Module 1: Introduction
LIFE AS A FREELANCE DEVELOPER
The first module will motivate and inspire you by describing the immense benefits of the freelance lifestyle. Here are just a few:
- Set your own schedule
- Earn a high hourly rate
- Generate passive income
- Enjoy tax write-offs
- Grow as a person
- Develop self-reliance
- Build confidence
This module will also get you mentally prepared for dealing with the unique challenges of freelance work, including higher levels of responsibility and uncertainty.
Module 2: Strategy
GET CLIENTS TO COME TO YOU
It’s counterintuitive, but looking for clients is the single biggest mistake you can make as a freelance developer. Yes, you read that right! The more time you spend looking for clients, the less money you will make. This module teaches you exactly what to do instead, including:
- The most lucrative types of referral partners
- Where to find potential referral partners
- When to break this rule and look for clients
By the end of this module, you will have a clear understanding of how you will get a steady stream of high-quality clients coming to you, so you can spend time on interesting, high-paying billable work instead of chasing the next job.
Module 3: Positioning
FOCUS ON A LUCRATIVE NICHE
This module covers how specialization is critical for maximizing your income and the demand for your services. Again it might seem counterintuitive that going after a smaller market will pay more, but it does. This module teaches you:
- The criteria for selecting a high-paying niche
- How to level up and stay on top of your game
This module also shows you how to create a personal brand that positions you as a top provider for your target market, so you can charge premium prices.
Module 4: Prospecting
IDENTIFY POTENTIAL REFERRAL PARTNERS
This module takes a deep dive into how to target specific potential referral sources, and provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for how to approach them. You will know your goal and what results to expect at every step in the process.
This module includes a swipe file of the actual script I wrote and refined over many years to efficiently find partners who referred a steady stream of high-quality clients, including how to overcome common objections of potential partners.
Module 5: Networking
BUILD REFERRAL PARTNER RELATIONSHIPS
This module teaches you the nitty-gritty details of the preparation, execution and follow-up that are required to build lucrative referral partner relationships. It includes:
- How to prepare for a pitch meeting
- What it means to have a successful meeting
- When to follow up after the meeting
This module will get you introduced to potential clients as a rock star developer by someone they already know, like, and trust. The days of endlessly pursuing random jobs will be long gone!
Module 6: Revenue
MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME
This module teaches you how to maximize your income while working fewer hours. It covers:
- The difference between passive income and recurring revenue
- Passive income opportunities specifically for web developers
- Business models that generate recurring revenue
- Types of hourly work to accept and avoid
The details of taking in work including questionnaires, contracts, and payment terms
This module also warns you about red flags to watch out for when talking with prospective clients, to help you avoid taking on a job that could blow up in your face!
This module includes a swipe file of the short, easy to understand, and effective contract I use for new clients, plus a swipe file with the template I use for invoices. These work together to help ensure full and prompt payment for your services.
Module 7: Operations
MINIMIZE STRESS AND EXPENSES
Working for yourself is no fun if it means being stressed out and giving most of your money to the government! This module covers:
- Potential sources of stress and how to minimize them
- When and how to outsource
- How to write off part of your rent and utilities
- How to take a tax-deductible working vacation anywhere in the world
This module also covers the difference between a good and bad CPA (yes, you should hire one). It explains the tax implications of being a sole proprietor, LLC, C-Corp and S-Corp so you can legally structure your business to minimize your tax bill.
Module 8: Conclusion
THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS
Maintaining focus on a winning long-term strategy will be the key to your success as a freelance web developer! The last module emphasizes the importance of commitment, and points out other resources that are useful for freelancers.
INCLUDES THESE BONUSES
Bonus #1: Workspace
This bonus module teaches you about the benefits of having a dedicated work environment, including a standup desk that lets you alternate between standing and sitting. It gives tips for how to build a standup desk on the cheap, and structure your day for maximum productivity.
Bonus #2: Physical Fitness
Taking care of your body is super important if you want to feel good and perform at a high level in your personal and professional life. In this bonus module, I share what I’ve learned about diet and exercise as a certified yoga instructor, social dancer, and longtime outdoor enthusiast.
Bonus #3: Mental Health
The mental game is about more than just scheduling regular vacations. This bonus module discusses the importance of crafting a compelling vision for your future, so your success as a freelance web developer leads to greater fulfillment on both a personal and professional level.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE?
This course is for any web developer willing to commit to building a deeply rewarding freelance career over time. It does NOT teach gimmicks or get rich quick schemes.
You’re still in school and want to set yourself up for success when you graduate.
You’re working for someone else and want to transition to working for yourself.
You want the freedom to travel and work from anywhere on your own schedule.
WHAT DO I GET AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Million Dollar Developer consists of eight modules delivered over three weeks. Modules contain multiple lessons with a total of over three and half hours of video instruction! Each module also has a private forum for discussing the material with the instructor and other students. There is no theory…I teach you exactly what’s worked, and what hasn’t, during my seven-figure career as a freelance web developer. Some modules include swipe files with the actual content I wrote to help me approach new referral partners or take in new clients.
Million Dollar Developer includes three bonus PDFs that show you how I set up my workspace for maximum productivity, and also how how I stay physically and mentally fit through fun activities, NOT by punishing myself at the gym!
When you register for the course, you receive login information via email to access the first module. You then get access to a new module every three days for three weeks, plus the bonuses at the end. You have access to all course material for one year. The cost of the course is $497.
Million Dollar Developer has a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you go through the entire course and can prove you did the work, but are not satisfied with the results, contact me within 60 days of purchase and once I see you did the work I will issue a prompt refund.
When does the course start?
The lessons are pre-recorded and available now so you can start anytime. One module becomes available every three days for three weeks, so you’ll have plenty of time to complete the homework while going through the course.
How much time to I need to dedicate to the course?
Each module has two, three or four lessons that run about ten minutes each. The real work of the course is the homework, which takes anywhere from just a few minutes to several hours per week.
Do I need to specialize in a certain area of web development?
Since technology evolves quickly and your interests may change, this course teaches a process with specific steps that can be applied to any area of specialization.
Have another question not answered here?
Please submit it through the contact form.
Here are testimonials from students previously enrolled in Million Dollar Developer:
“You condensed a lot of experience in your course…I almost want to say that a module of yours can mean a major change in direction in my business approach…I love your course!”
“Thanks so much for the real talk and the critique, this is already really, really helpful.”
Here are comments regarding the quality of my teaching from coding students I taught in the classroom:
“I look forward to building up and getting better at my homework. Other than that I’m having a awesome time but I know it’s going to be challenging this week as we dive further into each language.”
“I finish each class and assignment with more understanding, more questions, and more ideas. I’m always feeling challenged in the class and that’s a good thing in my book.”
“I had a lot of fun in the class and had a lot of self discovery moments, I hope this continues into the next.”
“Overall, it was a great experience and I was able to take away some very valuable skills.”
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