You can make a full-time income as a well-paid Freelancer
It’s very achievable in our booming “gig economy”
Hi, I’m Les Blythe
Could be you hate your job (the commute, feeling bullied/insecure), maybe you’re worried about affording retirement, perhaps you just need a fresh challenge.
Let me help you launch your FREELANCING CAREER – I’ll make sure you get started the right way
“Les had such a tremendous impact on my career. His in-depth knowledge of the freelancing world and digital marketing industry opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities! I consider his mentorship the best gift to me and, with his guidance, I went back and drew up bigger plans for the year.” – Godfrey W
“If you’re prepared to invest time and effort in yourself you can become a well-paid Freelancer (just like Godfrey did)”
I charge my freelance clients $125/hr for my time
Businesses pay me $1,000’s for my services (including monthly retainers of up to $3,000)
Check out my proof of earnings below
This is what my freelance business website looks like
If I can do it, you can do it too – it really is that simple!
Let me help you get your head around this whole freelancing thing…
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions I get from freelancers just setting out on their journey – did I mention it was a journey and not overnight riches, I did? GOOD!
Q – Can I REALLY make good money freelancing?
A – Yes, you most definitely can. I do it every month, hundreds of people I personally know do the same.
Q – How much can I earn?
A – That’s a really tough question to answer because it depends on a lot of variables such as:
- Do you have a maketable skill or are you prepared to learn one?
- Is there a specific area of freelancing you want to focus on (I concentrate on freelance technical content writing)?
- Are you prepared to invest in your future (time and some money)?
- How many hours a day are you willing to work?
- Will you listen and increase your prices when the time is right – something I’ll always advise you to do?
With that said, it’s not at all unreasonable to reach $1,000/month within 1-3 months, $2,000/month within 6 months, and $3- 5,000/month after that (this is exactly what I did when I got started).
“Top freelancers earn $10-$15,000/month and some much more”
Let’s consider freelance (content) writing – where I concentrate my efforts:
Q – Why would anyone pay me to write content for them?
A – Traditional marketing (television, radio, magazines, Yellow Pages) is becoming less effective Samantha, and modern businesses are turning to marketing online in their droves. Because of this, the demand for quality content is growing massively and is set to do so for many years to come.
Q – What kinds of content can I write?
A – The range of content needed to fuel the online explosion is huge and includes whole websites, blog posts, articles, social media pieces (FB, LinkedIn, Twitter), white papers, video scripts, emails and email sequences, eBooks, guides, infographics, white papers, case studies, newsletters, webinars, press releases and more…
Q – What kind of writing do you suggest I concentrate on and why?
A – You can make good money writing any of the content I’ve listed above and I’ve written all of them over the last few years. With that said, I’ve moved my business more towards a “Content Marketing” model now as the demand for this service is booming.
Here’s a definition of content marketing from the Content Marketing Institute:
Q – Why wouldn’t a company just hire their own in-house writer?
A – They do Ronald, however here are three key reasons they’d rather use you. 1) They don’t have to pay you a monthly salary or take care of other expenses like benefits, sick leave, paternity leave etc. so they actually save money. 2) The demand for content is so huge they can’t produce enough with the small teams they usually have in-house. 3. They can take you on as and when needed as demand for content spirals unexpectedly.
YOU WRITE FOR MONEY – COMPANIES NEED YOU TO WRITE FOR THEM
IT’S THE PERFECT WIN-WIN
And the final question I get asked all the time:
Sounds great Les, but is it really worth my time and effort to get into freelancing?
You decide – $9,180 for just over a month’s work FROM A SINGLE CLIENT (typically I work for 3-5 clients at a time)
Want to learn more? Check out this blog post for a ton of freelancing advice and tips: