Psychological tactics to earn more (video)

Ramit Sethi

All right, it’s been increasingly obvious that I’m getting close to launching something.

Starting today, I’m releasing a sneak preview of a new project that’s going live soon. Code name Earn1k.

This is some of the psychology material you’ll see in Earn1k — specifically on not devaluing yourself as a freelancer.

Towards the end of the video, you’ll also see that the Earn1k course includes 8 weeks of structured, week-by-week material to earn your first $1,000, case studies, email scripts, worksheets, and more.

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  1. AD

    I’m not sure if the secret sign-up page is the same as the other links you’ve run to sign up for this, so I’ll just sign up again!

    I’m already earning 1K on the side, but I’m not sure how it happened. Can’t wait to learn more and get a real plan to increase my business.

  2. Graham


    I’ve just recently found you and so far, everything you’ve been saying is dead on accurate with my experiences in the world of freelancing. I’ve been doing my project work for about 2 months now and I look forward to putting some of your tactics into practice in the coming weeks!


  3. Megan

    Devaluing my services is MY biggest problem! — I like what I heard here — Can’t wait for the Earn1K program!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Carlos

    I agree with what’s being said here, but the question for me is:

    How can you value yourself and not price yourself out of the market?

  5. Elle

    I’ve done that as recently as this weekend. An old client wanted some work done at my previous rate, but that’s not close to what I’m charging now.

    I gave the a discount for one project, but told them the second would be at my current rate. I wish I saw the video earlier!

  6. Jeff Slobotski

    Great clip Ramit! Looking forward to the release! Let me know if there’s anything I could do in help spreading the word as I’ve already shared it with several friends…

  7. John

    Great post, Ramit!

    Would you be willing to share how you got your website name above your account name on your YouTube channel? Is it a Google Ad-Word?

    By the way, who is your co-star in this video?


  8. Writer's Coin

    That’s Susan Su if I’m not mistaken! She interviewed me a while back and told me I had a “good voice presence.” So she shall forever have a special place in my blog!

  9. Nedsferatu

    This was really helpful. Seeing the “live case-studies” sparked a different way of thinking about my own skills. I liked the learning by example aspect in addition to the applying principles approach of the post.

    Since I’m new to the site, can you review how to attend these sessions in the future? Thanks!

  10. Aitor Calero García

    Simple yet powerful tip! Do not devaluate yourself! Thanks!

  11. yohami

    bro.. let her speak! whats the point on having an expert staring at you bored while you brag about yourself.. its almost like watching a (bad) bar pickup. then when she finally speaks, black screen and slowing fading volume out… right, real data is meant to bore?

  12. Maria Brilaki

    I am so excited for!

    Let the fun begin!

  13. Tomas Stonkus

    Hey Ramit:

    This is the exact problem that I have been dealing with. My main focus right now is to gain experience and get a job. Freelancing is something that I might consider way down the road.

    However, I caught myself many times underselling myself in the interviews and when meeting other people. Matter of fact, many people have told me the same problem: do not undersell yourself or as you say – devalue.

    So I guess it is an issue of not freelancing per say, but of more of general problem of confidence or knowing your own value.

    Thanks for bringing this up. I feel like my life is telling: get this under control and the world of opportunities is going to open up for you!

    Thanks Ramit!


  14. Jeanette

    Aahhhh…I faced the same problem a few weeks ago! Someone asked me for my rates. I checked a trade site for per word/per hour numbers and picked the low end (I’ve only been doing this for about a year). Even then, the amount was so, so, so much higher than what I’d ever charged.

    The weird feelings began. Would the woman think I was lying? What if she thought I wasn’t good enough to deserve that rate? OMG, what if I looked like a clown?!? Blah blah blah… I almost started to use mealy words, but I cut them out and made the note strong. I pressed the “Send” button.

    Well…she still wants to work with me, I think, but I felt so good after sending that email.I now know that I can ask those rates and that I deserve it. I also know that people DO think my work is worth it. So, yes…this is soooo true.

  15. Fred

    Hey Ramit, the does not open to me! Im so sad! Says ‘page not found’ or whatever. I’m in Brazil, is that a US only website?

  16. noah kagan

    bro i totally agree. ramit goes on and on and i want hear from the real pro. i devalued ramit after this post ( :

  17. Financial Superhero

    This looks great. I can’t wait till this gets going. I like to think I am very financially savvy, but earning side income is one place I think we could all improve. Great stuff!

  18. Tyler Hayes

    Nice video Ramit, great job.

  19. Ken Siew

    Ramit, you definitely got me interested in the program. I love how you give out free awesome content (as you’ve always been) to the extent that people want to get more. There’s a lot we can learn from you in entrepreneurship.

    I’ve just begun my freelancing business few days ago, helping new bloggers get started, and I must say that this post came just in time to pull me out from the devaluing trap. There’s always this inner voice that tells me, “Maybe you should lower your rates. Maybe you should do more for your clients. Maybe you should give in.” As much as I knew I could fight it off and be more confident, it’s always great to hear it from someone else like you and Susan.

    That’s the power of being around great people, and that includes all of you guys here!

  20. Rob

    I guess this will be helpful even when you are not a freelancer. Reputation management can also be very helpful and profitable at the office.

  21. Kat

    Haha… Whoever cares the least wins 😉

  22. Mickey

    Yeah I get it already, She’s faitastnc. and she certainly is but could you please post some of the races she’s won or her trophy (& medal) collection. Can you show her some respect for all the training she’s been doing instead of just ooogeling at her? thanks Man, DarrylHarrisburg, PA


    That’s a brilliant answer to an interesting question


    NO… vuelve a leer el post (si lo has leído antes). He calculado el 0,05 de mi patrimonio que incluye mi vivienda, mi hipoteca y mis activos… E insisto. Valorar la solidaridad o aportación a la caridad por la cantidad de dinero que puedas donar es absolutamente infantil y demagógico.. pero no creo que esto tampoco lo veas.Saludos


    Hola Florencia!Las razones pueden ser diversas, desde las especificaciones de tu notebook hasta las aplicaciones que tengas instaladas en el mismo. Disculpa responder después de tanto tiempo. POr razones personales me alejé de blog. Estoy retomándolo nuevamente.


    Oddio, sapevo che Harry poteva piacere alle trentenni, ma addirittura a quelle di 83 anni! Diventano sempre più famosi, se lo meritano!X sissi: non so a che ora faccio la ricarica, ma entro oggi ti rispondo!

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