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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, an entrepreneur, as the owner of your own business, by hearing other freelancers share their experience. Hosted by Steve Folland. Come join us in the Being Freelance Community - You're not alone being freelance. Not anymore. www.beingfreelance.com/community

Being Freelance Steve Folland

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 118 Ratings

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, an entrepreneur, as the owner of your own business, by hearing other freelancers share their experience. Hosted by Steve Folland. Come join us in the Being Freelance Community - You're not alone being freelance. Not anymore. www.beingfreelance.com/community

    Webflow Expert Robert Smart

    Webflow Expert Robert Smart

    Study, determination, and a knack for design were going to take Robert out of his poor upbringing in South Africa. But the death of his brother, drew him back again. To help young people see a brighter future for themselves, he needed time. To have time, he needed to go freelance.

    Then came COVID. Faced with the daunting reality of having to survive without savings or a backup plan, Robert took to creating content and from that a whole lot more: a business, a community, a future for his family.

    • 32 min
    Web Designer Hannah Dossary

    Web Designer Hannah Dossary

    Hannah wondered how the people she met whilst travelling could afford to travel non-stop. It turned out, they were freelancers.

    And so began a journey into a new way of working, living, and looking for her niche along the way. Meet ‘Hannah from Shiny Happy Digital Design’.

    Happy when working. Happy when on holiday. Happy to put her prices on her site thanks very much.

    • 53 min
    Case Study Buddy Joel Klettke

    Case Study Buddy Joel Klettke

    Joel was originally on the podcast in November 2015.

    Now it’s time to catch up on the intervening 8 years. As he’s gone from a single solo copywriter to being a married father… and founder of a company.

    A freelancing side project grew into a company with seven figure revenue. But is the grass greener? Could he have done it alone?

    From freelance to founder -Did being his own boss set him up to be a good boss of many?

    • 47 min
    Graphic Designer & Illustrator Sam Minton

    Graphic Designer & Illustrator Sam Minton

    Sam was drawn to freelancing when the bar he pulled pints for, asked him to design a poster.

    The writing was on the wall. Well, it wouldn’t have been a great poster otherwise. Sam became known as a designer/illustrator for bars, pubs and clubs.

    And then covid hit. Overnight, all those places shut…

    • 36 min
    Brand & Web Designer Kayleigh Hall

    Brand & Web Designer Kayleigh Hall

    For a long time Kayleigh didn’t even see what she had as a 'business'. She was trading time and skills for money.

    But a few years ago she embraced outside help. She polished her brand and found her niche. With this new confidence and focus, her rate quadrupled. As did her satisfaction in being freelance.

    • 45 min
    Copywriter Franky Shanahan - Revisited

    Copywriter Franky Shanahan - Revisited

    8 years after Franky first shared her story on the podcast, it’s time to catch up.

    Franky shares how she had to dramatically reshape her life and business around a chronic illness, diagnosed less than a year after we last spoke.

    Franky’s business has evolved around her family, her interests and her health.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Phoebe Swan ,

I’m hooked!

Thank you so much for all you’re doing for the freelance community through your podcasts, I’m slowly working through the entire back catalogue of being freelance, I started with the illustrators and designers but now I’m listening to the others too because I’m learning so much from them! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Ryan Scol ,

Perfect for freelancers

I’ve always been a big fan of the Being Freelance podcast so I was over the moon when Steve asked if I wanted to be featured. Steve made it super easy and was great to chat with. The podcasts are a huge help for any freelancer who want to learn how other freelancers go about their business, whether that’s their daily routine or how they find new work.

lallyxander ,

Love this podcast!

The Being Freelance podcast is genuinely one of my favourite podcasts. I love the format of the show - especially 2 truths and a lie! The range of guests is great and the stories shared about freelance life are always inspiring. Steve is also a very funny guy, so it’s always an entertaining

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