The Horkey Handbook, found online at HorkeyHandbook.com, is a website which says that they can help anyone who is interested start their own freelance business or take their existing business “up a notch.”
This website was created by Gina Horkey, a woman who says she decided to create her own freelance career in 2014 and within six months was earning more than $4,000 per month while just working part-time.
Now she has decided to share her knowledge and experience with other people who might be interested in starting their own freelance businesses, working for themselves, and “living the life you want.”
What They Offer
Currently they offer people two different full length courses intended to help people Become a Writer, priced between $59 and $199, or to Become a Virtual Assistant, priced between $75 and $300.
However, the Horkey Handbook understands that people might not be completely ready to commit to a paid training program if they aren’t sure that a freelance career is the right fit for them and their lives.
So to help people decide whether or not one of their paid programs is the right fit for their needs, they offer three different free classes: Kickstart: Your Freelance Writing Biz, Jumpstart: Your Virtual Assistance Career, and 7 Days or Less: To Branded Website Success.
What to Consider
Though Gina Horkey describes having fantastic and fast results from her decision to become a freelance business owner, these are not necessarily the standard or even common results from freelance work. This is not to say that you can’t or won’t be able to earn money from a freelance career, but just to make sure that people understand that this is a serious and difficult undertaking.
The website does say that they provide their customers with a 30 day Refund Policy, but that’s not as simple as it seems. This policy states that this Refund Policy is only available to people who are able to successfully complete their course within 30 days and then are able to prove that even though they followed all the lessons, they were still unable to get “the expected results.”
This Refund Policy is essentially a non-policy. It’s there to make people feel more comfortable about investing in their program but there are so many limitations and requirements that it would be nearly impossible for anyone to be able to successfully collect their refund. Because of this, customers who invest in this program should proceed as though there isn’t any Refund Policy at all.