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Written by Chris Hufnagel

Last updated August 24, 2023

It took me 4 years to make my first $100,000 as a freelance creative.

I almost gave up.

But the freedom was addictive.

I NEEDED to find a way to make this work.

So I figured it out to a tune of over seven figures (in profit) during my 10-year creative business career. Despite my struggles over the first four years, I created a profitable freelance career.

These numbers are not about the $$$ signs. Those dollar signs represent the freedom having a successful freelance business has given my family and me.

Freelancing has empowered me to:

  • Travel the country full-time as a digital nomad (and doing it again with my family!)
  • Eat lunch most weekdays with my kids.
  • Provide care when my son had open-heart surgery and needed to be home.
  • Make life decisions based on energy and what I currently want from life (not what a company needs from me).

This is possible, and I want it for you too! Your version of this list might differ significantly from mine, but the idea is the same. The freedom to control your own destiny.

Over 90% of this income was from providing services. I didn’t create a product or a course, or a community. I provided a service that people needed and made a living doing it; I know you can do this too.

You already have the creative skills. You need a roadmap and some additional power ups to get that freedom.

Everyone’s journey is different, and I do not have all the answers. But I have the lessons I have learned along the way as a freelancer turned SaaS CEO / product owner, and I want to share those with you.

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