The Freelancing Masterclass

Sell More Projects, Market Yourself Confidently, And Create Systems To Automate Your Business

Recommended by Teachable

You can pay for this course in 4 installments.
Click here to pay $247 for 4 months.








  • 10 Chapters With comprehensive video lessons
  • Templates for a CRM, budgeting, cash flow, project proposals, email responses and more.
  • Understand how taxes and contracts work
  • A step-by-step list of activities to create a process around business development
Teachable Best Price Guarantee™

If you find it cheaper anywhere else, we'll refund you the difference.







Teachable Best Price Guarantee™

If you find it cheaper anywhere else, we'll refund you the difference.

Your Outcome

Let's talk about freelancing

What calls YOU to freelancing?

Most people find themselves drawn to freelancing for one reason: control.

Freelancing lets you choose the work you do, who you do it for, and how much you earn for it.

It's an incredible way to earn a living – a lot of freelancers work on their own schedule from wherever they want!

But so many people quickly find themselves in the same vicious cycle of going project to project.

If you don't get comfortable marketing yourself, selling projects, and running a business, you'll find yourself strapped for both time and cash.

It doesn't have to be that way!

This course can help.

After years of freelancing (several of which were a struggle) I've broken the coveted 6-figure mark, created systems that make the business stuff easy, while also understanding how to market and sell yourself as the best choice.

You can have the freelance business of your dreams. I can show you how.

Inside each course you will find...

This course is for you if...

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

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

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

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

✅ You struggle to talk about yourself and your work

✅ You struggle with the "business" stuff

✅ You are intimidated by taxes, contracts, and money

What are you waiting for?

It's time to jump in and get started.

Make this choice for you – your ideal freelancing life awaits you.

What Students Say

"I took a day to go back to each great client and connect with them while asking for a testimonial. I not only got terrific reviews, but I also set up a job within a few hours and a few other calls.

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

Videographer, photographer, and web designer

"I sold my biggest project ever using the proposal template! I work with more clients and am able to charge more than I was comfortable asking for before!"

Jenni Kowal

Graphic designer

"I binged through the 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+ — I definitely got my money out of it!"

Andy Phillips

UX Designer

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1: Starting Your Business

  • Let's start with the basics (1:09)
  • Lesson 1: How to leave your job to go freelance (7:21)
  • Lesson 2: Incorporating: the basics (8:16)

Chapter 2: Take Control of Your Finances

  • Lesson 1: Create and control your budget (8:54)
  • Lesson 2: Managing your cash flow (8:16)
  • Lesson 3: Preparing for taxes (8:37)

Chapter 3: Managing Yourself

  • Lesson 1: Setting useful goals (5:09)
  • Lesson 2: Managing your time (6:08)
  • Walkthrough: How I use Trello
  • Lesson 3: Scheduling and calendar management (9:31)

Chapter 4: Communicating With Clients

  • Lesson 1: Communicating with clients (4:00)
  • Lesson 2: How to write a strong proposal (13:00)
  • Lesson 3: Contracts: Why you need them, what to include (5:25)
  • Workshop: Contracts for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs
  • Lesson 4: Invoicing and getting paid (4:57)
  • Lesson 5: Saying "no" to a potential client (6:54)
  • Lesson 6: Handling scope creep (3:50)
  • Does "business" feel less scary now? (1:10)

Chapter 5: Marketing Yourself

  • It's time to talk about marketing yourself (0:45)
  • Lesson 1: Building confidence (7:19)
  • Lesson 2: How to be the "best" choice (5:17)
  • Lesson 3: Talking about yourself (4:45)
  • Lesson 4: The EYES and EARS method of selling (13:06)
  • Lesson 5: Creating new advocates (14:34)
  • Lesson 6: Why you should specialize (9:00)
  • Bonus: Talking with Val Geisler about Specialization
  • Lesson 7: Three questions to drive your marketing (6:49)
  • Lesson 8: Why to use Psychographics vs. Demographics (5:30)
  • Lesson 9: Developing your unique, personal brand (12:55)
  • Bonus workshop: Find your brand voice with Anna Hetzel
  • Lesson 10: How to use testimonials and case studies (8:17)
  • Lesson 11: Websites: Why you need one, and how to build it (13:03)

Chapter 6: Pricing Your Services

  • Lesson 1: How should you price your services? (11:23)
  • Lesson 2: Moving from hourly to retainers (7:05)
  • Lesson 3: How to raise your rates (6:46)
  • Marketing yourself! (1:33)

Chapter 7: The Basics of Selling 

  • Now the fun part: selling! (1:05)
  • Lesson 1: Changing your mindset from selling to offering (7:37)
  • Lesson 2: What is a sales funnel? (9:07)
  • Lesson 3: Managing your sales funnel with a CRM (15:57)
  • Lesson 4: Getting more referrals (8:25)
  • Lesson 5: How to find good clients (7:39)
  • Lesson 6: Why selling offline is more important than selling online (6:09)
  • Lesson 7: The fastest way to earn more revenue (5:09)

Chapter 8: Sell Like a Pro

  • Lesson 1: Targeting, messaging, and frequency (8:56)
  • Lesson 2: How to use Scarcity and Urgency (5:22)
  • Lesson 3: Upsells, downsells, and introductory offers (7:11)
  • Lesson 4: Daily activities for finding more clients (8:13)

Chapter 9: Creating Content

  • Lesson 1: Should you create content? (5:45)
  • Bonus workshop: Creating content doesn't have to kill you
  • Lesson 2: Creating a content marketing strategy (6:35)
  • Lesson 3: Which social media platforms are right for you? (6:40)
  • Lesson 4: How to Use LinkedIn (9:42)
  • Lesson 5: Which email service is right for you? (6:52)

Chapter 10: Growing Beyond Freelancing

  • Lesson 1: Forming partnerships (15:39)
  • Lesson 2: How to productize your services (6:00)
  • Lesson 3: Becoming an expert or thought leader (4:58)
  • Lesson 4: Finding mentors and community (9:39)
  • Get out there and sell! (1:17)

Bonus Material

  • Bonus: Behind the scenes of my business (48:26)
  • The Freelancer’s Guide to Open Enrollment and the Health Insurance Marketplace

Your Instructor

Jay Clouse

I'm the creator of Freelancing School, founder of Unreal Collective, host of Creative Elements, and author for Linkedin Learning & Lynda.com.

I am obsessed with helping talented, creative people build the lifestyle that they want for themselves.

Over the years, I've helped my clients earn more, find balance, and create a more controlled lifestyle. You'll read some of their testimonials below.

Through my accelerator, Unreal Collective, I've worked with over 100 incredible individuals who have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, left their jobs to go full-time freelance, and bootstrapped technology companies.

And over the last few years, I've helped tens of thousands of freelancers through my courses on LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com.

I want to help you too. With The Freelancing Masterclass, 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.

Frequently asked questions

What's included?

You get lifetime access to the course which include video lessons, specific action steps with each lesson, and templates like my CRM, budget spreadsheet, proposal template, email templates, and more.

Will this work for other client-based businesses?

While the course is 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, this course 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 course 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 course, 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 chapter of this 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 this course 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.

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.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

It's completely risk free to buy a course on Discover.

Try any course on Teachable Discover and if after 30 days, you were not impressed, you can request a full and complete refund.