A community
for founders
and freelancers

A community
for founders
and freelancers

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We help you work on your business
...not in your business.

We help you work on your business
...not in your business.

Running a business is hard. First you need to really know your customers. Who are they? What do they need?

Then you create a product or service to help them...and once you have that solution, you need to convince people to choose you!

We help you understand the business basics.

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The challenges don’t stop there.

How do I grow? How do I choose my pricing? How do I find funding? How do I build a team? What about taxes?

When things get tough, or new questions emerge, our community is there to support and guide you.

Learn more about joining our community 

Don't worry if you don’t have all the answers.

Together we all move faster and avoid common mistakes.

By joining a community of people like you, we help you to run your own race, faster.

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Hey, I'm Jay Clouse -- founder of Unreal Collective and co-host of the upside podcast.

I've started several companies and creative projects, with varying degrees of success.  Previously, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. After spending some time in product at a venture-backed startup, I started Unreal Collective to help people like you elevate your project or business.

Through Unreal, I've worked with 35 incredible individuals who have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, served as a lead engineer of SpaceX, left their jobs to go full-time freelance, and bootstrapped technology companies.

I'm here to help you identify the important work and get it done.

You can learn more about me here. I'm excited to work with you.

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Hey, I'm Jay Clouse -- founder of Unreal Collective and co-host of the upside podcast.

I've started several companies and creative projects, with varying degrees of success.  Previously, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. After spending some time in product at a venture-backed startup, I started Unreal Collective to help people like you elevate your project or business.

Through Unreal, I've worked with 35 incredible individuals who have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, served as a lead engineer of SpaceX, left their jobs to go full-time freelance, and bootstrapped technology companies.

I'm here to help you identify the important work and get it done.

You can learn more about me here. I'm excited to work with you.

Hear what members have to say

Hear what members have to say

 
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“At the beginning of Unreal Collective, Exploring With Words had 8 listings on Etsy … now we have almost 200. I went from making about $200 per month in revenue to $1,100.”
Clayton Fuller, founder of Exploring With Words
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“Jay created a diverse group of individuals in age, thinking styles, and career paths, who bring different skills and experiences. That is difficult to do on your own.”

Helayne Angelus, Principle at Kalypso
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"12 weeks after starting Unreal Collective, we have an amazing team...a really solid foundation...and we have prospective clients."
Andy Curran, founder and CEO of WeVote

Three ways Unreal Collective can help

Three ways Unreal Collective can help

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Guides

Individual programs
to guide you through
the technical parts of
running your business

(coming soon)

Browse the guides
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Community

Membership to our community
for founders and freelancers.

Includes every guide we create,
members-only resource center,
community hangouts, and more

Join the community
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Accelerator

A 12-week program of
facilitated group coaching
to help you reach your next
business milestone.

Includes one year of
community membership

We love our members just as much as they love Unreal Collective. Learn more about our alumni here.

Meet Alumni
 

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