About the Episode:
Over the years, Jake has run his own video production agency, he’s been a freelancer, and he has his own podcast for agencies and consultants called Working Without Pants.
Jake is a pro at coming up with creative strategies for landing freelance clients—and he’s won business for both himself and his clients with Fortune 500 companies & A-list touring artists.
In Today’s Episode, We Talk About:
[03:26] We start off by learning how Jake began his entrepreneurial career.
[04:50] How his first agency business got it’s first “big” client.
[07:42] His best piece of business advice for starters on figuring out how to price your services.
[09:08] What he did after leaving his first agency business.
[11:13] He talks about his biggest failure – launching a startup that ultimately failed.
[12:57] His best piece of advice on how to identify potential opportunities and disasters.
[13:56] How he recovered after an opportunity that crashed and burned.
[15:29] His tactical advice for landing your first high-paying freelance clients.
[17:13] An out of the box idea to attract the attention of potential freelance clients.
[22:46] How he identifies potential clients and other strategies he uses to land more clients for his consultancy.
[26:57] How to start your own side hustle consulting business while working your 9-to-5 job.
[28:01] Jake introduces us to his most recent side project, Agency Scout and talks about how it works.
[33:39] What sacrifices he’s had to make in order to create the time needed to run his business.
[35:46] How to find time for your side hustle while balancing a busy schedule.
[36:53] His biggest piece of advice on how to hit your first “big win”.
[38:37] How to figure out your next move when your business isn’t getting the results you want.
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