Learn to freelance doing what you love.
Over the past few years, I've made money doing dozens of different things: writing, video editing, yoga instruction, and more.
I want to show you how to earn money from ALL of your skills and interests, even those things that you don't think anyone would pay you for.
Hi, I'm Saul. I'm a film school grad, amateur science writer, trained yoga instructor, and all-around freelancer. I've been published at Slate, Brazen Careerist, Leaving Work Behind, and more. I love to travel, and can fit all of my possessions into the back of my car. I've lived in Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Black Rock City, and now, Portland, OR.
Let's face it: it can be hard to ask people to pay you fairly for the work you do.
The federal minimum wage in the U.S. is only $7.25 per hour. Crazy, right?
But what about you? What’s your minimum wage?
How do you decide what to charge for the value you add to people’s lives?
What if you could spend less time in life scrambling to get by, and more time on the things that really matter to you?
Family. Community. Travel. Maybe a bit of fun too.
I’m tired of watching my college-educated friends struggle to make a living.
I’m tired of seeing talented people waste their skills on dead-end jobs, doing work that doesn’t really need doing. Let me guess:
You're struggling to make rent every month.
You’re falling behind on student loans.
You’re having a hard time paying for car & health insurance.
I’ve been there, and I want to help.
Millennials are graduating from college with fewer job prospects than ever before.
Some of us don’t even have a steady paycheck to look forward to each week.
We move from one gig to the next, barely making ends meet.
I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did.
I spent too much time trying to find a traditional job, thinking that the only way to make a living was to work for a mediocre wage in an unfulfilling office environment.
I want to show you how I overcame those barriers, and built up my own freelance career as a writer, video editor, and more. And now, I'm helping others do the same.
Darwin was a film school grad in Los Angeles struggling to stand out in a competitive industry. Now, he runs his own business making acting reels, and travels to cities across the U.S. to meet and work with top clients.
"Saul's lateral freelancing advice was an eye-opener for me and made me completely rethink my career path. I stopped looking for low-paying, high-commitment jobs and applied my directing skills to open First Class Reels for performers, which has given me far more freedom to choose projects that suit me from both a financial and creative perspective."
-- Darwin, Los Angeles, CA FirstClassReels.com
Let's be clear on what this book is not:
It’s NOT about making lots of money and getting to travel whenever you want.
It’s NOT about passive income and the four-hour work week.
It's NOT about finding an easy ride to the top in any particular industry.
It’s about building a safety net and a launching pad at the same time.
I want to keep you from falling into debt, while giving you the tools you need to lay the groundwork for a small business or solo-preneneur adventure.
This book will show you how to:
— pay off your car loan by renting it out when you’re not using it
— cut down on your home expenses by hosting guests from all over the world
— pick up last-minute gigs whenever you’re short on cash
— create a community of like-minded individuals
— approach work from a place of abundance, not of scarcity
College grads are racking up debt like never before. Big banks are getting rich off of our mistakes.
The only way we can fix this mess is if we band together, stop giving our money to the corporate overlords, and pay each other to do the things we like doing anyway.
I want to give you the tools to:
— cut down on your living expenses
— borrow & share goods with your friends and neighbors
— learn and market skills that actually help people
— build enriching and supportive communities
— travel cheaply and easily, anywhere in the world
Still unsure? Here’s my guarantee:
If this book hasn’t earned back its cost in 30 days, you can e-mail me for a full refund, AND get a FREE 30-minute Skype consultation on any subject you like.
That’s how passionate I am about helping people live their lives free of the debt machine, and do work that actually means something to them.
So, what do you say?
But wait. Who am I to tell you all of this? Here are some things that I’ve done:
— graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in visual and media arts
— studied evolutionary psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
— trained as a Hatha yoga instructor at Karuna Yoga in LA
— helped run a Farmers’ Market at the Burning Man Festival
— lived in an intentional community in Los Angeles for almost 2 years
Don’t take it from me. Here’s more:
"An absolutely fantastic book for ANYONE who is either a freelancer / entrepreneur, or someone looking for side income." -- Tonya, BudgetandtheBeach.com
"An invaluable resource to anybody entering the peer-to-peer marketplace.... The underlying theme is that anybody can be a lateral freelancer." -- Tabita, LiveSimplyEnough.com
"The Lateral Freelancer…explains how Saul actively generates income by being 'a freelancer in everything’." -- Anna, AnnaTravels.com
"I ... recommend all freelancers, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders to read this book.... Start making money immediately by putting his ideas into practice!" -- Carrie, CarefulCents.com
So, one more chance: