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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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    Portfolio Power - Illustrator & Designer Paddy Donnelly

    Paddy left agency life behind to satifsy a craving for creativity and diversity in his work. Dividing his time between home and co-work spaces, between client work and his own passionate side projects, all the time keeping his portfolio fresh.

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    AdWords With Yourself - Speech Writer Adrian Simpson

    A freelancer for many years, from magazine junior to TV presenter and wordsmith. Adrian shares his story from Top Gear to top wedding speech writer. Plus, how he invests in Google marketing to get himself found and third party reviews on his site to prove he's worth finding.

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    Start Up A Meetup - Developer Louise Swift

    Ful-stack web developer Louise didn't know any other freelancers... so she started a meetup. From that came confidence, fun, growth, friends, collaborations, work and even a business partner. Hear how she got started with the event, manages as part of a double header company and stays focused daily.

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    Creating Your Own Platform - Writer & Filmmaker Andrew White

    Freelancing for the best part of 20 years has seen Andrew go from filming anything corporate for money to shooting his passion and creating exactly the kind of content he wants to be known for, finding his own audience and building his own platform. With 'Walks Around Britain' he can choose his own path and enjoy the freelance opportunities that find him along the way.

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    Printing Profit - Pattern Designer Elizabeth Silver

    After a decade in New York, pattern designer Elizabeth swapped the city for the country and a regular job for being freelance. Despite her industry experience, it felt like starting all over with a new career. She shares her tips on marketing, diversifying her income streams and making it all with persistence.

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    Epic Mistakes - Developer Lee Jackson

    After going freelance, Lee went from undervaluing himself and ignoring his family... to building an agency and reclaiming his weekends. Learning from epic mistakes, facing his fears, nailing his niche and using podcasting to build his reputation and his business.

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    Worth The Risk - Journalist & Coach Janet Murray

    After starting out as a teacher, Janet made her dream of becoming a national press journalist a reality. Years later and now she's helping small businesses grow and get media attention as a PR coach. Full of ambition and a think it, do it attitude, Janet shares her story and tips on building a network and community from scratch with hard work, content marketing and risk taking.

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    Power Of The Network - Digital Marketer Ben Matthews

    From agency life to a freelance partnership with his wife that's seen him work with the likes of the UN. Ben's built a successful career on the back of his network and delivering great work. He shares his experience of controlling growth by steadily oustourcing work and dabbling with the digital nomad lifestyle.

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    Tweet Chat - Social Media Consultant Pippa Akram

    Pippa created a freelance social media business when she saw the need. The need of businesses local to her and the need of her family for her to have flexible hours. In amongst her story, 'Social Pip' shares her tips for using local or industry niche Tweet Chats to grow your network and business online. Plus we hear how she reigns in potenial growth to stay true to the reason she went freelance in the first place.

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    Content To Grow - Copywriter Kelly Gilmour-Grassam

    Having begun freelancing whilst still at university, Kelly realised if she was going to be doing this for the next 40 years then she needed a plan. She needed to build a business that would increase her income beyond her own billable hours and that would keep her enjoying it. Crowned young IPSE Freelancer Of The Year 2015, Kelly shares great freelance tips and insight as she outsourced, took on an employee, joined trade bodies and more so that her company 'Making You Content' was making her content as well.

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