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Freelancing shouldn't be stressful.

Most people find themselves freelancing for the same reason: control.

We want to choose the work we do, who we do it for, and how much we earn for it.

And in the beginning it seems great...but so many people quickly find themselves in the same vicious cycle of feast or famine.

You want to be your own boss or have your own thing...but suddenly you find yourself with both less time and less money than you did before you started!

Clients used to come easy – but now it seems like pulling teeth to land a new project.

But don't let yourself fall into the trap of so many freelancers...

If you're already feeling the grind of finding the next project, chances are you're calling in favors and looking for a project to start tomorrow.

And in doing so, you are in huge danger of forgetting to create systems that bring in new leads so you never find yourself in this situation again!

And I get it β€” you need to put food on the table tomorrow. Who has time to think about the long term?

Well here’s the problem…

If you don't put systems and practices in place to prevent this short term crisis from happening again, you will never get out of it.

You'll go project to project, payment to payment and be stressed out the whole time.

That’s why I created Freelancing School. Being stressed about your next payment isn't where you want to be.

And so many freelancers are there all the time.

I've been in the short term crisis, and I've worked my way out of it. In fact, I haven't had to worry about cash flow for years now.

You don’t need to keep fighting the same frustrations and problems.

Let me show you how.
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Introducing Freelancing School

Freelancing School provides the training and community to help you make a living freelancing.

With three courses, a growing library of articles, coaching, and community support, Freelancing School has the tools to help creatives thrive as business owners.

Hi πŸ‘‹  I'm Jay Clouse. Over the last few years, I've helped thousands of freelancers through my courses on LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com.
At the same time, I've worked with over 100 creatives and freelancers through my business, Unreal Collective. My clients have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, left their jobs to go full-time freelance, and bootstrapped technology companies.

I love to help people, and my clients get real results.

Let's hear what a few of my clients said after working with me...

What students are saying...

"I binged through the Marketing for Freelancers course. I was skeptical at first because I've been in Marketing for the past 10 years, but a lot of those lessons scratched my itch that I never deal with at work. Overall A+ β€” I definitely got my money out of it!"
Andy P.
"I doubled my client base and I also launched a website...what used to be a hobby became a legitimate side gig."
Matt R.
Overall, this course bundle has helped me clarify my message more and, in turn, helped me clarify pricing and what I am offering. I am forever grateful for this course, and I will be sharing a lot more with my friends about it.
Matt Gattozzi
"Great information for people thinking about becoming a freelancer or just starting as a freelancer. The content is very relevant, easy to follow, and offers a ton of tools to help the person succeed."
"I sold my biggest project ever using the proposal template inside of Freelancing School!"
Jenni K.
"I needed to binge through this course because I wanted to be more comfortable on a selling call I was on - and it helped! I love all the CRM help - I never knew this was even a thing."
I want to help you too. With Freelancing School, I've created dozens of new videos, proposal templates, email templates, a custom CRM, and more.

I'll give you those templates and walk through how to use them step-by-step.

And inside each of my courses, I include specific action steps that you can apply right away to create new clients and earn more.

I've taken everything I've seen work and poured it into these three courses:

  1. Selling for Freelancers – Proven tactics for selling more work
  2. Marketing for Freelancers – Strategies to create client demand for you
  3. Business for Freelancers β€“ Systems and processes to protect your time and effectively manage your money

If you put the time in, these courses will pay for themselves. They're based on the same strategies that I've seen work for my clients in Unreal Collective.

My advice? Take the leap, believe in yourself, and invest in full access to all three courses.

Start making a living freelancing.

Who should take these courses?

These ARE for you if...

βœ… You are freelancing full or part time
including design, branding, copywriting, development, accounting, marketing, social media, and more

βœ… You work with clients in a service-based business
including agencies, consultancies, coaching, financial services, real estate agents, and more

βœ… You want a step-by-step list of activities to create a process around business development

βœ… You want templates for a CRM, budgeting, cash flow, project proposals, email responses, and more.

βœ… You struggle to talk about yourself and your work

βœ… You struggle with the "business" stuff

βœ… You are intimidated by taxes, contracts, and money

These are NOT for you if...

❌ You don't run a client-based business

❌ You don't believe your work is worth paying for

❌ You need external motivation to freelance

❌ You don't have the time to commit to the videos

❌ You don't plan to work with clients

❌ You aren't willing to talk about yourself and your work

❌ You aren't willing to change your processes

❌ You won't do the associated exercises

Marketing for Freelancers

Confidently talk about your work, position yourself as the best choice for clients, and get them coming to you

Selling for Freelancers

Selling doesn't have to be hard or feel gross. This course teaches tactics you can use to immediately start selling more client work.

Business for Freelancers

You should spend your time doing the work you do best. This course teaches the systems to make finances, proposals, and contracts easy.

Freelancing School Course Bundle

Get full access to all three courses. This will teach you everything you need to know about growing your business (and saves $50)!

Inside each course, you will find...

About Me

Hey, my name is Jay Clouse. I'm the founder of Unreal Collective and freelancing instructor for Linkedin Learning / Lynda.com.

I've been both a founder and a freelancer. Previously, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. Then I spent time as a product manager at a venture-backed startup, and left that to freelance.

I've seen what works for freelancers. And after seeing strategies work over and over again, I've put them into these courses.


Will this work for other client-based businesses?

While the courses are geared towards freelancers, the tools and systems will work for any client-based businesses, including agencies, coaching practices, real estate, and more.

What if I’m only taking on clients part time?

Even if you just want to freelance part time, these courses will help you earn more in the time you do commit to taking on clients.

What if I can't dedicate the time right now?

Purchasing the courses gives you lifetime access. So if you need a few weeks to get started, no problem.

And if you don't feel like you have time to commit to the courses, that is likely an indication that you could benefit from better time management tips inside!

How will this help me feel more confident talking about myself?

We all get scared when someone asks, "What do you do?" but being able to talk about yourself is an essential skill for a freelancer.

The Marketing course will give you a guide for how to talk about yourself in a way that serves you over the long term.

Is this worth the price?

I am confident that working through these courses will lead to both time saved as well as new clients gained.

If you're saving time and finding new clients, it doesn't take long to pay back your investment.

OK, but will this actually work for ME?

If you put the time in, this will work for you. I've seen the results in my students as well as in my Unreal Collective clients.