Automation Academy by James Sowers

Automation Academy

Automate the necessary, but time-consuming business activities that limit your earning potential


Maximize your earning potential by automating non-billable activities. 

Spend less time hunting for leads, scheduling meetings, or chasing down feedback and more time delivering client work.

Setting up our automated workflows has helped freelancers reclaim as much as 5-10 hours per week.  

Interested? Let's get to work! 

Stop Wasting Time on Low Value or Non-billable Activities

Most freelancers and consultants fall into the same trap when it comes to managing their time:

They get bogged down taking on "important, but not urgent" tasks like finding and pitching cold leads, managing their calendar, onboarding new clients, or chasing down client feedback.

Sure, these things are important, but they aren't the most valuable use of your time.

In most cases, your clients pay you for your technical skills and/or your domain expertise. 

In other words, you get paid to:

  1. Execute a specific task at a high level, or 
  2. Provide highly insightful (and influential) advice on a business strategy or process

If you don't take steps to maximize the amount of time you spend on these key functions, you are limiting your earning potential. In other words, you're leaving money on the table.

Listen...there are "low value" activities that are required to keep your business running smoothly, but that doesn't mean you have to handle them all yourself. 

In most cases, automating or outsourcing these tasks will save you time, energy, and headaches and help you earn more money in the process.

If you’re ready to take back control of your most valuable asset - time - and free yourself up to focus more attention and energy on doing the work you love, you’ve come to the right place.

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Step-by-step Instructions for Automating Four of the Biggest “Time Sucks” for your Business

We built Automation Academy to give freelancers and consultants a step-by-step guide to automating certain workflows that are notorious for eating up their precious time, energy, and attention.

Our mission is to give independent creatives the training and tools that they need to stop worrying about things like responding to emails, scheduling (and rescheduling) meetings, and chasing down invoices so that they can focus on growing their business.

As an Automation Academy student, you will receive:

  • Introductions and Recommendations for Modern Automation Tools
  • Descriptive Overviews of Core Business Processes and the Value of Automation
  • Walkthrough Videos That Show You Exactly How to Set Up The Automations In Your Own Account
  • “Plug and Play” Swipe Files Designed to Help You Launch These Automations Immediately
  • Guidance and Support From a Large (and Growing!) Community of Like-minded Freelancers
  • Lifetime Access to Our Private Community of Over 1,500 Ambitious Freelancers ($118/year value) 

There is no doubt in our minds that the investment you make in this course will pay for itself 10 times over as long as you implement the automations we share with you and use the time you save to serve more clients or complete more of the high-value work that you're known for.

Ready to regain control of your time and make more money in the process?

Let's get started!

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Hear From Some of Our Early Access Students

Our course participants come from all walks of life. Here are just a few examples of the types of independent creators we serve:

  • Students or employees at big corporations who are dreaming of making the leap into full-time freelancing
  • Part-time freelancers who deliver client work on nights and weekend while working a full-time job
  • Successful consultants and agency owners who are managing six-figure businesses 

They all have one thing in common...they want to spend more time engaging in the creative work they are passionate about and less time managing the administrative requirements of running a business.

So, we decided to build the web’s best resource for helping them reclaim their precious time and devote more of their energy to doing the work that they love.

And, according to our students, we nailed it...

Those are actual testimonials from real members of our early access group who used the lessons in Automation Academy to level up their freelance business.

Sound like something you’d be interested in?

We’re ready to help you get started.

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What's included?

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Automated Lead Generation
Introduction (Read Me First!)
[DOWNLOAD] Pre-Made List of Freelance Job Sources
7.63 KB
Your Freelance Job Feed
9 mins
Prioritize Your Leads
8 mins
[DOWNLOAD] Our 17-page Cold Email Strategy Guide
206 KB
Swipe File: Cold Email Scripts for Three Common Situations
102 KB
Template: Cold Email Outreach Sequence
113 KB
Hands-free Meeting Scheduling
Introduction (Read Me First!)
Your Automated Scheduling System
15 mins
Workflow Walk Through (Client Perspective)
8 mins
Implement Your Automation
8 mins
Customize Your Scheduling Process
4 mins
Integrate A Conference Call Service
9 mins
One-Click Scheduling and Sharing
3 mins
Automated Lead Qualification and Onboarding
Introduction (Read Me First!)
Your Automated Qualification Process
13 mins
Enter Prospects Into Your Workflow
17 mins
Walk Through The Workflow
17 mins
Import Our Pre-made Template
10 mins
Swipe File: Client Qualification Workflow Emails (PDF)
114 KB
Swipe File: Client Qualification Workflow Emails (Microsoft Word)
1.37 MB
Integrate A Custom Client Questionnaire
14 mins
Template: Client Questionnaire (PDF)
167 KB
Template: Client Questionnaire (Microsoft Word)
1.37 MB
Integrate Your Scheduling Automation
7 mins
Workflow Walk Through (Client Perspective)
7 mins
Automated Client Follow-ups
Your Client Follow-up Automation
19 mins
Workflow Walk Through (Client Perspective)
8 mins

Build A Thriving Freelance Business

Actionable strategies for ambitious freelancers who want to take their business to the next level.