My Side Project

My Side Project

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 Logo
My new logo


What is aut0m8? The result of my plans to become an Infusionsoft Certified Partner; aut0m8 will offer Infusionsoft marketing automation for small businesses:


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:


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.

2 thoughts on “My Side Project

Sounds interesting. Is the work in person or is it more systems stuff in the background? Just wondering if it would be easy to outsource and scale.

I’m still freelancing but always looking for a way to move into something a bit more automated/passive so would be interesting to hear how you get on.


PS something is wrong with the layout of your site/comment forms.

Hey Joe, thanks for the comment. Sorry for my slow reply, I didn’t get a notification for some reason.

It can be in person or remote. There is no need to be in person other than to provide a human touch. Ideally, I would be able to take on more clients and build a content library that can be repurposed in future. If I have clients in the same industry then they will have similar requirements.

Happy to discuss if you would like to know more. Drop me a line.

Thanks for notifying me about the comment forms. I have been too busy to fix them recently!

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