About the Squad
Hi. My name is Nathan Fraser. I'm a small business owner and copywriter. And this is my contribution to freedom in the marketplace.
If you're looking for resources to help your business grow, you've come to the right place. If you're looking for tips on increasing your sales, we've got you covered. And if you're looking to connect with other business owners who also value the virtues of self-ownership, you've come to the right place.
Welcome to the Free Market Squad
When I started my first official business, I had no idea what I was doing. I had a drive for financial independence, and the dream of being my own boss. But I had no community, no mentors, and no support network.
Being an entrepreneur can be lonely.
On top of that, I was an avid activist for liberty. I felt the link between personal freedom and professional freedom was a natural association. But lots of other business owners I came across shied away from my political views. I believe you own yourself. What a radical idea!?
I felt pretty alone in the world. And trust me when I say, hard work alone will not build you a business. It takes a team. It takes networking. And it takes connection with others to let you know you're on the right path.
I knew there were others out there, like me. People who wanted personal freedom as much as they wanted professional freedom. Hard working people who saw a business as a way to serve, as well as a way to profit. People who understood that economics, freedom, and business ownership all go together, hand in hand. But I had no idea where to find them.
That's why I started the Free Market Squad.
I wanted to build a community of freedom loving business people. A place where we could be proud of our capitalistic ideals. A place where we could connect, and help each other grow. A place where we could lift each other up, in a world that often shoots us down.
One year later, and we're a thriving community on facebook. Over 300 business owners helping each other, freely giving advice, and making valuable connections.
What You'll Get from This Website
1. Access to our online community
At the bottom of almost every page is a link to our closed facebook group. There, you'll meet hundreds of like-minded business owners who want to help you succeed. And best of all, membership is free.
2. Lots of valuable marketing tips
On my blog, Church of the Invisible Hand, I reveal the most profitable secrets from inside the world of marketing. I've been a copywriter and marketer for years. I've spend thousands in learning how to sell, and I've made it back in multiples. I know what works, and what doesn't. And I share that knowledge with you.
3. Educational courses
Some knowledge can't be summed up in a single blog post. Because of that, there will be a growing number of free and paid courses available to you on this website. If it's in a course, it's hardcore learning material. Not recommended for window shoppers or people just chasing shiny objects in the marketing world.
4. Higher level mastermind groups
When you want to take your business to the next level, a real mastermind group is the key. Being able to meet with people on a weekly basis and have access to their insights is invaluable. One of the services offered on this site is access to exclusive mastermind groups.
5. Copywriting services and marketing consultations
If you're feeling stuck in the frame, unable to see the big picture, worried you're on the wrong path, rest assured. Help is here. As a direct-response copywriter and marketing consultant, I can get you pointed in the right direction. I can even do the work for you. That way you can focus on what matters most to you, running your business.
Why I Became a Business Owner
Maybe you can relate?
I've never been too good with authority figures. It's not that I don't understand their value. It's that I understand my own. I'm a thinking man, and I never liked the idea of mindlessly following somebody else, even if they were signing my paycheck.
Growing up on welfare and food stamps, both of my parents were very left leaning. So we learned the value of questioning authority. But I also learned how much it sucked being dependent on the State to get by.
So, I started hustling early. By age thirteen I was working under the table at the County Fair. By fifteen, I was working at the local steam laundry. And by sixteen, I had started my first business.
It wasn't an aboveboard business. I can't mentions the products that I sold. But it was my own business, and my first taste of entrepreneurialism.
Since then, I've gone on to start quite a few other businesses. Some of them made a profit. Some of them sucked me dry. All of them taught me lessons.
My music label taught me about networking. My t-shirt venture taught me about branding, back stock, and inventory. My first software company taught me about customer acquisition costs and lifetime values. And along the way, I've learned a lot about direct response marketing.
My new company, Podcast Blastoff, still in it's infancy, but it;s already bringing in a monthly profit. And my work as a consultant and copywriter keeps growing. All in all, I'm pretty happy with what I'm able to do.
And that's why I'm making this site.
To teach what I've learned, to document what I'm doing, and to network you people like you. This is my contribution to the #BYOBoss community, the Free Market Squad.
What to Do Now
First, join the free facebook group.
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