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 listening to how others are finding their experience. We suspect it's a cover for freelancer Steve Folland to have some company once a week as he chats to others about being freelance. Bring your ears. And cake.

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    Time is money - Editor Rose Parkin

    As an editor in publishing Rose is used to reshaping people's words. She's also done it with her life. Cutting out the full time job for flexibility as a working mum. Stripping out the management role to focus on the work she enjoys. Reforming her hourly rate and rejecting the projects that won't hit it. Whilst creating The Freelancer's Cookbook.. well, that's a whole new tasty chapter in itself.

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    What to remember when things get tough - Filmmaker Ben Warburton

    Early on, London based filmmaker Ben started juggling life as a freelancer and studying. Here, he chats about working for free and how he transitioned that to paid gigs. How collaborating with others can inspire him both creatively and in business. Plus, coping with cashflow and the pressures of travelling for work... and knowing when to say 'no'.

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    Blogging Boost - Graphic Designer Lauren Hooker

    After six months of struggling to get her freelance career off the ground, Lauren started blogging. Every day. For a year. It took off. Her diary booked up months ahead and a waiting list of clients for her business Elle & Company. We chat about using a business coach, content marketing, hiring assistants, evolving a passive income stream and more.

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    Don't let Freelance fill all your time - Graphic Designer Jon Hicks

    After 15 years of being freelance has given Jon plenty of thoughts to share. The benefits of long term gigs versus variety, the way he found other freleancers to set up a coworking space. From freelancing as a dad with babies to when their teenagers. Portfolio polishing, book writing, conference speaking, side project creating, payment chasing. Don't let freelance fill all your spare time. At least let some of it be filled listening to this.

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    Start A Cowork Group - Squarespace Developer Katy Carlisle

    After six months of working remotely from home on her company, Katy realised she needed company. Eventually she founded a weekly pop-up co-work group called Freelance Folk. And that's exactly who she found as fellow freelancers heard about it and joined her. We also chat about taking on her niche, taking risks and taking the train with a forest of cardboard furniture.

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    It takes time - UX Designer Anton Sten

    It's our 100th episode! It's taken time to get this far and that's something Swedish freelancer Anton knows all good, long lasting things need. Be it a newsletter, a business, a reputation....

    Anton shares his story - through finances, workloads, positioning... mastering freelance. Taking time.

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    Adapt to your clients - Photographer Tara Sura

    Adapting her services to what her clients need. Meeting them. Listening to them. Partnering with other freelancers to collaborate or refer work. While finding community and support in these relationships. This is the studio of Fork & Dram - tuck into the freelance experience of Tara Sura.

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    Strip it back - Web Developer Matthew Brennan

    After starting out portraying himself as an agency that covered everything graphic & web design, Matthew's discovered a) his natural niche of web development and b) that clients prefer knowing they're working with an individual. He's stripped it back: dropped the 'everything' offering, refocused, rebranded and revoiced as 'I'.

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    Being every role - Illustrator Emmeline Pidgen

    Since leaving university Emmeline has been freelance, building her online presence and her business. In 2016 she was named as the UK's Freelancer of the Year by IPSE - here she chats about her side projects, making the most of the quiet spells and how she enjoys being every role in the business. Even the accounts.

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    Fitting work around life - Copywriter Rachel Ingram

    Rachel always wanted to work for herself. Once she decided to' take the plunge and make a success of it' there was still plenty to learn, like pricing, getting paid, client relationships and, you know, helicopters. Hear how she fits work around life, instead of the other way round.

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