I've live and breath freelance for the past 5+ years, trust me when I said I've seen all kinds of crazy, hilarious, tearing, scammy, unethical things people are willing to do to be successful in this field.
Never been a good writer myself, on top of that I graduated MSU with a stunning 2.3 GPA
so just appreciate it took me 3 hours to write this instead of shaming my grammar.
Why don't we start with a very interesting article on Medium about freelance called "Why I’ll Never F****** Freelance Ever Again
If you are freelancer already, read it. (but carry some tissue with you)
If you are thinking about becoming a freelancer, oh boy you HAVE TO READ IT.
Seriously I bet every freelancer would agree with what Tom Kuegler wrote, honestly he just painted the bloody truth about SOME struggles that freelancers face nowadays.
Tons of nights that I slept on my laptop.. frustrated that client yelled at me for not being knowledgeable enough.. spent 38 hours on a project ended up only getting paid 50%..
The list goes on and on.
Why is it so hard? Because you are literally trying to master too many things at the same time - your domain expertise, sales, marketing, customer support, branding, time management.
Freelancing was never invented for us to make money, but for employers to take advantage of the low cost.
I would know because now I'm higher up on the food chain with 20+ freelancers working for me now, love it when I'm on the other side.
"If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough." Elon Musk
When Elon speak, I listen.
So I literally tried every possible way I can think of to make freelancing business work for me when I started.
Then.. I made $32,000+ USD the first month.
5 years later, I own a web development company that generated $2.5M in 2019.
I couldn't have done this without YOUR HELP, my dear fellow freelancers. That's why I want to give back to the community with what I've learned in the past 5+ years..
- I've read more than 20 books about sales, marketing, branding and 10 books about time management.
- I've worked 10000+ hours
- I've hired people, managed them, trained them, promoted them, and fired some
- I've learned new skills that I never imagined
- I've cried, frustrated and kept going about 3 times
- I've went in to the hospital because I overworked my body
You will have access to EVERY knowledge, strategy and tactics that I use to grow my business. But this won't be easy, won't be for everyone.
I hope to see you soon.