The Process

Freelancer Masterclass is a 9 step course that is 100% online. The courses contain video content, homework and quizzes. Along with the courses are interactive student chat boards and live biweekly classes so you can continue your education and interact with students and instructors.

The instructors at Freelancer Masterclass are the best...of the best....of the best. These are freelancers who have proven themselves to be a master in their field.

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A clear step-by-step series of courses
from top instructors.
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World-class support that helps
you implement every piece of the course.
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A post graduate Inner Circle
Referral network that helps graduates
get and keep clients.

Lead Instructor

Mike Volkin, often referred to as the King of Freelancing, has been freelancing for over a decade with resounding success. He is a frequent contributing author to Forbes and has appeared on dozens of media appearances spanning radio, TV and podcasts and has also been featured on the homepage of Upwork.  Mike is also a

As a best-selling author who has built and sold 4 companies, Mike continues to inspire entrepreneurs throughout the world helping freelancers break free from the corporate rat race and spearhead their own successful careers.

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Foundational Requirements for Success

What to expect
What is a freelancer?
Setting your mental mindset
The good and the bad of freelancing
Freelance success stories
Creating the right goals
Constant education
How to transition to be a full-time freelancer
Your office set-up
Should you incorporate?
The friends/family conundrum
The cost of freelancing

Branding and Positioning

Choosing your niche
Your elevator pitch
Creating your USP
Your awesome profile
Beat your competition
Keeping stats on your business
Building teams
Asking for client feedback

Marketing for Clients

Creating a fantastic personal website
Managing your online reputation
The power of storytelling
Social media prospecting
Prospecting on Upwork
Prospecting on LinkedIn
Prospecting Your 2nd and 3rd degree connections
Other platforms
Prospecting via cold email
Write winning bids
Prospecting on and
The magical PPC funnel
Local domination

Working With Clients
How to screen clients
Performance based work
The discovery call
How to communicate with clients
Pricing strategies
Negotiation tactics
Promotional materials
Documents needed
Writing a killer proposal
The fortune is in the follow up
How to productize your service
Best practices to keep existing clients happy
Overcoming objections
Ways to make extra money from your clients

Working With Other Freelancers
Managing up
Partnerships with other freelancers
Managing freelancers

Money Management
Best practices for getting paid
Saving for retirement
Client and freelancer management

Tools and Resources

Staying productive
The habits of a successful freelancer
Quick Text Paste
Format Factory

Work/Life Balance
The importance of meditation
Managing dry spells
How to scale for unlimited potential
Creative visualization

Working with difficult clients
Dealing with lawsuit threats