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Hi, I'm John
Before I get to blabbering on about myself, I just want you to know that I’m glad you’re here. I’m assuming you are here because you’re either on or considering going on this whole freelance/work from home journey.
If so, I’m excited you’ve decided to take this leap. Going freelance is no ordinary thing. It takes guts and commitment and a lot of hard work. So, I’m always excited to meet people who’ve decided to take on this challenge.
We’re a rare breed. 🙂
In any case, let me give you a little context about me and this whole thing we’re about to do together because I think it will help you to get the most out of this site and my training and get you where you want to be as a freelancer a lot quicker.
I’m 38. Married. 3 boys and a daughter on the way. I live in the Ozarks in Missouri in a house my wife and I built. I’ve been a freelance web developer for almost 15 years now. The last 10 full-time.
I became somewhat “known” for some big-name projects I’ve worked on. Namely, one for Inc. Magazine, another for a guy named Michael Hyatt. And, another for a guy named Lewis Howes. You may or may not know those people, but honestly, it’s mostly irrelevant. To me, what’s more important than where I ended up… is where I started.
The honest truth this…
I’m a nobody. I grew up in a town of 200 in the middle of nowhere in Nebraska. I come from a dirt poor family. I grew up in a literal trailer home. And, nothing much was ever expected of me. In fact, if you’d asked most my classmates, at that time, they’d probably have said I’d be dead or in jail by now. I eventually joined the Army as my “way out”, did a tour in Iraq and left the military almost exactly how I started.
And, no clue what I was going to do.
I tell you all that not to make you feel sorry for me or to set you up for some “rags to riches” story. I tell you that so you know where I started… when I started freelancing. That is… from absolute scratch.
I had no money.
I had no “network” of college buddies or fraternity brothers.
I didn’t have parents who could help me.
No college degree. No special training. Or, frankly, any idea how to do any of this. The only thing I had was a burning desire to be successful and prove everybody, who stuck their nose up at me, wrong.
And, the knowledge that I’d never fit in… in a 9-5 corporate job.
Everything else I’ve learned and cobbled together along the way.
So, the essence of what I’m going to share with you on this site and in your training is how I scratched and clawed my way from rock bottom… to be able to work on projects for those “big-name” clients I mentioned.
To be able to work freelance full-time for the last 10 years.
To be able to build my forever home for my wife and kids.
In order to inspire you.
And, if necessary, give you a kick in the pants from time to time.
So, that’s it. That’s what we’ll be up to. If you’re in, then the best place to get started is by subscribing to my training newsletter. Just enter your email address right at the top of the page here.
Of course, if you’re not in…
No hard feelings.
Good luck on your journey,