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100+ Easy Illustrated Steps to

Laid Back Freelancing

Work 4-Hour Days, Get High-Paying Projects and Create a Life of Adventure!​

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If you answer yes to any of the following questions, this book will help.

  • Do you feel that your clients undervalue your performance and see you as just a tool?
  • Do you spend too much time on administrative tasks?
  • Do you constantly fight with other freelancers for projects and have to lower your prices?
  • Do you feel like you’re always building someone else’s business instead of your own?
  • Do you feel like your finances are unpredictable?
  • Do you’ve problems getting your money?
  • Do you feel like you’re not building anything and will eventually burn out?

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The truth is that freelancing is hard and presents several challenges

Problem #1: Fail to find a niche

Do you feel that it’s difficult to find a niche or a field of expertise because you simply cannot afford to say no to a client? This is a big problem because it means you’ve to start from scratch on every project and you cannot automate certain areas of your service or raise your prices.

Problem #2: Undervalued service

Billing properly is really hard. There are millions of freelancers and competition is extremely tough. How is it possible to survive when there are many people who want to do the work and they’re just a click away from anyone with an internet connection? This leads to compete for price (race to the bottom) as opposed to value. 

Problem #3: Panic over lack of work

We’ve all been here: there’s a dry spell and panic sets in. We worry: Where will my next paycheck come from? How will I get through the month? This panic leads to bad decisions that reinforce the vicious circle of bad clients and projects to get by.

Problem #4: Despise clients

Customers are the lifeline of a business, but they can also make your life hell. Do you ever feel that all your clients are against you? You know the kind: ungrateful, low-paying time-wasters who make your life miserable. It’s really hard to get out of this cycle when competition is high and there’s little time to align your business. 

Problem #5: Struggle to finish jobs

It’s hard enough to work without much accountability or a boss telling you what to do. Add bad clients and bad work to the mix and it gets that much harder. It takes an insane amount of self-discipline to finish a project when you don’t feel inspired.

Problem #6: Make uninspiring work

With all these problems, it’s hard to produce inspiring work that attracts better clients. Have you ever felt your clients destroy everything you’re working on? You then end up with results that aren’t really worth showing to potential clients.

Problem #7: Hassle to optimize

When you’re overworked and have little time for your own business, it’s almost impossible to optimise everything you do. Bad clients can rob you of every last drop of energy, leaving you with little strength to change your own business.

It’s easy to fall into a vicious cycle that makes your life a complete nightmare. I’ve met many freelancers that become very frustrated since none of the cogs of their machine work properly.

Thomas Call

I worked with hundreds of companies as a creative freelancer and experienced all of these problems.

That’s why I became obsessed with developing a system that takes care of every problem I was facing. All of this knowledge has helped me work on incredible projects that have made a massive financial impact in my life. These are real world lessons from real projects.

All this knowledge has helped me develop programs, courses and tools specifically designed for creative freelancers made by creative freelancers. This way you can create a fluid cycle where everything generates positive feedback and helps you overcome most of the challenges of this lifestyle. 

This book will guide you the best direction to build a business that gets better clients consistently

Customers are the lifeline of your business. If you get the right clients, you're on the safe side. If you keep getting good clients and don't have to worry about revenue, you can do your best work.

Thomas Talavera, founder of Start Loaded

I'm Thomas Talavera, your instructor

I founded Start Loaded to coach freelancers to create freedom and value outside of convention. Start Loaded helps you work less, charge more and increase your value as a freelancer.

Digital design has been my passion for more than ten years. I’ve been travelling the world as a digital nomad for more than 5 years.

I also have a marketing studio called Atravela. We’ve already worked with more than 190 companies around the world. Our motto is: Simplicity Empowers. We provide digital solutions that transform businesses from the ground up.

Over the years, I’ve learnt various techniques that have helped me grow my business exponentially. I look forward to helping you on your path to greater freedom.

My freelancing journey in numbers



Like TEDx, BBC, Lovell, Kier, Accor, Opply, etc. In countless industries including: Tech startups, Coaching, Hospitality, Entertainment and FinTech.



I started freelancing when I was 17, creating photomontages of decorations for government buildings for architects who passed off their work as mine. I've been freelancing continuously for over 15 years.



The slogan create freedom is something I take very seriously, freelancing has allowed me to live in many countries including: Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, USA, Mexico, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Canada, France, England, Germany, Italy and many more.



Through courses and materials on Udemy, via my websites, live streaming and in person. I've taught website development, 3D modelling, hotel marketing, freelancing and business strategy and even drumming and DJing.



I'm obsessed with creating tools for my clients and students that make their lives and mine easier. I've created ebooks, guides, outlines, worksheets, templates, presentations, etc.



I've recorded more than 10 courses, programmes and webinars with tonnes of video content.



I lost count after 100 websites. I'm proud tho say that many of them now belong to multimillion dollar companies.


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Here's what you'll learn in this book

Discover why your brand isn't growing in the right direction

Uncover the biggest bottlenecks in your business

Create a clear growth plan that helps you focus on the right tasks

Streamline your business and work less

Discover simple ways to make yourself more valuable

Understand why you're losing jobs to competitors

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Optimise your freelance business and develop a system that will guarantee you a stream of amazing clients

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Build a High-Paying, Laid Back Freelance Business!

If you’re fed up with administration, unpredictable finances and not getting credit for your valuable work, this is the book for you. Each lesson brings you closer to your goal of creating a clear growth system that automates your business and creates value for your clients.

More than 125 lessons to help you quickly turn your business around and develop a system that generates a predictable stream of high-quality clients who pay well and give you inspiring work.
We give you the exact framework to apply each lesson quickly so you don’t have to think too much and can create a lifestyle that embraces relaxed work.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the book about and how can it help me as a freelancer?
The book is about how to work smarter, not harder, as a freelancer and create a life of adventure for yourself. It promises to help readers work 4-hour days, find well-paid projects and achieve a work-life balance that allows for more travel and fun experiences.

Does the book offer practical tips and strategies for working 4-hour days and finding well-paid projects?
Yes, the book includes practical tips and strategies to optimise your time, find well-paying projects and automate your workflow so you spend as little time as possible on administrative tasks.

How does the author’s approach differ from other books on freelancing and productivity?
We have designed this book so that you can apply each of the lessons in less than 15 minutes. This way you can systematically improve your life as a freelancer without having to do a lot of work. We recommend doing one thing a day so you don’t get overwhelmed and get the best results. You’re free to skip things that aren’t important for your business. The goal is to get the most impact with as little work as possible.

We have divided each lesson into 4 parts: Title, Content, Actionable Tips and an Example. In the Assets folder you’ll find a checklist that makes it easy for you to apply the knowledge without wasting time.

Are there success stories from other freelancers who have used the strategies described in the book?
Yes, the book contains several success stories of other freelancers who have used the strategies described in the book to achieve more freedom, flexibility and financial success in their profession.

Does the book also cover topics such as work-life balance and a fulfilling career as a freelancer?
Yes, the book covers topics such as work-life balance, a fulfilling career and creating a lifestyle that aligns with your values and goals. It encourages readers to not only think about making money, but to focus on living a life they love.

Thomas Call

Why I wrote this book

It’s been a long road, more than 15 years as a freelancer. I started designing decorations for government buildings when I was 17. I worked for lazy architects who wanted to pass off my work as theirs.
After that I had some pretty random jobs: I worked in factories, stacked fireworks in bunkers and waited tables for billionaires, but my passion was always design.

After working as a designer in various places, I finally got my dream job as a digital designer in a London agency, but the enthusiasm quickly faded. I felt like a caged animal, slowly losing my soul to a monotonous routine that no longer gave me any meaning.

I decided to give up my dream and start a new life full of adventure, discovery and curiosity, a life that would truly inspire my creativity. The only thing that stopped me from falling back into my routine was setting up a dodgy hostel in a remote location in Indonesia, which gave me enough money to live on and an occasional Bintang (Indonesian beer).

Since then I’ve travelled the world and got much further in my career than if I’d taken a normal route.
That’s why I decided to write this book. It’s a way to share all the thoughts, knowledge and lessons that have led me to do what I love, on my own relaxed terms.

I hope you enjoy it!

Thomas Talavera