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Our focus at Double Your Freelancing is to help freelancers master the business behind their business.

We’re not biased toward any technology or industry. We know that you’re looking for actionable information that you can use and immediately apply to your business. And we know that you’re here because you love what you do and want to set yourself up for success.

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  • No preference given to any particular technology or industry.
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Whether through 4+ years of in-depth articles, premium courses, the conferences and events I host, or my podcast, my #1 goal is to help you become a more successful freelancer.

Brennan Dunn

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Just starting out or thinking about it? Here you'll learn how to adopt the right mindset to run your business and get your first few clients.

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The way you position and present yourself to your clients can make or break your chances with a prospect. Learn how to do position yourself the right way.

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Clients are the bedrock of any freelancing business. Learn how to reliably generate high-quality project leads.

Pricing Your Services

How you price and pitch yourself affects the quality of your clients and your income. Learn how to charge more and close more projects.

Writing Proposals That Win You Projects

Writing (and winning) proposals is critical to closing deals. There's no point in having lots of project leads if you don't know how to close them.

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All the advice and tools you need to run a profitable and sustainable freelancing business.

Work/Life Balance For Freelancers

You CAN freelance without sacrificing your sanity. Learn how to balance your life and your work.

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What if you could sell your services the same way you'd sell a product? Learn how to level-up your freelancing with productized consulting.


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Recent Articles

Why You Should Learn Marketing Automation

by Brennan Dunn — Get free updates of new posts here

I’m about two weeks out from releasing my latest course.

So far, about 8 hours of training lessons have been recorded and it’s coming along really, really well. In terms of actual content, it’s my biggest project yet, and the early access customers who have already joined are kicking butt.

But I’ve also heard from a few of you, questioning how a course on marketing automation fit alongside courses and content on value-based pricinggetting clients, and offering paid discovery services.

If I were to really dig into that concern, I think the overarching issue was: Marketing automation is for companies who sell products or software online and not services businesses.

How To Socratically Question New Project Leads

by Brennan Dunn — Get free updates of new posts here

The other day, a designer friend and I were chatting over coffee.

“I have no idea what I should be saying when I meet with a new potential client.”

She’d read my case study that laid out exactly how I closed a recent client, but was a bit unsure about how she could translate my success into something she could emulate in her web design business.

With her permission, I’d like to do my best to recreate our discussion. If you’ve ever been in the dark about how you should approach talking with a new client for the first time, I think you’ll really get a lot out of what’s below.


2016 Year In Review

by Brennan Dunn — Get free updates of new posts here

Since 2012, I’ve been writing annual reports and making them public.

In these reports I do my best to sum up what went well over the last year, what didn’t, and what’s next for me.

I write these reports for myself—they serve as time capsules that I can look back on to see how the business has shifted and occasionally taken big leaps forward over the years.

But I make these reports public because I owe to you, customers and readers of Double Your Freelancing (DYF), to let you know what’s next for us and how that will impact you and your business.

When I first started writing these reports, I was just starting out selling my first products.

I wanted to help those who were thinking about building and launching their own products learn from my mistakes and to use me as inspiration. I owed it to that next generation of creators because I followed in the footsteps of those who were a little bit ahead of me, and I wouldn’t be here doing what I’m doing today had they not shared their experiences publicly.

Now, 4 years later, my business is doing 7-figures annually and there are a lot of people involved in the success of DYF. And while this might not be as inspiring as past reports have been in helping someone who’s just starting to build a business, hopefully seeing the big picture (from 2012 -> now) will show what’s possible in just a few short years.

But, more importantly, this year’s report is for you—the DYF customer or subscriber—because you are our shareholders.

It’s because of you that we do what we do, and we rely on your feedback to help us figure out what’s next for the company. Your success is our success.

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