International Freelancers Day —
Countdown Giveaway + Contest!

10 Prizes Up for Grabs!

We'll be giving away 8 IFD Conference replay packages. That's 2 packages per day, Monday (9/17) through Thursday (9/20).

Also ... 2 lucky winners will get free tuition to our most popular program at the Academy: Warm Email Prospecting: How to Land Clients Faster With Short and Inviting Email Messages.

There Are Two Ways to Enter...

#1: Twitter entry

Simply click the button to the right (or tweet what you see below) up to two times per day for a chance to win:

 

I'm attending the world's biggest gathering of freelancers on Friday. It's FREE & 100% online http://bit.ly/ifd2012  #IFDcountdown

The Fine Print:

  • You can tweet up to two times per day.
  • Each tweet is an entry to win.
  • You can submit both twitter and written entries (see below) if you wish.
  • All tweets must have the #IFDcountdown hashtag included.
  • 1 winner per day will be randomly selected.
  • Winners will be announced daily here.
  • The deadline to enter is Thursday, September 20 at midnight Eastern Time.
  • Grand-prize winner will be announced Friday, Sept. 21 here on this page.

#2: Written entry

In the comments area below, simply tell what us excites you the most about being a freelancer, consultant or solopreneur.

The Fine Print:

  • You can submit only one written entry during the entire contest period.
  • Written responses must be submitted in the comments area below (we cannot accept email entries).
  • You can submit both twitter and written entries (each counts as one entry).
  • The judges (Ed Gandia and Crystal Coleman from International Freelancers Academy) will select winning entries from the pool of written responses.
  • The judges' decisions are subjective and final.
  • The deadline to enter is Thursday, September 20 at midnight Eastern Time.
  • Grand-prize winner will be announced Friday, Sept. 21 here on this page.

Twitter Entry Prizes

 Daily Giveaway — Real-World Value of $78

  • A free copy of the 2011 + 2012 Int'l Freelancers Day Replay Package. One winner will be selected daily.

This combo replay package includes 29 full presentations (16 from last year and all 13 from this year). You get video, audio and full written transcripts for each session. It's no longer available for purchase, but it's valued at $78.

 

Grand Prize — Real-World Value of $297

  • Free tuition to our most popular program -
    Warm Email Prospecting: How to Land Clients Faster With Short and Inviting Email Messages.

In this program you'll  learn how to prospect for clients faster. How to take the fear out of prospecting. And how to get it done in a much more systematic way. You'll discover how to banish the feast-or-famine cycle once and for all... and how to bring more income, freedom and joy into your life!

This is a very comprehensive online course consisting of 7 modules. Warm Email Prospecting is not even available for sale right now, but when we re-open enrollment later this year it will be priced at $297.

  • A free copy of the 2011 + 2012 Int'l Freelancers Day Replay Package.

This combo replay package includes 29 full presentations (16 from last year and all 13 from this year). You get video, audio and full written transcripts for each session. It's no longer available for purchase, but it's valued at $78.

Written Entry Prizes

Daily Giveaway — Real-World Value of $78

  • A free copy of the 2011 + 2012 Int'l Freelancers Day Replay Package. One winner will be selected daily.

This combo replay package includes 29 full presentations (16 from last year and all 13 from this year). You get video, audio and full written transcripts for each session. It's no longer available for purchase, but it's valued at $78.

 

Grand Prize — Real-World Value of $375

  • Free tuition to our most popular program -
    Warm Email Prospecting: How to Land Clients Faster With Short and Inviting Email Messages.

In this program you'll  learn how to prospect for clients faster. How to take the fear out of prospecting. And how to get it done in a much more systematic way. You'll discover how to banish the feast-or-famine cycle once and for all... and how to bring more income, freedom and joy into your life!

This is a very comprehensive online course consisting of 7 modules. Warm Email Prospecting is not even available for sale right now, but when we re-open enrollment later this year it will be priced at $297.

  • A free copy of the 2011 + 2012 Int'l Freelancers Day Replay Package.

This combo replay package includes 29 full presentations (16 from last year and all 13 from this year). You get video, audio and full written transcripts for each session. It's no longer available for purchase, but it's valued at $78.

Comments area for written entry submissions:

Facebook Comment Entries

Can't see the Facebook comments above? Then go ahead and leave yours in the comment space below:

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002382631337 Heather Harbord

    Kayaking on week days

    Work in the small hours

    Pay for being nosy

    No university fees

     

     

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leann-Zarah/100000278398814 Leann Zarah

    Here are the reasons why I like freelance online work: (1) I'm home when my daughter arrives from school; (2) I don't have to deal with grumpy, egoistic bosses and backstabbing office colleagues; and (3) I'm able to earn an income without dolling myself up, enduring heavy traffic, and spending for transportation.    

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  • Darcell Johnson

    Being a freelancer provides me with the opportunity to work with different organizations without being bound completely by the constraints of the organization.  I get an opportunity to work and think outside of the box.  I love the flexibility and the continuous opportunities to assist others in obtaining their professional developmental goals.  The ability to work in a field that I am passionate about and understand that each new assignment is a new masterpiece that I have the opportunity to create. 

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  • Shirley Mott

    As a freelancer, I can say no. No to troublesome bosses, projects I don't like, and even people I don't care to deal with. I can also say yes. Yes to working my own hours, where I want to work; learning something new every day; and experiencing the excitement of telling the stories I want to tell. I really like saying yes.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/1REFine Alison Fine

    Flexibility is number one.  Making my own hours and having the ability to choose what type of clients you want to work with. Though I often work long hours it's my choice to do so. You can grow your business and challenge yourself as you gain confidence. You don't have to ask for more responsibility or a promotion, you can go out and earn it.  And the pleasure of knowing that you directly helped to create a satisfied customer or improve someone's business, to me is priceless.  

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  • http://www.tombentley.com/ Tom Bentley

    I attended both past shows, and paid for the replays last year, so I know how valuable these events are. Thanks Ed!

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  • JulieGubler

    What
    excites me the most about being a freelancer is the ability I have to help
    others in ways I couldn’t as an employee. Because I’m my own boss I’m not
    constrained by a specific job description someone else defined. I can change
    and grow.

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  • Greg L.

    Freelancing = total autonomy ... the opportunity to take control of my life, establish myself in my most impassioned niche, to live anywhere I choose, to continually grow as a person and as an expert in my niche, and to make a big ROI for the companies I work with so I'm sought after and valued for my independent skillset.

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  • Lkarie7

     I enjoy doing freelance graphic design work and blogging  because I can work at home and set my own hours. I also do not have to deal with the traffic every day or pay for parking tickets. My time is flexible and have very little stress.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/APLJMS2EOYWAK3Z3JX4D5RMQ74 Anita

    I enjoy the challenge and the opportunities of freelancing. I'm doing what I've always wanted to do - write - and enjoying the work-life balance this role affords.   

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  • Oleigatdula

    Nothing beats the feeling of being able to help others. I am a project manager and a trainer which give me the ability to help other freelancers land a job and make them better.

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  • Renee

    I'm excited about learning all that I can about freelancing. Excited about Friday's conference.
    Renee

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  • http://creativetempo.com/ Rvise

    Freelancing is FREEdom.  Freedom to choose, to screw up and grow, freedom to be uncomfortable and create better because of it, freedom to crack open and get filled up by new opportunities and experiences that never would have shown up if you weren't... free.  Freedom to work 48 hours straight, then sleep on the beach for a week.  Freedom to procrastinate, then make up for lost time.  Freelancing is an opportunity to choose differently and to work on purpose.

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  • http://www.everettgavel.com/ Everett Gavel

    Being a Freelancer, I'm excited by...

    *  the lack of driving time to get to the office.*  the ability to see more of my kiddos -- and my wife! *  the ability to 'do lunch' and it doesn't have to be in any set hour -- or rushed.

    Lastly, I'm excited by the simple fact that however hard I work, the profits don't go to someone else while I get a salary or hourly wages. There's so much potential for earnings it's truly, truly exciting. ;-)

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