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A community
of creators

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Start here: Our best advice on selling

Start here:
Our best advice on selling

Just one of the 34 pages

Selling shouldn't be hard. This video and guide will give you my best advice for getting more clients.

It's called the EYES and EARS Method, and I'm sharing the lesson with you for free.

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Think of us as a personal trainer
for your project or business.

Think of us as a personal trainer for your project or business.

The fastest, and most impactful way for us to help you is with our flagship 12-week, online accelerator program.

Over 12 weeks, you will be paired with 4 other people like you in pursuing your goals. We meet virtually on Zoom for 60-minutes every week.

It's all about clarity and action. No added "work" -- just helping you organize, prioritize, and take action on what matters.

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But we know you're never "done." There are always new questions.

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 

It's easier than ever to make money freelancing. But it's getting harder to make a living freelancing.

We've taken everything we've seen work with our members and created three essential courses to help you grow your freelance business.

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Jesse launched his blog and began building his email list

Jesse launched his blog and began building his email list

 

Jesse is the creator behind Intentionally Lucky, a blog dedicated to helping you live the good life for less.

Jesse joined Unreal after the successful sale of his first company, VIP Waste. He was in search of his next challenge, and had a lot of different directions that he was considering.

Through the accelerator, Jesse honed in on his true interests and the way he wanted to impact the lives of others. Having learned how to hack his own way to extraordinary experiences with ordinary means, he decided to start a blog to help others do the same.

Learn more about Intentionally Lucky here

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"If you need some guidance, support, or accountability for where you're going, Unreal is the perfect way to get that."
Jesse Lear, Creator of Intentionally Lucky

Val launched a workshop that led to a new email strategy incubator

Val launched a workshop that led to a new email strategy incubator

 

Val is an email conversion strategist and copywriter.

When Val joined Unreal, she was already on top of her game. She was already earning well over six figures as a copywriter, and was looking at new product offerings.

Through Unreal, Val finished a course on customer retention and organized a workshop for copywriters who wanted to learn email strategy.

That workshop was so successful, that Val launched an incubator to help folks go even further.

Learn more about Val here

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Hey, my name is Jay Clouse.

 

I'm the founder of Unreal Collective, host of the upside podcast, and author for Linkedin Learning / Lynda.com teaching product management and freelancing.

I've been both a founder and a freelancer. Previously, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. Then I spent time as a product manager at a venture-backed startup, and left that to freelance.

Through Unreal, I've worked with 75 incredible individuals who have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, 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. And not only am I here to lead the accelerator and facilitate our discussions, but I participate along side you with my own projects. I will be working through the same exact process that you are.

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

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Hey, my name is Jay Clouse.

I'm the founder of Unreal Collective, host of the upside podcast, and author for Linkedin Learning / Lynda.com teaching product management and freelancing.

I've been both a founder and a freelancer. Previously, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. Then I spent time as a product manager at a venture-backed startup, and left that to freelance.

Through Unreal, I've worked with 75 incredible individuals who have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, 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. And not only am I here to lead the accelerator and facilitate our discussions, but I participate along side you with my own projects. I will be working through the same exact process that you are.

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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Freelancing School

Three essential courses to market, sell, and run your freelance business.

1.  Marketing for Freelancers
2.  Selling for Freelancers
3.  Business for Freelancers

Browse the guides
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Community

Membership to our community
for creatives.

Includes a 50% discount on Freelancing School, members-only resource center, community hangouts, and more

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Accelerator

An online, 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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