What if you could finally build a freelance business that lets you take control of your life?

If you desire the freedom and lifestyle that comes from freelancing, BUT…

  • … you have no idea how to consistently find clients.
  • … you're not sure what clients are willing to pay for.
  • … you're tired of feeling like no one wants to pay fairly for your work.
  • … or you're just plain overwhelmed and don't know where to start.

Then you are in the right place!

Hi, I'm Matt Inglot

I freed myself from the corporate world over a decade ago by deciding to start building websites as a freelancer. This journey lead to the freedom and time to travel, work on my schedule, and building the business up to 6 figure profits.

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You may have heard of me on publications and podcasts like:

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But when I started freelancing, I had no idea what I was doing.

My own freelancing journey started very abruptly. One day I sat down to my desk at work only to find that my computer login no longer worked.

The startup that I was working for had run out of money. I was laid off, effective immediately.

I was shocked. And frankly terrified. That job was my income, and my bank account was dwindling rapidly.

I wasn't eager to repeat the soul-crushing "corporate experience" that I had just been ejected from. So I figured why not try to find my own clients and freelancing for them? Instead of diving back into a cubicle?

I started telling everyone I met that I built websites. It didn't matter if you were a friend, cashier at a store, family, or even a barista serving me coffee.

Pretty soon I met someone that did need a website. And they were willing to pay me the princely sum of $300 to build it for them!

I was ecstatic as I deposited that first check. I was now working for myself! And this was just the beginning...

Soon I found another project! A local business owner had no idea how to get online but knew the internet was important. By the time I had walked out of his store I had spent $40 with him, but he had written me a check for $700, payment upfront for a website.

Pretty soon I was meeting clients at local coffee shops, building websites in my basement apartment, and starting to grow a client base. And I had almost complete control of my schedule, doing client work at the times that suited me, and never having to "wait out the clock" just to get paid.

Oh and my rates were going up the whole time too. Today my website services start at $20,000.

A decade later that one decision to find clients instead of another employer has allowed me to create a life that I never dreamed of.

Deciding to go out on my own has created the time, location, and financial freedom that makes me thrilled to wake up everyday (without an alarm clock of course).

This freedom has allowed once-in-a-lifetime experiences like:

  • Living in Croatia for a month to rock climb by day and get client work done in evenings.
  • Proposing to my wife while hiking through the Tatra Mountains on a 2 month tour of Poland.
  • Ice-climbing and dog-sledding in the Canadian Rockies for our honeymoon.
  • And even wandering through the abandoned streets of Chernobyl (yes, I'm weird like that).
Ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies.
Ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies.
Climbing up seaside cliffs in Croatia.
Spending mornings rock climbing on sea-side cliffs in Croatia.
You can tell by my hair that we were well into the trip.
Getting engaged on a 2 month trip through Poland because why not?

Introducing Freelance Start:
Your Step-by-Step System to Find Freelance Clients

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Working with freelancers, I quickly learned that it's not a lack of information that holds people back from building the freelance business that they desired.

The problem is a lack of guidance, a blueprint, on how to put it all together into a step-by-step plan.

Freelance Start is that missing blueprint. From figuring out who your ideal client is to building a consistently growing client base, everything has been broken down for you in as much detail as possible.

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As a direct result of this course, by engaging my networks and following Matt's advice for writing proposals and conducting client meetings, I have already signed two significant clients that are each a great fit for my expertise. Further, I have begun building a network that is generating new leads for me to pursue as I look beyond my current projects.

Jake Martin White, Freelance Start Student

Every Successful Freelance Business MUST Systematize These Four Components:
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Identify and Validate Your Ideal Clients

  • Turn the skills that you already have into services that clients want to pay you for.
  • Apply my exact framework to identify the types of clients who are perfect for the type of freelancing business that you want to build.
  • Learn how to avoid the #1 mistake that freelancers make that practically guarantees that they'll forever struggle to get paid what their worth, no matter how hard they work.
  • Learn how to create an Ideal Client Profile so you can identify exactly what you're looking for in a great client (and communicate this in a way that generates referrals).
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Repeatedly Get in Front of Your Ideal Clients

  • Discover how the most desirable clients actually look for freelancers (you'll be surprised what the great clients actually do).
  • Learn my exact system for getting introductions and referrals to the people that can connect you to your target clients.
  • Learn how to leverage local meetups, events, and even online communities to rapidly meet people that need your help, or can refer someone who does (I did this as super shy 20 year-old, you can do it too!).
  • Learn how to use real-world conversations with prospective clients to refine your Ideal Client Profile so that you're attracting the perfect paying clients for you.
  • Learn how to create a powerful Client Acquisition Plan with exact steps that you can follow week-by-week to continuously get in front of ideal clients.
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Get Paid! Close Deals
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  • Follow my exact sales call outline that I use to repeatedly close business, and quickly disqualify prospects that aren't a good fit (this has personally allowed me to win 7 figures in contract work).
  • Learn the real reasons why clients buy or don't buy, and how to win the deal before you've even written the proposal.
  • Get access to the proposal format that has consistently closed projects (even though my price is often the "highest quote").
  • Learn how to price your services with several tested models (and learn which 3 disastrous pricing approaches to avoid...).
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Create Recurring Income From Happy Clients Who Work with You For Years

  • Learn why it's so dangerous to just "wing it" with projects when somebody agrees to work with you and the steps that you can take to build a solid foundation right from the start of the engagement.
  • How to avoid the painfully common errors that most freelancers make which destroy client relationships (you won't believe how easy it is to make some of these).
  • How to prevent "scope-creep" in your projects and never be stuck working hours that you're not being paid for.
  • How to get off the treadmill of needing endless new clients to support yourself and the simple business shift that leads to multi-year engagements and avid referrals.
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Hear how Freelance Start student Daniel Barbour got clients after starting with no experience.

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Follow a Detailed Freelancing Roadmap Built on Taking Action

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STEP-BY-STEP VIDEOS WALKING YOU THROUGH THE FREELANCE START SYSTEM - OVER 7.5 HOURS OF LESSONS

Each module consists of detailed step-by-step video lessons that have been carefully developed and revised to walk you through building up a freelance client base.

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CLEAR ACTION STEPS FOR EACH LESSON MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT

Never be left wondering what the "next step" is. Every lesson ends with a clear summary of the actions to take after viewing it.

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A LIBRARY OF SCRIPTS, TEMPLATES AND WORKSHEETS

Get access to proven scripts, templates, and worksheets based on the materials and processes that I created for my own website development business.

Not sure how to reach out to people in your network? There's a script for that. Not sure what questions to ask at a sales meeting? There's a script for that too. Need to write a proposal? I've got you covered with a template that has helped me close 7 figures worth of business.

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LEARN IN YOUR PREFERRED FORMAT: HD VIDEO, AUDIO, AND TRANSCRIPT FORMATS ARE PROVIDED FOR ALL LESSONS

All lesson videos are closed-captioned, and also available in high quality audio .mp3 format as well as transcribed into downloadable PDF format. Learn in your favourite format.

PLUS:
Lifetime Access to the Private Freelance Start Community - Full of Peers That "Get It" and Want You to Succeed

With Freelance Start you get access to a Slack community filled with fellow freelancers where you can:

  • Get advice and help with any of the material.
  • Talk through your business challenges.
  • Or simply chat around the virtual "water cooler" with others that "get it".
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"One of the most valuable parts of the course is the sharing and case studying. We can "learn" a concept easily. But it's a different matter to actually integrate the concept into our practice.

The slack channel really helps with this by facilitating a thoughtful conversation with other students. And Matt chips into conversation with his experience and suggestions, which really helps. "

Charles Chiu, Freelance Start Student

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Your Questions Answered

  • My skillset is ______. Is Freelance Start a good fit for me?

    Freelance Start is intended for anyone that has a creative or technical skillset.

    Examples include app developers, programmers, graphic designers, writers, marketers, and any other skill that a business or nonprofit clients are likely to need.

    This is NOT a course on how to get "side gigs" like mowing lawns, delivering groceries for people, or driving for a ride share.

  • Am I good enough at my skillset to freelance?

    Almost certainly yes! Clients exist at all levels of budget and experience level.

    If you're starting out, don't expect to be winning a Fortune 500 client tomorrow, and there's no need to do so. There are countless "mom and pop" small businesses whose budget doesn't allow them to hire a seasoned professional. And they still need help!

    Case in point: I sold my very first website, as a complete amateur, to a client who only had $300 to spend. I gained value experience working with a client, and the client got a website for an extraordinarily reasonable price.

    My experience and price increased with every project. Now my minimum budget is $20,000. And I regularly close deals worth several times that.

    Don't let a lack of experience stop from getting started.

    If you know enough that an average company would hire you for an entry-level position for that skill (eg. junior developer, junior copywriter, etc), then you are good to go!

  • What makes Freelance Start different from other courses?

    I have spent years breaking down what makes a successful freelance business, and converting that into a step-by-step process. On top of my own 12 years of experience in web development, I have poured through 150 hours of interviews with successful freelancers and agency owners. And I have spoken with hundreds of freelancers who are struggling.

    These are not random tactics jumbled together into a "course". This is step-by-step learning, based on real world data and experience.

  • I have been freelancing for a while, can I still take this course?

    If you are struggling with any of the following…

    • Figuring out who your ideal client is…
    • Working out the math required to actually meet your financial goals…
    • Setting up a regular system for generating leads…
    • Creating a process for turning those leads into clients…
    • Learning how to price yourself effectively…
    • Or creating a system to manage your client work…

    Then Freelance Start can help you transform your business. It took me years to figure these things out in my own website business.

  • How long will it take me to find clients?

    If you follow the course roughly at the intended pace, I expect you to have a detailed client acquisition plan within 3-4 weeks.

    From there the time to win that first client really depends on how quickly and diligently you execute that plan each week and also the type of clients and projects that you're seeking.

    For example selling services to small businesses tends to be the fastest route, because they can make decisions quickly, often within weeks. Nonprofits are slower since they often have a more complex approval process such as requiring approval from a board. And selling a major project to an enterprise could take many months.

    However Freelance Start is a self-paced course, so you're encouraged to work at the pace that makes sense for you. As long as you do the work, put in consistent effort each week you'll get there.

  • What if I discover that the course isn't right for me?

    If Freelance Start does not deliver on your expectations, then I don't want your money. Your investment in this course is protected by my 100% Risk-Free 60 Day Guarantee.

    That's more than enough time to try out every lesson in this course, get assistance from the private community, and if you selected the Premium option, to have received extensive help from me personally.

  • Can I still get this tuition rate later?

    I firmly believe in rewarding (NOT punishing) students for taking decisive action. The next time I open the course to my list, I expect the tuition to be $1,000.

By enrolling today:

  • You are locking-in the best price available (tuition is going up to $1,000 shortly).
  • You are receiving lifetime access to all future versions of the Freelance Start course materials.
  • You get to start transforming your freelance business immediately, with no risk to you (thanks to my 100% Risk-Free 60-day Money-Back Guarantee).

So where will you be next year? Still sitting at your cubicle daydreaming about living the freelance life?

Or will you have made a whole year of progress, with the help of a step-by-step system and support from a freelancing community that wants you to succeed?

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"When I decided to leave my agency job and freelance, my biggest fear was "how will I find enough clients to sustain a living?"

Matt's advice on finding clients was practical and accessible. The course is not about fancy or expensive tricks for marketing. It is practical, time-tested, foundational advice for refining a business focus and leveraging connections to identify people who could benefit from the services I offer.

As a direct result of this course, by engaging my networks and following Matt's advice for writing proposals and conducting client meetings, I have already signed two significant clients that are each a great fit for my expertise. Further, I have begun building a network that is generating new leads for me to pursue as I look beyond my current projects.

The very practical approach has also changed how I work with clients. My proposals and projects are now better focused on my clients' business goals. I onboard clients and communicate with them more intentionally. I am finding that my projects are better kept in focus, my work is more exciting, and my clients are happier, seeing a direct connection between my work and the results they are looking to achieve.

The course has strengthened my confidence in my ability to find new work when I need it, and I have developed capacity in my business to be selective about the projects that I take on."

Jake Martin White, Freelance Start Student

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"Matt helped me better understand the value of the clients I have so I can make better decisions on the clients I want to attract and work with in the future (and, conversely, the types of clients I want to avoid like the plague). This is going to pay big dividends for my consulting firm in the near future. I highly recommend Matt's work."

Tom Morkes, Consultant and Agency Owner

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"I have been involved with at least 15 major online course, program, book and software launches over the past few years. And in spite of that, I was blown away by the quality of the Freelance Start course Matt has created. There's no doubt in my mind he is totally committed to doing whatever it takes to have his students be successful, and that kind of dedication and commitment is something we should all strive toward."

John Corcoran, Former Clinton White House Writer, Chief Revolutionary of SmartBusinessRevolution.com

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TRY FREELANCE START FOR 60‑DAYS COMPLETELY RISK-FREE

If you complete the exercises in Freelance Start and feel that you have NOT received at least several times the value of your investment in the course, then I don't want your money.

That's why I'm extending an iron-clad no-catch 60-day money back guarantee.

That's enough time to…

  • Go through all the modules in the course.
  • Complete the exercises and put that material into action.
  • Get 3 months of support from myself and the rest of the Freelance Start community.

If you decide that all of the above has not created real value for you, no problem. Email me at anytime within 60 days of purchasing the course.

Let me know why it fell short for you, show your work (for my reference only, I have no intention of keeping your money because you "didn't do enough"), and I will refund your entire Freelance Start tuition. No excuses or small print exceptions.