What you'll learn
- A nearly 100% future-proof and competition-less method for getting clients that's almost impossible to replicate or steal that almost nobody talks about.
- A clever way to land your first client even if you have no portfolio and zero experience.
- How I landed 60-70% of my celebrity clients. Lewis Howes, Michael Hyatt, Inc. Magazine, Tim Ferriss... this method is how I ended up working with all of them.
- A devilishly simple strategy for getting clients on Upwork... when you're brand new and don't have a large portfolio or a ton of past experience.
- An offline marketing method I learned from a small pizza shop -- they used to run the other two large chain pizza restaurants out of business.
- Where you can find a nearly endless supply of *offline* clients -- with almost zero competition.
- A "diagnostic" selling technique, used by doctors and lawyers, to get clients to hire you with almost no selling on your part.
- The "signal" in Upwork's algorithm that's more important than even Job Success Score
- How to sell your services "without selling" -- by using the (universally agreed upon) most powerful method for demonstrating the value of your services.
- An obscure, little-known website with tens of thousands of potential clients that almost nobody knows about and virtually no one else for you to compete with.
- A clever way to leverage your current job to bring you new clients and jumpstart your transition to freelancing full-time.
- An obvious, but little-used, way of writing your overview on freelance sites that nearly eradicates a client's natural skepticism and distrust.
- A way of selling your services that actually feels "good" and doesn't make you feel like taking a bleach bath every time you try to get hired.
- The underground network of businesses and entrepreneurs in desperate need of good service providers.
- The "Death By 1,000 Cuts" method for convincing your current employer to let you siphon freelance clients away from their business.
- A pressure-free way to close clients on freelance sites and get them to hire you -- without a bunch of cajoling or begging and pleading.
- A sly way to use "the power of God" to get clients -- and no... Jesus isn't gonna shoot lightning bolts at you for this.
- A deceivingly-simple way to create a groundswell of word-of-mouth in your local community -- which can get everybody talking about you and wanting to hire you.
- A simple litmus test to figure out if a prospective client is going to be a royal pain in the arse.
- The hidden test nearly every freelance site uses to analyze your account that determines if they show your profile to potential clients or not.
- A non-creepy way to turn every 16 and 17-year-old in your community into an evangelist for your services.
- A simple trick to turn local meetup groups into a conveyor belt of new leads and potential clients for your freelance business.
- How to infiltrate the clubs and organizations in your city and turn them into your personal marketing "interns".
- You need to know (or have an idea for) what freelance service you're going to offer.
You've probably heard it 100 times...
"Freelancing is a feast/famine cycle". It's in virtually every article or video you'll read on "going freelance" -- regurgitated like dogma across the web. To my own shame, I'm sure I've even said it a time or two in my early days.
But, the truth is...
It doesn't HAVE to be. Instead what it really is... is a symptom of a deeper problem that most freelancers don't seem to realize they have. What is this problem, you ask? It's...
Relying WAY Too Heavily On a Single Method For Getting Clients
Inevitably, when you dig deeper what you find is most freelancers rely -- almost solely -- on one, maybe two, methods of getting clients.
Freelancing sites are a big culprit.
But also social media.
Blogging or YouTubing.
It's a Recipe For Disaster
Freelance sites change their rules. Google regularly "slaps" its search engine rankings. YouTube is all over the map as of late. Not to mention, the most effective methods I've used for getting clients in the last 17 years have either been 100% offline or completely untouchable by the tech giants that dominate the internet.
There are three methods I've never talked about that are responsible for about 80% of the clients I've got over the years. And all three are 100% "untouchable". The internet could die tomorrow and they wouldn't even notice.
In any case, the point here is simple...
You should use every method available to you. And, if you're smart, you'll use them in conjunction with one another to create multiple streams of clients into your business.
That's what smart freelancers do.
And, it's what I'm going to show you how to do in this course.
Who this course is for:
- New freelancers who need to learn how to get clients.
- Existing freelancers struggling to get enough clients to get full-time.
- Successful freelancers looking to expand into full-blown agency.
I'm a freelance web designer of 15+ years from Missouri. I'm best-known, as a freelancer, for my work with Michael Hyatt, Lewis Howes and Tim Ferriss. I got into teaching a few years back and absolutely love it. So, here we are!
I help web developers with two things: 1) how to code and 2) how to market yourself so you can learn the technical skills you need and turn those skills into a full-time tech career.