You want to land more freelance clients. You’re itching to earn more money. You know you should spend less time managing your freelance business and more time completing paying projects. You want to be brimming with undeniable confidence that you know exactly what you’re doing.
I get it. I’ve been there. Heck, sometimes I’m still there. And that’s exactly why I started this shop. It’s an ever-growing collection of tools, templates, and resources to help you kick some major tail as a freelancer.
To put it simply, every single thing I’ve created here takes the guesswork out of this whole freelancing thing—so you can spend your time and energy on getting paid for the work you love.
I made plenty of cringe-worthy mistakes along the way. But today, I’m a six-figure freelance writer (which sounds braggy, but is actually attainable) who has crafted content for a variety of well-loved brands like QuickBooks, Trello, Toggl, The Muse, The Everygirl, Business Insider, and more. My byline has appeared in a number of swoon-worthy places like The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Mashable, Inc., TIME, and more.
The best part? I built this successful freelance business while working from a small town in Wisconsin with two rescue dogs at my feet.
I like to think that I’m proof that you don’t have to live in a big city to do what you want. Freelancing is a viable option regardless of if you’re in a major metropolis or a town of under 4,000 (hi, that’s me). If you ask me, success as a freelancer has nothing to do with location and everything to do with systems—which is why I built these products for you.
Now that I’m on the other side of those daunting freelance hurdles (and still in that same small Wisconsin town), I want to help you skip the brutal learning curve and avoid my same embarrassing blunders. So, I started this shop as a space where I can share all of the templates and tools I use in my own freelance business.
That’s right—I created the resources I wish I had at my fingertips when I was just getting started as a freelancer. Peruse them, use them, and love them. I think they’ll make this freelancing thing a little less stressful, and a heck of a lot more fun.
I’ll be honest with you: When I started my freelance business, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. And unfortunately, my frantic and frequent “How the heck do I freelance?” Google searches only got me so far.
When it came to freelancing, I learned everything the hard way. For at least a solid year, I struggled. I lost out on projects. I wasted countless hours. I doubted every email I sent. I shed far too many tears and comforted myself with way too many pints of Half Baked FroYo.
When I managed to put down my beloved froyo spoon, I gritted my teeth, clenched my fists, and pushed through all of the challenges that tried to knock me off course.
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1. How will I receive my purchase?
Almost immediately after completing your order, you’ll receive an email from me (Kat Boogaard) confirming your purchase. Soon after, you'll receive another email from me with the subject line "Your downloads are ready." Within the email, click the link to download your products. Save them somewhere safe on your own computer so that you can access and use them as needed. Be aware that these are digital products, so no physical products will be mailed to you.
2. What formats do the templates come in?
You’ll receive two file versions of the templates you order: one Microsoft Word template and one Pages template. The accompanying guide will be delivered as a PDF.
3. Do you offer refunds?
Here’s the short answer: No. Because these are digital products, there’s no way for me to take templates back from you. All sales are final, but I’m confident you’ll love what you purchase.
4. Can I share these templates with my friends?
These templates are for your personal use only, and they can’t be shared with anyone else. While they're designed for use in your personal business and with your clients (which is why every template can be customized to your brand details!), these are just for YOU. Reselling, sharing with friends, or reproducing them in any way is not allowed.
If you want more details about what is and isn’t allowed, you can check out the full terms and conditions right here. Because we all love some good legal mumbo jumbo, don’t we?