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Getting pulled between finding leads and billable work?

“My consultancy is plagued by dry spells.”

Not having work for long periods can make any freelancer desperate—but contacting every lead under the sun wont help.

That’s because constantly finding leads sucks (billable time).

The fact is, job boards aren't designed for freelancers—so if you're loaded with billable work,you just don't have time to look for leads every day. If you're like me, once you finish up a project, you have to scramble to find work again. I know first-hand that this desperation leads to wasted time, or even worse, taking on bad clients "just to pay the bills".

My clients were always my priority, but when I had too much client work, I neglected sales activities and my pipeline suffered. Since starting with Workshop, I've had an unbroken chain of daily lead generation activity no matter what. I use my inbox as a to-do list and every day that workshop email is a convenient reminder to get selling.

Freelancing doesn’t have to be feast or famine.

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In the first week of my subscription, Workshop landed my agency a $30k project. What can I say besides, WOW.

It's way more effective to contact a few opportunities every day than to wait until your schedule (or wallet) is empty and drunkenly gorge on every lead you can get your hands on. But finding the right leads takes time (at least a few hours a day) and an hour of your time is worth $100+. That means you're looking at a loss of over $2,000+ billable time per month!

In a perfect world, great leads would come to you. Allowing you to skip the drudge, and get right to the important part: pitching and landing work.

But if you paid someone $10/hour, you'd be looking at $600/month. That's too much money. Finding someone cheaper on odesk is an even bigger waste because the chances of finding quality help are microscopic (plus who wants to go through odesk?).

Skipping the cup of joe in the morning pays for a day of my leads (and you'll wake up to a cup of Rob instead). Ask anyone who has hired lead-gen like this in the past and they'll say it's really expensive, like 30% of your total sales. So if you landed a $10,000 contract, they might ask for $3,000! I have something better: for a small monthly fee, you'll get the best freelance leads sent to your inbox, every day.

Introducing: Workshop, a hands-free lead-gen service for freelancers and studios...

A daily email sent out each weekday...

Allowing you to generate a consistent cash flow for your business.

Instead of spending your time looking for leads (or hiring someone expensive to do it for you) simply get them delivered to your email automatically—so all you have to do is reply to the ones you're interested in straight from your inbox. This takes a few minutes (instead of hours) and will give your sales pipeline a constant stream of activity, which lets you focus almost exclusively on billable work.

Man you are really kicking ass. I feel like you're doing all of the work and I just get to be all la-tee-da over picking who I reach out to. Keep up the good work! I've been super pleased with my choice to invest in Workshop. You've proven to be a low-risk way to get more leads to my door and as a busy owner, you're exactly the type of person I want to work with for a long time. Please don't stop!

I sort through thousands of job posts and email you the best freelance leads.

There's so many crappy job posts, and so many different job boards popping up that it's crazy to expect a busy freelancer to keep up! Here's some of the job boards I will automatically comb through everyday and cherry-pick the best to send you (I'm constantly adding new sources):

I search the best job boards like Authentic jobs, Weworkremotely.com, and more!
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“Wait, can't I just find these leads myself, for free?”

Some of the leads are available online for free but your time is worth money. Technically you could find the leads yourself, but you haven't up to now - and lets be honest - you never will. Committing to finding a set of leads day-in and day-out is tough. That's why you haven't done it consistently — and the truth is that's why most freelancers would rather update their dribbble, github, and twitter profiles, waiting for work to fall into their lap, than email even one qualified prospect this week. Plus, the only way to get access to Workshop-exclusive (and highly qualified) leads is to sign up to my service.


“Who are you?”

I'm Robert, an experienced freelancer that knows exactly which prospects will be an asset to your business. I've worked with startups, ad agencies, as well as small and large businesses.

I made this service because I wished something like it was available for me, and I'm excited to share it with you. I've spoken at UCSD about design and freelancing — and would like to help lower your blood pressure by providing you a great service. See you inside!


“How many, and how often (etc.) will leads be sent?”

I send these types of leads. This usually works out to about 5-10 leads per day depending on the package you sign up for. Sometimes it will end up being more, but the whole point of Workshop is that I send less. I never send a lead just to hit a quota.

In fact, Workshop's value is equally about the leads I don't send as it is about the ones I do. The thousands of leads I eliminate from your life completely, make the handful I do send more important. The fact is you don't need all that many leads to make a lot of money; you just need the right leads. If you're looking for hundreds of freelance leads in your inbox every day, then it's not the right service for you but if you're looking for the best leads - whatever the amount - it is.


“Are you any good at finding leads?”

Workshop members think the leads I pick out reply at a higher rate, but the truth is they also have an unfair advantage over you. Job boards no longer suck up all their time, so they're actually better at contacting leads because they no longer teeter-totter between work overload and an empty checking account. Some have landed huge projects, or even full-time remote dream jobs from Workshop's short life span. All have saved the most precious thing of all; time.

Landed a couple clients through Workshop in the last week or so. Thanks again for the service. Getting the emails and applying to them also helped me gain more confidence to get in touch with other leads.

I wrote to two contacts from the first Workshop email I got. I already made an appointment for a Skype call with one of the two. It’s 50% conversion for now, not bad at all ;) Looking forward for the new email today.

On the first day I used it, I contacted 3 prospective clients and got three emails back. One of those turned into a solid gig. It's totally worth it so far. A big reason why is that I know they'll be 100% freelance-friendly leads and I don't have to do any thinking about whether it makes sense for me to apply or not. Thanks for creating Workshop!

I’ve been relying on word-of-mouth for work and this has been a nice easy way to start up that process without wasting time filtering through all the junk I was worried about.

I’ve really enjoyed the service and think that what you offer is great value for money.

I feels absolutely amazing not having to check job boards. Wading through all the crappy jobs to find the good ones was tough enough. I'm no longer stressed about what comes next. The leads in workshop are amazing and I look forward to your email everyday. Thanks for a wonderful project.

Workshop emails are carefully crafted and sent to creatives all over the world.

I look over every single lead to make sure each one meets the strict criteria:

They MUST be freelance leads, not full-time work. They MUST be remote, and open to freelancer’s anywhere in the world. They MUST be quality projects (nothing below $1,000). And preferably, there must be an email attached to the lead. Gotta project that meets these criteria? Post it to Workshop.

Option 1: Consultancy 2400+ leads per year

A great option for unicorns and studios who offer full-service consulting. You'll receive all agency, design, and development leads, every weekday. Usually about 12+ leads per email. Leads sent out Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM EST. For only $2.13 per day. You'll receive:

    Agency Leads:

  • Agency or Team
  • Consulting
  • RFP's
  • PM gigs

    Design Leads:

  • UI/UX
  • Web
  • Branding
  • Mobile

    Development Leads:

  • Ruby/PHP
  • iOS/Android
  • Python
  • WP/Drupal

Bonus Goodies:


  • New! Membership to a special Workshop members-only community.

    I created a discussion area where you can share tips and tricks, and I can introduce you to other freelancers and gigs in your area.


  • New! 30-minute consultation with me about tailoring workshop for you.

    I want to make this a 100% no-brainer for you so for a limited time I'm giving away free 30-minute consulations where we discuss how to best use Workshop for your business.


  • New! Workshop weekly newsletter!

    Every tuesday you'll get a short but valuable email filled with action items on improving your business.

Get 10+ Leads every day - for only $159 $64/month

Or pay annually and get 2 months free!

30-DAY 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't love it after a month get a full refund.

Option 2: Freelance Specialist 1200+ leads per year

Sorta like a hack-a-thon, but you get paid. You'll receive either design, or development leads every weekday. Usually about 5+ leads per email. Leads sent out Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM EST. For only $1.30 per day. You'll receive:

    Design Leads:

  • UI/UX
  • Web
  • Branding
  • Mobile

    OR

    Development Leads:

  • Ruby/PHP
  • iOS/Android
  • Python
  • WP/Drupal

Bonus Goodies:


  • New! Membership to a special Workshop members-only community.

    I created a discussion area where you can share tips and tricks, and I can introduce you to other freelancers and gigs in your area.


  • New! 30-minute consultation with me about tailoring workshop for you.

    I want to make this a 100% no-brainer for you so for a limited time I'm giving away free 30-minute consulations where we discuss how to best use Workshop for your business.


  • New! Workshop weekly newsletter!

    Every tuesday you'll get a short but valuable email filled with action items on improving your business.

Get 5+ Leads every day - for only $99 $39/month

Get 2 months free! Designer Annual Plan or Developer Annual Plan

30-DAY 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't love it after a month get a full refund.