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From Freelancer to Founder: Start building wealth instead of billing hours

DEAR FREELANCERS—

CREATIVES, DESIGNERS, WRITERS, STRATEGISTS, MARKETERS, SEO EXPERTS…

TIRED OF WORKING YOUR BUTT OFF BY THE HOUR FOR LIMITED $$$ & EVEN LESS SECURITY?

It's time to flip the switch from freelancer to Founder

and become a

[Here's How]

Build wealth instead of billing hours.

I CREATED THE SELF-MADE CEO® HYBRID 1:1 COACHING PROGRAM TO GIVE YOU THE EXACT SYSTEMS, TOOLS & MINDSET YOU NEED TO GO FROM FREELANCER LIVING CLIENT-TO-CLIENT TO become a FINANCIALLY SET FOUNDER LIVING THE LIFE YOU WANT.

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You wanted more creative freedom and control. So, you started your own thing. That's (seriously) awesome.

What's NOT awesome?

The painful realities freelancers (not Founders) have to deal with every. Single. Day…

Pricing psychosis.

You have no assurance that you’re positioning and pricing yourself properly, so you rely on prospective clients to tell you what you’re worth.

You cringe every time someone asks you how much it’s going to cost to work with you.

(Which almost always happens after you’ve spent hours nurturing the sale AND delivering that “free!” strategy call full of your valuable—read: billable—insight.) 

You say “YES”! to everything, from bad-fit clients, to work you don’t even like, to discounting rates. All out of fear that your unpredictable cash-flow will dry up.

Wearing ALLLLL the hats.

You’re working harder and longer hours than ever before because, on top of delivering for clients, you’re also doing the marketing, sales, admin, operations, AND trying to get enough water/fruit/exercise/socialization/SLEEP each day. 

You know you need to hire some help, but just can’t bring yourself to add the expense (or subtract the control).

The workload rollercoaster.

You either have more active projects than there are hours in the week OR you’re staring at a nearly blank calendar wondering when the next client will come along. 

Financial security?

 Predictable income? 

Uh, maybe next year?

3RD-DEGREE BURNOUT

All you really want to do is focus on what you’re great at. (The fun, meaningful, meaty stuff.) 

Instead, you’re so overwhelmed by the mountain of totally un-fun “other stuff” (scheduling, invoicing, project management…) that you have little time or energy left for the work you love.

You’ve tried to string together Googled strategies and quick-fixes from DIY courses, YouTube videos, podcasts, and free downloads (which sucks even more of your time).

But nothing has actually, fundamentally changed the way you work, and live, for the better.

Basically, it’s a whole lot of the TOTAL OPPOSITE of what you were told #freelancelife would be.

Plus, deep down, in your self-starting, risk-taking, magic-making, heart-of-hearts…

You know you're so much more than a freelancer.

Ready to free your inner Founder and become a Self-Made CEO: the Badass Creator, Earner, and Owner only you can be?

Stop billing hours. Start building wealth.

-helen ngo

“Helen has been my business mentor since 2013 and I love working with her!  She takes the time to really know me and understand my business’ financial goals. She provides me with a comprehensive plan of action and is always available to answer my questions. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I truly appreciate all that she has done for me over the years.”

Jenny Huynh, Lawyer

jhgalaw.com

“If you are ready to get clear on your pricing so you can reach your income goals, work with Helen! She really helps simplify the process on how to package and price your services so your potential clients are ready to say ‘yes.’ I had several “aha” moments that made me think about pricing in a whole new way- one that allowed me to charge more for my services so I can hit my income goals all while honing in on what I enjoy and do best in my business.”

Krissy Meriwether, Podcast Editor

krissymeriwether.com

“Your work and worth deserve more in this world. And I'm here to make it happen."

Picture how your life would be different if you…

Never had to commit to an unrealistic workload ever again.

Get to focus exclusively on what you love doing the most (a.k.a. creating and building)

Finally feel in control of your work instead of your workload controlling you.

Take on fewer clients at higher rates because you’re FINALLY charging what you should be charging for your services.

Generate a steady stream income because you finally have a solid, predictable client acquisition and onboarding system in place instead of reinventing each time a new prospect comes along.

Go from “covering the bills” to building wealth you can borrow against, retire on, and leave a legacy greater than yourself.

Never feel like you need to trade time for money ever again because you have predictability, consistency, and a solid plan for your future.

Feel financially secure instead of fearing being blindsided by an emergency, and…

What if you become a respected business owner instead of being treated as just another replaceable freelancer?

Pssssst...

HERE’S THE ONE THING THAT CREATIVES WHO ARE MAKING 6‒7 FIGURES COMFORTABLY AND CONFIDENTLY YEAR-AFTER-YEAR KNOW THAT YOU DON’T ...

They don’t actually call themselves freelancers.

They consider themselves as Founders and CEOs of their own lives and careers.

Respect, regard, and sustainable growth comes from pricing yourself confidently, having intentionally designed systems in place, and backing it all up with an unshakeable CEO-level mindset.

And that's why I created...

Self-Made CEO® is a 3-month, hybrid, one-on-one business coaching program that guides you through our proprietary, step-by-step success blueprint and helps you actually, actively transition from the “What- the-hell-am-I-doing?” stress of freelancing to the “Hell-yes! I-got-this” confidence of a Founder.

(YES, THAT’S “FOUNDER” WITH A CAPITAL F.)

How to Get Started

Step 1: Book a laser-coaching session with me.

It’s possible this one laser-coaching session alone will be exactly the push you need to make the leap from freelancer to Founder on your own.

Step 2: Accept my invitation to join Self-Made CEO®

IF, at the end of that first session, we decide together that one of our limited, invitation-only Self-Made CEO program spots has your name on it, we’ll extend the opportunity to join us for 3 more months of targeted business coaching at our exclusive Future-Founder rate.

Step 3: Get onboarded. Get excited.

Get down to business. CEO-style.

“I’ve personally worked with Helen and I have to say it’s a huge eye-opener. Since taking her advice to heart, I’ve set—and already exceeded—my first quarterly income goal (whoo hoo)!”

Molly Dickinson, Brand Messaging Specialist

mdashcreative.com

Our 3-Phase Success Blueprint

VERY FEW FREELANCERS CAN SCALE TO THE LEVEL OF FINANCIAL AND CREATIVE FREEDOM THEY WANT WITHOUT HELP—AND A TESTED BLUEPRINT LIKE THIS…

Phase

01

Visualize

Step into Your Self-Made Identity

Phase

02

Optimize

Systematically Turn Your Vision into Reality

Phase

03

Realize

Enjoy Greater Freedom, Security, & Possibility

“I was like, ‘Oh my God. I’ve made more in half a year than I made the whole last year at my previous job.’ ”

Porsha Thomas, Marketing Strategist

gowrkgrls.io

What will I experience inside Self-Made CEO®?

A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN TO TAP INTO HIGHER LEVELS OF EARNING POWER, SPENDING POWER, AND INFLUENCE

01

Bi-Weekly 1:1 Coaching

45-minute, one-on-one coaching sessions every other week for 3 months.


We’ll review your work & progress to give you feedback & clarity on your custom transformation plan.

02

Weekly Group Trainings

Live-group strategy training, mindset-coaching, and Q&A sessions with Helen & other specialists (trademark attorneys, CPAs, marketing professionals, etc.) who’ll help you up your game.

03

Self-Made CEO® Tool Kit

All the live and on-demand training videos, blueprints, short cuts, workbooks, templates, manuals, & calculators you need to build a thriving business in a healthy way.

(Basically, all the tools, tips & tricks you’ll need in your Self-Made CEO® arsenal)

04

Members-Only Community

Experience the true support & fellowship of a diverse community of equally ambitious freelancers rallying alongside you and cheering you on.

What are you waiting for?

“Not only is Helen knowledgeable, she’s able to break down complex topics in a digestible way. You leave feeling like ‘I can really do this!’ Also, with Helen, you know you’re getting straight to the point information without the fluff, which is refreshing!

Ashley Williams, Business Consultant

birdwilliamsconsulting.com

Helen’s the best thing that’s happened for women’s empowerment around financial literacy. Her relatable down-to-earth approach is just what is needed to take basic concepts that allowed me to have a better understanding of finances and my relationship with money. Whenever she speaks, I listen. I get sucked in and don’t even realize I’m engaging until I am totally enthralled. 

100% I would recommend her. Regardless of where someone is within their life and however, they arrived to where they are from life choices. She’s there to help them with their next step of where someone wants to go without judgement. It speaks to her character.”

Taylor Jones, CEO of R&D Global Inc

thesugardaddyformula.com

FAQs about Taking the First Step

Do I need to book the 1-hour coaching session before joining Self-Made CEO?

Yes, you do.

The initial one-on-one coaching session is a critical step to make sure we are the right fit in working together. We don’t want to waste any of your time or ours.

What happens during the 1-hour laser coaching session?

Once your session is booked, you will receive an intake assessment to complete.

We’ll review your answers and results to identify your specific needs. By gathering as much information about you before the session, we can dive straight into how to solve the challenges you’re currently facing.

The session is all about giving you strategy and tactics, not fluff. This is not a sales call to pitch you to join.

Our goal is for you to walk away knowing EXACLY what you need to do next to transform from being a freelancer to a founder.

During your 1-hour business coaching session, we will laser focus on ONE major pain point you’re currently challenged with; then, we’ll give you tangible action items and solutions to take care of it.

It’s an opportunity for us to determine whether our styles of working together fit (a.k.a. get a taste of who you’re working with before committing more time, money, and energy).

What can I discuss with you during the 1-hour laser coaching session?

You probably have a million questions, but we will laser focus on one or two specific areas of how you’re currently running your freelancing services that requires the most attention and urgent solution.

Here are some examples of topics others bring into the coaching session:

  • How to price and structure your services.
  • How to plan your revenue and expenses.
  • How to hire help or build your team
  • How to think bigger about your career and overcome “imposter syndrome,” especially when it comes to money.
Can’t I learn this stuff on YouTube or Google it when I need it?

Probably!

But how many more hours of Googling and YouTubing are you going to do instead of just paying someone to just give you the answers and solutions you really need?

Do you really have additional hours to spend on “research?”

In case we haven't met yet...

Hi, I'm Helen Ngo.

I’ve hired many creative freelancers in my career as a financial planner and coach and have even advised many as a business mentor. I LOVE working with creatives. You give me such a different perspective and lens to look at my own work and potential.

From web designers and graphic designers, to writers and advertisers… you name the creative, and I’ve most likely worked with them. My business would not be where it is without their help.

I see you – the creative freelancer – pour your heart and soul into the work you create, even helping clients make more money.

Yet, you’re treated more like a disposable commodity than an asset by most clients. You’re not treated seriously.

That sucks!

Because what ends up happening is you start to underprice yourself, lower your self-worth, and actually become replaceable.

That’s exactly why I designed and created this coaching program:

To work specifically with creative freelancers like you who want to turn their “gig” or “thing” into a well-respected, highly regarded business and not be treated like just another contractor.

Your work and worth deserve more in this world.

And I’m here to make that happen.

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