As a creator, convincing people you're worth their time, money, and attention is hard.

I'll give you the tools you need to bridge the gap, turn objections into opportunities, and cultivate the creative business you've always wanted.

243 founders, freelancers, and creators are already building their bridge. You should join them.

Build Your Bridge
Matt Downey

Before I made revenues in the 7-figures, had hundreds of clients, and hired some of the best remote talent in the world, I started where everyone does — at the bottom.

And boy, do I mean bottom. I founded my agency with one client, a 60-day burn rate, and a pocket full of dreams.

The start of my creative career was equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. It was do or die.

With a lot of hard work (and a little luck), I made it out the other side.

After six months, I had enough client work to expand my business and start hiring contractors. After twelve months, I had a respected and sought-after agency working with top clients and talent.

Things took off, and for more than 10 years, I made my living online by scaling multiple companies and cultivating a community of engaged designers, founders, technologists, and web enthusiasts.

Build Your Bridge draws from my entrepreneurial experience and aims to help creators like you productize your services, build value through reputation, and generate more self-sustaining income.

Hundreds of creators just like you have already joined my community to take their business to the next level — we'd love to have you on board.

Matt Downey

Matt Downey Founder, Build Your Bridge

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"Most creators bring few original ideas to the table. That's not Matt's gig. He has creative vision and the chops to support it. He's going to kill it. Every. Time."

Aarron Walter Author of Designing for Emotion
Founded UX at Mailchimp

Aarron Walter

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Campaign Monitor

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Flowspoke

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RVNW Studios

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