Getting freelancing training through Freelancer Masterclass was designed for a specific reason, to help freelancers get the income and life they deserve. Every part of Freelancer Masterclass was designed around that purpose. The problem with online courses is the lack of action and accountability. When I set out to design the freelancing training and tutorials, I made it a point to make every aspect of the course actionable. I want the students to know exactly how to execute what is being taught.
“The problem with online courses is the lack of action and accountability”
The other issue is accountability. So, you watch a bunch of videos, then what? Then there is a big gap between what the student has learned and what they will actually do. When I realized this, I expanded Freelancer Masterclass to be more than simply pre-recorded videos. The Masterclass now includes quizzes. materials and on-going education.
There are lots of resources online to get freelancing training, but never has so much actionable step-by-step information been packed into a single course.
Why Would Anyone Want Freelancing Training in the First Place?
Being a freelancer is, in my opinion, one of the best jobs you can have. You can do the type of work you love and work whenever you want, you don’t have to adhere to an 8-5 Monday through Friday schedule. And, if you’re good at being a freelancer, you can pick and choose the clients you want to work with and even command the pay you want. Imagine that, commanding your own pay. So often, society tells us you have to work for a company and that company will tell you what you’re worth. They will tell you what you will get paid, they will tell you how much vacation time you’ll get, they’ll even tell you where to sit 40 hours a week.
The best part about being a freelancer is being able to live your purpose. By living your purpose, I mean you can align your life’s purpose with your work. For example, I love teaching people. More specifically, I love teaching people how to live the life they want and get rewarded for it.
“The best part about being a freelancer is being able to live your purpose.”
I asked a Freelancer Masterclass student the other day what their life purpose was. She said she wanted to help people avoid getting cancer (she was a cancer survivor herself). So now, she has a freelancing career where she is able to consult with people on all sorts of topics in regards to living a cancer-free life.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some downsides to freelancing, I describe them in this podcast. But the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks.
Freelancing allows you job security too. Yes, job security! Most people think of freelancing as the opposite. But Mike you may ask, “how can freelancing provide job security? It’s so competitive and you could lose a client very fast.” Think about it from this perspective, as a salaried employee, how many jobs do you have? One, right? What happens when you lose that one job? You lose 100% of your income, right? Now, compare that to a freelancer. As a decent freelancer, how many jobs do you have at any given time? 6, 10, 12 jobs at any given time? And what happens when you lose one client? Well, you still have 5, 9, 11 jobs, right? That’s what I mean when I say that job security as a freelancer is better than it is at a salaried job. And the worst part about a salaried job is you are “stuck” in the middle class. If the middle class is fine with you, then great. But for an entrepreneur, the middle class is not the goal.
“For an entrepreneur, the middle class is not the goal.”
What’s Wrong with the Middle Class?
Nothing is wrong with the middle class. For many, the middle class is just fine. According to CBS News “Middle-income families earn a median annual income of slightly more than $78,000 — and haven’t seen their earnings improve much since 2000.“
That’s a powerful statistic. In 20 years, the middle class hasn’t seen their earnings income improve much. Why is that? It’s because society is forcing us to:
- Get an education
- Get a salaried job
- Save for retirement
All of that advice is, excuse the language, BULL CRAP.
Fact: Some of the top billionaires in the world never graduated from college.
Fact: Getting a salaried 8-5 job is specifically designed to put a cap on your income and force you into the middle class. No one EVER got rich working a salaried job.
Fact: Saving for retirement is great if you want enough money to do all the things you want to do when your young, but too old to do it. What’s the sense of having money at the end of your life if you can’t even bend over to pick up a dollar bill?
Yes, you should be saving money, don’t think I am telling you not to save. But the goal shouldn’t be to save it for retirement. Your goal should be to 1) live your life so work doesn’t feel like work and 2) Have enough money way before retirement age to do with your money what you want to do with it.
How Can Freelancing Be So Lucrative?
From a monetary perspective, freelancing is great for both the freelancer and companies hiring freelancers. The great aspect of being a full-time freelancer is generally the gig economy which encompasses freelancers is largely known as a “side-hustle”. People only think it’s for part-timers. This is great for people like me who make a living freelancing full-time. The door is left wide open for me to charge what I want, not have to worry about competition and work with clients I love. Why? Because so many people don’t take it seriously. They will tell their clients they can work on their projects after work or on the weekends. Guess what? Clients don’t want that! So after a company will talk to me, and then a “side-hustler”, the choice is clear. They choose to work with someone who is a professional freelancer and they are willing to pay a premium price for it. From my perspective, they get the value out of me they want and deserve.
If you want to get the freelancing training you need to be a full-time freelancer to command the salary and freedom you deserve, then there is no excuse not to join Freelancer Masterclass today. It’s time to take back control!
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