Are you at a career crossroads?
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re at some kind of career crossroads. Maybe you’re itching to quit your stale 9-5 job in favor of freedom and self-employment. Maybe you already have and are desperate for more clients. Or maybe you’re about to graduate and the job market looks grim. Maybe you just need some extra income.
No matter where you’re at, freelancing can be a terrifying roller coaster and you might be scared to get on it (unless you’re into that kind of thing).
- What if I don’t get enough clients?
- Can I live on unreliable and inconsistent income?
- How do I write proposals and send professional emails?
- How do I know what to charge?
- What if I don’t get paid?
These are all legitimate fears. But even if you could overcome those fears, how can you compete? 35% of America is self-employed right now. Do you really have what it takes to get noticed, attract clients, and earn a living entirely on your own?
If you’re asking these questions, this book is perfect for you.
"Kickstart Your Freelancing Career is the book that I wish I had a few years ago. No other book on design has inspired me to take action as much as this one. I really liked the fact that Matt included worksheets with each chapter, because after gaining expert knowledge it forces you to take ACTION, which is one of the most valuable lessons of all."
Kickstart Your Freelancing Career provides timeless advice on how to build a solid foundation for your freelancing career and navigate your way to success in an over-saturated market. It’s packed with all the advice, experience, tips, and tricks I’ve used to quit my day job, double my income, and build a healthy, sustainable freelance business.
- Chapter 1: Is Freelancing Right for You?
- Chapter 2: How to Make Freelancing Your Primary Income
- Chapter 3: Identifying and Attracting Your Ideal Clients
- Chapter 4: Properly Setting Your Rate
- Chapter 5: Writing a Winning Proposal
- Chapter 6: Managing Projects, Clients, and Expectations
- Chapter 7: Collecting Payments, Testimonials, and Referrals
The book includes 10 worksheets with 70+ questions and 7 key takeaways to help you put this advice into action. It’s packed with professional insight and practical advice.
"Matt’s eBook is full of actionable advice. It’s the most notable resource I’ve used to improve my freelancing career."
Is this book really for me?
This book intentionally addresses freelancing in general making it industry-agnostic. It’s not a book specifically about design or how to get design clients. If you make digital content for the web ( think designers, developers, writers, animators, etc), you’ll find the advice in this book extremely valuable.
If you’re looking for specific advice on how to get UI or UX design clients, you’re trying to solve the wrong problem. There’s nothing special about UI/UX clients other than they browse Dribbble and Behance more often than other websites. You need to attract more clients, not waste time trying to find them. This book will help you do that and so much more.so I’d encourage you to try this book anyway and if you don’t find it useful, I’ll refund your money 100%.
If you only want advice on how to get more clients, read my book-like article on how to get more clients from your portfolio website:
What makes this book different?
At just about 50 pages in length, Kickstart Your Freelancing Career highlights and simplifies the basics of freelancing you need to know to find success in a competitive market.
I started freelancing during my first year of college – long before 35% of the U.S. workforce was self-employed. After graduating and spending 3 years at a design agency, I decided to take my freelancing career full-time. I quit my job and more than doubled my old salary within a year.
The experience, advice, expertise, and knowledge I’ve gathered along the way inspired me to write a book that could help you do the same thing.
"I wish I had a guide like this years ago. Kickstart Your Freelancing Career is a definite must-read for creatives starting their own business and gives a “real-world” perspective on freelancing and being a business owner."
"This is the book I wish I had when I started freelancing. The worksheets and key takeaways at the end of each chapter were really helpful. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in going out on their own."
"As an introverted designer, Matt’s advice inspired me to become more confident in how I sell myself, price my services, and maintain integrity when pitching to clients."
Not sure about the price?
Books are an investment in yourself and your career. Gaining knowledge is an investment into your career – and you can never un-learn it.
I have an entire library of eBooks, resources, and other helpful products on my hard drive. These are all tax-deductible business expenses that helped me learn everything I needed to move forward in my career.
I bought my first digital book for almost $300 from Brennan Dunn. It might sound crazy, but the material taught me how to be confident in doubling my rate and paid for itself in just a few hours of work. It changed everything about my career forever. Investing in knowledge is one of the smartest things you can do to improve your career.
"Matt’s advice in Chapter 6 alone was worth a lot more than what I paid for the book because it gave me an anchor to throw in any time I see design reviews drifting into subjectivity."
You can take the advice in this book with you forever and adapt it to your own business. If Kickstart Your Freelancing Career can help you get 1 new lead, close 1 more deal, or just make your clients a little bit happier, this book will pay for itself x100 over and over again. I promise it will do all of that and more.
If you can’t find anything valuable or helpful in this book, I’ll refund your money 100%.
Featured on The Pipe
Kickstart Your Freelancing Career is featured on The Pipe, a curated list of self-published design, technology, and business eBooks. You can also read my author spotlight interview which provides more background on why I wrote the book and how I hope it can help you make the most of your career.
Not quite ready?
If you’re not quite ready to invest in the book, check out my free 5 day email course on how to level-up your freelancing career!5 Days to a Better Freelancing Career
A free 5 day email course designed to help you master the basics of freelancing. Based on my book Kickstart Your Freelancing Career, I'll cover one major topic each day from transitioning into freelancing to collecting payments and everything in between.
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