Escape the hamster wheel

A 7-day email course to land your first side gig as a salesperson

Stop working for bad bosses. Start using your sales skills to land your first side gig.

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The exact steps I followed to land my first side gig and gain customers like:

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What's inside?

8 modules, 28 micro lessons, hundreds of tactical takeaways

Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn when you watch this course:

The quickest, easiest way to land your first customer (without leaving your job just yet).

People are constantly trying to solve problems. You most likely have a skill they need, and you can get paid to help them. Find out how in day 2.

When you follow this timeless advice, you’ll get easy introductions to potential customers. Successful entrepreneurs don’t follow this rule for nothing.

How to map your network for easy introductions: use this simple technique.

It’s impossible to sell your skills when you don’t have a track record. right? Wrong! Email 4 will show you how.

The 3-step sales process I used to closed my first side gig in 3 weeks. You won’t believe how simple it is.

The best closers don’t present an offer. They build it with their prospects. Find out more in day 6.

Should you leave your full time job immediately? It depends. Discover the exact moment it makes sense to go on your own.

CAUTION: this widespread mistake is the number one reason salespeople keep working for bad bosses. Find out what it is and how to avoid it in day 1.

Course outline

  • Course goals
  • My journey
  • What to expect
  • How the course works
  • Listing your skills
  • Listing people who would need your skills
  • Interviewing friends, colleagues, and mentors
  • Tool: Marketable Skill Planner
  • Listing potential introductions
  • Listing referrals
  • Tool: Prospecting Strategy Planner
  • Building an introduction sequence
  • Building a referral sequence
  • 5 message templates
  • Tool: Sequence planner
  • Starting the call
  • Asking problem-questions
  • Setting next steps
  • Tool: Discovery Call Guide
  • Interviewing other employees
  • Communicating finding to decision-maker
  • Providing suggestions
  • Tool: Scoping Guide
  • Setting your price
  • Preparing the offer
  • Building the offer with the prospect
  • Building a Mutual Action Plan
  • Tool: Offer Guide
  • Getting an offer ready to sign
  • Following-up on the contract
  • Tools to accelerate signature
  • Tool: Closing Guide

Hi, I'm Thibaut Souyris

I’m a sales trainer, coach, founder of SalesLabs, and creator of this course.

This course is based on the steps I followed to land my first side gig and gain customers like:

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Frequently Asked Questions

This email course is sent over 7 days, with one email per day and one tool per day. Each part is focused, clear and concise, a few minutes long. No fluff.

I worked hard to distill what I know about finding a marketable skill and closing your first customers fast.

This way, when the course is over, you’ll have a system to land your first side gig and you may already be in conversation with potential customers.



This course is for anyone who wants to find their first side gig, specifically those planning to sell professional services like:

→ Training, coaching, consulting

→ Do-it for you services (SDR as a service for example)

→ Agencies, service-based businesses, freelancers

You can apply this course to any type of professional services.

You will receive 1 email every day for 7 days. Expect to invest a total of 2 to 3 hours to read the email content, fill in the tools, and get on your way to land your first side gig.

If you work in sales, you have a skill that a lot of people would pay for. With this course, you’ll take the first step towards getting paid by someone else than your employer and build the life you want.

All the tools you’ll discover in this course are either free or come with a free plan. You’ll be able to apply all the concepts of this course without having to purchase new tools.

This course explains how to land your first side gig in a tactical way. It’s based on my experience closing a €10.000 consulting contract in 3 weeks, while I was still employed.

I’m a sales creator. I’ve been spending the last 6 years experimenting with tools and concepts so I could build (and constantly update) my playbook on starting conversations with prospects, and booking more meetings.

Recently, I have decided to help salespeople buy back their time, and help those who want to become independent do it. I’ve left my last job 6 years ago, and I want to share how you can do it too.

You won’t be watching some highly edited content and it isn’t shot on some big budget. I’m not at a beachfront villa or in front of a rented Ferrari.

It’s just me in my office, giving you tactical knowledge to land your first side gig.

I spent thousands of hours making mistakes and experimenting on creative tactics to make money as an individual salesperson, so you don’t have to. You’ll get access to the system to help you land your first side gig.

I’ve designed this course to be actionable. It’s not some book you read once and forget. It’s a tactical email-based coursed with a system that you can use every day, and revisit frequently.

It depends on how you apply the system. If you follow the lessons and modules, expect to book meetings with your prospects in a few days, and land your first side gig in a few weeks.

If you do nothing, you won’t see any results.

Click the “ORDER NOW” button below and you’ll get access to the course.

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