207 episódios

Freelancing? Being boss of your own life and business can be tough and isolating. But it can also be totally rewarding. Pick up tips, advice and thoughts on how to make it as a freelancer by hearing other freelancers share their experience. You're not alone being freelance. Hosted by Steve Folland.
www.beingfreelance.com

Being Freelance Being Freelance - The freelancing podcast with Steve Folland and a stack of inspiring freelancer stories

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Freelancing? Being boss of your own life and business can be tough and isolating. But it can also be totally rewarding. Pick up tips, advice and thoughts on how to make it as a freelancer by hearing other freelancers share their experience. You're not alone being freelance. Hosted by Steve Folland.
www.beingfreelance.com

    Self-care Wednesdays - Web Designer Diane Laidlaw

    Self-care Wednesdays - Web Designer Diane Laidlaw

    Diane became a web designer by accident after setting up an online shop for her first business. She started getting enquiries from people who loved the site she’d built, and now, 10 years later, she’s running her own design business alongside an educational YouTube channel.

    Diane’s struggled with work-life balance in the past, but she’s worked hard to put boundaries in place and find time for herself.

    • 36 min
    Own your job title - Copywriter and Content Marketer Rose Crompton

    Own your job title - Copywriter and Content Marketer Rose Crompton

    Rose has been freelance twice now and she’s doing a much better job of it the second time around. She chats to Steve about the mistakes she made during her first stint, the steps she took in between to develop her skills and learn on a job, and how she’s putting everything she learnt into practice now to make freelancing work for her.

    • 39 min
    There is no magic formula - Illustrator Ruud Hendriks

    There is no magic formula - Illustrator Ruud Hendriks

    Ruud launched an illustration studio after finishing university in the Netherlands. It took some time to get it off the ground and he lived off pot noodles in the not-so-sunny Scotland for years. Despite the tough times, he held strong and he’s now enjoying the heat in Portugal, with a steady flow of commissions coming in via word of mouth and social media.

    • 36 min
    Go with your gut - Lettering Artist Julia Broughton

    Go with your gut - Lettering Artist Julia Broughton

    Julia spent 8 years designing greetings cards in-house at Hallmark and Moonpig before going freelance full-time. Following her gut, she niched from illustration to lettering, rebranding her entire business, and she’s now busy building up multiple income streams.

    • 40 min
    Relentlessly helpful - Technical Copywriter and LinkedIn Nerd John Espirian

    Relentlessly helpful - Technical Copywriter and LinkedIn Nerd John Espirian

    John’s been freelance since 2009, and while he relied on referrals and old contacts for work during the first five years, he’s now built a personal brand and an online presence. He talks about some of the biggest lessons he’s learnt along the way, including how sharing as he learns as helped him get to where he is now.

    • 44 min
    Being a geek about what you do - Email Developer Anne Tomlin

    Being a geek about what you do - Email Developer Anne Tomlin

    Anne freelanced on the side for years before launching her business, Emails Y'all, in 2016. She's active in 'Email Geek' communities online, and that's where most of her work comes from. Anne's good at her managing her time, but often works weekends because she just “cannot say no to an email in peril.”

    • 34 min

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