DYF Accelerator Live Video Coaching Community

Freelancers & Agency Owners:

Get the support, guidance, and accountability you need to  grow an awesome business.

At a glance...

What is the DYF Accelerator?


The DYF Accelerator is a community of freelancers and agency owners who are committed to leveling up their businesses.


We meet every week in live accountability + goal setting video hangouts ("Accelerator Sessions" β€” sample agenda further down this page).

We also have... 

πŸ₯° Office hours Q&A with Team DYF

πŸͺ„ Targeted masterminds

πŸ’¬ and a text-based community for you to connect with your fellow members.

🏦 A vault of over 140 past office hours, accelerators, masterminds, and expert interviews


Accelerator Sessions are held each Monday at 2 different times to accommodate all timezones (USA, Europe, Aus/Asia)!

Office Hours are held each Wednesday at 2 different times to accommodate all timezones (USA, Europe, Aus/Asia)

I'm a new member to the Accelerator but so far the value I received for my membership fee has been amazing. I feel like I'm getting the help I would get from a 10K+ mastermind at a small fraction of that price.

Meredith

Solo Biz Hacker | https://solobizhacker.com

Praise for the Accelerator Community

The Accelerator Session:

29 minutes, each week, to massively move your business forward.


Each weekly Accelerator Session is 29 minutes long looks something like this...

0:00 β€” 0:20

Rapid-Fire Roundtable Check-Ins

We go around and share...

  • Last week's goals, and if we achieved them
  • Successes
  • Challenges
  • Next week goals
  • Where we could use help/support from the community
  • Do I want input and ideas for my challenges from the group? (Y/N)

Want to lurk?

No worries! You're totally welcome to attend without sharing or giving input, if you want to just quietly be in the group vibes.

0:20 β€” 0:29

Masterminding / Idea Sharing

Anyone who has ideas that might help someone with the challenges they mentioned, or help them towards their goals, can share their ideas.

NOTE: We're constantly tweaking the structure based on member feedback to create the best community for YOU.

What's Included with your membership?

The DYF Accelerator was designed to be your one-stop community to help you grow the freelance business of your dreams.

Included with your Accelerator membership:
βœ… Included with your membership

πŸ™‹ Weekly live Accelerator Sessions

Community sessions to support each other, check in on goals, learn, and get help where you're struggling.

βœ… Included with your membership

πŸ›οΈ Vault of all 140+ past community recordings

You'll get access to our huge vault of expert interviews, office hours, masterminds, accelerator sessions and more.

Whether you're looking for help with pricing, lead generation, productizing, proposals, or anything under the freelance-sun, you're pretty much guaranteed to find it here!

βœ… Included with your membership

πŸ’¬ Weekly office hours with Team DYF

Every week, we have live one-on-one video coaching sessions so that you can get your questions answered directly by Team DYF in a more "deep dive, zoomed in on you" context than the Accelerator Sessions offer.


How it works: Each Wednesday, there are 2 office hours sessions on the calendar.


You then book a 20-minute live video coaching session with Zach within that block. πŸ™‚

βœ… Included with your membership

πŸͺ„ Targeted Masterminds

We regularly hold masterminds so that people working through similar topics can get support and keep each other moving forward. So far, we've had masterminds on...

  • Niching/Target Market Selection
  • Lead generation
  • Scaling, SOPs, Productizing, etc.
  • Transitioning Out of Day Job / Getting First Clients
βœ… Included with your membership

πŸ’¬ Access to the text-based DYF community in Circle

Connect with your fellow freelancers & agency owners to support each other and forge relationships and strategic partnerships.

βœ… Included with your membership

πŸ€– Access to the DYF Course Companion

Our smart automated accountability tool that keeps you on track with your goals.

βœ… Included with your membership

πŸ›« Right of first refusal for in-person events & retreats

When we hold limited-seating live events, you'll get first dibs.

βœ… Included with your membership

❀️ Cancel anytime & risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee

Feel confident knowing that you'll get a huge ROI from your membership.

If you join and don't like the program, you have a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee.

I think the accelerator community is awesome because I get support and accountability from like-minded people who are facing similar problems.


Also, the idea exchange that happens in the mastermind sessions is amazing!

Alex Marinescu | 

Alex Marinescu | Ruby / Rails developer | https://alexmarinescu.com

Our Iron-Clad Guarantees

You're Guaranteed a 6-Month Transformation* (And an ROI!)

Learn more about our guarantees below...

Guarantee #1

Unconditional 30-Day, 100% Risk-Free Money-Back Guarantee

We're confident the DYF Accelerator will be huge for you and your business.

In addition to allowing you to easily cancel your membership at any time, we're also offering a unconditional 100% money-back guarantee on your first month of membership. 

Simply join the community and if you don't feel you've gotten more out of it than you paid, email us at hello@doubleyourfreelancing.com within 30 days and we'll cancel your membership and refund your first month.

Guarantee #2

Our conditional 6-Month Transformation* Money-Back Guarantee

If you commit to putting in the work – and I mean really commit – we have no doubt that the Accelerator will bring huge transformation to your business.

How it works...

If you dedicate yourself to growing your business for the next 6 months and you look back and don't feel that you've gotten a return on your investment or seen a positive transformation in your business, you get all your money back for those 6 months of membership fees*.

* How to qualify for the 6-Month Transformation Guarantee:

  1. Check in with your goals in the community consistently (defined as at least 3 weekly goal check-ins a month)
  2. Come to at least 3 live Accelerator events a month (2 of which need to be Office Hours)
  3. Track your time in toggl (or whatever tool you use) and show that you're spending at least 40 hours a month (~10h/week) working ON your business, rather than just IN it.
  4. Consistently complete the "scary, out of the comfort zone" work that you and Zach agree on to grow your business (no chickening out!)

If you do the above and somehow still don't get an ROI or a transformation, we'll gladly refund your entire 6 months of membership fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of time commitment does the community require each week?

The time commitment is flexible and depends on your personal needs and goals.

Some people like it for the accountability and goal setting, which means a 30-minute commitment per week.

Others like it for the office hours, which is a 20-minute commitment every week or two (or whenever you want to come), + prep time.

Others like skimming the Q&A, wins, and recordings at their leisure.

Others like it as an "insurance policy" β€” knowing that they can pop in and ask Zach a question if they have a tricky question for a project or proposal, which is the lowest time commitment, as you need it.

If you want to truly transform your business, it's less about the time commitment of the community, and more about the implementation of what you're learning. To get the most out of your membership, I recommend setting aside 5-10 hours a week for working ON your business, vs. just IN it, and implementing on the homework Zach gives you. That's where you'll see the really huge returns.

What’s the difference between the Accelerator and DYF University?

DYF Accelerator is our premium community that gives you the support, guidance, and accountability you need to get out of your own way and grow an awesome freelance business / agency.

Whereas DYF University is our β€œall access pass” membership to all of our past and future courses for growing your freelance business / agency.

The Accelerator is best for freelancers who need support and accountability.

DYF University is best for freelancers who don't care about community or support, and just want the education.

Pro tip: if both sound good to you, take advantage of our bundle while it's still around to get access to both + extra savings!

What if I can’t make the live sessions?

If you can't make the live sessions, no worries!

All sessions will be recorded and made available to members within the Accelerator community for you to review at your convenience.

We also transcribe all Accelerator Sessions so that you can easily search the transcripts in the Accelerator Session Vault and find support on exactly what you need help with.

How long will I have access to the community?

You will have access to the DYF Accelerator community for as long as you keep your subscription active.

Is this community worth the money?

I mean, I guess I'm a little biased, but I say "hell yes!"

Think about it...

If the support & education you get here enables you to charge even a few dollars more per hour...

Or close even one extra project...

Or push yourself outside your comfort zone to implement some game-changing business growth strategy...

How long will it take for your membership to pay itself off?

(Probably not very long at all)

Never mind the fact that the skills you learn here will permanently level you up for the rest of your life.

Now that I say it, I think it's virtually impossible for you to not get an ROI on your membership. πŸ˜‰

And remember, you can easily cancel anytime and you'll also get a money-back guarantee, so you can give it a try for a month totally risk-free and make the decision for yourself!

Who’s the DYF Accelerator for?

The DYF Accelerator community is for freelancers and agency owners who are ready to grow their businesses β€” and put in the work.

The members who get the most out of the community are the ones who keep pushing the edges out of their comfort zone, and commit to breaking free of old patterns.

If you want an "easy button" you can press to totally transform your biz, this isn't it. (Nothing is)

But if you're ready for a change and you're sick of the status quo, the accountability and support you get from here could be a game-changer for you.

If you're committed to learning, improving, and taking action, this community is for you.

Who’s it NOT for?

Change takes work.

It also takes TIME.

If you're not planning to commit to your business for the long-term, and you're not willing to work at growing the business of your dreams for at least 6 months, you're likely not going to feel like you got the transformation you were hoping for.

I’m a new freelancer. Will this be helpful for me?

Yes!

I WISH something like this had been available to me when I started freelancing.

It would have enabled me to build a profitable business much faster.

Not to mention saved me $10,000+ in expensive mistakes and at least 500 hours of wasted time going down rabbit holes and "figuring things out the hard way."

(And it probably would have cut at least 3 years off of my success timeline, too.)

Being surrounded by people a little further along the path than you is a huge hack for accelerating your growth and avoiding common pitfalls.

I’m still working a job and haven’t yet transitioned to freelancing full time. Will this be helpful for me?

Yes!

In my personal experience, the hardest part of working a job when wanting to freelance is that you're surrounded by people who don't "get you."

It's easy to feel like you're crazy or unreasonable for wanting more and not readily settling for the status quo.

By joining the DYF Accelerator, you're getting plugged into a community of people who "get you," and you'll be inspired and motivated by seeing everyone else making progress.

If you're still working a job and gearing up to go freelance, we recommend you pair the Accelerator with a DYF University membership to ensure you're building a solid base of knowledge before you strike out on your own.

(Pro tip: join the bundled membership of DYF University + DYF Accelerator for extra savings!)

And remember, we have a money-back guarantee, so if you join and it turns out you can't balance your job and your education at the same time, you're covered.

I’m an experienced agency owner. Will this be helpful for me?

Yep!

As an agency owner, you likely have your attention pulled in a bunch of different directions and have constant demands on your time pulling you away from the things that truly move the needle.

Being plugged into a community is an investment into yourself and your business, and will help you keep a pulse on the stuff that really matters in your business, instead of you endlessly drowning in project fulfillment and working "in the business" rather than ON it.

We have a money-back guarantee and you can easily cancel at any time, so why not give it a try and see what impact it has on your business?

I’m not in your β€œtypical” DYF audiences of designers, developers, or copywriters. Will I still find this helpful?

Yep!

The DYF Accelerator community focuses on the business side of freelancing, which is applicable across various industries and professions.

You can still benefit from the support, guidance, and accountability provided by the community, even if you don't share a profession with the other members.

In fact, by surrounding yourself with industries that aren't yours, you're getting a competitive edge in your industry, because most businesspeople are busy copying those immediately around them and consequently lose out on opportunities to implement things that work extremely well in other industries but aren't practiced in their own.

We have a money-back guarantee and you can easily cancel at any time, so why not give it a try and see what impact it has on your business?

What happens after I buy?

After buying, you’ll get immediate access to the DYF Circle community, the past Accelerator Session vault, etc.

You'll receive an email with a video tour that walks you through the different features of the community, and you'll be able to immediately sign into the community and start forging connections with your fellow freelancers and agency owners.

You'll also get immediate access to the upcoming members-only events calendar so that you can RSVP for the next weekly Accelerator Session and office hours.

Is it really risk-free and 100% satisfaction guaranteed?

It sure is!

We're confident that the DYF Accelerator will be huge for you and your business.

In addition to allowing you to easily cancel your membership at any time, we're also offering a 100% money-back guarantee on your first month of membership. 

Simply enroll in the DYF Accelerator and if you don't feel you've gotten more out of it than you paid, email us at hello@doubleyourfreelancing.com within 30 days and we'll cancel your membership and refund your first month.

Membership Options to meet Your Specific Needs

All options include a risk-free 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Most Flexible

Monthly Membership

membership

$97/mo

Easily cancel anytime. Risk-free 30-day 100% money-back guarantee.

DYF Accelerator Focus:

One-On-One Video Coaching, community support, guidance, and accountability

  • Weekly live Accelerator Sessions β€” Community sessions to support each other, check in on goals, learn, and get help where you're struggling.
  • Vault of all past community recordings β€” Access to recordings of past Accelerator Sessions, office hours, expert interviews, and masterminds, with searchable transcripts
  • Weekly office hours β€” Every week, we also have text-based chat Q&A in Circle so that you can get your questions answered directly by Team DYF.
  • Access to the text-based DYF community in Circle β€” Connect with your fellow freelancers & agency owners to support each other and forge relationships and strategic partnerships
  • Right of first refusal for in-person events & retreats
  • Access to the DYF Course Companion β€” The smart automated accountability tool that helps you reach your goals
  • Easily cancel anytime
  • A risk-free money-back guarantee

The DYF Accelerator β€” Our premium community that gives you the support, guidance, and accountability you need to get out of your own way and grow an awesome business

One Month Free!

6-Month Membership

membership

$497

Easily cancel anytime. Risk-free 30-day 100% money-back guarantee.

DYF Accelerator Focus:

One-On-One Video Coaching, community support, guidance, and accountability

  • Weekly live Accelerator Sessions β€” Community sessions to support each other, check in on goals, learn, and get help where you're struggling.
  • Vault of all past community recordings β€” Access to recordings of past Accelerator Sessions, office hours, expert interviews, and masterminds, with searchable transcripts
  • Weekly office hours β€” Every week, we also have text-based chat Q&A in Circle so that you can get your questions answered directly by Team DYF.
  • Access to the text-based DYF community in Circle β€” Connect with your fellow freelancers & agency owners to support each other and forge relationships and strategic partnerships
  • Right of first refusal for in-person events & retreats
  • Access to the DYF Course Companion β€” The smart automated accountability tool that helps you reach your goals
  • Easily cancel anytime
  • A risk-free money-back guarantee

The DYF Accelerator β€” Our premium community that gives you the support, guidance, and accountability you need to get out of your own way and grow an awesome business

The "Why" behind the DYF Accelerator


Hey, DYF Co-Owner Zach here. πŸ‘‹

I recently checked in with one of our DYF students to see how he was doing.

Here's what he said...

"It feels like I'm in a good-ish place, but I'm not seeing progress, so that's frustrating.

I'm still digging to get to the root cause but it's most likely some emotional self-sabotage. (i.e. impostor syndrome).

This is where I think being part of a community really comes in handy."

Does his situation sound familiar to you?


Where imposter syndrome comes from

For me, I've noticed that imposter syndrome comes as a result of pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

It comes in the period immediately following a radical mindset shift or new trajectory.

It's the "rubber meeting the road" when I go out and start trying to make my new dreams a reality and need to expand my belief systems in order to be successful with it.

Maybe you're familiar with Joseph Campbell and his concept of "The hero's journey."

(If you're not, you've surely experienced it first hand in, like, every movie you've ever watched.)

The way I see it, imposter syndrome is essentially the second, "Initiation", phase of the classic hero's journey.

Initiation. In the initiation section, the hero enters the β€œnew world,” where they must begin facing a series of trials until they reach the climax of the story: the main obstacle or enemy.

Here, the hero must put into practice everything he has learned on his journey to overcome the obstacle.

Campbell talks about the hero attaining some kind of prize for his troublesβ€”this can be a physical token or β€œelixir”, or just good, old-fashioned wisdom. (Or both.)

The "Initiation" phase of Joseph Campbell's hero's journey

Imposter syndrome is the "dragon you have to slay" in order to "get the treasure."

And you know what I've learned?

Slaying dragons is a lot easier when you've got people at your side who've slayed similar dragons before and can tell you the ways they were able to avoid the fire and whatnot.

(This metaphor is getting tenuous.)

The point is... 

When you adopt a new mindset shift, the hardest part is putting it into action and cementing it into your reality.

The DYF Accelerator community is designed to help with that.

It'll give you a consistent source of...

  • Accountability
  • Community
  • Insight into what's worked well for others

If you're like most DYF students, when you're actively going through our courses that you enrolled in, you get excited thinking of all the possibilities.

...But then you go off to start implementing, and you're faced with a large gap between your current reality and the reality you want to create.

And depending on the size of that gap, it feel like an overwhelmingly large chasm.

That's where the Accelerator comes in.

The Accelerator will help you bridge the gap between your current reality and actually implementing all this new stuff you're learning.

It'll also make your freelancing life less lonely.

Loneliness and Isolation as a Freelancer

I've been running my freelance consultancy for 14 years now.

(Though most of my time is spent on DYF at this point.)

I also get depressed once or twice a year – pretty much every year – like clockwork.

It's honestly a bit baffling how it comes on so strongly and hits me out of nowhere. 

"How TF is it that I can live a life with so much time freedom, schedule control, financial security, and interesting work, and *still* get depressed like this???"

β€” Indignant depressed Zach

It feels unfair when it happens, but zooming out, it also makes total sense. 

We humans are tribal animals who evolved to be part of a community.

And as an online worker, I spend allllllll day...

Eeeeeevery day...

Looking at a screen.

And making decisions by myself.

In my isolated apartment.

...Cut off from the world and devoid of any deep sense of community or belonging.

(I guess this is why so many people were keen to get back to working in the office once COVID restrictions started to ease...)

The times when I feel best are when I'm connected with others who I feel "get me."

And I think that speaks to what's maybe the hardest part of setting out on some new path in life...

The loneliness.

When you decide to shake up your status quo and cast off into the unknown, you shrink the pool of people who "get you."

And when it's just you in isolation, it opens a big opportunity for self-doubt to creep in...

Making little whispers in your head about how this won't work for you, and you were crazy to think it would...

...Until one of the voices of fear in your head talks you into turning back.

Without having another voice in the mix who "gets you" and can come in and say, "no, you're not crazy, you can do this," it's all-too-easy to pack things in and quit β€” even when you were so close to reaching your goals if only you'd kept going just a little bit longer.

Enter the DYF Accelerator

The purpose of the DYF Accelerator is to plug you in to a community of people who "get you" and who are on a similar path to you, to help you...

  • Grow your business
  • Remove roadblocks in your path
  • Be held accountable to your goals

All while helping you feel a little less alone in the process of growing your business. πŸ™‚


And remember, there's a 100% risk-free guarantee, so you have nothing to lose.