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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    Ridiculously Useful - Email Strategist Val Geisler

    What happens when we keep an open mind to the path we might take? When we listen to the needs of others? When we experiment - see what works? When we hire others? When we put our own lifestyle first? When we just try and be ridiculously useful?

    For Val Geisler the answers to these questions took her on a path from store managing to being an expert in a niche (with a diversion via motherhood on the way). Testing the need. Building community. Taking care of yourself. Listening for the whisper of the other paths.

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    Know the ropes - Graphic Designer Chad Michael

    Chad's a firm believer that his time working in agencies, has made him a better freelancer. He got to know the ropes - the techniques, the business, the rates, the people... and most importantly his niche of premium packaging design. We chat about the importance of Instagram, awards, work-life balance and client relationships. But it's interesting, he isn't a freelancer who puts much 'personal' into his brand - he may know the ropes, but do we know him?

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    Building from scratch - Copywriter Gareth Hancock

    When Gareth was made redundant from the building trade he found himself out of work for months. A new dad at risk of losing his house, car, self-esteem... Until he found a freelance job site and started to wonder if he could make money online.

    Gareth started writing. He didn't know that might have a job title. But years later here is. He's built himself a career in copywriting from the ground up.

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    The Bigger Picture of Balance - Photographer Penny Wincer

    Penny's always been freelance. First as a photographer's assistant, learning the ropes, making connections - and then as a photographer herself. We chat about when working for free has made a difference (and still can) and how being freelance has actually made being a mum easier (not sure it's ever easy!). Despite a busy work-life schedule Penny seems really balanced. Maybe that's embracing work into your life. Or maybe instead of looking at work life balance on a daily or weekly basis, we should think are we balanced across the year?

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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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