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Hey I'm John Morris. I'm a freelance web designer from Nebraska and I help other web designers with two things: 1) how to code and 2) how to market yourself so you can turn your coding skills into a full-time income online. This is my podcast where I share my tips, tricks, and techniques for fast-tracking your coding career, quitting your day job, and earning a (substantial) full-time income as a coder. Be sure to FOLLOW me so you don't miss out on any of the day-job-killing info I'll be sharing.

Hey I'm John Morris. I'm a freelance web designer from Nebraska and I help other web designers with two things: 1) how to code and 2) how to market yourself so you can turn your coding skills into a full-time income online. This is my podcast where I share my tips, tricks, and techniques for fast-tracking your coding career, quitting your day job, and earning a (substantial) full-time income as a coder. Be sure to FOLLOW me so you don't miss out on any of the day-job-killing info I'll be sharing.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hey I'm John Morris. I'm a freelance web designer from Nebraska and I help other web designers with two things: 1) how to code and 2) how to market yourself so you can turn your coding skills into a full-time income online. This is my podcast where I share my tips, tricks, and techniques for fast-tracking your coding career, quitting your day job, and earning a (substantial) full-time income as a coder. Be sure to FOLLOW me so you don't miss out on any of the day-job-killing info I'll be sharing.

Twitter:

@jpmorris

Language:

English

Contact:

5157299346


Episodes

JMS422: The Nightmare-Inducing Freelancing Lesson From Coronavirus

4/25/2020
A lot of people think things are just going to go back to normal once this pandemic is over. But, as Maria Bartiromo points out, that's simply not the case. If anything, the Coronavirus pandemic is accelerating what was already happening with the digital economy. There ARE things you can do to not only survive the pandemic, but to come out the other stronger and poised to grow even bigger. That's what we discuss in this episode.

Duration:00:12:41

JMS421: Surviving Coronavirus

4/22/2020
Two years ago, I started making my life and my business "apocalypse-proof". Back then, I got laughed at. I had family members who called me crazy to my face. Today, they're not laughing. This episode I share the things I did to pandemic-proof my business and survive the Coronavirus.

Duration:00:12:08

JMS420: The Den of Thieves Conspiring Against Your Freelance Success

12/13/2019
“Change your math, change your business, change your life.” Those are the very first words in Dan Kennedy’s book, Almost Alchemy. So, too, as a freelancer. Your math often determines your outcomes. But, as Dan points out, there's a "gaggle" of folks out there try to obscure and confuse the truth in order to sell you their wares. This episode, we talk about those folks and the math that really matters.

Duration:00:08:22

JMS419: How to Seduce Potential Clients Into Hiring You

12/12/2019
Shortly after I divorced from my first wife, I found myself going down the rabbit hole of the online PUA/dating/seduction world. And, to be honest, it helped me in a lot of ways. A lot of weird stuff. A lot of stuff that I tried and it failed miserable. And, a few things that worked. I remarried, have 3 kids with my second wife and we're going on 14 years, now. In any case, when I started freelancing, I noticed the parallels between dating and selling. And, there's one "technique" I learned...

Duration:00:09:48

JMS418: The Next Time a Freelance Client Bitches About Your Rate

12/11/2019
Most people tend to equate skill with value with price. More skill, more value, more price. But, that's not always the case. And, it it has important implications for choosing what freelance services you should offer. Here's a better way to look at it.

Duration:00:06:36

JMS417: Freelancing Non-Secrets From Grumpy Ol' St. John

12/10/2019
“Universal truths”. That’s the inescapable reality of all this. Some people seem to think they can compartmentalize their success. Be a great developer, but a sh!@#y human being. Be a successful freelancer with a terrible work ethic. Etc.. Life doesn’t work that way.

Duration:00:05:28

JMS416: How to Become a Full-Time Freelancer

10/2/2019
I got this question from Ryan: "Thanks a lot for your resources online. I just want to hear your insight about job transition from a regular job to freelancing. Which is better? To quit a job and work full time as a web design freelancer/entrepreneur? Or start taking free project first while working on a regular job, and only quit when I already have paid projects? Or at least if you still remember when you started, how long it took before you get paid projects after offering free projects...

Duration:00:16:46

JMS415: How to Craft a Winning Freelance Proposal

9/18/2019
Creating proposals is the key selling activity for freelancers. It's like writing a sales letter for a copywriter. Or, building a pitch deck for a sales person. It's what makes or breaks you when getting hired. And, a lot of people will give you paint-by-numbers, step-by-step "systems" for writing proposals. And, that's great. But, I want to give you the "art" of creating winning proposals. Things I started learned way back in my days doing face-to-face sales and adapted to how I get...

Duration:00:13:08

JMS414: How to Become a 6-Figure Freelancer

9/12/2019
Make six figures as a freelancer? Gimme a break. Even just writing that in the subject line makes me want to vomit in my rum and Co-- I mean, coffee. You don't want wanna make six figures. You'll be over-worked and miserable. You have to sell your soul, ruin relationships and kiss your client's feet. Seriously, run away... That's what they say, anyway. It's so weird to me. Everybody wants it, but nobody wants to talk about it or admit it. And, the people who've done it get all sweaty and...

Duration:00:38:58

JMS413: Keep Pushy Clients In Check

9/3/2019
Every client will push try to push the scope of your freelance projects. It's rare to find one that won't. And, if you let them, not only will they walk all over you and take advantage... it can cause a project to fall apart and both sides end up unhappy. So, it's your job to manage scope. Not just for you, but for the client, as well. How? There's four things that you can do... from how you sell your services, through the project and even to months AFTER the project has ended to keep scope...

Duration:00:13:42

JMS412: 3 Criteria For to Find YOUR Freelance Niche

8/6/2019
The very first thing you need to do when you start freelancing is figure out what YOUR niche is. But, a lot of people miss the mark when explaining exactly what that is, why it's so important and how you know if you've got it right or not. So, that's what I'm going to give you in this episode... the 3 criteria to KNOW you've got the perfect niche FOR YOU.

Duration:00:19:57

JMS411: How to Create an Attention-Getting Freelance Portfolio

7/23/2019
Your portfolio will make or break you. It’s usually the first thing a client will look at and it’s the main thing they’ll use to decide whether to hire you or not. So, nailing it is critical. In this episode, you'll learn how to create a portfolio that gets the attention of your client and convinces them to hire you.

Duration:00:22:16

JMS410: How to Package and Price Your Freelance Services

7/16/2019
You're one freelance service away. All it takes is just ONE properly packaged and priced freelance service to jumpstart your freelance career. And then, you never look back. And, all things you imagined for yourself when you decided to freelance can come true. For me, it was Michael Hyatt. After his project, I had people knocking down my door to hire me. And, I stumbled into creating the right service offering to take advantage of it. I got more work and made more from that one package than...

Duration:00:30:19

JMS409: How to Rank in Google for Key Freelancer Search Terms

7/9/2019
This episode is about how to rank in Google for your key freelance search terms. The keywords that will bring you targeted visitors looking to hire someone. Can you imagine what would happen if you ranked #1 for a search term that got 6,600 searches per month and was all people wanting to hire someone right now? That's the idea. And, it breaks down to two steps: 1. Create a piece of long-form, cornerstone content designed to rank high for these terms AND pre-sell your services. 2. Create...

Duration:00:25:16

JMS408: How to Get Started Freelancing

7/2/2019
In this episode, I walk you through your first steps as a freelancer to get started on the right foot, get clients and start building your freelance business. Full premium version of the episode is on Skillshare here: https://letstalkfreelance.com

Duration:00:33:49

JMS407: The Psychology of Story Selling and Using It to Get Freelance Clients

6/26/2019
Stories are naturally entertaining and will make your content more engaging... yes. But, that's not the POINT. The point isn't for your audience, it's for you. It's to get hired more and sell more of your freelance services, product, etc. That's why YOU need to do it. I'll show you why in this episode. If you're ready for the next level, enroll in my course, Turn Content Into Clients. Learn how to get free access to it here: https://content2clients.com

Duration:00:11:21

JMS406: FREE 1-Year Skillshare Membership. Plus WHY Content Marketing

6/25/2019
Here's the link to the contest: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzIgmXIg-QI/ Here's the link to the course: https://content2clients.com One of the first questions you might have is WHY content marketing? In this episode, I'll show you some eye-opening statistics on content marketing's effectiveness. Plus, my own personal experience and why I call content marketing the "great equalizer".

Duration:00:06:08

JMS405: Turn Content Into Clients. My New Course Is Live!

6/24/2019
This is the link to learn more about getting free access: https://content2clients.com. Here's the description of the course: When I first started freelancing, I had no idea how to get clients. No plan for how to grow my business. I didn’t know what worked and what didn’t. I took any client I could get, worked on projects I had no passion for, worked with clients I couldn’t stand and was terrified month to month: “Where will the clients come from?” “Will I make enough to pay my bills?” “Will...

Duration:00:06:27

JMS404: The Top 5 Mistakes All Freelancers Should Avoid

6/18/2019
I've made a lot of mistakes in my 15 years as a freelancer. Some that held me back or kept me limited for years. And while I think, most of the time, that experience is invaluable. Certain mistakes should be avoided at all cost. They're simply too debilitating. And, the only valuable lesson you learn from is "not to do do it". These are those mistakes and what I've learned over the years to avoid them.

Duration:00:17:06

JMS403: Use Fiverr to Create Your Freelance Service Offers

6/11/2019
Do you want to sell more and be able to charge more for your freelance services? Have you ever come across a product or service that just felt like it was made for you? You saw it and just HAD to have it? When you did, did you really need to be sold on it? Probably not. You knew you wanted it the instant you saw it. That's no accident. A lot of time and research went into that. And, as a freelancer, the more irresistible the offer you put in front of potential clients, the more you'll sell...

Duration:00:12:18