When I left Uber, I wondered if I could work part-time, helping start-ups with their marketplaces. So, I gave it a shot. I asked a few start-ups if I could help them part-time with their marketplaces. Most said no. One said yes. I didn't know how much to charge, and asked for $287/hr based on a random calculation I did. They agreed to $250/hr. I was shocked. I ended up working 25 hours per week, making over $20,000 per month. It had to end soon, right? But it didn't. I found another client, and then another, all for similar rates. The money was great, but I also genuinely enjoyed working with these companies. I was adding a ton of value, working on my own terms, and had the flexibility that earned me a lot of free time. Free time to pursue other passions, including testing start-up ideas for a company.
As I continued this consulting work, I started helping friends and colleagues with their freelance businesses. As I continued to help more people, I couldn’t keep helping everyone for free. So I built a course that friends could use to guide them in their freelance journeys. And it was working - my peers were having the same success, if not more so! It was incredibly fulfilling to help others live this life I'd experienced. I saw friends close the gender pay gap, spend more time with their families, start side-businesses, or just enjoy some more free time.
As Mylance evolved, we learned we could help individuals in more ways. We could take their books off their hands, help them with company formation set-up, and calculate their estimated taxes. Further, we could help them find leads both through our community, but also by helping them position themselves professionally online. We’ve now helped thousands of talented professionals launch and grow successful consulting businesses, often replacing their previous income and then some, in a fraction of the number of hours!
This is what Mylance is all about: helping you manage your work life with intention, and making room for the other amazing things in life.