Learn the business of freelancing from some of the best minds in the industry.

A technology-agnostic conference for freelancers and consultants
who want to learn how to market, sell, and manage their business like a pro.

Actionable, info-packed talks.

The Double Your Freelancing Conference (#dyfconf) is a 3 day, single-track conference that's focused on helping freelancers and agencies grow their businesses.

You'll learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry — which includes the all-star speaker lineup we've prepared for you. Each talk will give you a handful of actionable to-do items that you can incorporate immediately into your business.

Allan Branch

Allan will teach us how to hire subcontractors and employees.

Amy Hoy

Amy will teach us how to bootstrap products.

Brennan Dunn

Brennan will talk about the "end" of consulting and what we're all working to create.

Brian Casel

Brian will teach us how to productize our services.

Ed Gandia

Ed will teach us how to be more productive on our client projects.

James Clear

James will show us how to develop better work habits.

Meet other, business-minded freelancers and agencies.

Everyone in attendance — designers, developers, writers, videographers, and more — are here for one thing: to grow their business, and to create lasting connections.

Between the talks, one of the 3 parties we're throwing, or over dinner or a beer, you'll have ample time to meet and network with 200 other freelancers and agency owners.

Jonathan Stark

Jonathan will teach us how to price on value.

Kai Davis

Kai will teach us how to build an audience.

Kurt Elster

Kurt will teach us how to automate our selling.

Liston Witherill

Liston will teach us how to write better copy and increase our conversions.

Mojca Mars

Mojca will teach us how to incorporate social media and advertising into our marketing.

Nathan Barry

Nathan will teach us how to become authorities.

Is #dyfconf right for you?

You're an independent creative professional, and you're really good at what you do. But you want to level-up the way you run your business. You want to learn from and talk to other business owners about how to market, sell, and grow.

At #dyfconf, you'll spend 3 days away from client work. You'll immerse yourself in a community of vibrant, passionate freelancers. You're going to walk away with a network of people who you'll learn from and work with for years to come. And you'll leave with a stronger, more successful business.

Is this you? If so, we'll see you in Norfolk.

Philip Morgan

Philip will teach us how to position our services.

Sarah Bray

Sarah will teach us how to create a client "nation".

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Answers To Your Questions

Where is this, and how do I get there?

The conference is in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. The local airport is Norfolk / Virginia Beach International (ORF), and has quite a few airlines flying out of it. You can grab a cab, Uber, or Lyft from the airport. If you're coming from the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast, Amtrak can take you right downtown.

You should probably show up the afternoon of the 16th. Many attendees will choose to stay the weekend for more mingling and libations, but that's totally up to you.

What will the days look like, and when should I arrive?

The conference talks are on September 17th and 18th (Thursday and Friday). There will be a reception the night before, and parties after each day of the conference. Each day will start at 9am and wrap up at around 5pm — we'll have plenty of caffeine to keep you going!

Where will I eat?

We've got you covered with breakfast and lunch each day of the conference. You'll be on your own for dinner (hopefully you'll be dining with some new friends), but downtown Norfolk has lots of delicious eating.

What can I do outside of the conference?

This area boasts some of the best American history you can find. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, and Williamsburg was the center of political events that led up to the American Revolution. The Norfolk area is also the largest naval base in the world, and you can tour the USS Wisconsin battleship or the General MacArthur Museum while you're here.

September is still warm enough to hit the beaches or the many nature trails we have in the area. We're also about an hour away by car from the Outer Banks in North Carolina.