Going It Alone

The complete guide to starting your own business

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With over 80 bite-sized video lectures, supported by exercises, worksheets and online discussion, this digital course, from the team at Flying Solo, steps you through the design of your own business.

Having worked with entrepreneurs, freelancers and independents for nearly two decades, the creators have condensed all they've seen, all they've learned and all they know into this course.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or totally overhauling and rejuvenating a venture that's been ticking along for years, Going It Alone shows you how to succeed in the new world of work.


"No other person ever has, or ever will have, the unique blend of talents, strengths, and perspective that you have"

Marie Forleo

  • Bring out your best

    We’ll help you identify your strengths, passions and limitations, with exercises to design your ideal work style, workspace and routine.
  • Map your path

    Clarify where you’re heading and the steps to get there. Ideal for startups and those needing to fall back in love with their business.
  • Seize your market

    Understand the needs of your audience and how to attract dream customers through compelling language and targeted marketing.
  • Be the expert

    Learn how to promote your knowledge and passion to increase attention, build engagement, grow reach and bump up revenue.
  • Get set for success

    Save time and money through innovative systems and processes, charging your worth and embracing delegation and outsourcing.
  • Keep calm and focused

    Discover proven techniques to banish overwhelm, maximise productivity, set priorities, silence distractions and maintain laser focus.

Full curriculum

  Section 4: Defining your workstyle
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  Section 8: Get your offering right
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  Section 25: Evolving and exiting
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  Section 26: Your personal manifesto
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Course presenter

Robert Gerrish
Robert Gerrish

Robert began his solo journey in London 25 years ago. He co-wrote the bestseller Flying Solo: How to go it alone in business; started a national business community with over 100k members; was the Freelance Expert for Monster; a columnist for the Telegraph; host of a video series for CBS and pops up as a media commentator, facilitator and speaker at conferences and events. Today he works as a self-styled venture strategist and podcaster from his base in Sydney.


"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."

Pablo Picasso

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"Prepare to take notes!"

Dan Pink, Free Agent Nation, Drive

"a breath of fresh air for anyone trapped in career hell"

Carl Honoré, In Praise of Slow

"wake up to the possibilities"

Michael Gerber, E Myth

Ready for work, your way? Let's get started!