My cheating wife

It was the look in her eye.

The way she’d laugh at the waiter’s jokes when we went out to eat. How she’d light up when we’d have her male co-workers over to the house. The way she seemed to flirt with her male friends in Facebook comments.

Always on her phone.

Laugh and immediately responding to new texts.

I didn’t make her light up like that. She didn’t laugh like that at my jokes. She’d barely respond to the things I put on Facebook. When I would text her, she’d take hours to respond. If I called, it seemed like she always ignored it.

In my head, she was already gone.

I assumed that every moment she wasn’t at the house, she was scheming on a way to cheat on me. Sneaking behind my back with her co-workers. Meeting up with her Facebook friends.

Hooking up with every decent-looking random stranger she came across.

It made me sick to my stomach.

But, the truth was…

It was all in my head.

It was my own insecurity.

Because I didn’t have my life together. I was bouncing from job to job — unable to provide for my new wife and baby. I’d tried several times to start my own business, but had failed to make enough to do it full-time.

I felt like a failure.

And, it infected my thinking.

Several years later… my brother was going through rough patch with his wife — a lot of it due to their financial situation. I gave him the same advice I gave myself… you have to get your career together.

For some reason, with men…

Maybe, women too.

I don’t know… I’m not a woman, but I know for men… if we don’t have our work life together. If we’re unhappy or unfulfilled there, it bleeds into every other part of our life. Our spouse, our kids — everything we do.

It infects us.

Eats away at us.

Makes us see ghosts.

In any case, freelancing and specifically Upwork was my saving grace. It was how I got my sh*t together and stopped feeling like such a failure. In my opinion, freelancing is the easiest “way out”.

To transition from a job you hate to building your own empire.

In fact, you could likely take whatever you do right now and do it freelance.

And, Upwork is the easiest way to get started freelancing.

You can go right now and find clients on Upwork ready to hire you.


Over 8,000 new projects posted to the site every day.

On average, 2.7 milly in new projects… every single day.

That’s the world we live in. It’s amazing. Of course, the trick is saying the right things on your profile and in your bids on Upwork to get those clients to hire YOU. To choose YOU over the 30 other people bidding on their jobs.

One of the simplest ways to do that is to get Upwork to recommend you.

And, get those clients to invite you to bid on their project.

Your chances of getting hired increase dramatically when that happens.

That’s also the big “secret” behind the method I teach in my Upwork course. It’s about understanding how Upwork’s algorithm works — based on what they themselves have revealed about it.

And, leveraging that to give you an advantage over everyone else there.

And, get clients to invite you to their projects.

Giving you a much greater chance of getting hired.

Again, just gotta put the right words in the right order when it comes to your profile and your bids. That’s what I show you.

If you’re ready to make that leap, you can learn more about the course here:



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I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

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