NO ONE SHOULD PUT ALL THEIR WORK EGGS IN ONE BASKET

Freelance without Upwork

... Or Fiverr... Streamline your business, create professional systems, diversify your marketing and reach more clients.

what if you could...

Win clients from multiple sources and confidently steer them through the contract, project management and payment process on your own.

Not sure where to start when it comes to finding clients off? How will you format and send proposals? What about contracts and accepting payments?

where do you even start?

Setting up your own systems and trying to secure clients has you spinning your wheels...


➡️ You're not sure your website is ready to win you business from prospective clients. Where do you find them anyway?


➡️ Creating proposals and breaking up projects into milestones feels difficult to manage.


➡️ What happens if a client just doesn't pay you? You're not sure about doing business without Upwork's "protection" or working under the stewardship of other marketplaces.

it's not that complicated!

If you start to optimize your business systems and marketing practices while leveraging marketplaces like Upwork, growth doesn't have to be hard.

I've been freelancing full-time both on and off Upwork for the past 9 years. I'll walk you through the steps to winning and working with clients both on and off Upwork and other platforms.

This is for you if you have been reliant on Upwork or a different marketplace as a single source of clients OR if you're just starting out as a freelancer and need to get a foothold.

my freelancing journey

I built my website design business on Upwork in 2015 - but I never wanted to depend on Upwork for my income stream, so I immediately set out to build up the systems I needed to find and work with clients off Upwork as well.

Upwork is a great marketplace to find clients, but let's be honest, not everyone on the platform is looking to pay good rates, and 10% is a decent cut of your income.

In order to reach clients off of Upwork, I made sure my business was super specific in terms of who it served. This allowed me to build out marketing and referral systems that reduced my dependence on Upwork. (And it actually helped me to win clients there too - still does).

In order to confidently pitch and work with clients off of Upwork, I developed sales systems that both assured prospective clients that I was professional and trustworthy, and helped me to reduce or automate the admin that came with proposals, project management, contracts and getting paid.

Today, I run a (low) six-figure business. I still work with clients from Upwork but they come to me from lots of other places too!


just imagine

You can increase your potential client reach, your revenue and even your rate by providing an excellent client experience off Upwork.

'Break up with upwork' gets into all of the details

AND MORE!

are you ready?

Get more freedom in your business without any of the overwhelm.

Don't waste your time on social media or your money on ad spend. I'll walk you through the steps of taking your freelancing business to the next level while leveraging multiple sources to find clients.

break up with upwork

(or at least have an open relationship if that's your kind of thing)

This video course with additional resources shows you how to optimize your business to boost your client conversion both on and off Upwork and to implement new tech systems (they're easy!!) to send proposals and collect payments from your clients. Leverage multiple client lead sources AND refine and optimize your business for greater profitability and sanity as a business-owner.

MAKE YOUR WEBSITE YOUR BEST SALES REP

CREATE PAYMENT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

BUILD CLIENT REFERRAL STREAMS

IMPROVE YOUR CLIENT MANAGEMENT

→ WHAT’S INCLUDED.

Where to Find & How to Win Clients

We'll go over differentiating yourself and your services, optimizing your website, which professional directories to use, how to network and build referral sources, how to leverage social media (without all the content creation), Google Search Console & basic SEO.

implementing New Tech Systems

The systems you need to create to win and secure business and how to set up proposals, milestone-based projects, contracts and accept payments without relying on Upwork's (or anyone else's) tech.

DON'T SPIN YOUR WHEELS. CREATE BETTER, SMARTER SYSTEMS.

You can market yourself and create the systems you need to have full control over your client & project management and your fees.

and more

I asked Liz and Claire, co-creators of the Ditto project management & payment platform to join me in sharing their freelance wisdom.

1

HOW TO WRITE A WINNING PROPOSAL

Techniques to make sure that you're addressing all of your prospective clients needs and built trust so that you're more likely to win the work!

2

RECOMMENDED PRICING STRATEGIES

There are many different ways that you can go about pricing your work and your project. We go over the best method and the pros & cons of each.

3

HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR PROJECTS

There's a reason why Upwork recommends that you break up big projects into milestones. We show you how to do the same without their platform.

4

HOW TO PRESENT YOUR WORK TO CLIENTS

How you present your work to your clients makes a big difference to how they feel about the project (and how likely they'll be to recommend you to others).

5

HOW TO TACKLE SCOPE CREEP

Ah, scope creep. Every freelancer's nightmare and unfortunately, a common occurrence. We'll discuss strategies to turn scope creep into additional profit.

6

HOW TO HANDLE REVISIONS

Revisions are part of most projects. Here's how to make the revision process crystal clear and make sure your project runs smoothly.

P.S. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE DITTO TO LEARN FROM THIS COURSE.

The Ditto platform makes all the techniques and best practices that we teach easier to implement, but I'll also show you other ways to create your systems.

Freelance Without Upwork

UPLEVEL YOUR FREELANCING BIZ WHILE YOU UNCHAIN IT FROM ANY SINGLE CLIENT SOURCE

💥 Optimizing Your Website


💥 Building Systems (Overview)


💥 Using Ditto to Implement Proposal, Contract & Protected Payment


💥 Low-Tech Ways to Handle Proposal, Contract & Payment


💥 How to Write A Winning Proposal


💥 How to Structure Your Project


💥 How to Get Paid


💥 How to Tackle Scope Creep& Revisions


💥 Where to Find Clients


💥 How to Leverage Social Media


💥 SEO Basics


💥 Google Search Console & Google Tools for Discoverability


💥 Can You Take Clients Off Upwork?

$129

THIS COURSE IS FULL OF SO MUCH INFORMATION ON OPTIMIZING A FREELANCING BUSINESS BOTH ON AND OFF UPWORK

I believe in this content so much that I will offer a 100% refund within 10-days of purchase.


All you have to do is view at least 10% of the content and contact me within 10-days.

you asked

Freelance Without Upwork is for freelancers in any stage of business who are looking to create more professional business systems and win clients.

I'm NOT ON upwork but i want to GROW MY bUSINESS. Is this course for me?

Yes! You do not have to have an established business on Upwork. This course will actually help you to win more clients and become more confident with client & project management both on and off Upwork. The more experience you have working with clients, the faster you'll be able to scale with this course BUT freelancers who are just starting out are also welcome.

what if i don't want to break up with upwork entirely?

You don't have to! I still get business through Upwork even though I work with a majority of my clients off of the platform. In fact, in this course I'll tell you why you might want to consider staying on Upwork even though you should free your business from being completely dependent on it.

I already have some business systems in place. does this course apply to me?

If you already have business systems in place for proposals, contracts and payment then you will still benefit from the marketing and strategy pieces of this course. If you already LOVE the systems you have, then you may not derive the full benefit of those sections. If you feel like your systems could use some improvement, then this course will help you to uplevel what you already have.

Freelance Without Upwork

UPLEVEL YOUR FREELANCING BIZ WHILE YOU UNCHAIN IT FROM ANY ONE CLIENT SOURCE

💥 Optimizing Your Website


💥 Building New Systems (Overview)


💥 Using Ditto to Implement Proposal, Contract & Protected Payment


💥 Low-Tech Ways to Handle Proposal, Contract & Payment


💥 How to Write A Winning Proposal


💥 How to Structure Your Project


💥 How to Get Paid


💥 How to Tackle Scope Creep& Revisions


💥 Finding Clients


💥 How to Leverage Social Media


💥 SEO Basics


💥 Google Search Console & Google Tools for Discoverability


💥 Can You Take Clients Off Upwork?

$129

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