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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

    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.

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    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.”

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    BONUS - Live Q&As with Holly June Smith and Andrew & Pete

    BONUS - Live Q&As with Holly June Smith and Andrew & Pete

    As guest experts in the Being Freelance community on Facebook, Holly, Andrew and Pete all joined Steve for Live Q&A sessions, where they answered your burning questions about being freelance. These are the highlights.

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    BONUS: An episode of the Doing It For The Kids podcast

    BONUS: An episode of the Doing It For The Kids podcast

    Did you know Steve Folland from Being Freelance also co-hosts another podcast for freelancing parents? It's with Frankie Tortora from the Doing It For The Kids community. And whilst Being Freelance is on its winter break, here's a chance for you to hear what the DIFTK podcast is like. In this episode Steve & Frankie answer a question about procrastination. Hope you enjoy - if you do, please search it out and hit subscribe!

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    LIVE 200th Episode - Graphic Designer Kieron Lewis

    LIVE 200th Episode - Graphic Designer Kieron Lewis

    Sharing his story is Kieron Lewis, otherwise known as 'Kay' of Olga & Kay - a collaborative freelancing creative duo. Kay from London, Olga from Latvia. Designer and photographer. Kay shares how he got started freelancing on the side of his full time job and the way he and Olga work together on projects they really care about. It's time for the 200th episode of the Being Freelance podcast! Recorded live at the Underpinned Freelancer's Christmas Party in London.

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    What is it you really want to do? - Children's Picture Book Author and Illustrator Maddie Frost

    What is it you really want to do? - Children's Picture Book Author and Illustrator Maddie Frost

    Burnt out from teaching, Maddie took her love of illustration and stories and forged a new career for herself as a picture book author and illustrator. It began with one simple question from her husband: “What is it you really want to do?”

    “I was always meant to be on this path,” Maddie says, “I just had to make the choice.”

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Customer Reviews

DropCapCopy_Graeme ,

An essential podcast for any freelancer

Over 200 episodes in, and the Being Freelance podcast continues to inspire, inform, and educate. Every ep focuses on a freelancer from all sorts of different areas, so you get to find out their story and discover what they do and how they make it as a freelancer.
Steve has a great way of keeping things conversational and relaxed and every ep will keep you thoroughly entertained. This is one podcast that needs to be right at the top of your list. Tune in today!

Gremlin2010 ,

Timeless & Priceless

These podcasts episodes are both timeless and priceless. Each one is full of useful hints & tips which every freelancer can use at some point - I’ve been listening to some of the earlier podcasts from the past five years which remain relevant today. There is so much relatable chat which is really reassuring. Listening to this podcast has definitely helped give me confidence and make my business stronger. Keep up the sterling work Steve!

Laura - Strike the Match ,

One of my favourite podcasts

Lots of relevant and inspiring nuggets about freelance life from a wide range of freelancers. Also, I just really like Steve’s voice. There, I said it.

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