Freelance Marketplace AwesomeWeb Hits 1100 Active Freelancers With Nick Tart

Nicholas Tart The Top Podcast Episode 198

In Episode #198, Nathan speaks with Nicholas Tart, one of the founders of AwesomeWeb, a freelance marketplace for people who do and need awesome work. Listen as Nathan and Nick talk about the journey to a viable product, the challenge freelancers face, and why AwesomeWeb is so different compared to Elance or Upwork.

Famous 5

  • Favorite Book? – How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • What CEO do you follow?— Neal Patel
  • What is your favorite online tool?— N/A
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— Yes
  • If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?— Learn how to ask good questions and tell good stories


Nicholas Tart is the co­founder and product manager for AwesomeWeb, a professional freelance marketplace for people who do and need awesome work. He’s focused on building a perfect SaaS web app that’ll help other founders make their sites more awesome.


Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:01 – Nathan’s introduction
  • 01:18 – Nathan welcomes Nick to the show
  • 01:50 – Nick likes the show because Nathan asks good questions
  • 02:15 – AwesomeWeb is a great bootsrapped website
  • 02:45 – Spend $30K to get from idea to minimum viable product
  • 03:00 – Charge $17-$27 to participate on the business—the only people that pay are the freelancers
  • 04:08 – Walking through the growth of AwesomeWeb
  • 05:37 – More focused on creating a great experience than maxing out revenue
  • 06:07 – AwesomeWeb’s goal is to help freelancers earn $100K per year
  • 07:43 – Processing 36 jobs per month with a worth of $2-5K
  • 08:33 – The long-term goals of AwesomeWeb
  • 08:51 – Finding great clients is insanely difficult as a freelancer
  • 09:39 – Always be willing to sell
  • 09:54 – Attracting new customers
  • 10:00 – Income Diary

3 Key Points:

  1. If you’re a freelancer when you find a good client, hold onto them for dear life.
  2. Ask good questions and tell better stories.
  3. Get to a minimum viable product as cheaply as possible.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Edgar – Nathan uses Edgar instead of other scheduling tools for Twitter because Edgar cycles through content over and over (buffer/others you have to re-input content over and over – time consuming). In the last several months, Edgar has driven Nathan over 3728 clicks that he didn’t have to work or pay for.
  • Host Gator – Powerful web hosting made easy and affordable.
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Nick’s favorite book
  • Neal Patel – The CEO Nick follows
  • Income Diary – A fantastic blog Nick follows



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