This course will help you whether you’ve never done a freelance project in your life or if you’ve already been at it for years. If you’re just starting out it will give you a solid foundation, including the tools and confidence, to be a respected, in-demand Freelancer.
- Become Your Own Boss 🕶
- Attracting Clients with Your Quality Work 🔥
- Building Relationships and Being Likeable 🤝
- Knowing Your Value and Pricing Your Work 💰
- Responding to Job Invitations 💌
- Getting the Information You Need from Clients ☎️
- Determining Realistic Deadlines 💎
- Understanding Contracts and Protecting Yourself 📑
1. Become Your Own Boss 🕶
Feeling a little nervous about the wage/work/sanity roller coaster of freelance and running your own business? There’s a way keep yourself and your finances secure, and you’ll learn all about it in this section.
I’ll tell you my own simple approach to managing my finances as well as share how myself and other freelancers have successfully transitioned to being our own boss. We’ll also let you in on what we’ve found best motivates clients to eagerly hire you.
2. Attracting Clients with Your Quality Work 🔥
Your personal “passion projects” may not always pay the bills, but they can still be valuable because they demonstrate to your potential clients what you’re capable of—without them having to take the risk of hiring you to find out. In this section, you’ll learn what potential clients are looking for in your passion projects, as well as how to present your work professionally, solicit invaluable feedback, and get in touch with people whose skills you look up to.
3. Building Relationships and Being Likeable 🤝
There’s no way around it: you’re interacting with people. And when you’re a freelancer, you need to know how to work well with a variety of different personality types and positions of authority. In this section, you’ll learn how to establish a healthy, mutually beneficial working relationship with anybody from the start—whether or not you’d be good buddies outside of work! You’ll learn to be likable and make lasting impressions so you’re at the top of clients’ lists when they need to hire a freelancer again.
Sending out carefully crafted cold email after cold email is exhausting—and getting zero job opportunities from them is depressing. So stop! I’ll show you how switching your mindset from “desperate starving artist” to “confident, valuable professional” changes your entire approach to—and supercharges the effectiveness of—your interaction with prospective clients.
You’ll learn how being more proactive will bring in much more opportunities for work, rather than blasting clients with emails and praying they’ll reply. I’ll give you real-life examples of how I created opportunities that lead to paid client work.
In addition, you’ll learn the way to expertly write your emails that will flip a clients’ perspective of “this pesky rookie I can’t get rid of” to “accomplished pro I can’t let slip away”. You’ll also learn how to build a strong network that will keep you busy into the foreseeable future.
4. Knowing Your Value and Pricing Your Work 💰
You know your work has value… but how much money is that value worth? Here I’ll teach you how to price your work without you—or your clients—second guessing your value. You’ll also learn how to handle a persuasive negotiator and stand your ground or how to come down in price without losing your value.
5. Responding to Job Invitations 💌
The longer you freelance, the more job opportunities will come to you. When those client emails show up in your inbox, you’ve gotta know how to get all the information you need in order to decide if the opportunity is right for you. This section will teach you exactly that. We’ll also take a look at some real client emails and I’ll show you which red flags to look out for from clients that are more trouble than they’re worth.
6. Getting the Information You Need from Clients ☎️
Clients may be paying your wages, but working with them should be a harmonious and rewarding collaboration... not a master/slave relationship! Here you’ll learn how to lead the conversation with a client to find out all the information you need to do your job and solve their problem. You’ll know how to structure a proposal and put together a budget with confidence.
7. Determining Realistic Deadlines 💎
Want to make a strong impression on your clients so they’ll keep you busy with more work? Be vigilant about meeting deadlines on time. Show clients that you respect their time and they won’t forget it. But estimating how long a project will take you feels like trying to predict the weather—especially when you’re first starting out. So how do you work out a deadline that works for both you and your clients? And what do you do if you can’t deliver on time? You’ll learn all about it in this section.
Part of being able to deliver on time is the quality of your communication with the client. In this section, you’ll also find out how to set clear boundaries for the scope of your responsibilities, and which questions to ask to understand your clients’ expectations. You can avoid a lot of pain, hair-pulling, and sleepless nights by knowing this.
8. Understanding Contracts and Protecting Yourself 📑
One of the most uncomfortable situations in freelancing is when a client expects you to do something you didn’t originally agree on. In this section, I’ll show you how I structure agreements and contracts so that expectations between both parties are crystal clear. That way you’re protected in case the client demands work outside the scope of the agreement. You’ll also learn how to make sure you get paid for the work you agreed on—even when a client turns out to be a bad apple