Here’s what people don’t tell you about freelance writing:
When you get started, it feels absurdly lonely.
Chances are that your friends and family won’t understand what you do, even if they are supportive.
You don’t go to an office and bounce ideas off co-workers. You’re left to your own devices, working from home or a local coffee shop or library.
Freelancing is hard.
When I first started, I worked my tail off just to pay the bills, and I felt like no one understood how I felt or what I was going through. I loved the actual work and the freedom of being my own boss, but freelancing itself was killing me.
Then, I found the freelancer community online and started connecting with other writers who were also living the freelance life.
Some wonderful mentors took me under their wings, and I soaked up their knowledge.
I got through that dark time and realized that the way I was going about freelancing was completely wrong.
I started coaching other writers, because no one should go at this alone. Today, my time is limited, but I do still take on a small number of coaching clients.
If you’re just starting out and don’t know where to begin…
Or if you’re an experienced writer who is sick and tired of working 80+ hours per week just to make ends meet…
Here are my coaching options:
Puttin’ the Free in Freelance Package
Just getting your toes wet? This is where to start. Every month, I do three free 1-on-1 Skype calls with new freelancers who don’t know where to start or who are struggling to make freelancing work. Our call will last 30-60 minutes, and before our meeting, you must commit to filling out my “new freelancer” questionnaire, which is a series of questions about your experience and goals, so I know how to best help you. There is a waiting list, since I only do three calls per month. If you want to get on it, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investment: FREE (one per person only!)
Feet First Package
If you’re ready to jump in, feet first, this coaching package is for you. My Feet First Package starts with an “overview” consultation call where we talk about your experience and goal, then we have one meeting per week for six weeks so you can optimize your business, learn how to market yourself, figure out pricing, and get all of your freelance questions answered. These 1-on-1 calls are completely customized for your needs, so you get the specific advice that helps you build your freelance business. Email me at email@example.com if you’re interested in my Feet First Package.
Investment: $349 for 7 meetings (one overview consultation and 6 weekly hour-long meetings)
All In Package
Ready to go all in? HIGH FIVE! We’re in this together. With my All In Package, you get the “overview” consultation call and six weeks of weekly hour-long meetings, just like in the Feet First Package ($349 value), then you also get six more meetings – one per month for the next six months ($300 value), as well as a lifetime membership to Market yoU, my online bootcamp for freelancers who want to market themselves better ($697 value). This is an incredible deal, since buying all of these things separately would cost almost double the price! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me that you’re “all in”!
Investment: $699 for 13 meetings and access to Market yoU