I mentioned in my last post that I was working on a side project. It is now live so I thought I would tell you what it and my plans are.
I have been working as a freelancer for quite a while and most of my work has come through Upwork. However, Upwork recently changed their fee structure. They now charge 20% on your first $500 with a client, 10% between $500.01 and $10,000 and 5% on anything over $10,000. This means that long term clients become better value but any short term clients are way less worthwhile.
Upwork’s new fees were one of the reasons I wanted to try something new. Another reason is that I want to be more motivated and earn more consistent income; see my last post for more detail. Finally, I feel that I have established myself as a freelancer; I know what I offer and what I can charge. It’s time to spread my wings!
All of this lead to me thinking of a way to find my own clients. The result? aut0m8.com.
What is aut0m8? The result of my plans to become an Infusionsoft Certified Partner; aut0m8 will offer Infusionsoft marketing automation for small businesses:
USING AUTOMATION WE STOP LEADS FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS, GENERATE MORE REFERRALS AND ELIMINATE REDUNDANT PROCESSES
I want to work with small businesses to understand their marketing needs and develop a strategy together. I will then build automated systems that deliver that strategy . The aim is to make my clients more money with a minimum of hands on effort from them. As it says on the website:
SAVE TIME, MAKE MORE MONEY, GROW YOUR BUSINESS
I have already started advertising on Google to find new clients. My goal is to transition away from using anyone else’s platforms to find clients and develop a sustainable business of my own.
I will keep you up to date with the progress of this and we will learn together where this takes me. Get in touch if you would like to know more.