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Feel Like You’re Running Your Creative Business All Alone? Not Anymore.

Hello, I’m Michael Janda. I built and sold my creative agency. Now I’m on a mission to help you build yours. I’ll teach you how to find and sell clients, price work, manage projects and run your creative business…just like an agency veteran. No more guessing. No more confusion.

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!

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Featured Courses

The Ultimate Freelance Course

6 courses, 40+ hours of videos, 174 lessons, 60+ downloadable templates, this suite of courses is EVERYTHING you need to run your creative business profitably and enjoyably!

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Web Design Business Bootcamp

From prewritten proposals to selling ongoing services like conversion optimization and web maintenance, this robust course includes everything you need to build and manage a successful web design business.

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Free Course: Proposals and Contracts

You shouldn’t have to struggle as a full-time freelancer or agency owner. Learn how to level up your creative business using proposals and contracts that win clients like Disney, Google, and Pepsi!

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Mentoring Programs

1,000+ Coaching Sessions Helping Hundreds of Creative Entrepreneurs

Are you a creative entrepreneur working tons of hours without much profit to show for it? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to grow your creative agency? Is your freelance business bursting at the seams but you’re afraid to take it to the next level? I feel you. I’ve been in your shoes. I can help.

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More Creative Academy: MCA

Real mentoring, deep relationships, actionable advice, MCA is the ultimate support community for your creative business. Our mission is to maximize the prosperity of your creative business by providing you with high level mentoring (daily direct access to me), resources and community support.

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Build Your Creative Family at MCA Quarterly Retreats!

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

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“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

Ready to level up your creative business?

I built and sold my creative agency. Now I'm on a mission to help you build yours.

I grew my creative agency through trauma and toil. No mentor. No online courses. Just me trying to figure it out. Fortunately I made more right decisions than wrong and I sold my successful agency in 2015. In 2018, after billing more than $30,000,000, I left my agency to fulfill my true passion. I want to be the creative mentor I always wished I’d had. I’m sharing every system, process, template and strategy that led to my success to help you in your journey as a freelancer or agency owner. Learn more about my journey.

Books by Michael Janda

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 Content Channels

Watch My Free Lessons on YouTube

Follow me on YouTube where I share systems and strategies to help creative freelancers and agencies run their businesses with confidence and earn more money. Check it out!


Follow Me on Instagram

Beginning in 2019, my Instagram channel exploded by more than 10,000 new followers per month. I post a steady stream of advice for creative freelancers and agency owners, proprietary content that cannot be found anywhere else. Come join my hyper-engaged Instagram community, make new friends and grow your creative business.


Biz Buds Podcast

Biz Buds is value-packed weekly discussion from successful creative entrepreneurs Mike Janda and Tom Ross. They share their journeys from struggling freelancers to both running multi 7-figure businesses, and the lessons picked up along the way.

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“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

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