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What Is Freelance Rush?

Let me ask you a question.

Do you have a “meh” day job that doesn’t fulfill you creatively, emotionally, or intellectually… so you keep daydreaming about the benefits of working for yourself, but you keep putting it off because you’re not sure where to start?

Or, do you already have a few freelance clients that you do work for in your “free” time… but you’re trying to figure out how you can turn all those side gigs into a more sustainable, predictable, growing business?

Or, do you currently make your living as a freelancer… but the feast-and-famine cycle between landing a gig and getting a paycheck makes you feel like you’re always just scraping by, forever an ignored invoice away from having to dip into your savings (or, worse, ask someone for a loan to help you get by)?

If you said “oh yeah, that’s me” to any of these stories, congratulations: you’re in the right place.

You’re the reason I launched Freelance Rush.


Look, I know that being self-employed seems like fun, and it definitely can be. But it isn’t easy. (If it was, everyone would do it.) And a lot of talented, driven, and well-liked people who do try it still fail.

But you don’t have to.

See, it’s not just your skills that set you apart as a freelancer; it’s your mindset.

Your willingness to learn, improve, and embrace a winning process is what will help you rise above your competition and create the kind of business that lets you live the life you want: one where your skills, results, and reputation combine to create a future of new experiences, opportunities, and income.

At Freelance Rush, we focus on the business basics that every freelancer has to learn:

  • What problem(s) are you solving, and for whom?
  • Why should a potential client hire you instead of someone else?
  • How can you create a funnel of interested prospects who need what you do?

Once we establish your starting point, I’ll help you implement a plan for achieving your freelance goals — whether your next step is to land your first client or your hundredth.

But before you dive in, I want to clarify what I believe, and why I think my approach will help you do more of what you love while building the skills and the attitude you need to succeed in the long-term.


Can I be blunt?

I really, really hate most business coaching.

Why? Because so much of it feels so manipulative, disingenuous, and condescending.

We live in an era of self-made gurus and overnight experts who sell you common sense like it’s some closely-guarded wisdom. (Seriously, if I hear the word “masterclass” one more time, I’m going to throw my laptop out the window.)

What’s different about the way I teach, present, and coach?

Simple: my goal isn’t to get you to follow my “foolproof plan” or “10-step system.” My goal is to help you figure out what works for you by developing a process of perpetual improvement. I believe that success is the result of a sound process, followed over time — and that means you need to constantly be learning, testing, and growing as you go.

In short: you need to realize that learning and improvement, not winning and losing, is the whole point.

For me, life isn’t just about the results, because results are always a temporary measurement. Yesterday’s loss is today’s learning curve, while today’s win becomes tomorrow’s “who cares?” What really matters is embracing the process of learning, so you won’t see setbacks as failures and you won’t see wins as outsized victories that make you afraid to take new risks and try new things.

So now, if you want to get better at getting better, let’s get started.



JK_green2Justin Kownacki (that’s me) launched Freelance Rush in 2015. As a self-employed business owner with nearly 20 years of experience in digital media, marketing, writing, and video, I’ve worked with clients large and small. I’ve seen what gets the job done — and, more importantly, what doesn’t.

As a freelancer myself, I know that building the career of your dreams isn’t easy — but, to me, it’s more rewarding than any other way to make a living.

The ups and downs of starting your own business can be intimidating, confusing, and overwhelming… but you don’t have to do it alone. I’ve been doing it for years, and I’m happy to share my expertise so you can get better at doing what you love while avoiding costly mistakes along the way.

I have a passion for analyzing systems and stories, and I make my living teaching businesses how to tell their own stories better. I currently live in Baltimore, but I help my clients and fellow freelancers all over the U.S.

If you have a question, you can always @ me on Twitter.