A 6-Figure Freelancer Shares Her Proven System
My name is Nicki Krawczyk, and I’m the founder of Fired Up Freelance and Filthy Rich Writer.
I’ve been a freelance copywriter for 20+ years, working for and with clients including TripAdvisor, Marshalls, Hasbro, Keurig, adidas, and, yes, even Harlequin Romance novels.
(If you’re curious about my portfolio, you can find it here.) And—not to brag, but just to give some credibility—I’ve made over six figures as a freelancer for several years now.
I created Fired Up Freelance and its signature course, the Freelance Success Framework, because there’s never been a better time to be a freelancer. There are more companies than ever before who need the support of freelancers, whether to collaborate with their team on a one-time project or to provide ongoing support.
I also created Fired Up Freelance because it’s been damn hard to find top quality, real-world freelance training. Everyone just expects you to “go freelance” and know what you’re doing. But freelancing is just like any other skill. You need to learn it. No one wakes up knowing how to freelance.
I’ve put together the exact resources and trainings I’d give myself if I could time travel back to the beginning of my career.
All of my experience and knowledge are at your disposal.
If you haven’t yet, I’d encourage you to get on our mailing list and free training; we have tons of actionable tips and tools to share (all for free!).
We don’t do “get rich quick” schemes and we don’t make promises we can’t keep (Ahem, I’m looking at you, “make six figures working 2 hours a week in your pajamas” companies). What we deliver is support, resources, and training to help you find wild success as a freelancer, whether full-time, part-time, or as a side hustle.
We succeed when you succeed—and we’d love to help you get there.
(Or, More Accurately, Why Trial-by-Fire Isn’t the Best Way to Freelance)
Technically, the first “freelance” project I worked on came from my dad. As a marketing director, he would bring home copywriting assignments for me to work on.
But as Mad Men-y as that sounds, it wasn’t a straight line from my kitchen counter to a happily globe-trotting freelance career.
When I began freelancing, there was no playbook for how to make it happen. And if I’ve learned anything, winging it definitely isn’t the fastest (or most lucrative!) route to success. In fact, it’s usually the opposite. Now, I teach people exactly how to avoid the mistakes I made starting out, and how to follow the tried and true steps to success.
Since 2012, I’ve taught 10,000+ of students become professional copywriters. But it wasn’t long after I started that people in other industries began asking me to teach them how to build their freelance businesses.
(After all, aside from the actual writing of copy, the principles and proprietary systems that I teach my students to help them build successful freelance copywriting careers are applicable to any kind of freelance career.)
I created Fired Up Freelance and our signature course, the Freelance Success Framework, to help you build a thriving career, working from wherever you want to and making as much as you can.
What you’ll find here are actionable insights, resources, and training (a.k.a. all the advice I wish I’d had before trialing and erroring my way through freelancing).
And—not to brag, just to give some credibility—the first time I made six figures was in 2008. Right in the middle of the Great Recession. Right after I left my full-time job to freelance full-time.
There has never been a better time to be a freelancer.
If you haven’t yet, I’d encourage you to get on our mailing list; we have tons of actionable tips and tools to share that will get you started.
It takes hard work and motivation, but all of my experience and knowledge (and my team’s experience and knowledge) is at your disposal.
Let’s do this.
Check Out Nicki’s Portfolio
But, if you’re looking for a copywriting course, you also want to learn from someone who has successfully freelanced. The way to know who has experience and who is just selling a course? A portfolio with client work.