Stress Less & Impress

Are you ready to stop scrambling with each new client, wasting time with back & forth emails, and stressing about things falling through the cracks?

Do you spend most of your time answering people’s questions & giving custom quotes, only to have your maybe client disappear on you?

Are you constantly wondering if you are oblivious to things you’re supposed to do as a freelancer?

Wondering how this freelance thing actually works?

You need a process.

Something to follow A-Z with each new client that keeps you sane, and your clients referring you like crazy.

Introducing Stress Less & Impress!

The self-study online course that shows you A-Z how to go from customer inquiry to raving testimonial (and all the steps in between).

Freelancing Process


  • Why a simple contact form is making you a slave to your inbox and what you need instead.
  • How to get your clients to stop shopping around and start saying “I WANT YOU”.
  • How to automate your contracts and invoices so setting up a new client takes less than 2 min & protect yourself when your client isn’t that “ideal client” you expected.
  • Why the Welcome Package is my secret weapon to setting up a project for success and to stop my clients buyers remorse in their tracks.
  • The exact software I use to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.
  • It’s not over when it’s over! The secret to the Goodbye package and how it will save you time & turn your clients into referral machines.
  • The tricks to turning your clients from happy with the project to- can’t stop talking about it, referring all their friends.


  • Behind-the-scenes look at all my process documents & templates so you can see exactly how I run my business.
  • Access to the SL&I Facebook group, for accountability and support from other students.
  • How client boundaries can make or break your biz and which ones to have in place.
  • How to streamline your website to ensure the right customers are coming your way.
  • My best tips & tricks to stay on top of your blog & social media through automation.

Lesson Breakdown

Natalia Headshot“Starting your own business is STRESS.FULL. And when I checked out this course all I could think is how badly I wish I’d had this when I started out! It would have made a WORLD of difference. This course would have saved me from awkward, time-consuming emails, dealing with nightmare clients who don’t respect boundaries, and made me look way more pro from the start.

Some of these are things my business coach helped me with — and if I’d had this course then, I would’ve had more time to grow my business instead of focusing on building systems through trial and error, setting client boundaries, etc. This will save you countless hours and tons of frustration. Seriously. Get it.

-Natalia Real,

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With Stress Less & Impress, you’ll be able to take on more work. You’ll easily attract clients and won’t need to spend as much time hard selling and marketing because your previous clients are doing the leg work for you.

  • You won’t feel awkward when a client asks for just one little extra thing because it should be easy, knowing exactly what to say to get paid for extra work and not look stingy.
  • You won’t have to wade through options of software to use for scheduling & invoicing & project management & more- I’ll tell you what works and what doesn’t and most importantly, why you need it.
  • You’ll feel confident managing multiple projects & clients at once (because your business will soon be bustling!) and trust that details aren’t falling through the cracks.
  • You’ll work more efficiently and won’t be bogged down by projects that drag on waaaayyy too long.
  • You’ll spend way less time getting a client from first inquiry to actually starting the work (admin boredom!) and your time will be spent focusing on the fun part- the project!

You’ll start getting emails like this from your clients:

“I have to say, I am so impressed with your professionalism and how clearly you define the work and expectations and the tools you have put in place to go through the process with your client – it’s top notch. And we’re just starting! Through this process of building a website, I have dealt with other designers & professionals along the way. Your professionalism and overall organization is heads and tails above my past experiences. I am feeling so good about finding you!”

(Yes, this is an actual email I’ve received!)

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Ariadna Headshot“At first I thought that “I could do it all by myself”, but I’m so happy I decided to buy it! It saved me SOOO much time (and stress!!) searching for the right solutions online and then trying them all out, etc. With the course materials I have everything all right there, tried and tested by Leah. You need to put a lot of effort into making your work with a client process run smoothly, so don’t waste your time and just get the course.

After you finish the course and implement everything you’ve learned, you will be a much more confident freelancer. You need to be a pro in what you do, but it’s the process that distinguishes a pro from an amateur. If you want to charge like a pro, you need to have a professional process.

The back-end of the course is well-designed and laid out clearly and the worksheets will guide you to the solution you are looking for. Leah is a great and encouraging teacher and has a sense of humor which makes the course fun.”

-Ariadna Wiczling, Web designer,


“Well yes Leah, I imagine a streamlined process will help me stress less, but what will it do to impress?”

The easier your process is on your clients, the happier of a client they will be. When they don’t know what happens next, they’ll be just as frustrated as you. If the project drags on (even if it’s their fault), they’ll feel like you aren’t focused on THEM. And no matter how great your work is, if the process is frustrating, your client won’t love working with you.

And if they don’t love working with you- they’ll go elsewhere next time (and you’ll miss out on the magic of referral business).

This is great for you if:

  • You’ve just started freelancing, and have no idea how to actually function as a pro freelancer (i.e. what happens next when your clients are actually ready to hire you?)
  • You’ve been freelancing for awhile, and things are picking up, but the thought of a new client actually stresses you out (warning sign!). You’ve just been going with the flow so far….and you realize your flow can’t sustain a busy business.
  • You spend a lot of time in your email inbox: answering questions from potential clients, sending admin stuff, asking for things, receiving things- and honestly, even with gmail labels, it’s still a big mess.

This is not great for you if:

  • You don’t like change or putting in work up front for better results later.
  • You think you have a process in place, and feel like it will just take more time to change things up than you are currently wasting.
  • You buy a lot of courses, but aren’t good at taking action. This course is all about action. If you don’t do the work, you won’t get the results.

Halley Headshot“You’re losing clients and wasting time by not getting Stress Less and Impress. Never lose a client again from bad or nonexistent processes. Leah has you covered. It’s an amazing course!

- Halley Gray,

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Leah Kalamakis

I’m Leah, founder of The Freelance To Freedom Project.

I’ve gone from aspiring night & weekend freelancer, dreaming of new clients…to full-time, booked out in advance just from referrals from previous customers who loved my process.

I’ve gone from scrambling through projects with my head in the clouds, to a well-oiled I-could-easily-hand-over-all-of-this-to-a-VA freelancing machine. And I’m ready to show you how to do it too!


Honestly, this all sounds really boring. I’d rather take a course on how to get 10 new clients by tomorrow.
I hate systems and processes - I've read lots of blog posts on how important they are but don't think I'll actually do them.
How is the content delivered?
I'm not a web designer like you, will this still work for me?
What if it doesn't work for me? Can I get a refund?

Not sure if this is right for you? Questions? Send me an email at leah {at} stresslessandimpress {dot} com

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