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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 • 117 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

    Copywriter Adri Kopp

    Copywriter Adri Kopp

    From big cat zookeeper to taming words as a freelance copywriter, Adri's freelancing story starts a little differently. Burnout led to her quitting the zoo before even securing a paying client. A persistence in cold emailing, dealing with rejections that would have made many give up has led to warm relationships and a niche in emails themselves.

    • 42 min
    Logo Designer Blesson Varghese

    Logo Designer Blesson Varghese

    This time we're off to India to chat to self taught Logo & Brand Identity Designer Blesson Varghese.
    We cover the importance of networking, 'silent' mentors, balancing work and life, and the challenges faced by freelancers in a society that doesn't yet fully value creative professions. Additionally, Blesson shares insights on his approach to handling clients and projects, and his continual quest for learning in his field

    • 47 min
    Virtual Assistant Erin Buck

    Virtual Assistant Erin Buck

    A twinge in Erin’s back didn’t go away. The pain and operations, all could have left her housebound, watching daytime TV. Instead she propelled herself into an online business world she hadn’t known existed. From an awful trauma, freelancing has given Erin the flexibility to do something she really loves.

    • 53 min
    Social Media Strategist Andréa Jones

    Social Media Strategist Andréa Jones

    Early success on platforms like Fiverr and Upwork led to Andréa expanding her services and horizons. Using video and podcasts she built trust. She also built an agency.

    Dealing with the challenges of managing a team, working around family, and staying focussed in a world of shiny objects.

    Podcasts, YouTube, a Membership, courses, retreat… as Andréa points out: it can be summed up quickly, but it happened slowly…

    • 51 min
    Exhibition Designer Rebecca Shipham - Revisited

    Exhibition Designer Rebecca Shipham - Revisited

    Rebecca first shared her freelancing story on the Being Freelance podcast in October 2015.
    Now it's time to cacth up. What happened in the next 8 years?! Through the challenges and rewards of working directly with clients, Rebecca’s strategies for attracting and maintaining clients and how she got through a pandemic that closed down her industry overnight.

    • 24 min
    Copywriter Eddie Shleyner

    Copywriter Eddie Shleyner

    In 2014 Eddie started the Very Good Copy blog to educate himself. But he wasn’t the only one loving it. As it grew in popularity, people started reaching out, offering him work.

    He turned them down. Until in 2020, an opportunity came along that was too good to refuse. Freelance it was then.

    Hear Eddie on: building his newsletter audience, creating courses, the danger to work/life balance when you get a ‘high’ from creating, and the importance of not just growing for growth’s sake.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 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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