Black Friday Deals for Consultants & Freelancers

Published November 25, 2016 by Jane Portman
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My dear friends, happy crazy Black Friday! Here’s a roundup of the best deals for consultants and freelancers.

Learn about consulting from the masters

Whether you’re looking to level up your existing business, or quit your job tomorrow, The Independent Consulting Manual is the shortcut to success, because it’s based on the real life experiences of design, development, and online marketing consultants just like you. It’s an awesome book written by 13 co-authors (including myself).

Follow this link to get your discount (30% for the basic package).

Escape hourly billing

Want some top-level consulting strategy? Check out Hourly Billing Is Nuts — a must-have book by Jonathan Stark. “This book will give you the confidence you need to begin the transition away from a commodity position to premium pricing. You’ll find dozens of essays that will convince you once and for all that trading time for money is absurd. You’ll also learn about an alternative to hourly billing that will free you from the constraints of the time-based model. If you keep an open mind, internalize the stories, and implement my advice, the benefits will be life-changing.”

Follow this link and use the coupon code HOLIDAY16 to get a 30% discount.

Level up your email game

Email Templates for Freelancers from Kurt Elster will help you maintain the right tone, keep projects on track, and close more deals. “Discover how a well-crafted message can improve your entire business. By using the very same email templates I use in my business, you’ll be able to save yourself hours spent in your inbox, decrease response times, and even fight scope creep.”

Follow this link to get a 50% discount.

Use Facebook ads to promote your services

Facebook Ads Manual by Mojca Mars gives you an exact, step-by-step tutorial to create and run your first Facebook Ads Campaign. “You’ll learn to market your services to a massive audience and become a true social media marketer in no time.”

Follow this link to get a 50% discount.

Stop sabotaging yourself and raise your rates

Earn What You’re Worth by Austin Church will help you raise your rates and reverse-engineer your desired lifestyle. “This guide takes you through the step-by-step process that I used to quadruple my rates. Learn how to stop sabotaging yourself and level up your freelancing business.”

Follow this link and use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to get $70 off.

Level up your freelancing strategy

Double Your Freelancing Rate is Brennan Dunn’s most popular course with more than 8,000 customers. It helps freelancers and agencies learn how to qualify, price, and pitch new project leads. “If you’re struggling to price on value and aren’t winning as many proposals as you want to be, then this self-study course is for you.”

The course is available for 30% off through Monday. Follow the links for the Complete and the Basic package.

Mastering Project Roadmaps — another course by Brennan Dunn. “In this course, you’ll learn how to get paid for the discovery and estimating work you’re already doing now.”

The course is available for 30% off through Monday. Follow the links for the Complete and the Starter package.

Expert Roundtable is the most recent product by the same team. “Unlike traditional coaching or mentoring, where you engage for $1,000+ a month with a single expert with a single perspective who meets with you twice a month, Expert Roundtable offers daily access to a group of hand-selected experts who have deep subject-matter expertise and consulting experience.”

Follow this link to get your monthly roundtable subscription for $200/month instead of $300/month.

Organize client deliverables

Client Portal by Laura Elizabeth is a super simple, lightweight WordPress and HTML template to keep your client deliverables in one place.

Follow this link and use the coupon code BF2017 to get a 50% discount.

Reclaim your focus and productivity

Focuster is a great piece of software made by Jordan Baker. Stop fiddling with your schedule and get things done with this intelligent scheduler. “Let Focuster automatically schedule your To Do list in the empty slots in your calendar and spend more time doing what you do best. If an unexpected cancellation or new appointment arises, your schedule is adjusted automatically so you can maximize your productivity for the rest of the day.”

Follow this link to get 50% off all subscription plans.

Track time with ease

Freckle — made by Amy Hoy and her wonderful team — is online time tracking software that you will actually use. It’s friendly, fast and colorful. Powerful tagging, reporting and invoicing makes “time tracking actually fun” (customer quote).

Follow this link and use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to get the Freckle Solo plan (ideal for consultants and freelancers) for just $12/month instead of $19/month.

Collect information and files from busy clients

Tiny Reminder — made here at UI Breakfast — allows you to collect things on time by sending friendly, automated follow-up emails. Just set a deadline and pick a reminder schedule! Then we’ll play “bad cop” for you with all the notifications (learn more here).

Follow this link to get 50% off the lifetime pre-order.

Write killer proposals

Nusii by Nathan Powell helps you create killer value-based proposals. “If you’re tired of battling with Word, Indesign and PDF proposals, then Nusii is here to help. With professional proposal templates, notification system, proposal tracking, and online signing, Nusii can help you win more projects.”

Follow this link and use the coupon code TINYREMINDER before December 2nd to get 50% off first six months.

Happy shopping!

Hope you find something useful for yourself, and have a great day!

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