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John Morris, an 18-year veteran of freelancing, shows you how to turn your passion (web development, design, writing, etc) into your livelihood. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


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John Morris, an 18-year veteran of freelancing, shows you how to turn your passion (web development, design, writing, etc) into your livelihood. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.








JMS464: Business growth doesn't happen on accident

Business growth is proactively created. In a service business, referrals and repeat business (the secret to long-term success) don't happen by chance. We make them happen... by how we deliver, but also some tricks you can use to conjure up that word of mouth and repeat clients. Those tricks are what we cover in this episode. If you're ready for the next level, get my courses without paying here: Show notes:...


JMS463: Silly Johnny, this shish don't matta!

Referrals, word of mouth, repeat clients... these are the secretst o success in any service business. Service business that don't generate them lose. The ones who do... win. It's really that simple. Luckily, I've picked up a number of universal tricks that can be applied to any service to create a "wow" generating delivery. The kind of delivery that creates word of mouth and referrals and repeat clients. Learn 'em, implement... and watch your freelance business grow. Learn more about the...


JMS462: Men trust their ears less than their eyes

You've made the sale! Created your irresistible offer, nailed down a contract, got a deposit... now, it's time to WOW your client so they hire you again and again... and spread positive word of mouth... bringing you even more future clients. The most important part? A good argument to be made that it's the first impression you make right after they hire you.That's where onboarding comes in. Here's 7 things to include in your onboarding sequence to make a good first impression. Beginner's...


JMS461: Little things make big things happen

We crafted an irresistible offer. We made clients what to hire us. Now, we need to smoothly transition them from "ready to hire" to signed contract and deposit. Lock it in, essentially. Here's the tricks I've learned the last two decades to do that. Beginner's Guide to Freelance: Show notes: Hosted on Acast. See for...


JMS460: When in doubt, go to the source

Continuing from the last episode... we're going to craft a truly irresistible offer. The point is to make both the solution AND the offer superior so it's a clear, obvious, "no-brainer" why a potential client should choose our service over everyone else who does the exact same thing. Do THAT and marketing and sales become almost obsolete -- or at the very least... a helluva lot easier. Beginner's Guide to Freelance Course: Hosted on Acast. See for...


JMS459: For everything you gain, you lose something else

What makes you better than all the other options clients have for freelancers? Why should they pick you over everyone else? To get hired, you need to start with good answers to these questions... and, in this episode, I'll show you how to create those good answers -- that is, how to position your service as superior to every one else in your market and the "no-brainer" option for potential clients. Beginner's Guide to Freelance course: Hosted on Acast. See...


JMS458: The best confidence builder is experience

When you're new to freelancing, you don't know what you don't know. The first is year is all about figuring out the "what" -- what you need to do in order to build a thriving freelance business. In this episode, I'll help you to shortcut that learning curve and squeeze that year... down into just a couple months so you can go freelance full-time and get the lifestyle your after sooner. Beginner's Guide to Freelance course: Hosted on Acast. See for...


JMS457: You Don't Need Lots of Experience to Start Freelancing

It's a myth that you need tons of experience to start freelancing. I'll show you the quickest way to get started if you got the need for speed. 9+ hours of FREE freelancing training here: Access to my courses for essentially free here: Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:20 What people claim 2:15 Why they're wrong 6:55 Why they're right 8:58 What to do instead Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


JMS456: The Best Freelance Website for Beginners

What's the best freelance website for beginners? Find out in this video. Get episode 7 of Let's Talk Freelancers here: Get 9+ hours of freelance training for free here: Get my freelancing course for free here: Chapters 0:00 Introduction 1:16 Types of freelance sites 2:52 Curated freelance sites 3:56 Project-based freelance sites 6:08 Open freelance sites 8:00 The real answer 9:40 11 steps...


JMS455: Is Freelancing a Race to the Bottom?

Is freelancing really a race to the bottom? Is it only viable for freelancers in countries with lower costs of living? Is there nothing you can do? I tackle this myth in this video. Learn more about the Premium Pricing for Freelancers course here: Access over 9 hours worth of freelancing tutorials for free here: Get my premium courses for free here: Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:28 The...


JMS454: How to Start Freelancing as a Student

Students are well-positioned to start a freelance career. However, there are things you'll need to pay close attention to if you're a student starting to freelance. This video will walk you through how (and why) to start building your freelance empire while you're still in school. Learn more about the Let's Talk Freelance course here: Chapters 0:00 Introduction 0:07 College is a great time to start freelancing 5:52 How to start freelancing as a...


JMS453: Is Freelancing Feast or Famine?

Myth #1: Freelancing is necessarily feast or famine and there's really nothing you can do about it. Yes, that IS a myth and here's why. Learn more about the Freelance Feast course here: Access over 9 hours worth of freelancing tutorials for free here: Get my premium courses for free here: Chapters: 0:00 Intro 1:26 The Claim 2:38 Why It's Wrong 5:35 Why It's Right 8:22 What to Do...


JMS452: Scared to Get Your First Freelance Client?

An easy way to overcome the fear of getting your first freelance client.Download the mobile for free here: https://johnmorrisonline.comGet my premium courses for free here: Intro0:58 Agenda1:07 The Tip3:36 Why It Matters6:51 How to Do It12:22 Resources#freelancing #sidehustle #workfromhome Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


JMS451: The iPhone Principle

How big boy marketers create buzz-worthy products and services.Learn more about Skillshare at: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


JMS450: How to Pandemic-Proof Your Life and Business

Some of the things you'll learn in this episode:*The no-shyte, everything goes to hell in a handbasket survival plan developed by a grumbly mountain man living who lives in a small mountain cabin in the woods. *How a broke truck driver slashed $42,000 in debt in a single year, bought his dream home and landed his dream job -- all while making less, not more, muney. You don't need to be "rich" to be financially free. *Why most savings accounts are not just useless but actually losing you...


JMS449: The Child That Will One Day Rule Us All

Gratuitous brushing of teeth, the alphabet, counting to ten... all before two years old! She is... inevitable! Learn more about Kings of Consulting here: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


JMS448: New Course, Kings of Consulting, Is Now Live

My new course, Kings of Consulting is now live. You can learn more about the course and how to get access (including a free option) here: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


JMS447: The trick to creating a viral online course

A courses that grows on its own and doesn't require you to constantly market and promote it.Learn more about Sane Course Creation here: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


JMS446: A clever way for freelancers to end debt slavery in 2021

The method I used to pay off my house, car, credit cards and student loans in just a couple years -- as freelancer.Get the course at Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


JMS445: Sane Course Creation Off-Site Sale

My latest course, Sane Course Creation, is now down off Skillshare and for sale (at 80% off discount) on my site. This episode will tell you all about the course and the deal.Learn more about the course here: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.