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  • - Hey, everybody.

  • This is Roberto Blake of robertoblake.com,

  • helping you create something awesome today.

  • So today, I want to actually share something

  • awesome that I've created to try and help

  • as many of you as possible.

  • A lot of you know and are familiar with my story,

  • and that, you know, ever since even before I

  • finished high school, and obviously while I was

  • working my way through college and

  • in between jobs, I was a freelance professional.

  • Whether I was doing freelance photography,

  • whether I had been doing freelance writing,

  • whether I was doing freelance graphic and web design.

  • I made a lot of money by using my skills

  • and giving them to people who really needed them,

  • and charging whatever I felt comfortable with.

  • Freelancing was very good to me.

  • It saw me through some very hard times.

  • It saw me to clear profitability and financial freedom,

  • and it allowed me to get to a place where today,

  • I'm very happy as a creative entrepreneur,

  • running my own business, and even outsourcing

  • and hiring other freelancers to do things

  • that help me create awesome things

  • for all of you and share them with the world.

  • So, what I did was I took a lot of those

  • best lessons learned and a lot of my experiences,

  • and I created some really cool free content for you guys.

  • I created an email course, and I created a free ebook

  • called, "Freelancing Is Not Free."

  • You get both the free ebook and you get

  • opted in to the weekly email course if you

  • sign up for it in the link in the description

  • and in the annotation, and you get that free and clear.

  • All you're doing is giving up an email address.

  • This is something that I could have

  • actually charged money for.

  • I debated with this with a lot of my friends.

  • I debated with this with my business advisors.

  • They told me that I should have

  • just made a $99 info product.

  • I should have just made a three hour video course

  • and sold it for 100 bucks, whether that was

  • as a download or a course online somewhere,

  • and you know what?

  • I almost did it.

  • But I really wanted to sit there, and decided that

  • the most important thing for me was to help

  • as many of you be successful and have at least

  • the fundamentals that you need to start

  • doing things like charging what you're worth,

  • understanding how to be productive,

  • what free tools and resources are available to you

  • as a freelancer, how to track your time,

  • how to audit yourself, how to figure out

  • what you're really good at and whether a

  • freelancing business is even for you in the first place.

  • So, that's why I did this free course.

  • I'm gonna be adding even more to it as time goes on.

  • You know, every now and again, and there will be

  • other free materials that I decide

  • to just throw out there.

  • There might come a time when I decide to

  • build out something a lot more robust,

  • and I will probably, you know, ask for

  • sales on something like that.

  • But in the meantime, I want all of you to

  • take advantage of this free email course

  • and the free ebook, as well as I think there's

  • other materials that I'm releasing like a

  • freelancer's checklist for how to capture money

  • and make sure that your clients pay.

  • There's all these great things that I just wish

  • had been available to me, you know, ten and fifteen

  • years ago when I was getting started.

  • So anyway, that is my gift to you.

  • That is how I'm gonna help you create awesome things

  • and share them with the world.

  • So, I hope to see you guys in the course.

  • If you have questions, leave those

  • in the comments section.

  • FYI, I'm filtering the comments just because

  • there's been so much spam lately for this particular thing.

  • So I have to actually approve the comments,

  • but don't worry.

  • I'm seeing all of them.

  • Links this time for the course are in the

  • annotation link above and in the description below,

  • so you don't want to miss out.

  • Anyway, like this video if you like it.

  • Don't forget to subscribe.

  • Share the offer for this free course with

  • anybody you think would find it helpful

  • in their freelance journey, and guys,

  • just remember that freelancing is not free.

  • There's a cost of doing business,

  • and there is a value to what you're doing,

  • and I want to help you make sure that

  • you're valuing yourself appropriately.

  • As always, you guys, thanks so very much

  • for watching, and don't forget,

  • create something awesome today.

- Hey, everybody.

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