And by this we mean ditching your “cozy” cubicle, “private” glass-walled office, or “collaborative” open floor plan. Sure, you could just quit your job tomorrow and say, “I’m a freelance freebird now, dig it” as you tip your sunglasses down at that poor lady named Monica in HR who is trying to conduct your exit interview but really all she’s thinking about is whether she’s going to make it to Food Truck Friday in the office parking lot before it ends. We feel you, Monica.
You could do that. But that would be setting yourself up for some rough times. Realistically, you need a plan and you need support.
That’s where we come in! We’re here to help you answer all those nagging questions that come with freelancing, the ones that you’ve been scouring the Internet to answer,only to be faced with pages and pages of industry blogs and no definitive guidance. That ends now.
You can get early access to our content and community today, with even more coming when we launch the whole shebang in July 2020!
It’s an ever-growing collection of 100% self-paced modules full of practical information, guidance, handy templates, and emotional support (mental health matters, people!) for those looking to dive into the cool, refreshing waters of freelance instructional design. When you subscribe to IDLance, you’ll get step-by-step instructions for things you didn’t even know you needed step-by-step instructions for.
Don’t let the word “modules” scare you away! Ours are so down-to-earth you won’t even realize you’re learning how to do business. Yes, the moment you decide to start freelancing, you’ve also decided to start your own business.
And business is hard. But you don’t have to go it alone! IDLance is also a community made up of people who share your same hopes, dreams, and deepest desires. Well, maybe not all your deepest desires. It’s best you save some of those just for you and your basement. (Yes, we still cuddle our beanie babies, too.)
P.S. The ID in IDLance is for “Instructional Design” and the “lance” is for “freelance.” But we also see ourselves as the lance (you know, medieval sword thing) that’s going to help you cut away from crappy office drudgery and forge ahead into your new life! Yeah, that’s intense. But we like it that way.
Our stuff is completely self-paced. You never have to be at your computer at a certain time for any reason. Listen, we live in a time where cancelled plans are a celebrated occurrence. We know what it’s like to be completely motivated to do something, only to lose all energy the minute someone else tells us when we have to do it.
You get all the things…immediately. You can jump around between modules and lessons, finding the info you need at the exact moment you need it. There’s no time-release function where you have to wait until you’re 28 days into the course to learn how to file your business entity.
We’re always adding to the stuff and the things. Just because there may be 8 modules when you sign up, doesn’t mean there will be 8 modules next month. In fact, when we launch in June 2020, you’ll have a total of 36 lessons (12 modules) to peruse. We’re committed to bringing you fresh content on the regular and updating older content when it gets stale.
A friendly community is built right into the learning. Connecting with other supercool, like-minded freelancers is only (literally) ONE click away.
We’re always listening…but not in a creepy way. If there’s content you want to see, or if you have a question about something, we’ll be there for you as will your fellow freelancers in the community.
Free for a basic membership. Yep, free! You’ll get to learn from a portion of our high-quality (and entertaining…at least our moms think so…) lessons and full access to our community.
Then it’s $49 for our first 88 Key Founders to get a PREMIUM Membership FOR LIFE (Get it? 88 Keys? Like on a piano? There’s more where that came from!). Premium means ALL ACCESS to our eternally growing collection of modules and resources and who knows what else we’ll come up with.
After those 88 key spots are filled, it’s $180 a year for the premium membership for the rest of you’s.
Yes, to be all marketing-y, that means if you get in as one of the first 88 Keys, you’ll be saving 73% on the first year alone. Then it’s 100% savings for EVERY year after that. That’s a lot of taco & tequila money right there.
If you answered yes to any of the above, then we can’t wait to spill the tea for you at IDLance.
We won’t be showing you how to be an instructional designer (maybe in the future!) but we can show you how to start and grow a freelance ID business.
As a premium member of IDLance, you’ll get access to ALL of the ever-expanding modules, templates, tools, and a kick-ass community made up of driven freelancers just like you. Here’s a sneak peak at the first 36 lessons, making up 12 modules. You’ll see modules 1-8 right away when you sign up today, with the rest coming on our launch day in July 2020, and even more coming after that!