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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

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

    A wandering journey - Graphic Designer and Web Designer Iain Cameron

    A wandering journey - Graphic Designer and Web Designer Iain Cameron

    Iain’s on his second stint as a freelancer now and he’s enjoyed a varied career in between. He regrets nothing about his wandering journey, he says, because he’s met good people along the way.

    Iain chats to Steve about how he taught himself on Lynda.com, built up his website, learned to work better with clients and found the time for personal projects.

    • 33 min
    A marathon, not a race - Motion Designer Hashmukh Kerai

    A marathon, not a race - Motion Designer Hashmukh Kerai

    While he was still at uni, Hash thought he’d landed an unpaid internship but it turned out to be paid contract. He’s been freelancing ever since and he hasn’t looked back.

    He chats to Steve about finding time for side projects, pushing for remote working, how Instagram has changed his career over the past couple of years, and what it’s like to work with an agent.

    • 38 min
    Silicon Valley and standup comedy - Copywriter Sara DeForest

    Silicon Valley and standup comedy - Copywriter Sara DeForest

    Sara started freelancing in 2018 after she was laid off from a VP of Marketing role in Silicon Valley. When she’s not working for clients, Sara spends her time doing standup comedy. There are plenty of links between the two, Sara says, and she’s spoken at the SXSW conference about how standup comedy can make you a better writer.

    • 32 min
    Be a good craftsman - Audio Producer Matthew Walker

    Be a good craftsman - Audio Producer Matthew Walker

    Matthew went freelance full-time in 2016 after doing it around a full-time job for years. He had plenty of good contacts and some work in the pipeline, and things snowballed from there. He chats to Steve about how he manages his time, balances work with family life and the plans he has for the future - including working from a shed at the bottom of his garden.

    • 29 min
    Putting in the non-billable hours - Brand Strategist and Educator Melinda Livsey

    Putting in the non-billable hours - Brand Strategist and Educator Melinda Livsey

    To grow her brand identity business, Melinda thought she needed to hone her craft. And then she met Chris Do, founder of The Futur, and learned - through on-camera coaching sessions - how to market herself and her work.

    By treating herself like a client and working on her business, Melinda’s found a way to attract the kind of work she loves doing.

    • 49 min
    Don’t let frustration stop you - Illustrator James White (Signalnoise)

    Don’t let frustration stop you - Illustrator James White (Signalnoise)

    James built a name for himself by creating things he loved and sharing that work online. He did it on the side for a while and then went freelance full time when he was attracting projects from big-name clients who liked his style.

    He’s always worked on his own projects but it took him some time to find his creative vision. “Time is everything,” he says. “The more you do, the better you get.”

    • 44 min

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