My name is Ayush and in the last year and a half, I've scaled my freelance business to over 200K/year. In that time, I have been gifted with the opportunity to work as the design head for many web startups and YC companies. I reached my peak when I got into Linkedin as a the design lead for one of their biggest promotional events ever.
BUT charging higher than market rates is TOUGH. Getting high paying clients (30K-40K+) is super time consuming and you have to go through tons of legal paperwork and proposals to even get started with these projects.
Also, there are months where I'm unable to focus on other things since I'm spending way too much time collaborating with other designers and illustrators.
So I decided i would like to take a lower amount of large clients and instead start working on a design service like approach. Ive seen some great success with these kind of business models, and I feel I can provide GREAT VALUE to web startups. Something like designjoy.co and growmodo.com, but with a twist.
I'm used to working with the biggest brands and companies, so I can provide much more value to tech businesses than most out there.
For starters, I would like to get in touch with a couple great indiehacker businesses and completely redesign the shit out of their website. For free. Just to gain some trust in this community. (oh i know freelance 101 nEvEr WoRk fOr FrEe, but f*** it I wanna jumpstart this thing).
So long story short, if anyone has a got a business they've been working on for a while, and want to elevate their landing page or brand, reply down below with your existing website and basic info.
Let's see how this thing goes! I'll select my top three indiehackers :)