Be Your Own Boss: Launch a Fulfilling Freelancing Business
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Be Your Own Boss: Launch a Fulfilling Freelancing Business

Learn the step-by-step strategies to launch a business using the skills you already have.
3.7 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,274 students enrolled
Created by Daniel DiPiazza
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Step-by-Step Methods For Identifying Your Profitable Idea — Even if You Don’t Think You Have Any Valuable Skills
  • The Simple Solution For Overcoming Your Biggest Psychological Barriers To Success
  • Detailed Strategies for Finding and Pitching High-Paying Clients — Even if You Suck At Selling
  • Real Life Case Studies From Successful Negotiations — Including Actual Screenshots With Analysis
  • The Art of Ethical Persuasion — And How To Wield It Like A Pro
  • Proven Psychological Techniques For Negotiating Your Rate
  • The 4 Archetypes Of Freelance Failure — And How To Avoid Becoming One Of Them
  • Much More
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Requirements
  • Computer
  • A Positive Attitude
Description

In Late 2011, I realized that if I stayed at my dead end restaurant job one more day, I was probably going to hang myself from the charming, antique oak rafters of the God-forsaken steakhouse.

Not to be grim — but that's simply how I felt.

All viable options at one point...

I wasn't in any serious danger of hurting myself (you don't need to email me...really). But I was EXTREMELY fed up.

I was so TIRED with being limited to a meager paycheck when everything I wanted to do with my life required two things I didn't have:

  • More free time
  • A lot more money

Now remember, this was 2011 and I'd just seen The Social Network. I was pretty juiced up, imagining that if I just had "the perfect idea"...or could somehow re-do everything and go to Harvard...I could be the next Zuckerberg and finally create something I loved that actually made money.

So I did a lot of meditating. And deep thinking. And agonizing. I was looking for that million-dollar idea. I prayed to a few different gods.

I even went to a psychic to help pull it out of me.

(Serious. Like...not a joke. I was looking for a screenshot of the receipt to show you, but my bank account won't go back that far.)

3 months later, I was still at the restaurant begrudgingly scooping butter balls into plastic ramekins for pre-diabetics who shouldn't have been eating that food anyway...when it hit me....

"I don't need to come up with a new idea. I can just do something I'm ALREADY good at."

It sounds like a shallow, obvious realization...but at the time, it was like it was like Harry Potter walked into my brain and turned the mother f***ing switch on.

LUMOS!

If you don't get the reference, you're lamer than I am for making it

Fast forward to one year later and I'd started not one...but TWO profitable freelance businesses — a college admissions prep firm (offline) and a web design company (online).

Each generated THOUSANDS of dollars every month, while allowing me the freedom to schedule my life how I wanted. The restaurant was a distant memory.

Make Your First $1,000 Freelancing will teach you how to come up with a profitable idea, find high-paying clients and make steady, predictable income — even if you've never started a business before. You can use the in-depth strategies in this course to stack up money on the side...or even quit your job.

Who is the target audience?
  • This material is more advanced that 90% of other courses and guides available on freelancing (both free stuff you’ll find on Google AND many paid courses) — but it’s suitable for both beginners and more experienced entrepreneurs who want to learn the powerful psychology and systems behind creating a consistently profitable freelance business.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
01:25:00
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Welcome To The Course
1 Lecture 02:17

Meet the instructor Daniel DiPiazza founder of Rich20Something.com, and get an overview of the course

Preview 02:17
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Getting Started Freelancing
4 Lectures 26:28


Identifying Your Profitable Skill
08:19

Validating Your Idea
09:52
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Warm Canvassing
6 Lectures 28:59
How To Find Your First Client
04:25

Call Their Baby Ugliy
05:18

Ask Probing Questions
07:57

How To Add Value
05:57

The Presentation
04:22

Recap
01:00
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Overcoming Objections
3 Lectures 13:08
The Art of Ethical Persuasion
03:43

Overcoming Price Objections
04:54

External Input
04:31
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Conclusion
7 Lectures 09:25
4 Archetypes That Hold Most People Back
04:24

Thanks for Taking This Course
00:53

Helpful freelancing sites to check out.

Additional Resources
00:18

http://untemplater.com/

Untemplater
01:10

http://www.guerrillafreelancing.com/

Guerilla Freelancing
00:55

Be A Freelance Blogger
01:01

http://becomenomad.com/

Become Nomad
00:44
About the Instructor
Daniel DiPiazza
3.7 Average rating
5 Reviews
1,274 Students
1 Course
Founder of Rich20Something

Daniel DiPiazza is the Founder/CEO of Rich20Something, where he teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to become self-employed, create wealth and live better lives by launching their online start-ups. His blog Rich20Something is a firsthand account of what he's tried — including outrageous failures. He's been featured in several publications such as Time, Huffington post, and Entrepreneur.