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‘I’m sick and tired of being stuck on the rollercoaster…’
When you took the leap to become a consultant or freelancer, you accomplished one of life’s biggest dreams – working for yourself, from anywhere, on your own schedule and your own terms.
You remember the thrill of saying goodbye to your demoralizing day job, once and for all. The joy of working long, late hours to build a business that was truly yours. The exhilaration of scoring that first client and cashing that first check. You were finally free.
And then, you realized it was up to you – and only you – to keep it all going.
When you had a big month, work was fun and life was easy. When you had a downturn, it felt personal. You asked yourself, “Am I really cut out for this?” When your bank account balance dwindled, you started to wonder: “Would I be better off with a real job?”
If you looked to other freelancers or consultants for help, chances are, they just smiled knowingly. “Welcome to my world,” they’d sigh. “It’s a never-ending cycle of feast and famine.”
I used to think the same thing. Not anymore.
After more than a decade of experience and experimentation, I’ve learned that the popular wisdom is wrong. The feast-and-famine cycle is not a necessary evil, and it’s not an inevitable trade-off for the benefits of being your own boss. It is a symptom of specific problems in your business that you can permanently solve.
You’re already great at what you do. You deliver extraordinary creative and technical services, and your clients walk away happy. You just need a trusted ally to help you with the job behind the job – the one where you build a predictable, sustainable, serious business based on your existing talents and skills.
Without that business foundation, it’s all too easy to stay on the same old grind for years, saying things like…
I’m on the rollercoaster of feast and famine. The big months are great, but I’m always anxious because I don’t know what’s coming next.”
“I could work 24/7 and still never get everything done. There’s no boundary between work and life.”
“I’m always wearing multiple hats … when I have a rush of projects, I’m too slammed to write proposals and sell new business.”
“Clients only care about cost. How can I earn more when they already think I’m expensive?”
These are the questions of skilled creators who haven’t yet built a sustainable business that turns creativity into a career. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone.
I’ve been there, and I’ve spent the past 14 years experimenting, studying, succeeding, failing, and devoting my life to building a business that actually lives up to my dreams. Along the way, I’ve helped my fellow freelancers and consultants apply the same lessons to their lives – dramatically increasing their incomes and making life and work a hell of a lot more fun.
The result? A clear, straightforward system for building consistent, predictable profit – without spending your whole life doing sales, without getting bogged down in the “busy-ness” of business, and while delivering amazing work to clients. And most importantly, while having fun doing your job.
The path isn’t easy – you’ll have to pass by lots of discouraged freelancers and starving artists along the way. But if you’re ready to put in the work and invest in yourself, I’m ready to show you the inner workings of a thriving freelance career.
Introducing Free Yourself from Feast & Famine, the secret to building predictable profit as a consultant or freelancer.
I’m Rob Howard, the creator of Free Yourself from Feast & Famine. For 14 years, I’ve been on a full-time journey to build a thriving career as a freelancer, consultant and solo entrepreneur. Like you, I deliver high-end creative and technical services to clients – primarily in web development, augmented with interdisciplinary knowledge of design, advertising and publishing. And like you, I struggled for years to make it work as a real income stream.
Early on, most of my successes were accidental: a serendipitous introduction to a new client, a random project that paid more than the rest. Over time, I pushed myself to learn more, try everything, and book up on the inner workings of a successful consultancy. From hundreds of books, blogs and courses, I’d pluck ideas and give them a try. There was a ton of useless noise out there – but some concepts and approaches really clicked. Thanks to all that study and experimentation (and a lot of failure), after five years without a real job, I crossed over from running a sputtering business to earning a serious, professional, full-time income.
Since then, I’ve honed my process, crunched my data and begun sharing what I’ve learned with friends and colleagues in similar businesses – the first students of Free Yourself from Feast & Famine. After seeing their businesses grow for years thanks to the systems I helped them build, I’m now sharing the same knowledge with you.
My businesses have been featured in Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Entertainment Weekly, Quartz and TechCrunch. My clients have included Harvard University, MIT and The World Bank. Today, I’m nearly a decade into a life as a profitable, predictable freelance business owner. These tools and strategies have helped me live abroad (and take my clients with me), move across the country (with zero friction), start a family, and have both the time and the money to make most of every moment along the way.
I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spark and a love for building businesses – but it’s much more than that, too. When I see a student earning more, that’s a great start. But there are a lot of ways to generate income, and most of them are not accompanied by a higher quality of life. When I see a student with a totally new mindset (and a new trajectory through life to go with it) – that’s when I know we’ve accomplished something that really matters.
The 3 pillars of predictable profit
Free Yourself from Feast & Famine is a proven system for building a predictable, profitable freelance business. As you make your way through the course, you’ll find 37 in-depth video lessons and workshops (plus downloadable proposal templates, price calculators and tools you can use right away), organized into nine chapters that cover the three most important pillars of your business. Here’s a detailed outline of what you’ll learn…
Where will your next great client come from? If you’re thinking, “word of mouth, I hope,” it’s time for an upgrade. I’ll show you how to build a consistent pipeline of highly qualified prospects – and how to turn a few great projects into years of referrals and repeat business. In this pillar, you’ll learn:
- Module 1: Audience
- The REAL Ideal Client Formula
- How To Track The Right Data – So You Can Make Smart Decisions
- No More Unicorns: How To Target Clients You Can Actually Find
- Download: The Client Profit-Per-Hour Worksheet + Calculator
- Workshop: Mike Discovers His Ideal Audience
- Workshop: Targeting the Right Audience Without a Big Portfolio
- Module 2: Action
- The Magic of Exclusivity: Rapid Qualification and Sales
- The Most Powerful Way to Build a Pipeline (… and what not to waste your time on)
- How The ‘Active’ Pipeline Changes the Game
- Workshop: Susan Hones Her Exclusivity Pitch
- Workshop: Writing a Powerful Outreach E-mail
- Module 3: “Automation”
- Nurturing Your ‘Not Yet’ Leads
- Clients that Keep Coming Back
- Referrals (and Playing the Long Game)
- Workshop: Prospecting Success & Why High-Pressure Tactics Make Life Worse
- Workshop: Keeping Up Your Momentum as You Build Your Pipeline
If you doubled your prices tomorrow, what would happen? Most likely, a lot of your income would disappear – unless you follow a proven system for increasing the value of every project and strategically rolling out changes to make your existing clients enthusiastic about investing more. You’ll learn…
- Module 4: Profitable Projects
- Sell Less, Earn More
- The Shocking Power of the Fixed Fee
- Building Your Project Menu
- Bonus: The Irresistible Offer That Makes Competition Irrelevant
- Download: The Fixed-Fee Proposal Template
- Module 5: Retainers
- Bonus: The Recurring Revenue Transformation
- The Secrets of the Hybrid Retainer
- The Counterintuitive Unlimited Access Plan
- Becoming a Trusted Expert and Friend
- Workshop: Learning to Love Commitment
- Module 6: Proposals
- Raise Your Prices, Risk-Free
- Creating Your 15-Minute Profitable Proposal
- How To Negotiate With Clients (And Win)
- Download: The 15-Minute Profitable Proposal Worksheet + Calculator
- Bonus: The Personal Finance Framework for Sudden Income Surges
No matter how good you are at business, it’s inevitable that life will get in the way. We all balance work with family, friends and our other needs and goals. The key to consistent success is cultivating the right money mindsets – so you can go all-in without losing touch with what really matters. In this pillar, you’ll learn…
- Module 7: Efficiency
- Before You Delegate, Eliminate
- Never Check E-mail Again
- Workshop: How to Defeat Scope Creep
- Module 8: Purpose
- Eat Dessert First
- The Money Machine
- Module 9: Scale
- How To “Turn Off” a Thriving Business
- The Dark Art of Firing Clients
- Hiring Help – And Beyond…
- Bonus: The Hidden Financial Formula of High-End Freelancing
What students are saying…
“Instrumental in helping me grow my business”
Anthony Yeung, Digital Marketing Consultant
“Rob has been instrumental in helping me land deals, navigate the life of a self-employed consultant, and grow my business. It’s not just his experience that sets him apart, but his commitment to constantly improving.”
“I have virtually unlimited leads”
Mike Kohl, Web Developer
“Rob was tremendously helpful as I was stuck in my lead generation process. Because of my time with him, I now have virtually unlimited leads to go after.”
Today’s exclusive offer
The Free Yourself from Feast & Famine course is currently not open to the public.
When I do open new seats, they sell for $1,000+ each. That investment pays for itself with your first new (and improved) client, but today only, since you’ve just joined us, you have the opportunity to get lifetime access to the full course at 50% off – just 6 monthly payments of $99 instead of $1000+.
Remember, this offer expires as soon as you leave this page. Act now and lock in your $500+ savings.
The next time you have the opportunity to join this course, it will cost between $999 and $1,200. You’ll never see this low price again.
An Unbeatable Guarantee
Try Free Yourself from Feast & Famine for a full 30 days, 100% risk-free.
Building a business can be scary. Investing in yourself shouldn’t be. That’s why I promise an unconditional 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. If you aren’t blown away by the program for any reason, I insist that you get your 100% of money back.
Just e-mail me within 30 days and I’ll provide a full refund. That means you can start growing your business today, 100% risk-free.
Is the program right for me?
Free Yourself will help you level up your freelance or consulting business – but it’s not right for everyone. The most successful students check these boxes…
- You provide creative or technical services, such as design, programming, writing or marketing
- You have 3+ clients and are on track to earn $25K+ this year
- You’re a solo business owner or part of a small team (and all your partners are committed to improvement, too)
- You’re ready to commit at least a few highly focused hours a week to improving your business
- You want to build a highly profitable, full-time business you love … not chase magical, passive income from the beach
This is not right for you if…
- You’re just starting out. You’ll need data from at least three clients or projects for these systems to help you level up.
- You’re moonlighting and don’t plan to go full-time with your freelance or consulting business.
- You’re earning more than $200K a year from your business. You may get a few valuable takeaways, but this course won’t change the game for you. (Stay tuned for more advanced material.)
- You want to hire staff to solve all your problems. This course is about building an extraordinarily efficient, profitable system with a very small team, so you can grow exponentially once you have a solid foundation.
- You’re stuck in your ways. This course intentionally challenges the conventional wisdom and looks at hard data and real dollars-and-cents. Prepare to exit your comfort zone.
Try a complete sample lesson, right now…
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the program?
You have lifetime access to all course material – so you can take it at your own pace and build your business in the way that feels right for you. There’s at least 3 to 6 months worth of big wins packed into 37 lessons, so plan to play the long game and implement Free Yourself over the course of many months.
What if I get busy and fall behind?
The course is entirely self-paced – you can speed through it and then implement what you’ve learned over time, or you can watch each lesson and digest it slowly. Either way, you have lifetime access, and you’ll be able to implement the specific strategies and tactics in the course for many years to come.
What if the course isn’t right for me?
First, I encourage you to take your time and make sure you’re ready to fully commit before you enroll. To get the most from this program, you should run a creative or technical service business, have at least 3 clients, and be on track to earn $25K+ this year. You should be ready to spend 3+ hours a week improving your business.
I promise an unconditional 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. If you aren’t blown away by the program for any reason, I insist that you get your 100% of money back.
Just e-mail me within 30 days and I’ll provide a full refund. That means you can start growing your business today, 100% risk-free.
Imagine a future that’s all feast, no famine.
Don’t wait for your next downturn. Unlock the secrets to consistent, predictable profit as a freelancer or consultant today.
Today only, get lifetime access to the full course at 50% off – just 6 monthly payments of $99 instead of $1000+.
Remember, this offer expires when you leave this page. The next time you have the opportunity to join, the course will cost $999 to $1,200.
“A teacher who makes complex challenges feel simple”
Margo Aaron, Arena Virtual Coworking
“Rob has this really clarifying way of explaining things – unlike other courses I’ve taken and instructors I’ve seen. He’s a great teacher, and he executes. He’s action-oriented, but the way he shows you what actually matters is so, so helpful.”
“Literally changed my life”
Colin McCann, Security & Performance Specialist
“The ideas that Rob introduced me to, and how to authentically integrate them into my business, have literally changed my life in ways that are difficult to describe. My clients are better, my income is not only much higher but far more consistent, and the flexibility I have with my day is unmatched.”