What's included in the Freelancing Foundations Track
These self-paced courses are a combination of written instruction, videos, downloadable checklists, and more.
Planning Your Exit Strategy
Prepare to make the leap to full-time self-employment.
Up and Running with Your Freelance Business
Learn the ins and outs of starting a business in the United States.
Finding Your Focus
Dig into what you do, why you do it, and who you serve.
Understanding Legal Matters
Learn how to work with contracts, proposals, invoices, and more.
Communicating with Confidence
Master the art of great customer conversations.
After going through Freelancing Foundations you'll...
Be able to effectively plan your transition from employment to self-employment
Have a step-by-step guide for setting up your business’s legal and financial structure
Have a basis for your marketing plan so you can clearly articulate your core audience and offerings
Know how to avoid common pitfalls that cost other freelancers lost opportunity and revenue
Feel confident in written and spoken conversations with clients and prospects
The Fearless Freelancer was created for those who want to earn a good living doing the work they love, independently.
You’re good at what you do. You know there are people out there who could benefit from your services. You’re not wired for traditional employment and feel the tug of self-employment on your sleeve. But you’re not sure how to successfully make the leap. That’s why the Fearless Freelancer exists. Through hands-on lessons and real-world experience, we’re on the journey with you.
Registration is limited to the first 80 folks that are ready to become Fearless Freelancers.
As a founding student, you'll receive access to the 5 courses that make up the Freelancing Foundations Track on December 4, 2017. You'll also have the opportunity to provide feedback that will help shape course content for both yourselves and future students.
If you’re a new freelancer, I’m sure you just want to dive in and spend all your energy on your client work. But you’re pretty likely to run into headaches if you never put a thought into organization, legal filing, accounting, or other business basics. I wish I would have had Carrie’s advice when I started my freelance business.
Carrie is an outstanding educator and thought-leader in the WordPress and freelance communities. She is dedicated to empowering others with the knowledge to build successful careers. I encourage you to learn something from her!
Why I Created the Fearless Freelancer
Hey, I'm Carrie Dils. I used to sit in traffic an hour and a half every day just for the privilege of going to a job I hated. I was making good money, but I was miserable and restless. My creativity was lost somewhere in that cube farm. I needed a change of pace and room to breathe. So I made an escape plan.
My way out was to dust off my web development skills and leverage that for side income. But the problem was that I knew nothing about running a business: how to handle taxes, find good clients, or even market myself. Hundreds of web projects later (and plenty of lessons learned the hard way), I know how to transition a side gig into a legitimate, profitable business.
Is it all rainbows and unicorns now? Not exactly, but I know a heck of a lot more about running a web business than I did 15 years ago when I finally left that cube. If you’re feeling stuck, you do have the power to break out and I can help. I don’t have any get rich quick schemes, but I can teach you how to run a sustainable, profitable freelance business doing the work you love.