| | Here we go.
It’s Francis here with another Friday edition of The Nomad Newsletter.
Today, I’ve got a treat if you’re an up-n-coming freelancer.
Each of today’s topics are all about the “freedom business” component of nomading. Because sure, sitting on a beach in Bali or roaming the cobblestone streets of Europe is fun.
But if you’re broke and struggling for food, it ain’t as cool.
I promise you.
So that’s why today’s email is loaded with resources, podcast episodes, and potential mentors to help you grow as a freelancer.
Let me tell you this, too...
It actually doesn’t matter if you’re a copywriter, designer, in HR, or working with a particular skill set — succeeding in business comes down to the same formula: persistence, progress, mentorship, and mindset.
All of which I’ll cover in today’s edition, so go ahead and buckle up.
**Side note - if you want to get regular emails on scaling your freelance career, reply back with the word “FREELANCE” and I’ll make sure you get special content on all things freelancing.**
As for me, I’m alright. First week back in Budapest and I’m feelin’ good. I spoke on two different podcasts earlier this week, and I’ll give you an update on those in an upcoming issue.
I'm stupidly excited about today's newsletter...
Because I’ll share businesses and people with whom I personally worked with and credit for helping me thrive as a freelancer. Because of them, I rarely search for clients nor fear rejection when I share my rates.
Check out their links, follow their stuff, and listen to everything these people say.
You’ll thank me later, I promise.
Here’s what I got for you today:
👨 👩 The Dynamic Duo of Freelance Biz Coaching — My 2 Personal Mentors That Accelerated My Business To Earning Over $100k In Less Than A Year As A Copywriter
🧠 The Superwoman of Mindset — Meet My Personal Mindset Mentor That Unblocked My Negative Beliefs & Unleashed My Abundant Mindset That Has Me Traveling The World And Doing What I Love
🖊️ My Personal Cold Pitching Formula To Land $3,000 - $5,000 Monthly Retainers So Simple Even Total Newbies Can Use It
🎙️ 4 Podcast Episodes To Grow Your Freelance Lifestyle Business
Plus, I’ll also share a few more links to help you on your freelance journey.
Just make sure you take a look at everything in this edition, because who knows…
Your path to thriving as a freelancer may only be a click away.
In that case, we better get started!
The First Freelance Copywriting Mentorship I Ever Had —
And One I Suggest To Every Newbie Freelancer
Meet Kira Hug & Rob Marsh of The Copywriter Club
As a freelancer, I’ve invested over $50k in mentorship, coaches, courses, and critiques. And in that time, I’ve fallen victim to a flurry of scams, wannabe gurus, and coaches who really didn’t give two f*cks about student success.
That’s not the case with The Copywriter Club…
Kira and Rob are two incredibly genuine, supportive, knowledgeable, and helpful mentors who made my freelance business what it is today.
Their FREE Facebook group is beginner-friendly, but also loaded with CEOs, hiring managers, agency owners, and other thriving freelancers — all engaging and supporting each other to grow.
| | Join the group to find free trainings almost every day, 6-figure freelancers giving helpful advice, and a real community that cares for each other.
I’ve seen total beginners with ZERO clients go from $0 to $10,00 within months with their help.
Plus, with podcast guests such as Seth Godin, Jay Abraham, Brian Kurtz, Taylor Welch, Stefan Georgi, and Justin Goff…
You can rest assured you’re learning from trustworthy, reliable experts who know what the heck they’re doing.
===>Learn more about Rob & Kira at The Copywriter Club here.
The Greatest Mindset Coach In The World:
You can desire to have a kickass freelance business. You can want to travel the world. You can wish to lose a shi*t ton of weight and get fit. You can want a lot of things…
But if you don’t have the mindset to achieve those goals, then it ain’t happening. For most of us, we learned the hard way. And for a while, I didn’t think I needed mindset training either. That was until I found myself running on fumes for months.
That’s when I fortunately found the woman that changed my life. I’m talking about my mindset coach, Linda Perry. She’s a former attorney, recovering copywriter, and a trusted Mindset Coach for countless business owners.
I’m telling you, this woman changes lives.
| |Personally, I went from battling limiting beliefs, stuck in a cycle of burnout, and feeling lost in my business…to gaining clarity, understanding purpose, and now having so much f*cking fun at work.
All thanks to her.
Like I mentioned above, I’ve invested a lot of money into work, but I think Linda’s training was the best money ever spent. The ROI isn’t just in my income, but also in my fulfillment, happiness, and excitement for the future.
Seriously, check her out if you want to kick some major ass as a freelancer.
===>Go here to see her website.
How I Cold Pitch & Land Clients That Pay Me $3k - $5k Retainers — While Sitting On A Beach In Mexico
I won’t lie to you.
I don’t pitch prospects often anymore. I have a steady flow of work and currently in talks with 1-2 companies I see myself growing with. Don’t get me wrong, I still send out a cold email on occasion, but it’s not a regular thing.
But when I do, I typically get a response and a phone call.
You probably saw something similar in my lead magnet, but I wrote a Medium article to dive deeper into the topic. I thought I had to, especially since I get cold-pitched at least 5x a day with horribly mass-templated emails and DMs.
It’s not hard to do it right.
It just takes some time and a little research.
===>Go here to discover what I do.
Podcast Episodes To Help You Grow
As A Nomadic Freelancer
Fortunately for you, all of this is free and I’m not selling anything.
But over the last year, I’ve spoken on 20+ podcasts about my journey as a freelancer. In most episodes, I share how I went from being a broke, starving, and struggling copywriter to steadily growing a freelance career that gives me freedom, fulfillment, and money in my pocket.
I hope you take a listen to, at least, one of these episodes so you can:
1. Learn more about me and know that I’m just a regular dude who understands the struggle.
2. Pick up one or two actionable ideas to help you build a thriving freelance business.
- How To Make $10k/Month As A Digital Nomad Copywriter w/ The Badass Digital Nomads Podcast - Go here.
- How To Find Your Zone Of Genius w/ The Misfits & Rejects Podcast - Go here.
- Forging Better Habits w/ The Copywriter Club Podcast - Go here.
- From Heroin Addict To World-Traveling 6-Figure Copywriter w/ The Maverick Show Podcast - Go here.
| | Each episode covers a different topic from habits, to mindset, to getting my first client, and creating traction to scale as a freelancer.
I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed recording them!
__________Alrighty, my friend.
Today’s edition was slightly different, right?
I veered away from the usual digital nomad news, review destinations, and feature of nomads doing kickass things. But that was for a reason. I got a few email responses from people on this list asking about how to grow as a freelancer, so I wanted to dedicate an email to do just that.
And I want to make this a regular thing…
So if you want regular emails about scaling your freelance career, getting a steady stream of clients, landing higher paying gigs, and doing so without ever sacrificing your happiness…
Then, reply back to this email with the word “FREELANCE”.
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Great to hear from you.
I hope you have a kickass weekend and get ready for another edition of The Nomad Newsletter on Monday!
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