Have you ever had the feeling that if someone would tell you EXACTLY what to do, you’d just go do it and then it wouldn’t be such a struggle anymore?
That’s exactly what people write in to tell me ALL THE TIME.
“I’m so overwhelmed, I don’t know where to begin.”
“I only have an hour in the day. How do I get it done?”
“If I had a plan to increase my income that I knew worked, I would just do it.”
“Please, just tell me what to do.”
I listened to these pleas. I answered all the emails. And I thought about it.
So, I created a plan for you.
And it leads to results in fewer than 30 days!
Hi, I'm Natasha Khullar Relph!
Last year, I decided to return to freelancing after a gap of several years. I started, as most writers do, with no clients, no current contacts, and a blank schedule to fill.
I started freelancing part-time in May. By July, I was making $5,000 a month. In September, I crossed $7,000.
And in November, I brought in $12,000.
I used simple strategies to find high-paying clients, approach them with details of what I offer, and convert them from one-off assignments into monthly gigs.
And it’s these strategies that I’m excited to share with you today.
The key to success as a freelancer is in knowing how to bring in high-paying clients.
Once you know how to do that, the rest of it becomes infinitely simple.
Getting to success as a freelance writer isn’t as complicated as many people make it out to be.
The hardest part, of course, is finding regular clients.
The good news, however?
You don’t actually need a large number of clients to make a respectable income.
In fact, most freelance writers—including those working full time and making an excellent living—rarely have more than 5-7 clients at any single point in time.
Reach that number and you’ve already cleared that first big hurdle of freelancing.
Instead of getting distracted by all the tasks and to-dos that won’t make a dent in your income, the best thing you can do as a freelance writer—no matter your level of experience—is to reach a point where you have between 5 and 7 regular clients.
Everything else can wait.
No matter how successful you become as a freelancer, it’s not how much you’re writing that will change, but the quality of your clients and how much they’re paying for that writing.
To get rapid success with freelancing, I recommend you market hard and fast.
If you make landing one regular client a month your goal for the next four weeks, by the end of that period, you’ll have four regular clients and a dependable freelance income.
So I’m going to give you a roadmap.
Whether or not you sign up for 30 Days to Freelancing Success, this is a step-by-step plan that you can use to achieve tremendous success with your freelancing.
How many clients can you realistically handle, given your lifestyle and the limitations that come with it?
A parent of three children under the age of five simply won’t have as much time as the recent graduate who lives with their parents.
Where in that wide range do you fall?
How much time do you have to devote to your freelancing?
Can you fix those hours to keep yourself accountable and on track?
Let’s say the number of clients you can handle is four. That is, if they each gave you work that equaled five hours a week, you could handle that 20-hour commitment.
Getting to four clients is easy. (In fact, that's exactly what we'll be working on in 30 Days to Freelancing Success.)
It doesn’t matter in the beginning if these clients are low-paying ones.
What you’re looking for is regular work that comes weekly or monthly that you can count on.
If you know that there’s a client who will give you $200 worth of work each week for two hours of work a week, that’s $800 a month you can count on.
Keep building this list until you hit your target of four clients.
Once you have four regular clients, you’re almost set.
You now have regular work coming in, which means there’s money every month that you can rely on. Plus, you’re gaining experience and clips.
The next step, step 3, is an ongoing step.
And step 3 is this:
Take your lowest-paying client (or the one that causes you the most grief) and find a replacement.
This, right here, is the secret of successful freelancing:
You can only handle a certain number of clients, no matter how successful you become.
The way you grow your freelancing business is by replacing your clients constantly with higher-paying ones when they become the lowest payers on your client list. (Or asking for a raise!)
Let me tell you why I'm qualified to talk about this.
I've been a freelance writer and journalist for almost twenty years. I'm from New Delhi, India, but I’ve lived on four continents, written for publications in 30+ countries, and been a contributor to The New York Times, TIME, CNN, BBC, Psychology Today, ABC News, Marie Claire, Vogue, Ms., and more.
I’ve won awards for my journalism (Development Journalist of the Year) and have been a contributor to bestselling books (The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology: True Stories From The World’s Best Writers.) I have written content for clients that have paid me $400 an hour and up. And I've consulted for multinational companies.
It is not a coincidence that so many of my students go on to get $1-a-word assignments, six-figure careers, and location-independent lifestyles.
It is because I know exactly how creative and ambitious people think, what they want out of their careers, and where they stumble.
I know you because I AM you.
I have faced the problems, the income dips, the heartbreak, and the frustration that you may currently be feeling.
I have faced it and come out of it.
I don’t just teach you what I know. I show you what I did, and then I show you how to overcome your own blocks to achieve the same results.
But in order to get the results, you have to do the work and you have to take the risk to believe in and invest in yourself.
And if you do? I can help you.
30 Days to Freelancing Success is not just any course. It’s not all theory. In fact, it’s got barely any theory at all.
30 Days to Freelancing Success is an implementation bootcamp.
And when I say bootcamp, you know things are getting serious around here.
In 30 Days to Freelancing Success, I will send you a video lesson every day for 30 days. But you’re not going to get long drawn-out theory about why a certain technique works or how you’re going to implement it. You’re going to get an Action Step. And with each Action Step, you’re going to get all the materials you need in order for you to implement it.
So when I tell you to send a Letter of Introduction to send on LinkedIn? I’ll share with you what I sent out last week to connect with a potential client.
When I ask you to pitch an editor on Twitter? I’ll share some of my successful Twitter pitches.
When I say make a list of trade pubs? I’ll show you exactly where to go to find them.
In under an hour a day, you will build your freelancing business.
I will tell you what to do, I will show you how to do it, and I will expect that you get it done.
Perfect for both new and experienced freelancers, 30 Days to Freelancing Success is not about what I can teach you, but about creating a strategic plan of action that gets you taking the right steps in order to reach your desired results, whether that’s $1,000 a month or $10,000 a month.
I will show you how to maximize the returns for your marketing so you can bring in new clients, regular work, and more money.
I will help you overcome the biggest problem writers face— resistance and inertia— and get you moving quickly so you can start bringing in clients fast.
All in 30 days. One hour a day.
Small action steps that lead to massive results.
Are you in?
"[Natasha] is my constant motivation for being a better writer and business person at the same time. Ever since I discovered her blog and took various of her courses, there has been a shift in my mindset. She is authentic, always sharing her real struggles and successes, realistic and at the same time reaching for the sky. She is the best writer's mentor ever.”
- Rania Margari
"The opportunity to ask questions is so helpful. I watch the videos daily and am gleaning some great tips and/or motivation from them.
"It's getting me to stay on track and be more diligent in sending out pitches and LOIs."
"My background is in content marketing in the health space. However I wanted opportunities to do more journalistic writing from an international perspective. It has been wonderful to learn from Natasha's personal example of writing and selling articles to big name news organizations from India, Ghana, and the UK.
"I have also been able to create a reliable method to track my writing income. This is significant because now that I fully understand how much is coming in over the year, I have the freedom to make more. Natasha offers excellent advice on learning how to turn your love for storytelling into a longterm business that can grow exponentially."
- H. Black
If you’re putting off doing what you know you must in order to get the result…
If you’re avoiding what’s uncomfortable…
If you continue procrastinating and giving into resistance even though it keeps you struggling…
Then you need to be in 30 Days to Freelancing Success.
Moving forward in your career is not just about learning, it’s about implementation. It’s about taking action.
It’s about knowing what to do, yes, but more importantly, it’s about actually doing it.
That is why I created 30 Days to Freelancing Success to be an implementation bootcamp.
When you sign up for 30 Days to Freelancing Success, you'll get a video each day + access to any templates and worksheets so that you have everything you need in order to get started and moving forward from the very first day.
Each day, you will get a task. In addition to the task, I will give you exact details on how to carry out that task, with examples, templates, and strategies.
In less than an hour a day, you will be able to watch the training, take the action, and start making progress in your freelancing career.
Transcripts are included with all trainings.
You get 30 days of Slack support. So if you get stuck and need some help, all you have to do is message me directly through our Slack community and I will personally respond and help you out.
I’m going to take good care of you and help you not only squeeze the maximum benefit from this program, but make sure you're supported long after.
As part of 30 Days to Freelancing Success, you get an invitation and lifelong membership to my exclusive student community so you can have support from a community of peers who have been where you are.
This is big stuff and I’m here for you every step of the way.
When the world is panicking, smart freelancers are identifying industries and clients that grow more during a recession. They're identifying new opportunities as well as doubling down on old ones.
In this training, I'll give you my top tips on making more money during a recession. Something I did during the 2008 recession and, well, now.
Whether you’re selling articles to publications or writing blog posts for corporate clients, the basic marketing strategies remain the same.
If you can learn how to use them effectively, you can make the money you want, telling the stories that speak to you, with the kind of writing that inspires you.
As long as you’re a writer who wants to keep growing and improving, you’re never going to be able to fully automate your marketing.
But this is the important bit: Getting freelance assignments and building a writing business doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming or frustrating.
In fact, you can regularly bring in new high-paying clients in less than an hour a day.
Let me show you how.
30 Days to Freelancing Success is for freelancers who are looking for structure and accountability in their marketing in order to land more clients.
While the course is perfect for freelancers who’re just getting started and will help in building good, solid habits, it’s also particularly suited to writers who know they should be marketing but struggle to.
If you run a freelance business that relies on you bringing in clients, this course will work for you. While I take the time to teach marketing concepts and make sure no one is left behind due to a lack of knowledge, the primary goal of this course is to help you get into a marketing mindset. I’ll help you create a marketing schedule that actually works for you and that you will want to stick to.
No problem! You have lifetime access to the course material, plus any future updates, so you can take the course in 30 days, in 60 days, or 90 days. In fact, many of our students take the course repeatedly. Any time they need a motivational boost, in fact. The course is entirely self-paced, so while I recommend that you do the exercises daily, if you have a busy schedule, you can certainly go slower.
You’re on your own! (No, just kidding! Wanted to make sure you’re paying attention.) ;)
First of all, congratulations! Tell me all about it so I can do a happy dance with you.
Second, I’m always available to help anyone who has any questions, and I will never turn down a request for advice.
That said, this course will not be focusing on what happens after you land the assignment. My goal in this course is to get you the clients (easy to please, high-paying ones, preferably). While I have other programs that can help with those aspects of your career, 30 Days to Freelancing Success focuses (brilliantly, I might add) on one thing only: Getting you into the marketing mindset that helps you bring in new clients.
You can if you’re looking for a refresher or to pick up new skills. It can also work for you if you want to build a better marketing habit.
Yes! And any future updates, too!
If you’re not making decent money within six months of getting serious, you’re doing something wrong.
Here’s how to do it right:
In 30 days, I will show you how to get into the habit of marketing, take aligned action (that actually leads to results!) and start having conversations with potential clients immediately.
All in less than an hour a day.
I believe in working hard and pushing for your dreams, but if all you’re doing is putting in the long hours of slog without the smart strategies to make it effective, you’re doing yourself a disservice and adding years to your learning curve.
Let’s get you some clients NOW.
Without the stress.
Without the anxiety.
And without the hours of having to figure it out on your own.
I can't promise that you’ll take this course and immediately earn $10,000 over the next month.
Only you can do that.
But I will promise that by the time you’ve finished this course, you’ll have much more confidence in your ability to find clients, pitch them, and open up a conversation.
30 Days to Freelancing Success is not about a formula.
I've been writing professionally for over twenty years and when it comes to pitching, getting assignments, and building regular income, how you approach it is key.
I know what it takes to get assignments that not only build your clips and credibility (and win awards!), but that result in higher income, less stress, and more time spent doing the actual fun work of writing.
In an online world that is noisy and oversaturated with promises of five-figure incomes and marketing magic pills that will solve all your freelancing problems with one grand strategy, it can be difficult to know what’s right for your career, your business, and your ambitions.
30 Days to Freelancing Success is about discovering what works for you and doing more of that to build a career that is not only lucrative, but fun.
"My father, who discouraged me from pursuing writing because "hardly anyone makes any money at it" nearly fell out of his damn seat when I told him my offer [six-figure writing gig]. It was literally the proudest moment of my life.
"I wanted to reach out and thank you personally, because your content -- the courses, [your group] and your emails -- have been absolutely pivotal to my success. I could NOT have gotten this dream gig without applying your expertise.
"Because of what you taught me:
"1. I figured out my niches and built an awesome website showcasing my expertise.
"2. I found steady freelance clients to support myself with while I built an impressive portfolio of writing samples. (I did take some lower paying gigs to get the experience + clips that I needed to get where I was going. But because of you, I did this full well knowing that it was leading to "trading up" to bigger and better things.)
"3. Most importantly, I learned to know my worth. I'd been in a scarcity mindset for so long without even realizing it. You really helped me develop a growth mindset and truly believe that I COULD run a business, could be profitable, could figure this stuff out.
"I know I would never have gotten here if I didn't invest in myself by buying your courses and a membership to [your group]. And I will forever be a devoted follower, no matter which path your career takes.
"So thank you. The education you gave me was worth every penny and then some."
- Chelsea Levinson
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