The Podcast derives its name and direction from the ever pervasive gig economy that many people find themselves navigating today. The show will delve into topics surrounding gigging struggles and successes, provide tips and tricks, and tell the stories of people who have learned to thrive in the gig economy.
The Giggin’ Podcast is designed for an audience of individuals looking to run their own small business and will cover the following topics:
-Selling Your Skills
-Managing Your Time, Projects, and Business Operations
-How to make Connections and Build Your Team
-Navigating Your own Marketing and Building a Brand
-Developing your Own Content
-Improving your Skills Through Self-education
How Matt Lepley Did It
Matt Lepley has been all over the map—a drummer, a web and software developer, photographer and videographer—before landing in the field of motion graphics. Matt talks about his first big-boy, soul-crushing job in healthcare IT, and gives some valuable insight into the art of networking. Spoiler, there is no mystery. Networking just means taking part in a creative community. Oh, dang, did we just give the whole podcast away? You should listen anyway to hear about David’s run-in with a magician society and, in the same incident, Ron Jeremy.
Connect with Matt on Instagram at @mattlepley
And check out his website at www.mattlepley.com
An Adolescence View of Giggin’ ft. Carson McMahon
Carson McMahon is ahead of the game. At the tender age of 12, he’s already thinking about the future and how to bring his ideas into reality. If designing roller coasters doesn’t work out, Carson feels good about his backup plan of designing airplanes. The guys talk process, passion, and the history of Texas.
How Melanie Cummings Did It
Want to become a freelance Graphic Designer? Our guest, Melanie Cummings, shares her journey navigating the path to freelancing. Join us as we discuss her movements from a wholly different career into the design world. We’ll cover her passion for Manga, healthcare and all things Batman!
Also, fun easter egg: David confuses the 1996 Micheal Keaton masterpiece, Multiplicity with a 2009 rom com featuring Julia Roberts called Duplicity. Oh the fun times we have!
Connect with Melanie via instagram: @melanie.r.cummins
or on her site: www.melaniercummings.com
Giggin' and Taxes ft. Jan Whitten
Do you love taxes? No. Of course you don’t!
But our guest this week does, and that’s a good thing for all of us!
Join us as we talk the ins and outs of how to manage your taxes while giggin’.
We’ll cover how to pay and manage your payroll and self-employment taxes, common deductions you can take to reduce your tax burden, and benefits of starting your own business vs. the sole proprietor route.
Also, Jan throws out her contact information at the end for any of you that need tax help in the future.
You can connect with Jan by emailing email@example.com
How to Finally Sit Down and Focus ft. Cameron Kennerly
Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I stop procrastinating?” Of course you haven’t. That’d be way too much work!
Join us for another great conversion with Cameron Kennerly as we dive into the topics of getting motivated, getting in the zone and getting shit done.
How they Did it ft. Steve Howell
After 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, Steve Howell started his writing career. Steve has developed writing skills that reach far beyond the run-of-the-mill word slinger. As both a passion and a profession, his ability to craft copy with a feeling of authenticity is unmatched.
Join us as we discuss how Steve has navigated the waters of a freelance career.