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Tired of navigating your creative business alone? Not anymore.

Hello, I’m Michael Janda. I built and sold my creative agency working with clients like Disney, Google, ABC, NBC, and Fox. Now I’m on a mission to help you build yours. Let’s get to work!
  • Feel alone in your business?
  • Not sure how to scale?
  • Need more or better clients?
  • Not generating enough profit?
  • Stuck in a mess with a bad client?
  • Want to go full-time freelance?
  • Want to build an agency?
FREE RESOURCES

— Check out the free courses and resources below. — More Creative Academy is the creative community you’ve been looking for. Join for just $97/mo. — Grab The Ultimate Freelance Course on Sale for $399 (50% off the regular price of $800). — Don’t miss my podcasts, Two Pixels Off and What the Helvetica? Dropping massive value every week. 

— Check out the free courses and resources below. — More Creative Academy is the creative community you’ve been looking for. Join for just $97/mo. — Grab The Ultimate Freelance Course on Sale for $399 (50% off the regular price of $800). — Don’t miss my podcasts, Two Pixels Off and What the Helvetica? Dropping massive value every week. 

Courses

The Ultimate Freelance Course

Growing a freelance business or creative agency can be scary. This 40+ hour mega-course is the blueprint for building a successful creative business. More profit. Less fear. Get the six course bundle for $399 $800

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Web Design Business Bootcamp

Sick of haggling clients for cheap websites? Learn how to create, build, sell, and manage high ticket website projects. Get the 26+ hour mega-course for $329 $399

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In this 1+ hour FREE course, I walk you through the things I wish I would have known when I started freelancing in 2002. Fortunately, I made more right decisions that wrong and my freelance business exploding into an Inc. 5000 agency. FREE

This course is a deep dive into sales, a challenge for so many creatives. Through more than 10+ hours of video lessons, I will teach you the techniques I used to sell more than $30,000,000 in creative services. $159

I believe my proposal and contract strategy to be the most thorough and bulletproof in the creative industry. Every contractual lesson I learned from experimenting through thousands of client pitches and 15 years of agency grind is now available in this 8+ hour course. $159

In this 7+ hour course, I take you step by step through my pricing process to help you understand your numbers, price your work with confidence, and close better deals for more profit. $159

In this 7+ hour course I share the production systems and strategies that resulted in hundreds of happy clients and countless referrals. I used these strategies to execute on projects of Disney, Google, Fox, Netflix, ABC, NBC, and tons of other great brands. $159

In this 5+ hour course, I give you the tools you need to understand your business from financial management to expanding your team size. You will learn how to track the right data and use that data to make smart business decisions. $159

This team-up course, brought to you by Design Cuts, covers common business challenges including: pricing, budgets, sales, client relations, branding and more. Your instructor team features myself and my friends, Chris Do, Anneli Hansson and James Martin. CLICK FOR PRICING

Learn how to find and sell high ticket website projects. Get the exact proposal and contract templates, plus the full sales process I used to land hundreds of website projects, generating $ millions in revenue. Get the course and proposal template bundle for just $79 $179

“We are on track to make $4-5 million this year…I can honestly say I would not be in this position if it were not for you.”

– Dain Walker, Founder and CEO of Rivyl

“$22K of new biz over the span of 3 weeks. This is beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you thank you thank you. I want to add that every single one of these clients expressed how impressed they were with my detailed proposal and my call to walk them through it.”

Joy TsaiFounder and Creative Director of Simply Joy Studio

“Oh and let’s not forget, the ROI is through the roof. I started implementing the principles and it has resulted in $11,000+ in sales. The Ultimate Freelance Course has allowed me to feel confident in my business, my processes, my client experiences, and my services while receiving an incredible ROI.”

Mikayla LunaCEO & Creative Director of Luveaux & Co

“I LANDED A $15k/MONTH CLIENT— for a year minimum. They said they were ‘blown away’ by my proposal. And they didn’t try to cut any costs anywhere (like everyone has tried to do in the past). It’s incredible. You literally changed my life. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Vanessa RankinFounder of Organized Kaos Media

Mentoring

1:1 Mentoring

Dedicated 1:1 mentoring sessions happen over video conference and enable us to dig deep into the custom challenges your business faces. Sessions can be scheduled as frequently as needed with no longterm commitment.

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Group Coaching

My group coaching program is the most economical choice for growing creative entrepreneurs offering four group sessions per month plus loads of valuable content inside my community, More Creative Academy.

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Community

More Creative Academy

More Creative Academy is an online community that provides the support, guidance and resources you need to build a successful creative business. Get Michael Janda as your official mentor and a community of support!

Get Michael Janda as your official mentor and a community of support!

Hello future MCA member! I am thrilled you are considering joining us! Our mission is to maximize the success of your business by providing you with high level mentoring (daily access to me), resources and community support.

Build Your Creative Family at In-Person MCA Retreats!

Our mission is for creatives to feel real support, gain real mentoring, and build real relationships. Our in-person retreats include workshops, meals, and excursions that help turn your “online friends” into your “MCA family.”

No more flying solo. More Creative Academy is the community you’ve been searching for.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MCA

“Michael Janda is the guiding light that helped my agency scale from zero to over $1,000,000 in revenue in under a year.”

– Hillel Hurwitz, Founder & CEO of Bald Agency

“Thanks to your course and guidance I just closed a 90k contract deal! I threw my bid based on the market and region and they bought it. And the templates you made OMG, I just ran the presentation like you said. Let the presi run the tempo and I, ran it like you said. I beat out 7 other people because I asked. I remember at the end of one meeting I gave my closing statement like a lawyer. And one of the people there was like ‘Is this a motivational speech because I am hyped right now!'”

Julian LopezFounder of It’s a Prolific World

“I’m going to cut right to the chase: I just landed my biggest job ever, priced 23x higher than my usual cost per-job. The best part? It’s only going to last 4x my usual timeframe. Coincidence? Absolutely not. This is the first project where I used what I learned from Freelance with Janda. Since that big project, I’ve also scheduled two more. The ROI? 3,295%. Yes, you read that correctly. I’ve seen an increase of 3,295% over the price of the course. If that doesn’t convince you to buy it, I don’t know what will. Buy. This. Course. Change. Your. Life. It’s that simple.”

Caerus KourtFounder of Bookery

“I have pulled in $78k in gross revenue and brought two part time freelancers to help while still having a full time job. Your process and tools have helped keep us aligned and focused as well as build trust with clients and prospects. And we’re not done yet! There are invoices stacked up through June with a small pipeline to boot. There is still quite a ways to go, but I wanted to take a moment to give credit where credit is due. It is because of your system that we have had a jumping off place. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

Brian CoxFreelance Designer

Podcasts

Two Pixels Off

Learn how to run a successful creative business. Two Pixels Off hosts, Mike Janda and Brad Hussey, share actionable strategies and tips to help creative entrepreneurs.

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What the Helvetica?

”What the Helvetica?” is an engaging series of conversations between Michael Janda and guests, delving into the realities of building a business, diving deep to unveil the raw truths of entrepreneurship—good, bad, and ugly.

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Biz Buds

Biz Buds is a value-packed conversational podcast hosted by Mike Janda and Tom Ross. They share their journeys from struggling freelancers to running multi 7-figure businesses.

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Books

Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should

Why do some amazing designers struggle to accomplish great things and other mediocre designers find great success? Hard work? Being in the right place at the right time? Sheer blind luck? If you want to learn how to design, go to design school. If you want to learn how to work in design, read this book.

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The Psychology of Graphic Design Pricing

When it comes to pricing their work, most designers are just pulling numbers out of thin air hoping to make a profit. This book changes that. No more guessing. Price your graphic design work with confidence. Win more bids. Make more money. I will show you how.

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Free Training

In this 1+ hour FREE course, I walk you through the things I wish I would have known when I started freelancing in 2002. Fortunately, I made more right decisions that wrong and my freelance business exploding into an Inc. 5000 agency. FREE

Are you ready to take the plunge and start freelancing full-time? In this free lesson I share the eight steps you should take before you jump ship from your full-time job and start your freelance business. FREE

Learn the 20 things you should analyze when considering a new project opportunity. You can KNOW in advance which projects will be winners and which will be losers. Watch the videos and download the PDF. FREE

Learn how to level up your creative business using proposals and contracts that win clients like Disney, Google, and Pepsi! (No more lost revenue, disaster clients, and unprofitable projects.) FREE

Get the scope right, things go great and projects are profitable. Get the scope wrong, and your worst project nightmares will come true. Learn how to scope a website project and maximize profits. FREE

This FREE masterclass is an in-depth walkthrough of the exact proposal template and sales process I used to land hundreds of website projects for top clients. FREE

Get a sneak peek inside an MCA live sessions for FREE! In the lesson, “Every Possible Way to Find Clients,” Michael Janda teaches dozens of ways to find clients for your creative business. FREE

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