The Short Version
I’m launching a membership site today for freelancers who want to up your game. This is a soft launch: for $7 a month, you get to be a charter member and guinea pig. You get to see what I’ve already worked up and tell me what else you need to succeed. I’m limiting this soft launch to one hundred freelancers. Once it’s full, you’re going to have to wait a couple of months to get in and pay dramatically more than $7 a month.
You’ve got my personal guarantee that if you put in some hours on what I’ve got for you, you can make significantly more as a freelancer. I’m not going to say how much, because everyone is different, but it will be more than enough to cover the monthly cost of membership.
Go to Enhanced Freelance and sign up now.
The Long Version
Depending on how you found me, you probably know that I’ve written a lot about freelancing for different sites, like FreelanceWritingGigs.com and WebWorkerDaily.com. I even write the ‘Ask a Freelancer’ column on FreelanceSwitch.com. All that advice adds up to a few drops in the bucket, though, and there’s a need for a comprehensive resource on building up your freelance career beyond the basics.
You don’t need a coach or teacher to tell you how to write an invoice or actually complete a project — you need clues on the balance between cheap and effective marketing techniques, step by step instructions on creating an newsletter that turns clients into raving fans and the shortcuts to keep your projects manageable. That’s what EnhancedFreelance is. It’s full of advice from my experience and other freelancers I’ve brought in. It’s a community where you can bounce ideas off one another. It’s the resource you need to take your freelance business to the next level.
First of all, EnhancedFreelance is actually a joint effort. I’ve shanghaied Jen Kentmere (freelancer and project manager extraordinaire) into this project. Jen has injected some of her British flair into the site, as well as kept us on schedule.
I didn’t set out to be an expert in freelancing. But after just a few years of freelancing full-time, I can show you an inbox full of questions about the nuts and bolts of working for yourself (and actually making real money in the process) that I’ve answered.
I’ve been utterly devoted to making my freelance business successful since shortly after I graduated from college. I wanted to avoid being that freelancer that lives in her parents’ basement or has to go to the icky clinic — you know the one — for health care. And I’ve succeeded. I do pretty well for myself and the half dozen contractors that work for me at this point. I’ve got health insurance, a nice house and even the monster of a truck that I’ve always wanted.
It’s not because I’m a better writer than most of the freelancers out there. Heck, I can see plenty of holes in every single thing I write. It’s because I think in terms of business and I’m always looking for an edge. I grew up around business owners and I want to make money even more than I want to write regularly. I’m certainly not suggesting that you should be the same way, but you can take advantage of my willingness to try every marketing strategy at least once, along with anything else that can help me with my freelance work.
So snag a seat at Enhanced Freelance if you are ready to up your freelance game.