Back in 2009, I started freelancing by accident. My boss laid me off on a Friday, and thus began my forays into funemployment. Six months later, I landed a $2,900 per month marketing retainer. That experience transformed my life.
Fast forward many trips around the sun, and what fires me up is teaching freelancers and consultants how to avoid falling into tiger traps like undervaluing themselves. People out there with one-third of your talent are charging three times as much as you. Look around and you’ll notice crappy creative everywhere.
Can you do better than that blog post or that design or that photograph? I thought so. You’ve got the talent to make freelancing profitable, sustainable, and satisfying.
My absurd goal is to help 1,000,000 freelancers make $100,000. That’s what I blurted out at Tribe Conference in 2017, surprising myself in the process. “Where did that come from?” I wondered. It turns out, the best way I can scale up my own positive impact is to help you make yours.