Learn how to attract regular, high-paying clients so you don't have to worry about where your next job is coming from.

Client Quest is an 9-week online course giving you the tools to help you create your own system for finding regular, high-paying motion design clients.

What’s included in Client Quest?


Self Paced Video Lessons


Easy to digest video lessons with missions (assignments) to complete each week.

Motion Hatch Alumni Slack


You can ask questions, interact with other motion designers and build your network. You can even find an accountability partner for this course. We actively encourage you to partner up! We love accountability.

Live Office Hours with Hayley

Our weekly live Zoom calls give you the opportunity to ask questions and get advice. You can pop in when you like and all of the Office hours are recorded so you can go back and look at them later.

Client Quest will help you…

  • Create a system for gaining consistent clients – No more worrying about where your next paying project will come from.
  • Develop an effective social media strategy – Learn about where to focus your energy when it comes to social media and how to make it work as a tool for getting your ideal clients. Reduce time wasted on platforms that don’t give you any return on your investment.
  • Feel confident in communication – Reaching out to potential clients can be daunting, but we make communicating with prospective clients easy! We’ll give you email templates and frameworks designed for direct to client and agency work.
  • Maintain client relationships – The course will provide you with a system for keeping in touch with old clients and converting them into raving fans.
  • Get more referrals – How can you get your past clients to help you land more gigs? In Client Quest, we’ll show you how to gain more referrals for your ideal projects.

Collect Virtual Voyager Badges and Achievements.

    As you complete the lessons in Client Quest you will be awarded virtual badges so you can celebrate your achievements and monitor your progress!

    Course Curriculum

    Module 1 – You and Your Work.

    Lesson 1 – Changing Your Mindset About Business.

    Lesson 2 – How Do I Know If My Work Is Good Enough?

    Module 2 – Who Are Your Clients?

    Lesson 1 – Where Are Your Clients Now?

    Lesson 2 – What Kind of Business Do You Want to Build?

    Lesson 3 – Who Do You Want To Work With?

    Module 3 – Getting Your Clients Attention.

    How to get the attention of your ideal clients.

    Module 4 – Gaining Consistent Clients

    Lesson 1 – How To Gain Consistent Clients

    Lesson 2 – The Motion Designer CRM (Client Relationship Manager)

    Lesson 3 – Outreach & Avoiding Dips

    Module 5 – Awareness – Make Clients Aware of You.

    Lesson 1 – Make potential clients aware of you?

    Lesson 2 – Social Media

    Lesson 3 – Instagram for Motion Designers

    Lesson 4 – LinkedIn for Motion Designers

    Module 6 – Attraction – How to Attract Your Clients.

    Lesson 1 – Attracting Clients

    Lesson 2 – Creating Case Studies

    Lesson 3 – Getting Testimonials

    Module 7 – Action – Contacting Clients & Agencies.

    Lesson 1 – Using Cold Emails for Gaining Clients

    Lesson 2 – Finding Clients Emails

    Lesson 3 – Direct Clients vs Agencies

    Lesson 4 – Emailing Agencies & Studios.

    Lesson 5 – Emailing Direct Clients.

    Module 8 – Advocacy – Converting Clients into Advocates.

    Lesson 1 – Why You Need Advocates

    Lesson 2 – How to Do Smart Referrals

    Lesson 3 – Feedback & Retrospectives

    Lesson 4 – Strategic Partnerships

    Module 9 – Recap

    Lesson 1 – What Have You Learnt?

    What our students say about Client Quest: 

    We would love you to achieve similar (or even better) results as the students in this video. Please note these testimonials are personal experiences and are for illustrative purposes for the type of results you could achieve. 

    “Client Quest has seriously helped me level up my process to gain new clients. The course has helped me to fully appreciate the various methods we can put into practice to reach out to new and existing clients.

    I’ve also formalised my time keeping and made the most of testimonials so they work hard for you. I’ve gained clients and had referrals that wouldn’t have been the case before I joined this course.”

    - Marc Lawrence

    “I got a client who is making a documentary series via Instagram thanks to the advice in this course. Thanks for encouraging me”
    - Alixe Lobato

    “Before this course, I found it very difficult to find any common ground with the clients I wanted to reach out to and was trying everything for client outreach, without a proper system.

    I signed my very first contract with a big studio halfway through this course! Also, my list of connections is growing day by day.

    I recommend the Client Quest for any beginner as well as any seasoned pro in the motion design field as there is an ‘aha’ moment in this for everyone.

    This course is proving to be one of the best investments I have ever made.

    - Kavindu Weerasekara

    Your Instructor

    Hayley Akins

    Hayley is the founder of Motion Hatch and the host of the Motion Hatch podcast. Her aim is to provide the motion design community with the knowledge and resources they need to build businesses they care about and do work they love.

    On her podcast, Hayley talks to influential motion designers about their lives, careers and how they run their businesses. She also speaks with entrepreneurs, accountants and lawyers to get their tips and advice on best business practices for freelance motion designers.

    Hayley has worked in motion design for 10 years, her clients have included Google, The Gates Foundation and the United Nations. 


    How much does it cost?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When does the course start?

    The next session of Client Quest starts is to be confirmed. Join the waitlist to find out when we next open the course.

    How long do I get access to the course?

    This is a self-paced course but we do it in 9-week sessions so we recommend you follow along with our session and access our office hours for Q&A over the 9 weeks. We work through a module a week on the live Q&A. You will have access to the Alumni Slack during this time. We do have the right to withdraw access to our Slack Channel any time after the 9 weeks. But we do usually give you continued access but we can’t say forever. That’s a very long time.

    Are there payment plans?

    Yes! You can join us for £165 and then pay another £165 after 30 days and 60 days. If you pay in full it’s £447.

    What makes Client Quest different from other resources?
    Client Quest is the only online freelancing course that combines video lessons, client management tools, downloadable PDFs, and access to the Motion Hatch community. We cover much more than just reaching out to clients via email. We explore techniques that will also bring your clients to you. You’ll connect with other Motion Designers and get your questions answered by Hayley via live video Q&A. It’s the perfect way to kickstart your freelance career.
    Does Client Quest Work for All Countries?
    Yes! The techniques outlined in Client Quest are designed for you to handle local and worldwide clients no matter where you live.
    Is now a good time to go freelance?
    The techniques outlined in the course can be used for both part-time and full-time freelancers. So whether you are looking to quit your day job or simply want to grow a side business, the techniques outlined in Client Quest will help you achieve your Motion Design goals.
    Should I reach out to clients during a pandemic?
    Definitely! This season has proven that remote freelancers can offer HUGE advantages over in-person employees. This is a great season to create new contacts and grow your freelance business from home.
    Will Client Quest work for me?

    If you are a freelance motion designer or want to jump into freelance and you want more consistent and better clients then it will work for you. The lessons in this course are based on Hayley’s own experience as a freelance motion designer but it’s also based on helping hundreds of motion designers find success in our Mograph Mastermind Program and from interviewing guest experts on our podcast.

    How much time do I need to dedicate to this course?

    The videos are short. We respect your time and only give you the content you need. There are assignments but you can easily fit them into your workday. We think 2-3 hours a week would be enough.

    Who is this course for?

    This course is for people who want to go freelance as a motion designer or who are already freelance and want a step by step guide to build a system for getting consistent clients. We cover how to reach out to direct clients as well as agencies.

    Can’t I just enroll in this next time?

    You can enroll at a later date. Sometimes the price goes up because we add more content to the course. If you enroll now you can get any future content we add without paying more.

    How do I join Client Quest?

    Click the enroll button and make the payment and you will get instant access to the course, upcoming office hours, and our Alumni Slack Channel.

    I’ve got other questions, where can I find answers?

    You can email us at hello@motionhatch.com if you have more questions.

    Tech requirements for this course.

    You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Course. You should use your own virus protection software.

    Slack (Desktop):

    Operating system Requirements
    Mac OS X OS X 10.10 or above
    Windows Windows 7 or above
    Linux Fedora 28 or above
    Ubuntu LTS releases 16.04 or above
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 or above

    See here for more details on Slack’s requirements

    Zoom Requirements

    System Requirements

    • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
    • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
    • Or, an HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

    Processor or Ram Requirements


    Processor – Single Core 1Ghz or Higher

    RAM – N/A


    Processor – Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)

    RAM – 4GB

    Note: Linux requires a processor or graphics card that can support OpenGL 2.0 or higher

    See here for more details about Zoom Requirements


    Ready to transform your freelance business and have your ideal clients coming to YOU?

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