Welcome to The Freelancer Alliance

My name is Derek Gehl and I’d like to welcome you to the Freelancer Alliance. Personally, I’ve been employing Freelancers in my digital businesses for almost two decades. They’ve played a key role in every 7 and 8 figure online business I’ve created. Today I run multiple digital businesses that employ dozens of freelancers and remote workers and although this has been my “normal” for decades, it’s really only been over the past five years that we’ve seen Freelancing take off globally. In France, Europe and the Netherlands, Freelancer growth is actually outpacing overall employment growth. In the USA, the Continue Reading

Choosing Your Freelancing Specialty

You may already know your specialty. Your skill is obvious, and you know what you’re going to offer.  But some of you may be just starting out. If you are just starting out, you might be asking: “What can I do as a freelancer?”    But the question that you really need to ask is: “What can I offer?” Now I can’t give you a list of everything you can offer; that would take forever. Just to give you a rough idea of how many skillsets there are, let’s look at Fiverr for example. Fiverr is a massive marketplace. There are Continue Reading

Mandatory Tools For Digital Freelancers

If you want to be successful as a freelancer in this digital sphere, there are things that you need to succeed. And while some of them may seem a little obvious, I’m going to state them anyway because I’ve seen people make these mistakes. So, let’s talk about the things you need to really set you apart in this digital world of freelancing.Mandatory Tool #1 – A Reliable ComputerYou might be thinking that’s obvious. If you want to work as a digital freelancer of course you need a computer, but I can’t tell you how many times over the past Continue Reading

Building A Successful Freelancer Mindset

If you want to be a successful freelancer, you need to change the way you think. Whenever I do an event I talk about a lot about mindset. I never used to, I would just jumped and showed them the tactical things they needed to do. But with age and experience comes wisdom, and I’ve come to learn something very important… You can give people the best strategies, you can literally hand them the blueprints for success on a silver platter, but if they don’t have the right mindset it’s a waste of time. If YOU don’t have the right mindset in this land Continue Reading

Why are so many freelancers destined to fail?

Why are so many Freelancers destined to fail? “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” --- Henry FordOkay, so the title of this post is not exactly motivating or inspirational. ‘Guaranteed to fail’ sounds a little scary. In fact, it sounds a little risky. And right now, you might be thinking: "but you told me that freelancing isn’t risky!" Because it isn’t. ‘‘But then why are so many freelancers guaranteed to fail?”   Simple. They don’t know how to freelance. So many freelancers fail because they don’t know how to freelance. I’m not going to pull any punches here. I’m going Continue Reading