Category: Freelance

How to Create an Irresistible Freelance Service Offer – Part 2

“When in doubt, go to the source.” Star Wars: The Clone Wars In our case, that “source” is our offer. Always and forever, if you’re not making the sales you want, getting the clients you want, etc…. go to the source… your offer. 99% of the time that’s the problem. Today, we continue talking about how to get your service offer right. A quick recap… We’re talking about creating an irresistible freelance service offer — making your service package clearly and abundantly superior to your competitors — because it makes marketing and selling almost unnecessary… AND, sets you up to

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How to Create an Irresistible Freelance Service Offer – Part 1

Value is subjective. That’s not random internet douche, Johnny Freelance, just saying it. It’s the most commonly-accepted (by far) economic theory of value called… surprise, surprise… the Subjective Theory of Value (you can read more about it on WikiPedia here). It stands in stark contrast to things like Marx’s Labor Theory of Value. Marxism has seen a resurgence of late, but, on the economic side, no credible economist would dare try to defend Marx’s Labor Theory of Value. That’s because it doesn’t accurately describe human behavior. Infamous online marketer, Frank Kern, did a video on this several years back. He

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How to Figure Out the Best Freelance Services You Can Offer

The unknown unknown. You old enough to remember that? Donald Rumsfeld’s famous press conference where he talked about “known knowns, known unknowns, unknown knowns and unknown and unknowns.” Uh, what? Actually, it makes sense… even if he complicated the hell out of it. Said more simply: “You don’t know what you don’t know”. When you first start freelancing, that’s the sitch. It’s not about skill or talent or any of that. For the first year or so, it’s simply not really knowing what to do. There’s some “how’… but it’s mostly “what”. (Quick sidebar… I recognize some of y’all reading

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The Marlboro Man’s devious client-getting secret

It’s one of the problems with how available info is these days. Any Joe Schmuck can throw up a blog or a YouTube channel and start pontificating about some topic. No experience, no actual results or success — just a fancy camera and some slick editing software and you can be the next big YouTube sensation. Good for them… Bad for the blokes and blokettes using the “anti-advice” they share. That’s why I actually consume way less info these days. I have a few trusted sources that I’ve fully vetted and I stick to what they say. In many cases,

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Religious nut rants on the “cult” of freelancing

I don’t know… maybe I’m just crazy. But, the answers to these kinds of questions seem so obvious to me. Was watching a Q&A that Jimmy O. Yang did at Google. He’s a comedian… was in a show called “Silicon Valley” and the movie Crazy Rich Asians. He has an interesting story. He immigrated here from Singapore and a lot of his comedy is based around his experience learning American culture and finding his way in this new country he was in. His comedy is hilarious to me… but it’s also informative. Gives you a real glimpse into what it’s

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Where I get all my high-end clients

This is something I yappity-yap about in my Premium Pricing for Freelancers course, but let me rap about it here a bit. Little back-story… I’ve been with one of my clients for… well, coming up on 12 years now. And they’re what I’d consider a high-end client. A well-known tech company… Who has 15 or so full-time employees on staff. And pays me a hefty retainer each month. They’ve also been the referral for many (but not all) of my other high-end clients. Inc. Magazine was one. Michael Hyatt another. Having worked with this particular client for so long… all the “trappings”

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Freelance secrets from an ancient Egyptian tomb

Started watching this Netflix documentary: “Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb” and it reminded me of one of the more powerful marketing principles I learned as young online business tadpole — and a little twist on it that can help you to command attention in your market and get more clients. It’s really in the first few minutes of the documentary. It starts with two guys in some dusty cave… who make a “startling” discovery. It turns out to be a private tomb for some Egyptian noble — almost fully preserved. They start to explain why this particular tomb was so

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How to profit from the labor shortage

I don’t talk politics a lot in here… Not because I’m not political (although, I’m really not anymore) but more because it’s infected virtually every other part of our lives… this is kind of a safe haven from all that noise — for both ME and you… but me, most importantly. 😉 However, business people need to pay attention. Political winds can fill your sails… Or blow your house down. A big one that’s relevant to us freelancers is the labor shortage. If you’ve not heard, here’s some of what’s going on in the labor market: 10.4 million job openings

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Landed 3 jobs in his first week on Upwork

I want you to imagine YOU are the client. And you’re looking at two Upwork profiles side-by-side. Titles about the same. Overview says similar stuff. Portfolio, skills, certifications, etc… all about the same. Except one glaring difference. One profile has a big Job History. They have a bunch of 5-star reviews, clients raving about how great they are, a perfect Job Success Score… and the other profile has nothing. It’s not bad. There’s no negative reviews. There’s just nothing in terms of Job History or reviews. If YOU were the client, who do YOU hire? It’s that scenario that’s been

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Landing the fat cat clients on Upwork

I know this might sound strange to you. Especially if you’re and/or have really been struggling to get anything going on Upwork… you might think: “Fat cat client clients? How bout just A client?” I hear ya… BUT, I’m confident that if you start making the changes I’ve been rapping at you about, your results will improve. I genuinely do because I’ve watched it happen so many times with so many students. And, AS that happens… You’re going to have the opposite problem. For example, when *I* made the changes and delivered my first few projects, I suddenly started getting

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Iron Man wannabe hacks Upwork

I wish I could remember the guy’s name. I pull ideas and insights from anywhere and everywhere. I fancy myself a mere “observer” of the comings and goings of the interwebs — and using what I see to fuel new ideas and approaches for my (and your) online business. Although, I readily admit I’ve probably watched one too many Marvel movies. 😀 In any case, this was a random blog post I happened upon, but the principle he was rappings upons has been maybe the biggest insight for me (and the clients I work with) as of late. It’s pretty

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The backwards-sounding way Upwork looks at your hourly rate (and how it can cost you clients)

A lot of Upworkers are losing clients because of this. When I first started on Upwork, I made over 14K in the first couple months I was on there. That’s why I laugh at the “earned over 400K” people. It took most of them close to a decade to get there. Had I stayed on Upwork I could probably write “earned over 2 mil”… Or something close to that. But, I had bigger fish to fry. Yeah, I know… I sound like an arrogant a-hole right now, but facts are facts. Anyway, I took what I knew and have taught

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NEW LESSON: How to build an Upwork profile that’ll actually get you hired

FYI, I just uploaded a new episode of Let’s Talk Freelance on the Skillshares. This is a deep dive into building your Upwork profile — covering every little detail from how you write your title, your profile overview, portfolio and everything in between — according to our “evil” strategy from Episode 5 so you… ya know… actually get hired. Here’s some of what you’ll find inside this episode: A sneaky way to write your profile title that can help you rank higher in Upwork’s search and suggestion listings than you might deserve based solely on Rank. Three unique and little-known

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How to create social media content that sells

I still shake my head at the old me. What a goon. The ideas I had about online business, social media, getting clients… sigh. I used to do what Jeff Walker (internet business celeb) calls “hope marketing”. You see this all the time on the socials. People who post all kinds of free… really good… content. And then “hope” people will think they’re swell and hire them or buy their stuff. In case you don’t know… That’s WHY so many of your favorite developers or graphic designers, writers, etc… end up becoming full-time content creators. They learned how to create

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The grumpy old men killing it on social media

I got this review from Alfin on my social media course and I think there’s a deeper lesson here for those of you considering using social media as a client source. Here she be: === This is has no fluff in it. Just plain and simple actionable steps on how to have a presence as a freelancer on social media. Great Work! === I bring this up because it’s one of the things I hear when I talk about getting clients from the socials. I’m kind of a curmudgeon myself. All this selfie-ing, over-filtering, yapping about how great you are

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The brutal truth about freelancing

Quick one for you today… The way the world is, these days, there’s a lot of hoopla and “sizzle” and breathlessly hyping this new technology or trick, this fancy new technique… and this or that. But, the reality is… There’s a few fundamental truths… That account for 90% of the success people have. Often boring, non-secksy-sounding… “yeah, yeah, I know” type stuff that people just simply aren’t willing to do. And, I’ve always found Sundays were a good litmus test. IF… and this is a legit if… IF your life isn’t the way you want it to be. If you’re

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Spammer turned influencer reveals secret to getting clients from your social media

Let me give you youngins a brief history lesson! 😀 Way back when Tom from MySpace was everybody’s friend and ol’ Zuck was “modeling” HarvardConnection, business peeps like you and I spent a lot of time and handwringing trying figure out how to use this shiny new object to to move units. Get hired. Sell stuff. Kinda funny that many are still trying to figure it out. Anyhoo, yours sneaky was no different. And, to my infamy, I became a quasi-spammer as a result. Truthfully, back then, the socials were so anti-business you didn’t have much choice. There were no

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Siphoning clients off Insta-sham

You tell me what really matters here. So,I recently got this “scathing” review of my Social Media Marketing for Freelancer course. Okay, not really scathing, but a negative one. And I’ve noticed a trend with these. I don’t know if it applies to every online teacher, but it’s a definite trend with me. Two things are almost always true with the negative reviews I get: They don’t leave a comment explaining why They enrolled in the course 1-2 days before leaving the review The thing I find funny is none of my courses can be properly evaluated in 1-2 days.

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The curious case of the broke “billionaire”

It’s one of the things I never understood with business people. My brother is a good example. A few years back he got into insurance. And, being the unsolicited advice giver I am, I gave him simple one: “All that matters right now is getting clients.” I know… epic! But, it’s funny how many people “know” that, but don’t “do” it. And, he was no different. Even though, he “knew” getting clients was most important, he proceeded to start renting an office (that he didn’t need). Bought him a fancy desk for that office. Had a sweet dual screen monitor

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[VIDEO] 6 ways to land your first freelance client

Yo muchacho! A little freebie lovin’ for ya. Now, that I’ve hammered you over the head with my latest course promotion, I figure I’ll throw you a bone. Anyway, the latest episode of my podcast is out. In it, I reveal 6 legit ways you can land your first freelance client. As per my style… This ain’t the usual… Upwork, Fiverr, blah, blah, blah. There’s some stuff you’ve probably thought of. And a few I guarantee you haven’t. And a collection plate full of tips for being successful with all six… Gleaned from my 17 years of experience. Probably even

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The obscure website packed with clients that almost nobody knows about

One of my mentors talks about this all the time. One of the simplest things you can do to win in business is simply zig when everybody else is zagging. Matter of fact, he says he generally looks at what everyone else is doing and explicitly tries to do the exact opposite. And he runs a 7-figure *print* newsletter. Right in the middle of a tech boom. Haha. Who am I to argue? Anyway, I’ve noticed this with freelancing, too. Right now, everybody is rushing to the freelance sites, social media, YouTube, etc, etc — meanwhile one of the most

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How I got hired by Lewis Howes, Inc. Magazine and Michael Hyatt

I was talking with my little brother about it the other day. His client list is even more impressive: Google, Amazon, Nike, Office Depot, Circle K and a few dozen other Fortune 500 companies. Two “poor white trash” kids, who grew up in a rat-infested trailer home… Landing these kind of “swanky” clients. Especially when you consider we’re both hermits. He’s a hippy who likes working in his garden and woodworking. I’m a nerd who spends most of my time scouring the interwebs for any half-decent sci-fi flick I haven’t seen, yet (seriously, if you know of any, help a

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Max worships at the altar of Johnny

So sayeth Max in response to my earlier email about A-aron: === Lol! Your snark alone is worth the subscription! Little did he know he was getting a free course about how to sell courses like hotcakes. Keep at it and don’t change a thing! === Effusive praise of yours truly aside… Max makes a valid point One even those of you who despise my self-aggrandizing personality should pay attention to. Nothing has done more for my business than these two things: 1. Near-daily email 2. Deadlines Gnash your teeth all you like… Those two simple things have made a

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A-aron throwing darts at my forehead

Got this verbal dart from A-aron: === Hey John. I understand why you are doing this but to be honest it’s not awesome. I bought a one year membership of Skillshare specifically for your courses. 🙁 I get it though, you make fore sure way more money selling the courses piecemeal on your website so I can’t fault you for that but it still isn’t great from our perspective. === Actually A-train… I’d say you don’t understand why I do it. I mean look… I’m not an Iowan– uh, idiot. I know I’m going to piss a few people off

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Land your first client with no portfolio and no experience

Easily one of the questions I get asked most often: “John… everything you’re saying about freelancing sounds awesome. I want to start, but I don’t have any experience or anything to put in a portfolio… how can I get hired when I don’t have anything to show clients?” My usual answer is… “Get stuff.” Meaning, you don’t have to do projects for clients to put them in your portfolio. In fact, one of the most famous painters of all time, Leonardo Da Vinci, did this all the time. One of his most famous “works”, the Vitruvian man (Google it)… Wasn’t

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Probably the easiest way to land your first client

That no Insta-yuppie even knows about It’s one of the things I despise about the incestuous nature of the freelance “guru” space — and YouTube for that matter. Everybody just reads everybody else’s s*** and regurgitates it in a new package to their audience. There’s rarely any new ideas. It’s one of the things I noticed coming up the way I did. There was no social media. YouTube didn’t even exist, yet. Haha, imagine that. Could you imagine trying to learn anything, today, without YouTube? That’s how it was, Punky. Anyway, you had to — heaven forbid — come up

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8 quirky ways to get clients

Including 2 nobody else on the planet teaches I just uploaded Part 2 of my Freelance Feast course to Skillshare. In that part of the course, I show you 8 completely unique ways to get clients. Not the lame Upwork is 1, Fiverr is 2, etc. No, 8 completely different and unique methods — including 2 that I’m pretty confident nobody else on the planet teaches. One of which has been the most effective method for me. Several of my celebrity clients were landed this way, in fact. And a good 60-70% of my client work has come from this

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Why I no longer work with celebrity clients

Good ol’ “ASAP Charlie”. He was Tim Ferriss’ assistant at the time — and he was the final straw. By this point, I’d already worked with Lewis Howes and Michael Hyatt and Inc. Magazine. So, I’d gotten used to the “awe” of it all. And was starting to see a pattern. Then, Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Body project came calling. They wanted a forum built with WordPress… Locked down for only people who’d purchased his book. Anyway, when you work with these clients, the day-to-day isn’t actually with them. It’s with their “entourage”. And the groupies tend to be way more

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Another freelancer joins Johnny’s dark side

Got this YouTube comment from Kodbazis: === Hi John. I follow you since 2016. You motivated me right from the start, to pursue a carreer in web development. Now, after years of working in the field, I started to sell my online courses. 🙂 === I’m going to jam about this a lot more in my June 2021 course called, “The Ascension Matrix”, but it’s a relevant point: Freelancing is *not* the destination. It’s a stepping stone down the path of what I call a “Knowledge Vendor” — someone who makes their living primarily based on what they *know* NOT

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How to get clients obsessing over you like Gollum after The Ring

The first time I heard the phrase “marketing” funnel… not gonna lie… I snickered a bit. Guy was talking about it like it was some new, genius idea he’d thought up. But, “funnels” have been around since Jesus first roamed the internet. They just weren’t called that. Matter of fact… Clear back in 2004-2005, I had a MySpace marketing “funnel” I used to siphon eyeballs off MySpace and into my offers. And, I was pulling in a few thousand a month with it. Of course, I was basically showing people how to spam on MySpace… And, I started feeling dirty

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How pro photographers create a backlog of hungry clients

This girl I know. Me and here got it– oh wait, that’s and Adam Sandler movie… haha. Anyway, I once knew this local photographer. Smart, smart, smart. I used to marvel at how well she understood business for someone who looked like your regular Jane down the street. Hmph. Faaaar from it. She was a shark business-wise. She, of course, had a photography business. But, she also owned a daycare and a kid’s clothing store. And she ran it all “synergistically” — to use an overused buzzword. But, she did it — as well as I’ve seen even from the

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A nerdy way to get clients salivating over your services

I used to have this client. His name was Stu McLaren. He’s gone on to become one of those “evangelical” business celebrities doing massive multi-million dollar product launches and such. But, at that time, he was a niche membership site guy. But, he *knew* membership sites. He had these massive mindmaps. Creating content, member retention, outsourcing… every minute detail of building and running a membership site… he had multiple tips, techniques, processes, etc. Anyway, one of the most effective is what I’ve come to all: “Object-oriented marketing.” Every month, we’d create a new WordPress plugin that was *only* available if

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Why weirdos and undesirables, like Elon Musk, get showered with praise and money

I used to work with this client. He ran a tech company whose flagship product was a mobile app service. And just being straight up… dude was kind of a prick. The type whose always right, his ideas are always “genius”, won’t listen to anybody… Thought of himself as the “next Steve jobs” (like they all do). And, if things don’t go exactly his way… comes stomping in yelling at everyone else — even if he’s completely wrong. And will NEVER admit when he IS wrong. A real douche-canoe. Buuuuut… Despite all that, this company was doing well — very

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Get off your knees

Stop acting like your client’s servant — like you’re there to kowtow to their every whim and wish and you’re lucky they’ve graced you with their business. It’s not just about having a little self-respect… it’s bad business. Was reading a Ben Settle email… He was talking about “History’s greatest ad man’s advice for dealing with clients”. He was talking about David Ogilvy… who is arguably history’s greatest ad man… and his “rules for respect in business” and Ogilvy said this: === In meeting with clients, do not assume the posture of servants… They need you as much as you

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The interwebs is making you dumber, Sonny Boy

One of the reasons why I’ve all but tried to kill my YouTube channel. It’s become a cesspool off “broooo’s” flashing their rented Lambo’s outside their 20-room house (just for them) — and other various dumb s*** they do with their moolah. It’s like watching a Real Housewives episode. They just rounded up all the idiots… And pointed a camera at them. And people eat it up because it’s “entertaining”. Particularly egregious in the freelance/side hustle/online business space. There are always exceptions, but you check the trending… complete garbage for the most part. But, here’s the insidious part. Because of

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A strange way top entrepreneurs spend their Friday nights

I’d just gotten back from Basic Training for the Army. It was a weird time in my life. Just six months previous, I was a regular ol’ college student. Was playing football at the University of Nebraska, partying too much and doing as little school work as possible. In the interim… I’d joined the Army. I’d gotten married. My wife got pregnant. 9/11 happened and I shipped off to Basic. The possibility of deploying to Iraq hung over my head — and I returned home not sure what the hell I was going to do. I joined the Army Reserves…

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Chicks dig this s***

Saw this scrub on Twitter post this namby-pamby bullshizen: === I will NEVER be impressed by your money, car, looks, social status or job title. I’m impressed by the way you treat me and other people. === Uuuuuuugh! Clearly, she ain’t seen my Ford Focus with its after market fenders. The glass packs and carbon fiber spoiler. Got 2 18-inch subwoofers in the trunk. Pfft. Whenever I drive by the little league games at the park… All the soccer moms give me that eye. You know. I’m basically a chick magnet. Hahahaha. Obviously, I’m kidding… but you know what “chicks”

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Breathing through your rectum

Was reading this article in the New York Times. It was about a study, just published in the academic journal, Med, where Japaneses researchers tested delivering oxygen-filled enemas to severely oxygen-deprived mice and pigs (yes, this is real, haha). And it worked. The animals had been laying down because they were too oxygen-deprived to move. The skin of the pigs had become discolored. But, a few minutes after the enema, the color returned in the pigs. The mice got up and start walking around. And they went back to “normal” for the most part. They were basically able to bypass

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The secret to nearly limitless productivity

A few years back, my wife and I uprooted our entire lives and sold our 2,000-sqft home in Omaha to move to “hillbilly heaven” in southern Missouri and build our version of a “tiny house”. A small-ish, 800-sqft home on 3.5 acres. Backed up to a lake deep in the Ozark Mountains. And when I say “we built”… I mean WE built it. My little brother and I did almost everything… from digging the trenches for the water and electrical to building the custom, gabled roof, running the electrical — all of it except for the siding. That’s the one

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Nature’s Quintessential Secret

Ready to get REAL wacky? Haha. Seriously, though, in my early 20s I came across this collection of books. It was from an obscure writer and publishing company — who only sold their books via direct mail and only to a highly curated list of people. Somehow I ended up on that list. Who the hell knows how that happened… Because these books were expensive. But, as it turned out… it was the best money I ever spent. Those books dragged me, kicking and screaming, out of feeling sorry for myself and a deep pit of internal dishonesty and rationalizations.

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Fingerprints of the Gods

Been reading this book… “Fingerprints of the Gods” by Graham Hancock. It’s this interesting look at human history and his argument that there used to be a super-advanced civilization on Earth that created all the big wonders of the world. And are the source of “God” in all the ancient myths and religions. I have to admit… it’s pretty fascinating. Even if, I don’t really buy his theory. Tracing back through history and all the ancient ruins, taking a second look… with the dramatic twist… “Could this be a sign of a super-advanced civilization?” Definitely satisfies my sci-fi nerd-iosity. Anyway,

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Freelancers being forced to get the COVID vaccine

Kinda messed up. I came across it the other day. Of course, it’s Twitter… so shaker of salt and all that, but it was a freelancer saying how they’d been let go by their client because they didn’t want to get the corona vaccine. Ultimately, it’s two adults… With different opinions… And every right to run their lives how they wish. Still… it’s a stark reminder of how wacky the world has gotten. I actually had a similar situation with a client. She didn’t said I had to get it or anything… but she was “horrified” I hadn’t yet. Which

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The client-getting secret of the Annulus

You ever have those moments where you’re suddenly realize: “OMG, I’m becoming my parents.” Haha. Stargate is that for me. When the show was still airing, I’d visit my parents and there was this growing stack of SG-1 DVDs next to their TV. Every visit, it grew just a little bit more. Until it was damn near taller than the TV. And, I’d always make fun of my dad. “Still watching your ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ TV show, huh?” This went on for at least a decade. So, it wasn’t some one-time thing. I gave him s*** about that TV show

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The Tik Tok disease

My little brother is addicted. I avoid the s*** like the plague. Don’t have the app. Don’t watch the stupid videos people send me. Want nothing to do with it. But, him and I work out every day after he gets off work and he’s always watching that s***. Anyway, the other day he was watching something. And, it’s video after video of grown adults… Acting like complete morons. Dancing around like idiots, telling very bad jokes, dumping ketchup or some other crazy liquid on their head — all for attention. And, let’s be real… the vague hope that their

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Wanna know how I know you’re a turd?

I about fell outta my truck. Was at the Evil Clown joint (McDonald’s) the other day. Was sitting in the curbside waiting on my food. When we pulled in… a cop had some dude pulled over in the parking lot. So, we’re sitting there watching as they go back and forth. At some point, the cop says he’s searching the guy’s car. And the guy goes ballistic. Just starts laying into this cop: “You’re the lowest of low. You’re such a douchebag. You f***ing loser! Do you have any idea what I’ve been through? Did you stop to think about

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The thousands of FREE, highly qualified leads all around you

Comes this from Hamid: “I want to buy your course, but do i have to pay to get email leads?” In short, no. I’ll say it once more for the kids in the back… I do NOT teach you how to buy some rando lead list, load it up in some software and blast a cookie-cutter email out to 1,000 nobodies who may or may not need your services. No, no and no. So, no… you don’t pay for leads. Instead, I show you how to find, sift and sort the thousands of very highly qualified leads that are all

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I can lead a cow to slaughter

Little bit of a rant today. Haha. But, seriously, it’s one of the more annoying things about being a teacher. Not gonna lie, sometimes… some students… I want to slap them in the forehead and ask them, “What the f*** are you doing?” Not in some mean-spirited way. Sometimes, it just feels like *I* take their life more seriously than they do. Here’s one example… Y’all know… most of you anyway. When you sign up to this here mailing list, I now have a one-question survey that asks you what your biggest road block is when it comes to freelancing.

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How I consistently beat other developers

I’m putting the finishes touches on my new Freelance Feast course… Which will be the course I release for the month of May — and will be my flagship entry-level course for freelancers. It’ll be for people who know nothing about freelancing except they want to do it… And, it’ll walk you through all the steps, processes and systems… You’ll need to build in order make your freelancing all feast and no famine. Thus the name. In any case, I just finished up a lesson on the 80/20 of freelancing. It’s a reference to what I discovered early on in

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Basecamp implodes as employees flee the company

Nearly a 1/3 of the entire company has quit. Including the heads of marketing, support and design. That’s a pretty wild mass exodus. Basecamp’s been around for 20 years and has always been pretty adept at traversing the rapid changes that come with being an internet company. So, it makes you wonder… What the hell happened? Get this… The company changed its policies on political and social conversations within its official work channels. Basically, they’re no longer allowing their employees to bicker about politics in official channels. And boy-o-boy… You know that has the know-it-all, 20-something, purple hairs lighting the

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The evil behind this blatant sales pitch

It is D-day my good people of the diaspora… Your absolute last chance to grab my latest course, the Cold Email Method, over on Skillshare before it comes down and, like an evil villain, I make you fork over your heart and soul (probably $100 or so) to get it. So, let me bonk you over the head with a small taste of what’s inside: A clever way to send your emails that guarantees near-100% deliverability — this sneaky little trick is dead simple, but almost nobody does it… and it all but guarantees your prospect will not only open

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Divyendra Singh Jadoun

Divyendra Singh Jadoun

After viewing John’s course, I made an Upwork account and it got approved the same day. Amazingly, I got my first job the very same day, I couldn’t believe it, I thought maybe I got it by coincidence. Anyways I completed the job and received my first earnings. Then, after two days, I got another job and within a week I got 3 jobs and completed them successfully. All the things he says seem to be minute but have a very great impact on your freelancing career.

Sarah Mui

Sarah Mui

I’ve been in an existential crisis for the last week about what the heck I’m doing as a business owner. Even though I’ve been a business for about a year, I’m constantly trying to think of how to prune and refine services. This was very personable and enjoyable to watch. Usually, business courses like this are dry and hard to get through…. repeating the same things over and over again. This was a breath of fresh air. THANK YOU.

Waqas Abdul Majeed

Waqas Abdul Majeed

I’ve definitely learnt so much in 2.5 hours than I’d learn watching different videos online on Youtube and reading tons of articles on the web. John has a natural way of teaching, where he is passionately diving in the topics and he makes it very easy to grasp — someone who wants you to really start running your business well by learning about the right tools and implement them in your online business. I will definitely share with many of the people I know who have been struggling for so long, I did find my answers and I’m sure will do too.

Scott Plude

Scott Plude

I have been following John Morris for several years now. His instruction ranges from beginner to advanced, to CEO-level guidance. I have referred friends and clients to John, and have encouraged my own daughter to pay attention to what he says. All of his teachings create wealth for me (and happiness for my clients!) I can’t speak highly enough about John, his name is well known in my home.

Sukh Plaha

John is a fantastic and patient tutor, who is not just able to share knowledge and communicate it very effectively – but able to support one in applying it. However, I believe that John has a very rare ability to go further than just imparting knowledge and showing one how to apply it. He is able to innately provoke one’s curiosity when explaining and demonstrating concepts, to the extent that one can explore and unravel their own learning journey. Thanks very much John!

Mohamed Misrab

Misrab Mohamed

John has been the most important person in my freelance career ever since I started. Without him, I would have taken 10 or 20 years more to reach the position I am at now (Level 2 seller on Fiverr and Top Rated on Upwork).

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