by sonja thorsvik

Welcome To Gigging For Gold: Season One

Welcome to Gigging For Gold: Season One

Game On! At this point, I’d venture to guess that you’ve looked around the site, read a few blog posts, and liked what you’ve seen so far. Lovely, I hope so and thank you for being here.

I too love a good about me blog post, and I’m a sucker for those IG videos where people take you through a day in the life, or the 5 Must-Have items in your wellness bag, or a good 10 Things you didn’t know about me list from my favorite online businesses *swoons*. However, I’ve also worked in marketing long enough to know that client-focused work is what gets the job done.

Usually, I cover advice and knowledge at Gigging For Gold… but if you’re anything like me, you might be wondering about the person behind it all as well. Since you’ve been clicking around on a website that has the best name on the planet (Yes? No? Maybe so?)  I thought it would be a good idea to pop in here to give you a glimpse of the businesswoman behind the URL and give you a personal introduction to the space that is Gigging For Gold.


Hi, I’m Sonja Thorsvik

I’m here to talk to you about a very important subject: making more money as a self-employed entrepreneur.

There are a lot of people out there who are self-employed, contract workers, gig workers, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs. In fact, there are 70 million of us here in the United States alone – so currently at the start of 2023 a whopping 36% of the USA has set out on their own to try and make it – and – you’re all struggling with the same thing: how to make more money while making you’re dream a reality.

With all of that determination out here, the sad fact only 6% of self-employed humans will achieve a 6 figure a year. That means 94% of people who start their own businesses never make the kind of money they want to make in order to provide not only for themselves but their families and communities as well.

Why is that? Well, I believe it’s because most people don’t have a plan or a strategy for making more money. You’re too busy running your business to even think about it. You get stuck in a rut, you keep starting over, you don’t have systems in place or take care of yourself, you think there’s too much competition, you think you’re bad at marketing, –  you think everyone is making tons of money – ha, they think everyone is already making 6 figures –  so – you become fearful your behind –  and so you never make the kind of progress they want to make. Sound Familiar?

The good news is – it doesn’t have to be that way.


My mission at Gigging For Gold is to inspire and empower freelancers to reach their first six-figure year. I want to take that 6% statistic and change that to 100%. Ambitious you say? Well, That’s just the kinda girl I am. 🙂 

With this new venture, I’m using my personal story of how I went from being broke and in massive debt earning $0 a year to earning over $100,000 each and every year – in just a few years. With no business degree and no idea what I was doing – I made it happen.

I wanted a new space to provide practical tips and advice on how you can do the same. It is the type of advice and guidance I wish I had while building up my own brand.

In addition to providing podcast episodes and articles on making more money as a freelancer, I’m also writing a book called called “The Six-Figure Freelancer.” And oooohhhh it’s going to be good.

This isn’t another company telling you that to make more money all you need to do is just need to raise your prices. Earning six figures as an entrepreneur takes serious commitment to your clients, your mental well-being, your body, how you present yourself and your services, and your mindset. Learn how to take everything to the next level, and you will make six figures.

I believe that entrepreneurs are a special breed. We are hustlers, go-getters, extraordinarily skilled, and not afraid to take a risk. We are at our best when serving others — but there’s no reason we should have to sacrifice our health in the process. We are in the world to create our own rules, feel vibrant in our own skin while doing so, and proudly show up as our true selves with confidence – each and every day.

Welcome Gigging For Gold. Where 9-5’s are outdated, traveling is a way of life, and freedom is the ultimate status symbol.

I’m your host, Sonja Thorsvik, thank you for listening, and Stay Tuned. 


At Gigging For Gold, there are a couple of things you can count on.

  1. You’ll find plenty of no-nonsense, no-fluff advice that actually helps you.
  2. You’ll learn how to finally define and then cultivate your very own definition of success, whatever it might mean to you.
  3. You’ll have the resources to grow your business like it deserves to be grown, with intention and tenacity.
  4. You’ll find the confidence and freedom that’s just been waiting for you to jump up and grab it. And then, you’ll learn to harness it.

With my helpful articles, my resources, and my book I’ll give you what you need to capitalize on your spark, you’ll finally be able to unleash your inner entrepreneurial firepower. From business confidence and marketing/content know-how to mindset fixes, personal growth, and health and wellness hacks, you’ll find well-rounded, smart advice and resources that’ll get you to where you want to go.

I imagine my brand as a place to come to and find all the answers, methods, and kick-butt inspiration I wish someone had told me about sooner. It really is from me to YOU.


As Gigging For Gold continues to evolve, so will we. I created this platform because I believe in you — and I’m a big believer that things come into existence when they’re supposed to. Keep your eyes peeled for more content, courses that will knock your socks off, podcast episodes to encourage and fuel you, and growth in the best of ways.

If you’re in for the long haul, sign up for my email list so that we can chat about everything from the intricacies of business all the way to our preferred red wine blends. I’m a marketer by trade, so I had to plug the email list: but I promise, it’s the best place for you to be.

Truly, I have so many visions and dreams for this community—and that goes hand in hand with the visions and dreams I have for each and every one of you. Sometimes entrepreneurship and business is lonely and scary, but I’m a big-time believer that it doesn’t have to be. The thing is, we’re not meant to do things alone. At Gigging For Gold, none of us will have to. I’m honored you are here.

Sonja Thorsvik

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I started my own entrepreneurial career in 2012 scaling up from $0 a year to over $100,000 each and every year. I firmly and wholeheartedly believe there are ways for all of us self-employed entrepreneurs to reach six-figures and beyond and I'm unapologetically here to show you how I do it so you can make your next best move. Let's go.

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