39 episodes

Hosts Rachel Smith (from Rachel's List) and journalist and content writer Lynne Testoni are serving up weekly short bites of advice, tips and strategies for freelancers who make a living from using their words. We're shooting for 10-minute episodes, but can't promise anything because we can both talk the leg off a chair.

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Hosts Rachel Smith (from Rachel's List) and journalist and content writer Lynne Testoni are serving up weekly short bites of advice, tips and strategies for freelancers who make a living from using their words. We're shooting for 10-minute episodes, but can't promise anything because we can both talk the leg off a chair.

    Think weeks: what are they and why do you need one?

    Think weeks: what are they and why do you need one?

    Ever since we read about Bill Gates' penchant for think weeks - a 7-day solo stay to read, think and come up with ideas without distractions - we've loved the idea. In this episode, we talk about how to plan your own 'think week' for your business, what to take and whether you should invite a co-thinker along with you.

    • 13 min
    Finding content marketing clients with Jennifer Goforth Gregory

    Finding content marketing clients with Jennifer Goforth Gregory

    We talk to content marketing queen Jennifer Goforth Gregory about moving from journalism to content marketing, why it's so important to have niches, positioning yourself to clients and agencies as a subject matter expert and her three-pronged approach to marketing yourself. She also shares a rough script on how to write an LOI (and why it's just a starting point and not the 'whole date'). 

    • 47 min
    Why interviewing is an essential skill - and our top tips

    Why interviewing is an essential skill - and our top tips

    New to interviewing people for stories or content pieces? Or perhaps you've been interviewing people for a while but want to get better at it? In this episode, we talk about why it's such an important skill (and one in danger of being lost) and our tips for doing a great interview.

    • 27 min
    Moving into content marketing with guest Claire Bradley from content agency Suddenly

    Moving into content marketing with guest Claire Bradley from content agency Suddenly

    In today's episode, we talk to Claire Bradley, Head of Content at content agency Suddenly (an off-shoot of News Corp). She talks to us about what content marketing clients want, what she looks for in good freelancers, transferrable skills journos have that they can bring to content marketing and much more.

    • 42 min
    6 things you need to do as soon as you start freelancing

    6 things you need to do as soon as you start freelancing

    Whether you've been forced into freelancing from a redundancy or recently made the decision to start working for yourself, it can be a learning curve. In this episode, we share the 6 things we think you need to do to get set up, establish your systems and start earning money. 

    • 19 min
    Why it's a great time to do an online course (and what to consider)

    Why it's a great time to do an online course (and what to consider)

    Found yourself with less work and more time on your hands? During coronavirus, many online courses are free or heavily discounted, making now a great time to plug the gaps in your skillset. We share our experiences and let you know about a master list of courses to get you started.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Mudnat ,

Awesome insider weekly chat 💛

Smart, actionable advice from two cool content creators. So generous, thank you.

Sez Ordonez ,

Chock full of great tips

I came for the tips but stayed for the inspiration. Not only do these clever ladies share their wisdom, they’re super encouraging to all of us freelancers navigating the rapidly changing media landscape. I even took them on my long iso bike rides, knowing that cycling with air pods is not the greatest idea. That’s how much I like this podcast. :)

Sara Tiefenbrun ,

So generous!

These podcasts are really handy. Rachel and Lynne generously share their wisdom without any hard sell. Each episode is packed with really valuable tips - the kind of knowledge normally only shared between friends.

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