You’ve got a skill, something you’re really good at. Maybe it’s designing websites, developing web apps, creating content, or managing social media. Whatever your skill is, you’ve discovered people are willing to pay you money in exchange for it.

That’s powerful. And it empowers you to start your own business as a freelancer. It’s an opportunity to work for yourself, on your own terms, with the freedom and flexibility to choose work you love.

Here’s the catch: Running a business is hard. There are a lot of hats you’ll have to wear that have absolutely nothing to do with your core skill. If you don’t figure out how to effectively manage your business, you won’t make it.

I’ve walked this path for 20+ years, I know what it takes, and I want to share it with you. That’s why I created The Fearless Freelancer®. It’s a series of self-paced courses based on my personal experience of running a successful freelance business.

I can’t help you get rich overnight. Or teach you how to automate your entire business from a beach in Tahiti. But I can teach you the essentials of running a business.

Howdy, I’m Carrie Dils.

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.

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.

Carrie Dils, Founder of The Fearless Freelancer®

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 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.

Ready to become a fearless freelancer?

Start learning the essentials of running a business doing the work you love.

Ready to become a fearless freelancer?

Start learning the essentials of running a business doing the work you love.


Looking for courses on WordPress, front-end web development, or building business websites with the world’s most popular content management systems? Check out Carrie’s courses on LinkedIN Learning (formerly Lynda.com).

LinkedIN Learning logo