Freelancing, or being a soloprenuer, shouldn’t be free. In fact, it shouldn’t be anywhere near free. We know how difficult it can be to get paid well, find bigger clients, and manage everything yourself. We know because we’ve been there and made it through the other side. This page is full of resources that we wish we had then.

Freelance & Solopreneur Business Health Check


It’s so common to be swept up in the day to day hustle that you lose sight of the big picture issues that may be getting in the way of your freelance success. That’s why we created this helpful questionnaire: By answering a few key questions, you can begin to understand what areas to celebrate, and which ones need attention.

Accessing the questionnaire is easy and free. Simply enter your name and email below and you’ll be automatically redirected to the downloadable PDF. We’ll also email you a copy, just in case.

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This is everything you need to craft effective proposals that win jobs and close leads. Remove the guesswork and rely on our decades of experience with closing millions of dollars worth of new design business.

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A brand is defined by a person’s gut feeling about a product, service or organization. You can’t control what someone feels about your brand, but you can influence it.

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Defining brands and designing websites taken to the next level. That is what CORE is all about. This is what agencies like Blind are able to do. It is not taught in school. We show you how.

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We’ve selected a few highlights that you need to see, kicking off with a four-part series that gets down and dirty on the subject of money.

Our YouTube channel is bursting at the seams with hard-to-tackle subjects like finding bigger clients, getting paid more for your projects, getting paid on time, and hiring your first employee. It’s all out there for you, free!

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“As of yesterday, I just won my first 8k contract!! My highest paying contract to date.”

– Maece S.


Job Opening: Email Marketing Associate

Overview We are looking for an Email Marketing Associate to help us create, execute, and refine our email marketing strategy here at The Futur! Together we will increase reach, revenue and customer delight – all while having a blast. You’ll be reporting directly to Ben Burns (COO) and you will work closely with the rest of the marketing team. Area of Responsibility As our Email Marketing Associate, you will be responsible for the following: Establishing and improving our email marketing strategy Identifying goals and target KPIs for email marketing channel with the management team Acquiring new customers through value-based automated…
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Job Opening: Copywriter

Overview We’re in search of a Copywriter to join our team! In this role, you’ll deliver impactful storytelling across various digital platforms. We’re looking for someone who gets excited about education and design and can write about it an accessible, human way. The ideal candidate has experience creating engaging website copy, emails, and social ads, a flair for the clever and unexpected, and a fantastic sense of humor. You’ll be reporting directly to Ben Burns (COO) and you will work closely with the rest of the marketing, product, and website teams. Area of Responsibility As our Copywriter, you will be…
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How to find bigger clients when you’re on sites like Upwork

We’ve all been there. Upwork, eLance, Freelancer or other platforms are easy ways to kickstart a freelancing gig. Many of us, myself included, got our start with Upwork (well, it was oDesk back then). When you’re trying to find your feet, sometimes the easiest way seems like the best way. But sadly that’s not always the case. Upwork sure make it sound appealing though. The clients are all there, they’ve outlined exactly what they want so you can quickly decide if you’re a good fit for the job, and they’ve even told you how much they expect to pay. Seems…
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How To Ask For New Business w/ Jose Caballer

Sales, lead generation, closing, confidence, trust. Chris and Jose talk about closing deals in the Creative Business World. Click below to open iTunes and listen:

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Death: Life’s greatest gift w/ Alex Preston

Waking up everyday knowing you will die— This is how Alex Preston gained the courage to create his highly successful video game – Hyper Light Drifter. Click below to open iTunes and listen:

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“Get ready to be inspired, supported and grow!”

– Vincent S.