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Signature Speaker: Confessions of a Freelancer

June 15, 2023 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm


Sideshow Spirits Cocktail Bar
1630 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68508 US
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Join us and Michael Fleischner (Founder at Big Fin SEO) to learn about leaping into freelance work.
  • This is a hybrid event with an option to attend virtually. The Zoom link is included in the event confirmation email and will also be resent via email the day of the event
  • Lunch will be served for in-person attendees


  • 12pm: Presentation starts
  • 1pm: Meet & greet opportunity for in-person attendees

Confessions of a Freelancer

Confessions of a Freelancer is about an inspiring journey of someone who left the security of a full-time job to become a successful, full-time freelancer. In this presentation, you’ll hear from someone who has made the leap and discovered the fulfillment and abundance that comes with freelance work.

Author, speaker, and business owner Michael Fleischner will share his personal story of why he made the leap, the challenges he faced, and the rewards he’s experienced since becoming a freelancer. Michael will discuss the pros and cons of working for yourself, the steps you can take to build your side-hustle, and how to achieve a work-life balance that was previously out of reach.

In addition to the speaker’s story, the presentation will provide valuable insights and practical advice for those who are considering making the move to freelance work. The audience will learn about the various types of freelance work available, how to find clients, and how to market yourself effectively. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, where the audience will have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions and seek advice on how to make the transition to freelance work.

Key Learning Takeaways

  • The pros and cons of freelance work: The presentation will cover the benefits and challenges of working for yourself, helping the audience to make an informed decision about whether freelance work is right for them.
  • Practical advice on building a freelance business: The speaker will share tips on finding clients, marketing yourself, and achieving work-life balance as a freelancer. These insights will be useful for anyone considering making the leap to freelance work.
  • Inspiration to pursue a more fulfilling career: Through the speaker’s personal story, the audience will be inspired to pursue a career that aligns with their values and provides a sense of fulfillment. Attendees will see that it’s possible to create a successful and rewarding career outside of traditional corporate structures.

Speaker Bio

Michael H. Fleischner is a digital marketing expert, author, and speaker with over 20 years of marketing experience. He is the founder and CEO of Big Fin SEO, a leading digital marketing agency based in New Jersey.

Michael has authored several best-selling books on digital marketing, including “SEO Made Simple,” “Social Media Marketing,” and “Confessions of a Freelancer.” He is also a regular contributor to industry publications such as MarketingProfs, and the Digital Marketing Podcast.

Prior to starting his own business, Michael held senior marketing roles at Publishing and Education Technology companies. He earned his master’s in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University and a Bachelors from Rutgers College School of Business. Michael currently serves as the President of the Professional Chapters Council (PCC) for the American Marketing Association.

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