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Make Your First $100 As A Freelancer (with instructions and scripts to follow)

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Let's say for some reason a monkey wrench has been thrown into your work life, and all of a sudden freelancing over the internet seems like an interesting idea.

Well you're in luck my young friend, because your Uncle Neville has taken the liberty of going through every single step of the process, and giving you the templates along the way.

I've been freelancing my whole adult life, and have helped thousands of others do it (and not just in copywriting). This post has no conceptual bullshit here, just action. Let's start:

If you've ever wanted to start a business but never had any money, let's try this together right now and make your first $100:




Step 1.) Identify the specific service to sell:

Using our handy Business Idea Generator I got the idea to sell Wordpress websites for a flat $100 fee.

Here is our value proposition in one sentence:


So that's the product we're going to sell.  We've identified a price, a service, and a delivery time.

Our Price: $100.

Our Service: Make you a working Wordpress website.

Our Delivery Time: In 24 hours.




Step 2.) Post this offer on your Facebook:

This part is super easy, yet super hard psychologically (for some people).

All I want you to do is post this script on your personal Facebook page:

That's all you have to do. Don't overthink this.....just post it.



Step 3.) Post the offer on Facebook Groups:

This part requires being part of groups on Facebook where your service might be useful.  Since we're selling Wordpress themed websites, we can try:

Since it's generally frowned upon to blatantly spam a Facebook Group with offers, we'll modify the above offer just a bit for the Facebook Group postings. Copy/Paste this script into the groups:





Step 4.) Post on Craigslist:

Next step is to utilize our old friend Craigslist. It's still a massive hotbed of people posting and searching for specific gigs.

And to make sure you have zero excuse not to do this, I will make your entire ad for you:

Here is the ad you need to copy/paste into the Services --> Computer section of Craigslist:

computer section craigslist

*NOTE* Obviously you'll need to replace your city, name, and contact information.

If your Craigslist posting allows you to post an image, we've got you covered on that too. Here's a sample (and proven) template for you to copy/paste. I've included the editable template below:

Wordpress Website Setup Ad Template

To customize this template as your own, you can open this template in Google Drawings then click File --> Make A Copy:

template ad download




Step 5.) Make a One Pager to post on bulletin boards:

What is a One Pager you ask?  It's basically a flyer you can physically post somewhere (preferably in an area where people will want websites).

Here's a printed out and taped-up version:

wordpress flyer posted

You can download and customize this One Pager flyer with your own information. Click the template then click File --> Make A Copy to edit your own:


Here is where you will post these flyers:

  • The 3 nearest coffee shops to you.
  • Any co-working spaces in your area.
  • College campuses nearby.
  • Outside of office buildings.

Everyone's area will have a difference in options to post. The point is to get your generous offer in front of people who may want a website. The above options are a great start.

Since outside activity has been limited lately, it's also wise to snap a pic of your flyer and post it to social media.




Pro-Tips For Newbie Freelancers:

Keep it hella simple:

Often the smartest people never start because they overthink things. Just remember to follow the path of least resistance here.  We're doing simple projects, for a simple price.....so keep it simple.


Don't flatter yourself you egotistical asshole:

"Omg what if people judge me for posting that??"

"What if I don't get more than 10 likes??"

"What if this experiment fails and everyone knows??"

Umm please don't flatter yourself so hard.  If you think people are paying attention to you THAT much, you need to tell your egotistical brain to calm the hell down.

No one is paying that much attention. When's the last time you really judged and ruminated over someone's status update post?


You don't need to plan out every aspect of this:

All we're doing is fishing to see if people bite. If we get taken up on our offer 10 times in the first hour, then hooray! You've hit upon something great and got yourself 10 new clients!

Many people (especially super-analytical and planning-type people) tend to get paralyzed because they feel they need to plan out every-tiny-little-aspect of how they'll handle these jobs.  Resist the urge my friend!!

If you start planning out "future scenarios" all the time, you'll never get started.  Just get the gigs first, then handle the details later.  This will be your on-the-job training.


Don't try to increase your prices just yet:

I see failing and poor freelancers all the time. They think they "deserve" a certain pay grade right away without putting in the work.  Fuck these people.  If you think the world owes you something, you're going to have a very very very tough time in the future.

You know who wins in this game?  The people who are willing to start out with this mindset: "OK, I'm just some newbie freelancer with zero experience, so I'm willing to start at the bottom. Yes some people will take advantage of my low prices, yes some people will get the deal of lifetime with this cheap work, but I'm willing to start somewhere and get experience. I will raise my prices when I am flooded with clients."

These people are awesome.

These people get so many jobs they HAVE to raise their prices.

These people serendipitously get gigs and jobs they never dreamed of.




Here's another example of this method working damn-near immediately for someone who never charged for their photography services (and immediately booked a $120 gig)!




Your Goal Is Just To Make $100:

When you begin freelancing the main idea is to see what work suits you. Not everyone will want to develop Wordpress themes, but there's a huge amount of freelancing opportunities out there. Follow this format and drum up some money quickly.

Over the years, the methodology of first posting your freelancing gigs on your social media has the fastest result of any method I've ever seen. I've provided you the exact scripts and templates for every step of the way.  



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Neville Medhora - Copywriter trying to make you $100 quick.

P.S. More articles on the details of freelancing:

- How to get your first freelance writing job.

- How to become a copywriter.

- How to consult.

- Three Tiered Pricing (Keep a low, medium, and high priced option).

- Freelance Pricing Calculator (For when you start charging more).


P.P.S. Comment below with any questions you may have.

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It really is dope, I posted it everywhere and I have 2 clients lined up right now.
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Guest Neville Medhora


Congrats Ty, it definitely does work, that'a why I tell everyone to start off like this. So simple & effective :)
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Please Neville am a beginner in this platform I got introduced by a friend  to your video on YouTube GETTING YOUR FRIST FREELANCE WRITING JOB  , I need your help in creating a perfect gig on fiverr/freelancer to attract clients. Cause the first gig I post on fiverr wasn’t accepted, A guide or tips in creating a perfect gig would be much more appreciated. I admire your work a lot looking forward to your reply.
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Guest Neville Medhora


Hey Ross, it's a bit hard to know why you got rejected without some more information.


Many people post extremely vague gigs on Fiverr, and get rejected because of that.


If you made a gig for $5.00 saying "I will Photoshop a Santa Claus beard on you."

...then uploaded 5+ pictures of your work, then it's likely a very clear gig like that will get accepted.


Write a proper description of what you will do, upload clear examples of it, have a proper profile, and you're likely to be accepted.

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Guest Neville Medhora


Absolutely Dominic! The point of using Wordpress here was for demonstration purposes only. You are free to modify the gig to fit your skill set :)
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Guest naji sibari


Same question Neville, also here in Morocco it's pretty expensive for Moroccans to pay a beginner that amount of money
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Guest Joseph


Hello Neville,


I couldn't download the post and the editable template you made available. Could it be a problem with my web?

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Guest Joseph


Thanks for the article anyways. I strongly believe it's gonna work perfectly.


Still couldn't download the post. Wanna know if you've made it unavailable

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Guest Neville Medhora


Works fine on this end, probably something to do with a browser or mis-entered email!
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Finally downloaded. Thanks a bunch Neville

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Guest Rohan


Hey bro,


I'm a beginner copywriter...


And i don't have much strong sample base ....


So how should i approach clients... What should my post sound like ?


Give me some suggestion...


How do you convert that same script for beginner copywriter who doesn't have much experience...


To sell my services... What should my offer sound like as i don't have any previous work experience or massive results to show.

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Guest Samuel


Hi Neville,


With regards to Step 3 - Post the offer to Facebook Groups, many groups have a strict "No Promotions/No Self-Promotion" policy, and they ban violators. Won't copy and pasting the script just get me banned? Even with the P.S and offer to help it is still a self-promotion.

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Guest Neville Medhora


Use common sense! Don't post if that's the case. Also these are just templates to roughly follow, some people just paste them without modification. You should modify to your own situation :)
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Guest Samuel


Hey Neville,


I implemented Step 2 and posted to my Facebook feed just now. For the next step, I plan to post to LinkedIn, as it is the most obvious place to find clients for my service (improving your writing for business reports/proposals etc for $30).


May I have your advice on 1) how much to charge and 2) how to tailor the pitch for LinkedIn? My Step 2 pitch is at the bottom of this comment.


For 1) how much to charge, my reasoning for charging $30 is that I am still uncomfortable with charging $100 as it might seem too much for the service, and I have no experience. $30 is small enough an amount for it to be percieved as a small risk if people want to try out my service - a bit like "loss leaders" if you will. In addition, I think (no hard evidence or research to back it up though!) that $30 is the right amount for a beginner offer as it is not too high to turn people off, nor too low to be treated like s**t, like on Fiverr or something.  However, I am wondering whether this low amount of $30 will anchor my price too low if I plan to raise my rates in future? To about $100 or so. FYI, this is in Singapore.


For 2) I am not sure if just pasting the exact same thing on my LinkedIn feed will do. LinkedIn is like the most obvious place to find clients for my particular service as it is the business "Facebook". In addition, I think I would also have to update my LinkedIn profile to support what I am selling, by updating the occupation, description etc.




This is what I posted to Facebook:

Hey Friends,

Have a report or proposal due, but you’re feeling stuck and have no idea how to proceed?

Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of having to write?


Having difficulties communicating your ideas through writing?

For $30 I will go through your report/proposal/business document with you via Skype, Zoom etc and help you to improve your business writing for your work.

I’ll go through your report/article/memo etc with you and offer suggestions to make it:

-Clear and easy to understand

-More persuasive

-Get readers engaged and make them read through to the very end

I will:

-Suggest approaches to writing that get you started if you’re stuck

-Go though the report etc with you and diagnose weak areas for improvement

-Offer strategies and suggestions to help you improve in these areas

I won’t:

-Write, edit, or rewrite it for you. It’s unethical to do your work for you. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟.

-Plagarize, steal or share any confidential information. Your data is strictly confidential.

(If you have any concerns about sharing confidential information, you can use a version of your document with made-up names, information etc and remove any identifying data.)

Think of this as more like a consulting session on how to get started or improve, rather than a report/proposal/essay writing service where they do the work for you.

With this:

-You’ll be able to get started immediately and overcome writer’s block.

-You’ll have a clearer, more readable, and more persuasive document at the end.

-You’ll be able to approach writing in a more structured, logical manner, which means that you’ll have an easier time writing reports and such in the future.

I will be charging a $30 fee for this service for a limited time only. A full Business Writing course at the British Council Singapore costs S$954.44, including GST. With this $30, you are getting personalised attention and suggestions from me, and you will be able to implement what you learn and improve your report/proposal immediately.

And, there’s no GST. 1f642.png:)

If you’re interested, PM me. Alternatively, you can contact me via my email at [my email], or WhatsApp me at [my number].



P.S. If you know anyone that might want my help with improving their report or proposal writing, or writing for the workplace in general, please tag them.


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Guest Samuel


Hey Neville,


Got 1 old classmate who reached out to me. She actually offered me $100 to help her improve her admissions essay (I'm guiding her to improve it, and not actually writing it for her, unlike those unethical essay writing services out there).


You should name this script "Cash in a Flash" or something like that.



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Guest Fabio Haubert


Hey Neville,


Great post! lots of insights in here.


Thanks for sharing.

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