Being Freelance
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The podcast for creative freelancers who want a better business and a better life. Pick up tips, advice and thoughts on how to make it being freelance by hearing others share their stories. Hosted by Steve Folland. Bring your ears. And cake.
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    Being Freelance LIVE at National Freelancer's Day - with...

    On Thursday 28th June 2018, Steve Folland hosted a live version of the Being Freelance podcast at IPSE's National Freelancer's Day in King's Place, London.

    Not just one guest but two guests shared their freelance stories to the live audience - and now they share it with you.

    They are athlete Gianni Frankis and business coach & digital marketing stratgeist Chichi Eruchalu.

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    You Listen, You Do, YouTube - Social Media Marketer Latasha James

    Latasha's YouTube videos didn't just gain her an audience. She gained customers. Both for her social media business and her courses helping other freelancers. Now, with her Freelance Friday podcast it's happening again. There's a lot going on - and that doesn't happen unless at some point you stop listening and start doing.

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    Freelancing while Travelling - Graphic Designer Jacob Cass

    Aussie freelancer Jacob has spent the last few years as a digital nomad. Freelancing on the road. And the plane. And the boat...

    Before packing his bags, he packed a lot into building his personal brand. Growing his professional blog from his days as a student. So wherever he is in the world he knows potential clients will find him online.

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    Bear Essentials - Branding Designer Emma Sheppard

    When Emma became a mum, she also became a freelancer. Trading as Big Bear Creative, she thought she'd get 15 hours of childcare a week and do little bits of work... But her freelance baby soon needed more attention. Now, not only is she working four days a week, but her husband has joined the business too. Big Bear got bigger. And so did their plans. We chat mentors, networking, work-life balance and more.

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    No Fear - Copywriter Prerna Malik

    When Prerna’s husband couldn’t work due to ill health, her side project of writing suddenly became crucial for their family. Over time they realised it had real potential, her husband joined the business, they hired others as ‘Content Bistro’ served up hungry businesses around the world. It’s an amazing story. She had no money, no other options and no fear. And no idea how much her life was about to change.

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    Nous sommes forts ensemble - Designer Jonathan Da Costa

    Are we stronger together? Paris based freelance designer and art director Jonathan Da Costa has found that to be true. By collaborating with other freelancers he's managed to take on bigger projects - to grow his business whilst taking time out for his family.

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    Pug in a banana costume - Copywriter Kirsty Fanton

    The title may be unconventional - but so is Kirsty's story and what she does for her client's emails. From counsellor to copywriter via French farm hand. Hear how Australian freelancer Kirsty discovered her skill, found her niche and figured out the business side. Still taking time for herself, finding wealth in life beyond money.

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    Family focus - Photographer James Melia

    James should be used to a family business. Before he went freelance as a photographer, he worked for his dad. Now he's partnered with his wife - working from home with the three kids not far away. Juggling the needs of his customers alongside those of his family. Where your business itself is like another child constantly after your attention as it grows.

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    Building a Community - Social Media Consultant Tia Meyers

    After being made redundant Tia Meyers didn't just take her experience of social media and start being freelance. She also decided to take it and grow a community of other freelancing females. 2 years on, we chat about the many lessons learnt both in adjusting her services, getting paid and work-life balance AND from growing a Facebook Group of 8000 members with meet ups globally. Enjoy!

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    Instagram Success Story - Photographer Ron Timehin

    Ron's success as a freelancer stems from talent, hard work, generosity, seizing opportunities and... Instagram. The app is at the heart of it all. Giving him the confidence to be a pro photographer. Finding an audience and community. Bringing him to the attention of big brands and opening doors that he's more than eager to burst through. The power of putting yourself out there and making and taking opprtunities shines through.

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