Why I don't want more clients
I've made it safe and sound to Medellín, Colombia!
So far, I'm in LOVE here.
- The weather is tropical with sunny skies and spurts of rain
- There's a big community of expats and digital nomads in Poblado, so making friends has been a breeze
- The food is amazing -- some of the best I've had all year
When I say there's a big digital nomad community here, I'm not lying.
Most cafes in the area I'm in are full of people cranking out work on their laptops. From online marketers, bloggers, and designers, people here are taking advantage of Medellín's lifestyle.
I haven't even been here a week and I've been offered work three different times. While this could potentially lead to more money, the idea of more work isn't exciting for me.
More clients means more time spent in front of the computer, building relationships with new people, and putting myself in the middle of someone else's business.
If I were new, this would be awesome -- but I'm not. And because I'm happy with my current work-life balance, I'll likely refer the extra work to people I'm close to.
It's interesting to see how my thought process changed. For example, when I was getting started:
- I took any project I could get
- I was trying to make the most money possible
And now, these are the questions I ask myself when presented with new opportunities:
- Will I get along with the client?
- Does the potential client offer something awesome?
- What's the potential return and how can I create a win-win?
While I still think about money, I'm now thinking about the relationship and the product, too. Making money is the easy part; sustaining a lifestyle you enjoy while not stressing yourself is the challenge. It took me a few years to figure this out.
If right now you're chasing money, my advice is to take a step back and think about your sanity, too.
It's so important and worth it.
While I don't want more clients, I am considering mentoring 1, maybe 2, people. I want to personally teach how to build a freelance writing business. This will NOT be a program with videos. It will be a way to have me personally help you all year long. If you've ever felt inspired to live a lifestyle similar to mine, I'd love to help you:
- Get clients
- Improve your writing
- Charge more money and transition from a job you dislike
You'll get my WhatsApp, so you can ask me anything you want and get a response ASAP. We'll get on a weekly, 30-minute calls to discuss what you've done, what you're doing, and what to do next. You'll get me to critique your writing for an entire year, too.
Plus — You're going to be on the top of my mind whenever I'm approached with new work. Like I said, right now in Medellín I have three potential clients in need of copywriting help. I don't necessarily want the extra work, so having my mentee write the copy while I look it over creates a win-win-WIN for everyone involved.
So what's all this cost?
A one-time payment of $10,000.
I know it's not cheap, but should you accept this offer I'm confident I can help you make WAY more than that within the next year.
Let me know if you're interested ASAP by sending me a message and we'll get on a video call to discuss!
One last thing, the hotel I'm staying at is called The Charlee. It has a wicked view. I actually recorded a video tour of my room. Check it out!