On Friday one of my clients asked me, “Josh, what’s your big audacious goal?”
I said something about wanting to go from being self-employed to being an actual business owner so I could actually take 2 weeks off and go on a motorhome trip with my family every now and then.
“I want to be able to stand outside of something and be able to tweak and improve it. I don’t want it to be based all around me. I don’t need to be a guru where my name is on everything,” I said.
I had a conversation today with a prospect about doing lead gen work for him.
Right away I knew he was a bad fit because he started the call off by asking how much my services cost.
We weren’t even 2 minutes into the call when he posed this question. I let him know I’d tell him in just a minute but asked if I could learn a little about his agency first.
“I’m getting so frustrated with this demo video I’m working on for Advisors Grow,” I told Lacie today while in the car.
“Why don’t you just put together a pitch deck and start selling these?” she said matter of factly.
As soon as she said it I realized that’s exactly what I should do!
That idea also triggered several more ideas of things I could do now to start generating sales for Advisors Grow:
One of the main reasons I started this blog was to “show my work.” But I realize I am doing a horrible job at that.
I seem to post about everything else except WHAT I’M ACTUALLY WORKING ON!
So to kick my butt back into gear I decided to just open up my screen recorded and show you what I was working on today. It’s not the most exciting stuff but this is what it’s really like working as a freelance copywriter.
So without further ado, here is what I did today:
As a freelancer you’re in control of your work schedule. This can be good or bad depending on how well you manage your appetite for getting things done.
There’s always a temptation to just “do one more thing” before calling it a day. But if you’re like me, that one thing morphs into five things. And what should have taken 15 minutes has taken another hour.