Freelancers invited to pilot money-making course
A veteran freelancer whose training course on boosting pay in self-employment received national press coverage is calling for volunteers to enrol in a 2018 version built for the web.
But the ex-radio and television host says he’s not after any old freelancer for the trial. “The more cynical and battle-weary [they are], the better,” he told FreelanceUK.
“[We’re seeking those freelancers who] are probably sceptical about whether such a course would be worth their time and cost.”
Sheppard’s thinking seems to be that if the hard-to-please can learn something from his “No Hype, No Nonsense, No BS” video course, it should be a shoo-in for most other freelancers.
This same arresting style -- and language -- helped the forerunner to the online course turn heads, at a time when seminars on developing self-employed careers liked to ‘play it safe.’
Sheppard’s ‘broke the mould’ with advice including:
- Never ask for work
- Forget five days a week
- Tap into people’s fears
- Give in to saying ‘No’ -- no matter how uncomfortable.
In his over four decades of freelancing, Sheppard has spotted his fellow freelancers feeling uncomfortable at something else. Fortunately, it’s something his course covers.
“[I can] not only show you ‘what’ you need to do, you’ll also learn in detail, ‘how’ to create a solid freelance foundation that attracts more inbound enquiries for higher-quality work, from appreciative clients, so you can earn more. [The course] is practical and based on the real world of freelancing”.
Other areas that freelancers who volunteer (and those who go on to pay as customers) will have demystified include ‘bolt-on’ freelance services; surviving and thriving for the long-term, beating the competition and profitability.
“There is so much support to help entrepreneurs,” Sheppard said. “But, I think it’s fair to say that we freelancers are a bit different. And -- up until now, there’s been very little training available for freelancers.”
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