The Free Birds Business Mentorship is an incubator program designed to create and transform your digital freelancing into a thriving legitimate business that you can run from anywhere. Throughout the mentorship, you'll learn proven strategies to massively grow your business, find the perfect clients, make more money, create more freedom in your life, and truly love what you do - all by your own design.
Work from anywhere, be it home, a coffee shop, or a tiny island far, far away?
Take time when your soul needs it the most?
Make your own hours to accommodate the things you really love?
Earn an abundant living and not worry about making enough money?
And make a greater impact on your world and the world of others?
Schlepping into work and not having time for the things or people you love...
Not making the money you need or deserve to live abundantly...
Being ignored at work when you know your ideas are hugely valuable...
Giving everything to your job with little or no satisfaction...
Not giving more time, resources, and energy to your family and friends...
Not loving what you do and getting satisfaction from doing it...
Our first month is dedicated to getting full clarity, setting intentions, and developing the mindset to be a successful freelancer. We'll be laying the groundwork that will set you apart from the rest and help you to create a thriving and sustainable business and lifestyle.
Confidence is the biggest profit prohibitor for freelancers. This month, we'll be overcoming fear and self-doubt to find and land clients who we love (and who love us) with proven strategies and an action plan to close like a boss.
Learn how Afton went from making $8 per hour to over $150,000 per year by growing her skills, team, and agency. PLUS, her secrets for asking and getting the money you deserve (without them batting an eyelash), by having the right body language, discussion and email scripts, and creating badass proposals.
A happy client makes a happy (and profitable) freelancer. This month, we'll be focusing on creating amazing client relationships that last, how to build a team that can support you, how to handle difficult clients, and even how to fire a client yourself (and feel great about it).
Efficiently running a freelance business is the difference between being free and stuck. This month, we'll be digging into creating productive operating procedures for your business, investing in your business, creating extra sources of revenue, knowing how + when to build your team, and how to finally go from 9-to-5 to free.
In our final month, we'll be diving into specific issues that you're dealing with, with intensive coaching sessions and a battle plan to get you to where you want to be. It's all about accountability. No one is left behind.
Access lessons in your own time and re-watch them when you need to. Lessons are accompanied by resources and assignments to keep you on track.
Our weekly calls are essential to getting your questions answered, listening to solutions from the group, and being part of an amazing community of freelancers.
Map your success with downloadable planners, helpful client scripts, document templates, meditations and more.
Get a one-on-one call with Afton at month three to discuss your plan of action, concerns, challenges and setting intentions for the future.
Sometimes you just want to get instant gratification. Connect to Afton and other amazing freelancers through Facebook Messenger.
All members will have lifetime access to the materials as well as new and updated lesssons and resources to help you to continue to grow.
✔ Advanced business skills to make you stand out as a true professional who knows their stuff
✔ Confidence to really make the money you deserve and land the clients you've always wanted
✔ Increased profits by helping you to correctly price your services, find more profitable clients and projects, and potentially create your own team
✔ A valuable community to lean on so that you're not going at it alone - we've got your back
✔ The right tools and resources you need so that you don't have to struggle (and we're here to help if you do)
The Free Birds mentorship is an online program designed to be accessible to freelancers around the world. That means you have access to the community and content 24/7. The everlasting connections you'll make will be invaluable - and they're made possible by this digital world.
Although many of our lessons and strategies could be applied to almost all types of freelancing, this mentorship is specifically designed for digital freelancers.
This may include, but is not limited to:
Considering a Job in Digital Freelancing?
If you're considering any of these positions, this is where you want to be. Businesses all around the world are in desperate need of awesome digital talent.
Nope! This program is open to anyone who is interested in creating a freelance business. If you're looking for freedom, flexibility, and financial abundance, you're in the right place. Many of our members are stay-at-home moms, those who are working in a remote location, digital nomads, or anyone looking to escape the 9-5.
Results are individual, however, our most successful mentees typically see an almost immediate increase in earnings, client bookings, and confidence in themselves and their businesses. If you apply the strategies that are outlined and are completely committed to the process, you too will see tremendous results.
You're expected to complete all lessons, attend at least one live call each month, and a one-on-one call with Afton.
Time to complete guided lessons is approximately 30-60 minutes per week and each coaching call is approximately 60 minutes.
The bigger commitment is to yourself and your success. We're looking for determined and driven freelancers to join the mentorship. No one is left behind - but you have to put the work in.
Afton has been working in digital marketing for almost a decade, helping clients all around the world to have their voice heard online. Her client roster has included, Robin Sharma, Dr. Mark Hyman, Pedram Shojai of Well.org, Bodhi Tree, Mo Faul, Yogi Cameron, and many more amazing thought-leaders. As a freelancer, she's living the dream, and she wants to show you how she gained the confidence to create a purposeful business that works for her life.
1. Freelancers earned an average of between $65-152K in 2018 source
2. Of those who left a traditional job, 2 in 3 say they now make more than ever before (either immediately or within 1 year). source
3. College education is becoming less of a prerequisite for freelancers, with only 56% of people having a college degree source
4. At its current growth rate, the majority of the US workforce will be freelancers by 2027. source
5. Out of those who find work online in digital, 77% of them start a project within one week. source
The "Alphas" (as we called them) were our premier group of mentees. They took part in my year-long beta mentorship, helping us to design the program from the ground up. They gave us their thoughts, feedback, questions and most importantly their love so that we could build a rockstar program for YOU. Here's what they had to say about the mentorship program...
"I want to thank you for the way you have moved my life and the lives of the women in the mentorship group. Thank you for pulling me up, reminding me to take time to take care of myself and giving me the confidence to grow my business."
- Rita V., Social Media Strategist
"Afton is an amazing mentor and provides so much value and knowledge. I have learned an incredible amount from her and the amazing community. If anyone needs social media or business ideas, strategies or know-how, contact Afton. I would also recommend anyone needing some organizing or clarity in their business to sign up."
- Leslie M., Social Media Strategist
"As I reflect on the past months and how we've all grown together, I am so thankful. We've been through every season together, laughed, cried, celebrated, restarted. Thank you for your leadership, your love, your example and for guiding and growing with us."
- Janis M., Web Designer & Strategist