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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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Witter Fitness (18 hours ago)
keL TM (1 day ago)
This is some great original content. I love what you're doing keep up the good work this is helping me to evolve.
Virginia Davis (1 day ago)
I keep seeing this all over YouTube but I never see resources on how to make it happen. Makes me believe it's just not possible.
Jakethemase (3 days ago)
How did you get your services noticed and how did you get clients in the beginning?
Armando Rodriguez (5 days ago)
I’ve been getting into the photography business for about almost a year now, and a few weeks ago I got my first client EVER. And I charged them a lot less than the number I originally thought of. And recently I’ve got another client that wants me to photograph for a book he wants to make. And I know my work is good, but I really don’t know how to put a price tag on it. I’m still in college and have everything paid, so I’ve really got nothing to lose. What do you suggest? Could I risk it all? Should I lay low since it’s my second project in forever?
Oshaanri (6 days ago)
Very good video, Matt.
Emmanuel Senatus (7 days ago)
Matt you're a genius, amazing video and great Tips. could not help but notice how you framed yourself within the mirror in the back round, it resembles a Halo, if this was intentional, a bible would've been good with this vid too haha, all that aside thanks for making great content, you're currently changing the way I think and my lifestyle. Regards.
Jakob Guldager (7 days ago)
Is spending hours watching all of Matt's content the opposit of being minimalistic?
chris ward (8 days ago)
Just get rid of your forks
JussDeff (8 days ago)
I mad you have that pic of The Rock with a fanny pack framed lol. Great vid and advice
Sandeep Diwakar (10 days ago)
Rightly said.
GetAwayKids Ph (10 days ago)
Love your tips bro. Keep it up and more power. Im also a freelance but a freelance fitness coach. Keep motivating and inspiring us!
Jason Barta (11 days ago)
Sooooo... what you are saying is charge more? What a surprise.
perry Robson (11 days ago)
What does he mean when he says project?
Mohnish Rathod (13 days ago)
I just loved that leather couch ♥️😘
Yordano Rastelli (13 days ago)
Thank you for this video! Love your work man!
shadai perez (13 days ago)
I live by this it's fantastic advice! Honestly if you're not scared when you're quoting someone you're not quitting them enough.
Magic Vibrations (13 days ago)
So the title should really be "How Freelancers Can Make More Money Working Less"
aldeen1982 (15 days ago)
This video is just about charging more for what you do.. your videos are all about the mood, your voice which seems you trained a lot to be that clear.. but listening 6 minutes to know that I just have to charge people more for what I do?!
Brittany's Guide (19 days ago)
Your videos are always so great and helpful! me and my dad are talking about being minimalists!
do you recommend this for personal trainers too? I am going to get certified soon.
Petra Hyklová (20 days ago)
Probably notices I watched your videos in a row, since yesterday :) I am seriously thinking about shortening my work hours and going freelance. And I have been minimalist before it became cool in Europe (cause I hate when things fall or I bump into) and not talking about money is much stronger in here, because of our history (40 years of socialism). I did not have to actively search for work for a few years and can still not push myself to value my time higher.
Tyler McGeorge (22 days ago)
How do you find clients?
2easydesigns (24 days ago)
Truly inspiring, love your vids
Mike Arnold (24 days ago)
I had this about a year ago. I started out as a writer with no experience and started on jobs charging pathetic rates. I built it up from scratch, got the testimonials < this was key >, worked up and up and then upped my rate when I thought I had the skills that deserved that rate. That was after undercharging for months though! Great advice, love the videos! p.s I started a YouTube channel recently! Check me out if you’re interested! ☺️
Karla Reyes (27 days ago)
Hello. Im new to your channel and i love your content, the message, the attitude, all of it!! I watch your videos whenever i have spare time 😁 I'm not a freelancer or film maker but i get a lot of value from your posts. I have a job that keeps me busy 45 hours a week but i also bake on the side to make ends meet. This video hit close to home since not long ago i got an order for some cookies and after letting the customer know how mucb it was gonna be, she told me she'd get back to me and later that day i saw a post on facebook from her looking for someone to make her the cookies 😓 i wont lie, i felt sad, dissapointed and wondering if i was wrong but then realize that i dont charge a lot, my product is a quality product and if one person doesnt like the price, well, someone else will appreciate my work 😊😊 gotta keep trying and pushing foward 😊
Eduardo Quiroga (29 days ago)
lol you guys are just airing each others dicks.
Football World (30 days ago)
U are wrong, its easier done than said, I am doing it and making a good amount of money buy barely doing anything at all, less than an hour a day easy
Thomas McAndrew (1 month ago)
Just found your podcast good stuff, subbed
Ali Mürteza Yeşil (1 month ago)
Clients who watched this video: Oh, $***. They are waking up.
Juan Romero (1 month ago)
Mat I love your videos man!! keep them coming please
Tacchannel (2 months ago)
Japanese minimalist blogging about minimalism and Japan! ⇒ https://minimalism-life.blog/
PCIproductions (2 months ago)
Sharpest tool in the shed** lol
omega (2 months ago)
It can be tough, you gotta be willing to talk yourself out of a job. Luckily, I am.
Gray House Productions (2 months ago)
$100 . . .. $200 a video . . . . Just shoot me.
Anthony Reyes (2 months ago)
It's interesting because I find that if you simplify or minimalize the distractions in your life everything else does seem to fall into place even from a financial standpoint it is crucial that you do not set yourself up for failure by taking out all these credit cards running up bills and especially buying things you don't need my wife and I have 4 Kids and in our early years we have put herself in a situation that was not very good financially it took us a little bit to get out of it but we definitely learned not to do that again I would say I am more of the minimalist then she is however it is a team effort and we both enjoy the practice of minimalism and simplicity in our household we are also teaching our kids to focus on quality not quantity and needs and wants.
Tibor Varga (3 months ago)
"MAKE SURE YOU DELIVER" this is going to resonate, thanks Matt for inspiring!
Chloe Scott (3 months ago)
Does he have a picture of the Rock in a fanny pack on his wall?
Reno Rahadiansyah (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
this video is exactly what I needed
Vinnie Shoesmith (3 months ago)
Didn't expect Ryan to pop up out of nowhere. Moving forward from PLAB to this is so cool
Adwin Chow (3 months ago)
Greetings from Malaysia. Really appreciate your hard work on sharing such experience. Love your theme and everything. Keep it up~
Anna X (3 months ago)
This channel is awesome!
Nordik (3 months ago)
love this
Devlin TroubleOwl (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Thank you!
Jon Tomsa (3 months ago)
Thank god I got one of your videos in my Recommendation list. Subbed
Schindlersfist (4 months ago)
My issue is time. I don’t have enough time. I’ve doubled rates. Turn work away and I’m still swamped
Schindlersfist (3 months ago)
I will give that a shot. I've been trying to streamline what I do. thank you for the advice:)
Andras Nagy (3 months 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 (4 months ago)
Supply vs demand. Boom!
San Doxx (4 months ago)
Like I said, like this, like that, like, like ... Anyways, like, thanks for the tips.
Mister R (4 months ago)
Hi Matt, new to the channel, good work - what camera do you use to record these.
cristoff3 (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
you are too much addicted to cafeein instead of living in minimalist .. start doing meditation & control yourself .
Quetsy Estremera (4 months ago)
How do I leverage a big 10k deal to continue to bring in that much money on a consistent basis?
Brandon Buie (4 months ago)
Love your coffee table. Where’d you pick it up from?
robelina dev (4 months ago)
I lost my trust in your logic when I saw that fur in your chair
Bruno Cardoso (4 months 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
Great video and some really useful practical tips - thank you
Joseph McCrossan (5 months ago)
What a great idea!
Ronaldo Sevillano (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
Love the content thanks Matt :)
Joey Magia (5 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 (5 months ago)
oh yes, makes sense
jenny chavez (5 months ago)
I’m only 16 and already thinking like you. Great videos ❤️
Trail Excel (5 months ago)
What is a great website for a newbie freelancer ?
Being Francisco Javier (6 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 (6 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 (4 months ago)
Siobhan Smith you're very welcome!
Siobhan Smith (4 months ago)
Talks With TJ That's really great advice, which I will use - thank you! 😊
thegazette (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago)
Amazing knowledge. Thanks!
Eso God (6 months ago)
I've learned so much
Eso God (6 months ago)
This is an amazing YouTube Channel brother.
Landy Flowers (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago)
Loved this, thank you!
Janisse Varallo (7 months ago)
I'd love to work together someday ✌
MentorMelv (7 months ago)
Basically the law of supply and demand right? Or is that different.
AlexDanDanAlex (7 months ago)
It's not a matter of working less, it's a matter of working smart.
Football World (30 days ago)
+Skaði Bifröst not higher paying jobs, do your job but find a way to do it better and quicker so you don't have to do as much for the same amount
Skaði Bifröst (1 month ago)
Working smart, like standing around with a thumb In your ass? Or like, higher paying hours?
Anthony Reyes (2 months ago)
I couldn't agree more.
Jake Calderon (7 months ago)
Awesome video man.
Lucy Brown (7 months ago)
Very thought-provoking stuff! Also, I love that you have a Union Jack cushion. Sending a hug from London!
Elia Malmsten (7 months ago)
You should make more videos, faster :) Love your stuff
Bharathi Raja (7 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 (7 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 (7 months ago)
Really great camera and quality 😍
Bloggin Brandi (7 months ago)
I think you can make money in many different ways and should. Multiple streams of income. Double the rates!
Just In (7 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 (7 months ago)
Awesome video! Thanks!
lambmaster (7 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 (7 months ago)
Spencer Torok (7 months ago)
Damn. Definitely, something to think about. Much respect matt! keep killing it.
Andy Mondragon (7 months ago)
You'll never know unless you ask.
Will Stinton (7 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 (7 months ago)
it's about charging less for your art if you can afford.
Jacob Jess (7 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.
Holy Fire (29 days ago)
Take the first step into the rabbit hole 😂
TheLocal (7 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 (7 months ago)
What camera do you use? Nice video btw

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