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Make More Money Working Less

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Get my podcast 👉 http://groundupshow.com How might you be able to make more money while working less hours? That’s the big question that every freelancer needs to ask themselves. The answer is pretty simple but the execution can sometimes be messy. Watch the episode referenced in this video: http://www.mattdavella.com/053 New videos every week! New podcast every Wednesday! Subscribe: https://goo.gl/nzS5ri Podcast: http://groundupshow.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/mattdavella/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/mattdavella/ Thanks for watching!
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Tibor Varga (1 day ago)
"MAKE SURE YOU DELIVER" this is going to resonate, thanks Matt for inspiring!
Chloe Scott (2 days ago)
Does he have a picture of the Rock in a fanny pack on his wall?
Reno Rahadiansyah (2 days ago)
what if we just disappointing a Client, for example we failure to deliver the value to the client, we failed to make client understand about our value because someone else just do the same at lower cost ?
S White (8 days ago)
this video is exactly what I needed
Vinnie Shoesmith (15 days ago)
Didn't expect Ryan to pop up out of nowhere. Moving forward from PLAB to this is so cool
Joshua D. (18 days ago)
My wife and I started a business few months back teaching private piano and guitar lessons. We had a surprisingly huge response but a few months later we felt like we probably started the price too low. So we ended up recently raising it. Initially we were worried people would cancel their lessons but we ended up only losing one student of 25+ and actually ended up gaining more students weeks later. Now we are looking at hiring other instructors because we are running out of time slots. I think the worst that can happen is you might lose some people but there's always others willing to pay more.
Adwin Chow (18 days ago)
Greetings from Malaysia. Really appreciate your hard work on sharing such experience. Love your theme and everything. Keep it up~
Anna X (21 days ago)
This channel is awesome!
Nordik (24 days ago)
love this
Devlin TroubleOwl (26 days ago)
Thank you for this. This next year I'm going to start part time freelance art professionally. I've made about $500 from January to now doing only one or two pieces per month. I've been working at about $10 per hour but my free time is so scarce that I'm thinking about upping my prices. This video may have given me the confidence to do just that. Thank you.
ericsiqueira1 (27 days ago)
Thank you!
Jon Tomsa (28 days ago)
Thank god I got one of your videos in my Recommendation list. Subbed
Schindlersfist (1 month ago)
My issue is time. I don’t have enough time. I’ve doubled rates. Turn work away and I’m still swamped
Schindlersfist (27 days ago)
I will give that a shot. I've been trying to streamline what I do. thank you for the advice:)
Andras Nagy (27 days ago)
I hope you know what your next step should be! If you have too much work, contact people that you have worked with before and do the with them (or just find professionals who can do the job). Like there is always those parts of the jobs you dont want to do, simple, monotone stuff, any other professional can do that and you can pay them with the money you get for the job and of course how much you keep to your self is up to you! Or the whole job can be done by others and you will be the contact between the client and them. If you can talk to people, be diplomatic, dont keep too much of the payment % then it will work 100%. I say this out of experience.
johnjustis (1 month ago)
Supply vs demand. Boom!
San Doxx (1 month ago)
Like I said, like this, like that, like, like ... Anyways, like, thanks for the tips.
Mister R (1 month ago)
Hi Matt, new to the channel, good work - what camera do you use to record these.
cristoff3 (1 month ago)
It would be great f you could talk about a project being green-lit by Netflix. Did you film it before and then pitch it as a finished . product? Or pitch the idea and they liked it so you went ahead with it? Were they difficult to work with? What kind of price did you charge in that case? (ball-park figure :p )
REC Film School (1 month ago)
I am doing a few *free* projects to get clients and work to showcase. As soon as I have a showreel, I'll charge according to my country's recommended fare for video freelance (about your "double" rate) With this method, the clients know I don't work for cheap, because I never charged cheap. If they like my work they will come back and I'll charge the actual fare. no bullshit.
Harshit Sood (1 month ago)
you are too much addicted to cafeein instead of living in minimalist .. start doing meditation & control yourself .
Quetsy Estremera (1 month ago)
How do I leverage a big 10k deal to continue to bring in that much money on a consistent basis?
Strat O'Catster (1 month ago)
Pathetic.
Brandon Buie (1 month ago)
Love your coffee table. Where’d you pick it up from?
robelina dev (1 month ago)
I lost my trust in your logic when I saw that fur in your chair
Bruno Cardoso (1 month ago)
Hello Matt. I found youth channel today and I'm really impressed with your work. Very good! Can you make a video explaining how you do the coloring of your videos? Its so calm and relaxing I want to know how to do it :D
gimmetheacoountplix (2 months ago)
But double up your price at once gotta piss off some customers? Sure if you do not need or want their buisness, but otherwise. If I am used to buy something, may it be service or a product I would not be happy with a 100% increase just like that. 10% sure probably..but 100%? Customer needs to be desperate or as a freelancer will have to be very unique and rare? Or sold yourself short for a long time if +100% is not going to matter? Am I missing something? With "you" here I mean "you people, you freelancers etc". Thanks for another great video!
James Rounce (2 months ago)
Great video and some really useful practical tips - thank you
Joseph McCrossan (2 months ago)
What a great idea!
Ronaldo Sevillano (2 months ago)
Matt also you have viewers from third world economy countries. How can we make it real for us? I have a wild trying to start by my own, but then I face the reality that in our countries it is really difficult to live the way you say. Thanks God, right now I am a social media manager freelance and start to have decent incomes, but it wasn't easy. It would be really nice if you can make the same topic (or quite the same :P) podcast with someone who is from this side of the world. P.S.: You have great content!
Sylvester McNutt III (2 months ago)
This is one of your best videos. Your energy was different, slightly higher than the others. Have a great week brother.
Sustainable Jungle (2 months ago)
Love the content thanks Matt :)
Joey Magia (2 months ago)
Hey Matt. Question - what is the name of the song playing at the end of this video? Your interludes are amazing
Natalia Clarke (2 months ago)
oh yes, makes sense
jenny chavez (2 months ago)
I’m only 16 and already thinking like you. Great videos ❤️
Chard Akol (2 months ago)
What is a great website for a newbie freelancer ?
Being Francisco Javier (3 months ago)
Hi, I am a home coffee roaster entrepreneur and the price that i charge in the 12oz coffee bags is $15 but people look at me like WTF?
Talks With TJ (3 months ago)
Another good suggestion I read in Broke Millennial is to ask what is the budget for the project because you may found out they have much more to spend than you are shorting yourself.
Talks With TJ (1 month ago)
Siobhan Smith you're very welcome!
Siobhan Smith (1 month ago)
Talks With TJ That's really great advice, which I will use - thank you! 😊
thegazette (3 months ago)
It also depends on the type of clients. I'm an animator/illustrator in LA and I was doing some animation for a client that they LOVED, but when I increased my rate by 20% because it was a lot more work on the next project, ghosted. Don't forget the constant rotation of new clients who all have different ideas of what a rate should be. You can control your side of that argument, but often the bottom line is their main concern.
Joe R (3 months ago)
Excellent! A mentor of mine, many years ago told me if I wanted a better quality of life- charge more, only work with clients you like and are fair and work less. Completely and absolutely possible!
Rohit Kumar (3 months ago)
Amazing knowledge. Thanks!
Eso God (3 months ago)
I've learned so much
Eso God (3 months ago)
This is an amazing YouTube Channel brother.
Landy Flowers (3 months ago)
When you work is more valuable you can charge more basic economics if your product is mediocre and discharge top dollar for it you won't get half your customers you might lose them all. I hope nobody follows this half baked advice....
AronBagel (3 months ago)
For some reason it's so hard to wrap my head around doing something that is so, so simple. I've recently been somewhat forced to commit to the freelance work lifestyle, ditching my secure income, and now I'm at a point where I feel like I should charge more but I just haven't taken that leap yet. I'll give it a shot. As my dad always says: you've always got a "no", but you can get that "yes"
Spencer Stanley (3 months ago)
My first paid video project was $1,000 and I feel like I was a little spoiled by that... but I giggle like a little kid every time I get paid to work for myself on my own terms.
i_love_rescue_animals (3 months ago)
Really good video that got me thinking. I work for myself as a freelancer / contractor making online training. I need to look around and see what other people are charging now - but great point on not worrying as much about what others are charging - however, I do think it is a yardstick. It does stress me a bit - because I worry about my few clients going, "hmmmm, maybe we should shop around for someone cheaper." I agree - you have to deliver. But, I love the idea of putting out solid work, for good money and working less. I am not in the majority of people who seem to be workaholics - I think there is MUCH more to life than working yourself to death. 😄
Burke Cullinane (3 months ago)
Loved this, thank you!
Janisse Varallo (4 months ago)
I'd love to work together someday ✌
MentorMelv (4 months ago)
Basically the law of supply and demand right? Or is that different.
AlexDanDanAlex (4 months ago)
It's not a matter of working less, it's a matter of working smart.
Jake Calderon (4 months ago)
Awesome video man.
Lucy Brown (4 months ago)
Very thought-provoking stuff! Also, I love that you have a Union Jack cushion. Sending a hug from London!
Elia Malmsten (4 months ago)
You should make more videos, faster :) Love your stuff
Bharathi Raja (4 months ago)
Man!!!! I have came across your channel recently . i cannot sleep without seeing your channel at least once a day. TopNotch!!!!!
Love Flink (4 months ago)
You are such an incredible filmmaker. I have never seen anything as beautifully filmed as your videos on YouTube. Your content is also really inspiring so keep up the good work and much love from Sweden.
Bloggin Brandi (4 months ago)
Really great camera and quality 😍
Bloggin Brandi (4 months ago)
I think you can make money in many different ways and should. Multiple streams of income. Double the rates!
Just In (4 months ago)
Retired way too early ... Life sucks. I already did everything I wanted to do. I'm bored out of my mind. Everything you can possible do for fun has work involved. Everything starts to suck at some point. Back to a day job doing something to occupy my mind. Can't just sit there teathered to the tv or computer. Emotionally dead being catered to like an invalid in a restaurant. Sick n tired of traveling around to go to some restaurant when cooking at home is quicker and cheaper. Stupid little kid game we call sports. Air head news, dumb illogical shows, bad videos, annoying movies, retarded music annoying beats, stupid drugs, life threatening driving, oceanic death pit of no forgiveness, all the good party people are married.
Yevgeniy Melnik (4 months ago)
Awesome video! Thanks!
lambmaster (4 months ago)
It should also be noted that you should also deliver your product to the best of your abilities even for cheaper gigs. Your reputation is important, and it is also practice for the bigger gigs.
Style It With Rony (4 months ago)
Thanks.
Spencer Torok (4 months ago)
Damn. Definitely, something to think about. Much respect matt! keep killing it.
YourDailyMinimalist (4 months ago)
You'll never know unless you ask.
Will Stinton (4 months ago)
I’m the guy on IG who asked you that question! I’m glad you made a video on this so more people can hear it because that simple idea blew my mind 🤯
goo6 (4 months ago)
it's about charging less for your art if you can afford.
Jacob Jess (4 months ago)
That was extremely informative. I am a corporate desk slave and know nothing about creating my own business, and had no idea about determining rates for those that are lucky enough to be freelancers. So this was good. Wish I knew more about finding, or figuring out a business to start of my very own. Have no idea where to begin on that.
TheLocal (4 months ago)
Jacob Jess There are a lot of books out there how to start a business! Most people practise a hobby in their free time like in their weekends and as soon they become professionals in their hobby they start to get some money out of it by selling their skills to someone else. You mostly will not earn a lot of money in the beginning but being an entrepreneur is a 7/7 job. You can't give up and you have to put in a lot of energy most desk slaves are people who complain they don't have time but still watch tv 1-2h a day to catch up with their fav series. Hard work will pay off! Goodluck! ( I'm currently in college and have lots of free time, instead of going out and getting drunk with friends I follow a language course so I can master 4 languages, I read history books about my city Bruges, I gym a lot and I'm looking to do a hunting course. If I for example graduate and have a desk job I might can help people in the gym later with my knowledge about sports and earn money with that or I could become a tour guide in my cultural city in Bruges during the weekend due to my knowledgde of the city and my languages. If that wouldn't work I also have a hunting license and could sell wild meat to people...There are many ways to start a very small business on your own! )
Gary Washington (4 months ago)
What camera do you use? Nice video btw
Maxwell Hopkins (4 months ago)
Australian? <3
vivaLucci (4 months ago)
I'm totally gonna employ this method from now on! Boring work prospect = Charge more
Quality Antics (2 months ago)
You go girl!
Tim Robinson (4 months ago)
Moment moment, moment.
My Name Is Andong (4 months ago)
Cool video, nice ideas! I am going to try this. Just finished a bunch of work and have a little cushion, the timing feels right. Thanks!
Iamso4u (4 months ago)
Also, it’s not a rule, but often those clients that screw you down to the cheapest possible rate then end up being the most demanding and difficult to work with. And ultimately you don’t end up feeling like it was worth your time. You’re time and talent are valuable and as a freelancer you get to decide what is fair. If the client doesn’t agree then it’s not the right business relationship.
Mark Jordan (4 months ago)
This podcast helped me rationalise putting my prices up as a self-employed IT engineer! Awesome video man!
Romina (4 months ago)
My issue isn't the charging people more, but how to get more of the right clients. Currently working with a couple at a very low price, but have been with them for years, which is fine, but when I signed with them it was out of necessity and as you said in the video any amount would do! But now I am over my head busy, but living just on the edge. Anybody here have any suggestions on where to post your services for high end clients? Craigslist is out.
snowballjones (4 months ago)
You could tell your current clients that your rate is increasing, or that you are looking to negotiate a higher rate for your services. You could tell your clients that you are looking for more work and that you'd appreciate a referral. I think your question is hard to answer, because it's highly specific to the industry you work in. For example, as a software developer, specifically living in NYC, targeting work at financial institutions is extremely lucrative and the clients are ostensibly "high end" (perpetuating capitalism, hegemony and unethical behavior sucks). You will always make more money targeting companies with a lot of bureaucracy and deep pockets, but the work will typically be commercial, watered down and typically devoid of humanity. Starting a side business, I had a hit ratio of 1 out of every 100 cold emails sent. At this point you're really starting to get into having to do sales. This means figuring out the right places to go with the right people attending so that you can "happen" to soft sell your services. It's greasy business that I personally hate, but it's either that or get lucky with word of mouth referrals by your clients/friends/family/subscribers. A big thing is never being afraid to to say that you offer a service and that you are actively looking. Again, I know it feels greasy, but no one can buy something if can't see it, but be sure to offer it in the right context to the right people.
A. I. Carr (4 months ago)
Hi
Brian Walker (4 months ago)
At first I gave you a thumbs down for too much profanity, but that's lame of me so I'm changing it to a thumbs up, in advance of my appreciation for you potentially listening to my unsolicited advice Lol! You seem articulate educated intelligent but with each curse word those character traits are eroded little by little until you sound like a tacky drunk sailor. Profanity is really not hip, it's a lazy crutch habit, which can be broken. I expect more from you, & I know you can do it. For the first 20 years, Tony Robbins rarely used profanity, but now he's cussing like an angry gang banger. I don't know if it's his way of trying to tell the world "f.o. I'm a billionaire & you'll listen to me no matter how low-budget I sound"! Seems something broke when he got divorced. From a positive perspective maybe he felt liberated, to start a new chapter in his life? But I think it was becoming even more self-absorbed during a midlife crisis. But you're better than Robbins & I don't believe you need profanity for emphasis, nor an attempt at being cool. I subscribed & appreciate your excellent videos.
Brian Walker (4 months ago)
Melissa Salado. Wow miss Salado, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply with some enlightening information! You are a obviously a classy, bright & caring lady!
Melissa Salado (4 months ago)
"Swearing may be considered impolite and vulgar, but a new two-part study has revealed a more gracious attribute for those with an off-color vocabulary: Honesty. According to the research, people are more likely to swear as a way to express themselves, rather than cause harm to others, and the more an individual swears, the more honest they are likely to be." (Medicaldaily.com, Jan. 2017) We all have opinions about the way people speak and how it makes us feel, figured I would just share a bit of what I read recently about the topic, cheers.
Miz E (4 months ago)
Yeh go the Aussies!
Raquel Fernandes (4 months ago)
where you buy these big head in your table? :)
The Traveling Texan (4 months ago)
I laughed so much when I noticed The Rock chilling on the table haha
Aditya Radisty (4 months ago)
Good advice... my price are negotiable 😉
Douglas E. Middleton (4 months ago)
Give something back. Receive *10 Profit is not a four letter word.
Daniel Smith (4 months ago)
I'm not freelance by any means, by I've found that after I got a degree, this is exactly what happened. I have a job that pays pretty well but I don't do nearly as much work as I did working fast food or more labor-intensive jobs. I think the point is you put in the work early, "earning your stripes", and it will pay off in this way.
Pedro Tello (3 months ago)
I got a degree and I can't get hired anywhere lol
Code-FX (3 months ago)
Daniel Smith o
Gabriel San martin (3 months ago)
Daniel Smith exactly my thoughts
Kane San Miguel (4 months ago)
Hey Matt, do you follow a channel The Futur? (The "e" intentionally left off). If not, you NEED to! Their channel is perfectly aligned with the message of this video.
藍諾Eleanor Jiang (4 months ago)
Can't wait for that!
Kane San Miguel (4 months ago)
Matt D'Avella Oh word?! That's dope, man. I'll definitely be tuning in. Can't wait for that to drop.
Matt D'Avella (4 months ago)
Kane San Miguel was just connecting with them yesterday and already scheduling a podcast ✊🏻
Thomas Brandon Kovacs (4 months ago)
Love your Videos :-) Keep it up nice world view.
KF G (4 months ago)
There has to be a point when a freelance entrepreneur has to increase price. It helps to weed out the non-serious clientele and also provides a bit of gravitas for the freelancer. Great video! (P.s. I love that you record your podcasts too)
Matt D'Avella (4 months ago)
KF G Thanks! The most demanding clients are the ones that pay the least.
L Meijer (4 months ago)
Great video! I'm off becoming rich now, see you in my villa. Oh wait, minimalism... in my tiny house with all my money spent on experiences ;)
Quality Antics (2 months ago)
LOL
Matt D'Avella (4 months ago)
L Meijer 🤣
AnymawCloud (4 months ago)
Did the exact same thing last month right after I got fired from my corporate mon-fri video job. It blew my mind how much I was limiting myself. Thanks for the encouragement Matt!!
Covert (4 months ago)
Great work. Love the advice
Freedom Of Movement (4 months ago)
Jesus! 73K now?! You grow fast!!
Kisu Bby (4 months ago)
Lol isnt that just price gouging?
Matt D'Avella (4 months ago)
Amber Miranda Yes! Price gauging implies that you’re taking advantage of someone. If there’s open competition a client can choose any contractor they’d like. If you raise your rates you risk not getting the client.
Amber Miranda (4 months ago)
Kisu Bby I think it would be price gouging if there was no competition. If you do have competitors then it’s just differentiation and moving yourself to a different value level.
[] (4 months ago)
Good video Matt !
Black Screen Education (4 months ago)
Matt I love your videos man! They are very well structured and your voice is super calm and great to listen to. Also in each video there is a meaningful message which is something I really appreciate. Keep up the great work!
christian stone (4 months ago)
Nice
MediaWiser (4 months ago)
Smart work! We can make 💰 nice video matt
SaiiTube (4 months ago)
First One! Love it :)

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