Ditching the Water Cooler by Elizabeth Wiegner

Ready to escape your 9-to-5 and learn how to make money from home?

The no-fluff, no-BS approach to work wherever, whenever you want. Let's get your work-from-home journey started

Not sure where to start though?

Or maybe you’ve already started working from home...but you’re feeling kinda stuck?

You’re in the right place!

Getting your own virtual career started is exciting and overwhelming, all at the same time. 

There are SO many questions!

  • How do I get clients?
  • Should I set my own hours?
  • What rates do I charge? 
  • How do I invoice? 
  • What do I do about health insurance?
  • What should I focus on first?
And those just scratch the surface!
Or maybe you just know you want -- need! -- to work from home.  

And you’re wondering what business should I even start?

If that’s where you’re at, that’s okay too!

Starting the work-at-home process has to start with the drive and the desire first. 

As for alllllll the questions...well, that’s where Ditching the Water Cooler comes in!

You won’t have to worry about
  • Googling every single bit of information you don’t know.
  • Figuring out who is telling you the truth and who isn’t. 
  • Wading through article after article telling you hints and tricks...but never getting to the answers you’re looking for. 
  • Planning out every step of the way, guessing if you’re doing the right thing first.
Let's do this!

With Ditching the Water Cooler, I’ve taken the questions and the guesswork out of getting your work-at-home business started.

And I’ve compiled it all in a no-fluff format. Ain’t nobody got time for that fluffy stuff anyway! Dive into the work-at-home material you need to know and get actionable steps on how to make it work for you. And then get your business started.
In fact, I make it so straightforward for you that I created a huge bonus: an 87-page workbook that takes you step by step how to start your own virtual freelance business.

BONUS: Business Builders Workbook

Business Builders is your personal, 87-page workbook to help you take the course and turn it into actionable, achievable steps.

No guessing what to do next or wondering if you're applying the course correctly!

Business Builders Workbook is specifically designed that by the time you have worked through the course and this workbook, you will have your business built!
Now, before we get started on your work-at-home quest together, I’ll be completely upfront with you. 

If you’re looking to 
  • get rich quick
  • skim through the course 
  • fake your way through the Business Builders
  • give up when the going gets tough
  • expect to automatically get clients just because you went through the course
  • have me do the work for you...
...you should go find another course to take. 

Because this one won’t be a good fit for you.

Working at home isn’t for the lazy.

 It isn’t for people looking to make six figures in a couple months. 

It isn’t for the excuse makers.

And it sure as heck isn’t for the people wanting someone else to do all their work for them. 

Starting your own business takes a lot of work. It takes determination and diligence. Passion and patience. A willingness to learn, to make mistakes, and to pick yourself up when the going gets tough. 

Because it’s not easy. Nor is it always fun.

But let me tell you. If you are willing to do the work to make it work...it’s so worth it.

Through Ditching the Water Cooler, I’m giving you the resources and tools to help you get started working from home.

I answer questions I wish I had known when I got started working at home a decade ago, and the questions I get asked all the time from others wanting to get their lives started. 

What I don’t do is the work for you -- I don’t get your clients for you or do your marketing for you. I also don't teach you the specific skills you need to work from home (such as transcription, writing, customer service, etc.).

What I do share with you is reputable places online to learn those skills and apply them to your work-from-home business. 

Essentially, I give you the no-fluff, all-in-one-place blueprint to starting your work-at-home life.
Ready to get started?

Learn about

  • taxes
  • health insurance
  • building your website
  • creating your brand
  • marketing offline and online
  • how to use (and not use!) social media
  • what to do once you get clients
  • how to get your mindset on the right track 
  • and so much moooooore!
Oh yeah! I also give you the encouragement -- and sometimes the kick in the hiney -- you need to make it all happen. 

The course speaks for itself! 

Ditching the Water Cooler has

  • 15 modules
  • 59 units and
  • an 87-page workbook 
to help you quit your 9-to-5 .

What's included?

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Module 1: Introduction
Module 1 intro
Unit 1: How to go through this course
Business Builders Workbook.pdf
1.1 MB
Course Checklist
141 KB
Module 2: Verbalizing your why and solidifying your values
Module 2 intro
Unit 1: What’s your why?
Unit 2: Defining your values
Module 3: What business should you start/skills should you learn?
Module 3 intro
Unit 1: What do you like to do?
Unit 2: What skills do you currently have?
Unit 3: Skills you can grow or learn
Module 4: Niching down
Module 4 intro
Unit 1: Can I make money doing what I like?
Unit 2: How to know if there will be customers in the niche you pick
Unit 3: Creating your avatar
Module 5: Getting all your ducks in a row
Module 5 intro
Unit 1: Setting up your business entity, doing your taxes, and hiring a CPA
Unit 2: Finances
Unit 3: Health Insurance
Unit 4: Getting Paid
Unit 5: Website miscellaneous
Module 6: Creating your brand
Module 6 intro
Unit 1: What goes into a business brand
Unit 2: How to build your visual brand
Module 7: How to price your product/services
Module 7 intro
Unit 1: Know your target clients
Unit 2: Know your competitors
Unit 3: Consider your own expenses
Unit 4: Pricing if you are a service-based business
Unit 5: Adding value to stand out
Module 8: How to effectively market yourself offline to get clients and start making money
Module 8 intro
Unit 1: Offline marketing tools
Unit 2: How to market yourself offline
Module 9: How to effectively market yourself online to get clients and start making money
Module 9 intro
Unit 1: Website
Unit 2: Email marketing
Module 10: Marketing on social media
Module 10 intro
Unit 1: Social media platforms
Unit 2: Where the heck do I start on social media?
Unit 3: Keeping it real on social media
Unit 4: Marketing in groups
Module 11: Finding jobs on freelance job sites
Module 11 intro
Unit 1: What to consider when joining a freelance job site
Unit 2: Setting up a successful profile on freelance job sites
Module 12: Marketing misc
Module 12 intro
Unit 1: Follow people in your niche
Unit 2: Write emails/proposals that get you jobs
Unit 3: Have good grammar and spelling habits
Unit 4: Be a real, likeable person...online and offline
Unit 5: Go out and get your clients vs. waiting on them to come to you
Unit 6: Get a marketing plan in place
Module 13: What to do when you get a client
Unit 1: What to do when you get a client
Module 14: Managing yourself going forward
Module 14 intro
Unit 1: Staying organized
Unit 2: Setting goals
Unit 3: Getting stuff done
Unit 4: Taking care of yourself
Module 15: How to stay motivated when starting a business
Module 15 intro
Unit 1: Remember your why
Unit 2: Creating an entrepreneurial mindset
Unit 3: Make sure your mindset is on the right track

Ditching the Water Cooler

Escape your 9-to-5 and learn how to make money from home. The no-fluff, no-BS approach to work wherever, whenever you want. Let's get your work-from-home journey started!

Hey! I’m Elizabeth.

And I’m the course creator behind Ditching the Water Cooler. I’ve been an entrepreneur since the age of twelve, when I started teaching piano out of my parents’ living room.

After a failed attempt at college, I dove into virtual work-at-home careers, and instantly fell in love with being able to work whenever I wanted to. I took a delusional, brief break to try corporate life out (because I “needed” health insurance and everyone worked in a cubicle at least once, right?). But I came back to the work-at-home life...and haven’t left it since.

Throughout the past decade of working virtually, I’ve spent hours upon hours of Googling, researching, learning, experimenting, and trying things the hard way to figure out how to successfully make a work-at-home career, well...work! 

As more and more people kept asking me how exactly I was able to work at home…
And as I’ve heard so many people want and need to start freelancing…

I knew I could take the years of trial and error, buckets of frustrated tears, and throwing my laptop out the window (figuratively...of course!) to help other people’s dreams of working at home become a reality. 

And that’s why I created Ditching the Water Cooler for you.

Start working from home!


What materials do I need to go through the course?

You will need internet connection and a computer. And that's it! The workbook and checklist included can be used on your computer or printed out, whichever you prefer. The course itself is completely online.​

Throughout the course I do link to many additional work-at-home resources you can use or purchase to help in your virtual business growth.

How long do I have to go through the course?

As long as you like! This course is available to you for as long as you or I are around : ) That also means any updates added to the course...are yours for FREE!

How long will it take me to go through the course?

The course, with the workbook included, should take about a month to go through. However, it all depends how much quality time you are able to spend on it. The course can take longer if you still need to hone or develop your skills before starting your own business. 

Does taking your course guarantee I will get a job when I'm done?

Taking this course does not guarantee you will have a job when you get done. What I can promise you through this course is I will provide you with resources, show you where and how you can build your skills, step you through marketing, and help you navigate the crazy unknown of diving into the work-at-home world. But it is up to you to put in the work and apply what I've given you throughout the course. 

Can you help me find a job?

While I don't personally handpick jobs for students and get them interviews with clients, I have made sure to pack this course with proven, actionable steps on how to market yourself to clients and look for work-at-home jobs. Essentially, it's all the information you need to go out and find jobs and get clients. Now it's up to you to put it into action for yourself!

Do you offer refunds?

I do not. Due to the course being completely digital, in order to protect the content I've spent a lot of time developing for you, I do not process refunds after a purchase. Because I want you to feel confident before and after you purchase, I give you all the information you need about the course upfront so you know exactly what you're getting (and getting yourself into :D) before hitting the buy button.

I have more questions -- can I email you?

Yes! You can email me at support@elizabethjwiegner.com.

Will I get access to the course right away?

Yes! As soon as you purchase, you will be sent an email with your login details. From there, you can access the course whenever you like. As the course is completely self-paced, all the modules are immediately available.