Why Some Freelancers Make $80,000 —
While Others Earn $350,000
(Doing Less Work!)
How not to get trapped in the all-too-common
“freelancer’s work cycle” and always make
money, whether you’re writing or not
From the Desk of Nick Usborne …
It’s not by luck or accident that a few freelancers make a great deal more money than most others.
And, it’s certainly not because they are that much better at their craft.
They make great incomes while working fewer hours because they focus on a few core skills that pretty much guarantee an increase in income — month after month, year after year — without working any harder.
They’re just working smarter.
And, that’s what I’d like to talk to you about today.
There are some very simple — yet specific — actions you can take that can dramatically increase your income as a freelancer.
So, even if you’re just starting out and haven’t landed your first client yet, I will show you how to launch your career and earn more from the very first day you hang your freelancing shingle.
Let me prove it to you.
The TRUTH about Freelancing
My name is Nick Usborne. For the past 30 years, I’ve been a freelance copywriter — both for traditional direct-mail and the Web.
I’ve worked for all kinds of companies, many of which you’ll recognize …
Citibank, Apple, Chrysler, Franklin Mint, TV Guide, Yahoo!, America Online, Microsoft, and Disney … and that’s just the start of the list.
It’s a nice line up, and may give you the impression that I was wildly successful from the start.
Let me explain …
We’ve all read that stuff about freelancers taking it easy while lying on the beach, tapping away at their laptops when they feel like it.
But, the “truth” and reality of the typical freelance life is somewhat different.
99% of freelancers live in a cycle that kind of goes like this:
As you can see, it’s dreadfully repetitive. You only get paid when you complete a project.
Once that project is done, it’s up to you to start scrambling again to find more work.
In short, you’re a pieceworker. Should you ever decide to stop working, the money stops.
This is the cycle I fell into for the first 15 years of my freelancing career.
It’s a feast or famine cycle where you’re stressed at the start of each month, wondering if you’ll “make it” this time.
Running my career this way left me feeling totally wiped out and miserable.
Avoid Becoming a Hamster Caught in a Wheel
I wasn’t getting anywhere.
I was just in this closed loop, hoping that the world would be kind to me and keep delivering good clients who had plenty of work for me.
And, despite all my hard work and hustling, I wasn’t any closer to any major goal or destination. I was just going in circles. Like the proverbial hamster on a wheel.
I don’t want you to have to go through the same thing.
There’s no need for it.
Instead of following the path I took, choose to start your career off the right way and you’ll never worry about whether or not you’ll be able to pay the bills …
… You’ll never have to take on projects you don’t like just because you need the money to pay the mortgage or next month’s rent … you won’t have to compromise your values … and you’ll be in control of your business and financial future.
Simply put, going about it the right way truly makes you the captain of your ship, master of your destiny.
Cliché. But absolutely true.
This Is Not Just Some Theory
Whenever I tell freelancers they can launch their careers and start earning the income of a top freelancer right away, I get incredulous looks.
I then try and explain to them that it’s absolutely true.
My private coaching clients have all successfully launched their careers with my guidance.
Usually by the third month of coaching, they’ve applied everything I taught them. As a result, they’ve launched their careers, boosted their income from the very beginning while working less than they expected — and ultimately gained greater freedom over their lives and finances.
“You know, if I hadn't hired Nick, I would be out of the copywriting business by now.”
Katherine Andes, freelance business owner
After seeing this happen time after time, I knew down to my core that I had something great on my hands. Something any freelancer could use to positively improve their careers and lives.
That’s why I’ve decided to put everything I know into a self-study program.
One that walks you through five proven money-making skills in great detail … and shows you how to properly launch (or relaunch!) your career and earn the kind of income you deserve — from the start.
It’s called Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One.
How I Will Help You Earn More
It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer, copywriter, programmer, graphic designer, or any other type of freelance service provider.
With Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One, I’m going to help you master the exact actions and strategies you need to launch a wildly successful freelance career.
Together, we’ll cover everything from your basic business-building advice — setting goals, marketing yourself, landing clients, setting up a proper website — to the more advanced strategies that will catapult you into the top 2% of freelance income earners, if you choose.
“Nick’s one of the most decent, no-BS guys you’ll ever deal with.”
– Bob Bly
Author of over 70 books on writing and marketing,
including the best-selling Copywriter’s Handbook
Let me give you a little taste of what you’ll learn – by allowing me to share with you one of the most powerful income-multiplying strategies any freelance writer can use …
And it’s so, so easy.
So easy, in fact that – when you see how it’s presented in my program, and just how much common sense it makes, you’ll wonder why every copywriter isn’t doing it.
Chances are they’re too busy and too caught up in the “Freelancer’s Cycle” – where they’re too busy getting and doing work so they can get paid, month after month – to see the very real opportunity we freelancers enjoy. In addition, nobody’s told them how to parlay the knowledge they have into double, triple, even four times the income they’d normally make.
One way is a simple little technique I call “Growing Your Circles of Income.”
It works like this …
As you build up your copywriting skills, settle into a niche you enjoy – and become a specialist within that niche (in this program, I show you the best way to do that too … how to thrive as a specialist … and why specialists will forever make more income than generalists), there are ways to “monetize” your knowledge in ways few freelancers know about.
But you will – within minutes of having access to my program …
In fact, when I’m hired by freelancers to do personal coaching, this little secret moneymaker is the one my clients are most excited about (clients who, incidentally, are happy to pay me upwards of $1,000 a day for my income boosting secrets).
For instance, I’ll show you how you can use the very skills you’ve developed to produce valuable content your clients want and need – to create products you can sell over the Internet through specific business content sites, and …
All the Clients You’ll Ever Need or Want!
I’ll show you how you can also use them as highly-effective lead generators (and trust me … you’ll have all the clients you’ll ever need or want, for as long as you like).
Here’s another little freelancer moneymaker I’ll explain in detail in Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One:
I’m constantly amazed how many copywriters reinvent the wheel every time they sit down and write a promotion for the same kind of product for the same kind of client.
I’ll show you the secret to writing ONE AD ONCE – then adapting it to new clients in the same niche over and over and over again … without one ad ever looking like the other. (The only problem with this is getting up the nerve to charge your client thousands of dollars – for a job that took you a few hours to finish! But believe me … you’ll get over it fast when they thank you for the sales your ad generated for them!)
And this is one of my favorites – where you write little articles about what you know: business, specific niches, copywriting … and download them to a simple website (or two, or five or 10). I’ll not only show you how to build these sites quickly and cheaply – but also how to turn them into a stream of cash-generating money machines … without you having to buy, sell, ship, or inventory anything!
I know this sounds like a lot to learn and do. And believe me, there are literally dozens more tips, secrets, and techniques inside this program for boosting your freelance income – not only from me – but from the hundreds of freelancers I’ve known, worked with, and studied over the years.
And yes, there will be some “extra effort” if you want to put all these secrets to work for you …
But only in the beginning …
Like “Pulling a Cash Lever”
Once you’ve structured your freelance business in the proper way – and you have all these cash generating systems in place … it’s just a matter of following my instructions … pulling the cash lever … and waiting for all the new-found income to start pouring in.
Imagine not having to worry every month if you have enough work to get you through to the next …
Imagine not feeling guilty about taking a day or two to be with your family because you know you have money coming in the door … (I know a lot of freelancers who can’t enjoy their “off” time because they’re constantly thinking, “I could be making money if I were at my desk writing.” Not me. And not you when you put my secrets to work for you … )
Imagine going to sleep knowing you’ll wake up richer than you were eight hours earlier … because you have knowledge people and businesses around the world need … and you have a way for them to get it and pay you for it without you having to be there.
Double, Triple, Quadruple Your Income
Imagine how much more fulfilling and rewarding the writer’s life will be when, instead of making a very respectable $50K, $60K, $80K as a freelance writer …
You’re making $160,000 … $240,000 … even $350,000.
And this is the key: You didn’t work any harder than you did the year you made much less!
Best of all, Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One is perfect whether you’re just starting out as a freelancer – or you’re a wily veteran looking for ways to boost your income.
If you’re new, you won’t make the same mistake thousands of freelancers and I made early in our careers – where we were caught in the vicious circle of looking for new work … doing the work so we could get paid … and then looking for more work.
If you’re a working copywriter, you’ll feel like your career has gone through an amazing rebirth – and you’ll not only start every day wealthier, but with more excitement and enthusiasm than you’ve ever had.
By putting the secrets I share with you in this program into action, you’ll:
- Never have to actively look for a client again. They’ll come to you
- Never have to worry about cash flow. I’ll show you how to make so much passive income from the knowledge you already have that writing fees, well, they’ll seem like a nice bonus at the end of the day!
- Never have to work any harder than you’re already working now (In fact, you may even work less!)
Consider this your complete Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in freelance career building.
Because after all, Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One isn’t about just helping you land a few projects here and there to make a few extra dollars.
Quite the opposite.
It’s about radically transforming the way you think about freelancing … It's about launching and running your freelance business with the mindset of an ENTREPRENEUR …
… it’s about blowing the doors off the limits of what you think is possible for you … and going beyond to create the life of your dreams.
Think of it as your step-by-step roadmap to launching your career and skipping the pain and struggle of being a freelance pieceworker … and instead becoming an owner of a freelance business that gives you true time AND financial freedom.
Discover Your True Potential as a Freelancer
I am convinced the vast majority freelancers are operating and earning at a level WAY below their true potential.
And in Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One, I’m going to help you discover what YOUR true potential is.
If all you want is to start earning steady income (which is what most freelancers want), I can show you how to land your first few projects and stop there.
But in my opinion, that’s not good enough.
I want to set you up to earn as much money as you want to make — from the get go.Of course, how much you want to make may be very different from other freelancers …
Already In Business As A Freelancer?
These same principles can help you grow your business and expand it to levels you never thought possible.
Over the last few years, I have coached dozens of copywriters. Some have been just starting out.
But many others have been freelancing for years and simply wanted to build a bigger and better business.
So, if you’re ready to take your freelance career to the next level, Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One can help you starting today.
For some, it’s just a few extra hundred dollars every month.
For others, it’s replacing a $250K income from their high-stress, high-responsibility j-o-b.
But, whatever that number is for you, I want to help you reach it.
Actually, scratch that. I WILL help you reach it — and more.
Together we’ll blast past limiting beliefs of what’s possible for you … and get you in the mindset of earning what you’re truly worth.
Just a few of the things we’ll be covering:
- Why everything you know about goal setting is dead wrong … and the simple process for setting business goals that will unleash a total transformation of your career and finances.
- How to take total control of your freelance business by taking your place in the driver’s seat.
- The easiest way to find and exploit hidden profit opportunities without marketing or “selling” to new clients. Most of these opportunities are in plain sight, yet almost every freelancer misses them.
- How to build on your experience and develop multiple streams of freelance income (this is probably the quickest way to double your income in the next six months).
- Why what you think you can “achieve” as a freelancer is probably way under par … and how to break through the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from meteoric success.
- And much, much more.
As you go through the program, you’ll soon begin to see the bigger picture … a whole new world of freelancing you never knew existed.
Best of all, you’ll be on the path to creating a lifestyle tailored to your preferences … with as much (or as little) “work” as you’d like.
Don’t Fly Blind … Let Me Take You by the Hand
I only wish I had a guide like this to help me when I first started my freelance career 30 years ago.
It would have saved me years of lost time, frustration, and self-doubt.
I can’t stress it enough: I don’t want that to happen to you.
“Awed by this material”
“Frankly, despite 15 years of freelancing, I was still completely awed by this material. I think Nick’s program is the most transformative thing a freelancer could read.
“This is so far beyond the usual business advice that you will feel more inspired, more capable, and more in control than ever before. Applying any one of these easy-to-grasp ideas will change your income forever.”
– Nan Hughes, freelance business owner
That’s why I’ve designed this program to be like having me sit down with you, with a pen and yellow legal pad in hand, ready to come up with a plan to launch your career properly.
At no point will you feel lost.
Everything is laid out logically and elegantly. You’ll think to yourself, “Hey, I could easily do this!” instead of feeling overwhelmed and uncertain.
That’s because we’ll also be covering things like:
- Understanding the key difference between goals, strategies, and tactics. Knowing these slight differences alone can literally transform your career overnight.
- How to go “gap hunting” — this little gem is something practically every freelancer misses. But when applied, will give your career focus, direction, and will maximize your income in no time at all.
- The “paired approach” to setting yourself apart from the competition in order to have clients come to you.
- Why almost 99% of freelancers undervalue their time and fees — and how to start charging what you’re TRULY worth and have your clients be perfectly okay with it.
- The one thing you need to know about business and personal “personas” … and why knowing this will make you more money.
- How to properly take stock of your skills — and then create a roadmap to produce two, three, even four new income streams for your business.
- One proven tip to charging more than the competition (Hint: This is how companies are ALWAYS able to charge more than a freelancer working alone).
- And much, much more.
All that’s left is for you to simply follow the clearly laid out plan I’ve prepared for you …
Your 30-Day Roadmap to Freelance Success
“Nick’s coaching has saved me a great deal of time and money that I would have spent running down blind alleys. Easily one of the best investments I’ve ever made.”
– Bob Ellal, freelance business owner
Not only am I going to give you everything you need to launch your career and earn more from the very beginning, but I’m also going to help you get it all started in just 30 days.
Every day will be mapped out for you.
You will have certain actions to take. Follow them and you will have the beginnings of a VERY successful freelance business in a very short period of time.
Just think: You’ll be able to hand-pick only those clients you want to work with … and only on those projects you enjoy doing.
Your income will increase month after month, without having to “sell” yourself to potential clients.
And, you’ll be the one in control.
Let other freelancers be hamsters. Not you.
Will You Take the Road Less Traveled?
It’s unfortunate that most freelancers have to live in the feast or famine cycle I described earlier.
Because it truly doesn’t have to be that way.
If you’ve read this far, then I know you’re one of the few that are committed to a better career and a better life.
With the information you’re about to learn, you’re going to be able to launch your career and make a BIG splash in the marketplace.
Normally, it would take three months of private coaching to give you all the knowledge I’ve packed into Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One.
What’s more, it would require an investment of $3,950 (my price for a three-month coaching contract).
But, as I mentioned earlier, I decided to create this program to make it affordable for any freelancer who has the desire and is willing to put forth the effort to create an amazing career.
That’s why you won’t pay anywhere near $3,950 to get this career-changing information.
Or even $1,500.
“My Only Regret Is Not Finding Nick Sooner!”
“In terms of Return on Investment, Nick paid for himself in the very first month. My online sales are booming, I just landed a lucrative writing contract, and have a renewed focus and energy that will continue to guide me for years to come. My only regret in hiring Nick is not finding him sooner!”
– Cari Haus, freelance business owner
Considering the time and frustration it will save you … and how much money you stand to make right off the bat … most freelancers would happily pay $500 for a self-study program like this.
But you won’t even pay that much.
Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One is a small investment of $297.
Once you receive online access you’ll be able to:
- Set goals (the right way)
- Launch your career and market your services in a way that you won’t have to “sell” yourself
- Make each month better than the last
- Create the kind of freelance business that will pay and support you for years to come
- Sit in the driver’s seat of your career
Plus, you’ll know exactly what steps to take first, and when, with your 30-day roadmap.
Get Results, or Get Your Money Back
for a FULL Year
I am so completely confident that Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One will transform your career and your life in such a positive way that I’m willing to make you this guarantee and promise.
Order the program today and give it an honest go.
Follow the 30-day roadmap. Work on each of the five core skills of a successful freelancer.
If, when it’s all said and done, you haven’t seen RESULTS … send it on back.
Whether that’s three months from now or up to a year from now, just call AWAI’s Member Services at 866-879-2924, and you’ll receive a prompt and courteous refund. That’s right – you have a full 365 days to test-drive this program.
So, if you’re serious about your freedom … and serious about your freelance business — this is it.
It’s your opportunity to finally make the changes you’ve wanted to in your life. The opportunity to have the money and time to do what you want, whenever the mood strikes.
What Kind of Freelancer Will You Be?
Given the same levels of skills, and the same opportunities, no two freelancers will make the same amount of money.
One of them will make more. Sometimes a lot more.
It doesn’t mean he or she works harder, or for more hours.
It simply means that he or she is working smarter.
She is choosing more profitable clients, or more profitable projects. She is making better use of her time and billing more hours. She is building on her strengths, month by month. And she is finding new ways to leverage her skills and knowledge to create new sources of income.
And that’s what Profitable Freelancing: The Definitive Guide to Earning More Money as a Freelancer from Day One will do for you.
It will help you master the core skills that will help you be in control of your business — and become the copywriter that earns more than the rest.
You’ll work less … see your income grow every year … choose what projects you want to work on … and live life on your terms.
So please, don’t go it alone.
Let’s get your career started together.
To your freedom,