Hey @GoodluckChuck I hope you're well my friend!
Because of being inspired by your story among others in this forum, I was able to secure my first web design client and set them up on recurring maintenance! It's a great feeling!
I just wanted to let you know that you impacted my life, and I...
Welp, lol. I was informed yesterday that my contract won't be renewed, and I'll be out June 30.
That's the slowlane for ya I guess...
Now I'll be taking my web design biz over 100% because as of now, I really have no choice but to see it succeed. I have more than enough to see it through. So...
This! Totally true. When I'm off work for my day job, I remind myself of my goals, and where I want to be.
Truly, the thought of impressing the HECK out of my clients is what lights the fire under me. I consistently want to over-deliver. To do that, I need to not only work harder, but work...
MADE MY FIRST REAL SALE!!! Obviously it's not official until the $ gets transferred to me.
My offer was attractive enough and it worked! I'll be doing a website build and Adwords campaigns with local SEO for my new client!
I'm sending my service packages over, and they will...
Got contacted by a potential client today, it's a connection from someone in my own network. They are looking to build up their online presence in the auto parts industry. This potential client is a franchisee for a large auto parts company, and simultaneously wants to build up...
Each journey is different. What works for @GoodluckChuck may not work for you. It's about taking action and finding your unique blend of services that are unique to YOU.
He discovered a market need and took action. He also made the offer so convenient and irresistible for them. Read the...
Just sent the new website to the company owner. He mentioned to me that he's looking forward to connecting after looking over the new site. Good news I think!
I was still so freakin petrified making that call, even though it was great news for them (they get a new website, yay!)...
People only post their life "highlights" and that's all we see. It's all BS.
I really try to avoid most social media if I can, but sometimes it's fun.
If you just accept that most of what you see if total BS, you'll be just fine
Always remember that failure is part of the process. It means you took action, it just didn't work out.
Maybe you could adjust your idea and take it another direction? Keep on testing the market and figure out what works.
Ready, Fire, Aim
Just to clarify, you don't think providing amazing value upfront is a good idea?
Yikes, so get into a "race to the bottom" price war with a million other freelancers? Nah, I'm good.
No disrespect to you, sir! If this is working for you, that's awesome!! I personally want to build up my...
Hey there! The post seems a little scattered but I'll try my best to help.
From my (very limited) experience, when I help others, this helps me in return by making me feel accomplished and good about helping others.
MJ mentions many times that the beauty is in the process. The process of...
@AdamMaxum Good clarification, thanks for asking!
He told me "I've just sunk so much $ into this thing already, it's all such a mess".
So I told him that I'll be back with some real progress and a better solution for him. I'm just going to offer up as much value as possible, showing him that...
Hey! It's been a little while and I've been super busy grinding away!
I've been building a new website for a sheet metal manufacturer in Portland, and I am very close to being done with it!
I'm going to offer to pay for his first year of hosting, just so he feels like a...
I've noticed that the millionaires are the people who take risks that others won't. Those who dare travel down the road less traveled.
Also I firmly believe that creativity is key. Being presented with a problem, and finding a unique and valuable solution every time.
Just a quick note about how the media pushes slowlane living on everyone;
This commercial for 'homes.com' or something, they were showing clips of rich people having a luxurious party in a mansion, having a great time.
It flips to these millennials in a moderately shitty house, fixing it up...
Welcome to the forum!
Sounds like you have a lot of good things going for you (debt-free, good mindset, good work ethic). You're off to a great start.
In the beginning, your one goal should be to help others. In Unscripted, MJ talks about not even mentioning the word money. Think of money as...