, we also like to blow off some steam. So if answering, "Which celebrity fan cruise would you rather attend, Flava Flav or Bret Michaels?" sounds like something that could give you a LOL or two of stress relief, come join us!

FREE?! You heard that right! So... what are you waiting for?

You get 7 days to check out all the goods that the Premium Membership has to offer for FREE, for realsies.

If we're not your cup of tea - no prob - all you gotta do is cancel your subscription in your Account.

After the 7 days, it's only a $15 per month investment to build the freelance life of your dreams. That costs way less than you spend during one hour of an existential crisis-induced rage shopping spree.

Not convinced yet? Find out more... 👇

Here's what they're sayin'...

“Being able to freelance full-time has been a dream come true. I'm home with my son and have so much flexibility with my schedule. If you're on the fence, I definitely recommend joining the IDLance community to get your freelance business going.”


Star P.

“I. Love. IDLance! What started out as a way to navigate the treacherous waters of freelance life has quickly blossomed into me joining a community of likeminded IDs. Honestly, I'd be so lost without IDLance!”


Alex M.

“IDLance actually gave me a warm introduction to a client, which was awesome. And they stayed with me throughout the project to make sure that I'm not only meeting the client's needs, but keeping up with things on my end as well."”


Chris S.


An ever-growing library full of practical and proven templates, calculators, and video interviews to keep your business movin' and shakin'.

Stuck on formatting your invoice? Wondering how not to sound awkward in a LinkedIn message? Look no further! We've got lots of templates to give you a starting point for a freelance ID life's most tedious, confusing, and intimidating tasks.

Pricing, budgets, estimation... all topics that can make your eyes roll into the back of your head. But good news for you! We've got some custom eLearning calculators and spreadsheets to help you make sure you're charging the right amount for your specific projects. Gotta make sure you can afford your ravenous cheez its and funyons habit!

Do you like hearing from REAL people doing REAL things? Are you sick of sorting through all the "experts" who have actually only freelanced for about 6 months but now they're selling their "how-to" courses for hundreds? Well, you're in luck! We have fun, engaging, and insightful interviews with actual working freelance instructional designers. Learn about their loves, losses, successes, and insider tips for running an independent learning business.

Try us on for size, for free! (BTW we mean the membership... not some creepy skin suit or something...)

You get 7 days to check out all the goods that the Premium Membership has to offer for FREE, for realsies.

Think our energy is "too much" or just not feeling it? We won't be offended - just cancel in Your Account to say byeeee.

Once the 7 days are up, it's $15 a month to stay connected to your new work BFFs, exclusive gig alerts, and the ever-evolving recipe for a successful instructional design freelance life. $15 a month is probably way less than you spend in a day on your bougie coffee habit. (No judgment here from the sippers of Iced Mayan Mochas.)

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24/7 access to the freelance business-running knowledge and step-by-steps you need, when you need it, and written in a way that doesn't bore you to tears.

Who the heck are we?

Andrea is a writer, instructional designer, technologist, consultant, drummer, artist, and reformed stand-up comedian. Obsessed with/working in instructional design since 2015, she’s the co-head honcho of IDLance with Parker. Parker gave Andrea her first freelance instructional design gig (ever!). BA from NYU in History, Education & Dramatic Lit (lolz), MA in Media Studies from The New School, and M.Ed. in Learning & Tech from Western Governors University. Stuff she digs: Lifetime movies, drawing, Second Line music, momming, Indian take-out leftovers, sparkling wine, and making YouTubes for kids under her alter ego "Zeldy" (Zeldy's House). Please join IDLance so she can someday open her own waterpark called The Bayou. All IDLance members will receive a discount.

Andrea McEneaney

Co-Head Honcho

Who the heck are we?

Parker is an instructional designer, eLearning developer, cartoonist, and learning consultant in the L&D community. He’s also the brainchild and co-founder of IDLance. He worked for a Fortune 50 company for over 21 years as an engineer, trainer, instructional designer, and training manager before starting his own consulting biz in 2008. He earned his M.S. in Educational Technology and a Ph.D. in Adult Learning with a specialization in mental models and concept mapping. Stuff he digs: drawing (duh), running on the trails, traveling, golfing, spending time with family and friends (including 4 teenage kids who constantly eat him out of house and home) – please subscribe to IDLance so you can pay for their Dorito habits.

Parker Grant

Co-Head Honcho