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If you liked WordCamp, you'll love the Freelancers' Conference

From: Angie M.
Sent on: Friday, November 4, 2016 3:57 PM

My name is Angie.

For the past few years at WordCamp Columbus, we’ve added sessions on the last day of the conference which were not specifically related to the software. Rather, they were focused on running your business as you sell the services and products you can create with that software.

But really, WordCamps are not the best fit for those sessions. Wordcamps are supposed to be about code.

Still, every year after the business sessions are finished on Sunday, scores of people come up to me to tell me they want more.

They ask me to host a conference focused on business.

It makes sense, right? They’re creative and technical professionals who have tremendous gifts to give to our world, but sometimes they need help figuring out the most efficient (and profitable) ways to do that.

And sometimes they just need someone to listen.

A few months ago I was talking with a friend who is a freelance copywriter, and social media manager. She was feeling very frustrated after a long term client relationship had begun to go south.

The client had, over the years, asked for a reduction in the price of her services, even while expecting the same level of service, if not more. He had become resistant to her ideas, even though her ideas generated increased revenues. And, he began to blame her for parts of his business which weren’t even directly related to their contract.

It sounds kind of crazy when you see it written out, right? And she knew it was, too. As we talked more, I shared with her a time when I had a relationship lean in the same direction and what I did to stop it.

Later in the evening, she said to me, “You know. I thought I was the only person in the world this had ever happened to. I’m so glad we talked because now I don’t feel so alone, or crazy!”

The Freelancers' Conference is for her, and for us.

Over the past two years, I’ve surveyed hundreds of freelancers, asking them about their biggest business struggles. Their answers generally fell into one of these categories:

Branding and Positioning
How to move to working full time
Pricing
Scaling their business beyond themselves
Planning projects and communicating with clients throughout the process
Pricing
Finances and Accounting
Goal Setting
Sales and Marketing
Pricing

I've recruited entrepreneurs who have direct experience and success in one (or ALL) of these areas to speak at a conference just for Freelancers, April 28-30, 2017 here in Columbus, Ohio.

They've made the transition from working for someone, to working for themselves. In some cases, the speakers now employ dozens of other people. In others, they’re solo freelancers earning a very good living for themselves, and showing others how to do the same.

They’re here to help guide us from the place where we are now, to realizing the true value we offer. And that's not all. After every session, you'll join a small group of freelancers just like you - to begin implementing what the speaker has presented. This isn't just a conference for learning. It's for doing.

The Freelancers' Conference is April 28-30, 2017 at the Ohio 4H Center in Columbus, Ohio. Registration just opened today, and the first 30 to register get $99 off their ticket.

I hope you’ll join us at the conference this April. If you’ll come with an open mind and ready to put in the work, I truly believe it will be a life-changing event. I believe this will be a moment you’ll look back on and say, “That weekend. That weekend at the Freelancers’ Conference changed the way my life turned out. I’m so glad I went.”

Blessings,

Angie Meeker



PS. The first 30 to register will receive $99 off their ticket automatically at checkout.
After that, our early bird pricing becomes available until Jan 1 ($49 off).

Register now!


This conference is not associated with Wordcamp Columbus, WordCamp Central, the Columbus WordPress Meetup or the WordPress Foundation. We have permission from the Foundation to share the conference with our meetup and WordCamp attendees. Andrea Middleton, Director of Wordcamps and Meetups, said she was excited about the conference and hopes more, similar events develop because they take pressure off of camps to cover business topics rather than the software we all love - WordPress!

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