Introduction to this class message…
Now, before we dive into this class overview together, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for taking the time out of your day to hang out with me and learn more about this online class I’ve created.
Okay, so, here in this first introductory video I’ll be answering the two most important questions students have for every online class…
#1 — What am I going to learn in this class? … and
#2 — Who is going to teach me?
Let’s start with the first question… What am I going to learn in this class?
Well, as you already know this class is called Six Figure Freelancing and as the name implies you’re going to learn how to become a more successful freelancer.
Now you’re probably wondering how we’re going to quantify “success”, right? What unit of measurement will we use to determine our “success”?
Well, we’re going to use something that’s often a heavily-guarded secret, and taboo topic in our society today… Money. We’re going to use money as our unit of measurement.
So when the class title says Six Figure Freelancing, what we’re really talking about here is how to earn a six-figure income, or at least one-hundred-thousand-dollars as a freelancer.
But, learning to earn more isn’t the sole focus of this class, there’s much more to it than that. This class is designed to help you develop your own strategy to make the transition from full-time employee to full-time freelancer AND to earn a six-figure income along the way.
So, if you’re watching this video as an employee today (or as my parents would say, as someone with a “real job”) then I’m here to teach you exactly how I made my transition from full-time employee to full-time freelancer, and also to help you develop your own strategy that will eventually allow you to fire your boss.
And if you’re watching this video as a freelancer then I’m here to share with you some of my tips, tricks, and strategies that will help you start earning more money. I’m here to share with you my recipe for success as a freelancer, the recipe that has changed the trajectory of my life forever.
Sound good? … Great, onto question #2 — Who is going to teach me?
Well I think it’s probably pretty obvious by now that I am going to be teaching you… But who am I and how am I qualified to teach this class?
First off, my name is Nathan Ello and today I am a full time freelancer (more specifically a freelance WordPress developer), I’ve actually been freelancing exclusively (without a “real job”) since February of 2016 but I started my transition from full-time employee to full-time freelancer about 6 months before that, in August of 2015.
While I’ve only been freelancing successfully for the last two years or so I am not so new to the web development world… I’ve actually been developing websites for a little over 10 years now and here’s what my personal journey has looked like.
The very first projects I worked on 10 years ago were all Dreamweaver and Flash… As the years passed on I’d moved over to Joomla and if you fast forward a few more years I’d finally made my way over to WordPress.
Now, I’m just like many of you (or at least I assume I am), and so even when I’m not getting paid to sit in front of the computer you’d probably still find me there anyways… And that’s why I’ve also included Xcode, since iOS game development is something I’m equally passionate about, and in my spare time I enjoy developing mobile games as well.
But hey, we’re not here to talk about passion projects today now are we? So let’s get back down to business…
Over the last 10 years I’ve worked as both a freelancer as well as a few “real jobs” — as my parents call them — employed by various creative agencies throughout the United States.
But today I don’t have a “real job” — and what I mean by that is that I’m not building websites from someone else’s desk, nine-to-five. — Instead, I’m a full-time freelancer — and what that means is that I’m able to earn my living by helping clients solve their problems from the comfort of my home.
Now, the most important thing I want you to learn about me today is this… I believe that transparency trumps secrecy, and with that said I want to share with you my take-home earnings as a freelancer over the last 12 months.
As you can see, I’ve taken home nearly $170K over the last 12 months as a freelancer, while the total revenue I’ve generated has been well north of the $200K mark…
However, if we rewound the clocks back prior to August 2015 my salary at my “real job” was only about $50K…
So, when it comes to making the transition from full-time employee to full-time freelancer while earning at least $100K per year I’m certainly qualified… I’ve done it, it’s worked for me, and I’m here to share the system I’ve developed, the system that’s worked so well for me, with you.
So, if you’re a full-time employee, a full-time freelancer, or somewhere in between I’d encourage you to participate in my course and ask as many questions as you like along the way. I’m here to help you throughout your journey,
One final thing I’d like to share with you is that this isn’t my first time sharing this story with other freelancers… I’ve traveled throughout the United States & Canada speaking at developer conferences and sharing a similar message with their attendees.
But please, don’t just take my word for it, listen to what some of these other freelancers have to say about their experiences with me… These are just a few of the testimonials I’ve received from people I’ve helped become more successful freelancers… I’m going to paraphrase here but please do take the time to read these on your own.
#1 — Justin Frydman (Vancouver, BC)
Justin says, “Nathan has been an integral part of my success since I first joined Codeable. Not only was he the reason I applied, but he also helped mentor and integrate me into their platform once I earned my way in.” (for context, Codeable an outsourcing platform I recommended to Justin since he is also a WordPress developer).
Justin goes on to say “Although I had been freelancing for 6 years full-time, I was mostly dealing with project managers or other developers at remote agencies. I never really had to sell myself beyond the initial consultation… Nathan helped me remind the skills I lacked and truly helped me realize what I am capable of and the value I can bring to clients.
#2 — Tony St. Pierre (Phoenix, AZ)
While researching how to grow my freelance business I came across Nathan’s blog and was truly inspired by his income reports. My curiosity got the best of me and I decided to get in touch with Nathan through Skype to learn more about his success and advice I could apply to my freelancing business.
Nathan’s advice has had an incredible impact and after becoming a part of the Codeable family as he suggested and applied the advice given to me, he has shown me a new light that I didn’t think would be possible.
Tony says, “I’ve worked as a freelancer for 8 years and can honestly say that becoming a part of Codeable was the best decision I have made, and without Nathan, I wouldn’t be part of Codeable.
#3 — Alexandre Levan (Vancouver, BC)
I’ve been freelancing for over 10 years, but always struggled to figure out how to achieve a stable income, let alone anything upwards of $3-5K/mo. It seemed like it would alway see a “feast or famine” situation unless I worked for someone else, or started my own agency and hired staff… Neither option felt in alignment and of the past few years I even contemplated leaving this industry altogether as I found my satisfaction went down and stress only went up as time went on.
After following Nathan’s advice, and after only a few weeks on Codeable I can already report my most successful financial month ever this year and am already noticing a sense of inner fulfillment returning that comes with being rewarded for doing quality work.
So, if you’re ready to share this success with us then I hope you’ll join me for video #2 where we’ll dive into answering the question “who will benefit most from completing this class”… See you there.