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The fashion industry can be toxic and burn you out. But as a true remote freelancer, you can get the freedom and flexibility you deserve. It’s the only way to earn a fair wage, set your own schedule and have a work-life balance doing projects you love. Whether you want to earn extra money on the side, fund your dream brand, or replace your salary, the SFF podcast will help you get there. Listen in for actionable tips and strategies to kickstart or grow your freelance career, build your confidence, and create the life you want. Hosted by $100k+ fashion freelancer Sew Heidi, the show features interviews and strategy sessions with successful freelancers from around the world. This is the only place to get REAL insights from REAL freelancers who have built REAL careers on their own terms.

Successful Fashion Freelancer Flexibility & freedom doing work you love.

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

The fashion industry can be toxic and burn you out. But as a true remote freelancer, you can get the freedom and flexibility you deserve. It’s the only way to earn a fair wage, set your own schedule and have a work-life balance doing projects you love. Whether you want to earn extra money on the side, fund your dream brand, or replace your salary, the SFF podcast will help you get there. Listen in for actionable tips and strategies to kickstart or grow your freelance career, build your confidence, and create the life you want. Hosted by $100k+ fashion freelancer Sew Heidi, the show features interviews and strategy sessions with successful freelancers from around the world. This is the only place to get REAL insights from REAL freelancers who have built REAL careers on their own terms.

    SFF135 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: What should my services be? (The skills I have or what I LOVE?)

    SFF135 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: What should my services be? (The skills I have or what I LOVE?)

    As a freelancer in fashion, should you offer the skills you already know how to do well, or learn new skills so you can do what you really love? Some aspiring freelancers get so stuck on this question that they end up doing neither (and putting off their freelance goals yet another year... or two... or ten!).
     
    In this Fashion Freelancer Q&A, we tackle the services you should offer, how to offer a service you haven’t perfected yet, and why doing what you love is a recipe for freelance success.
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    SFF134 How to Be a Remote Freelance Patternmaker

    SFF134 How to Be a Remote Freelance Patternmaker

    Freelance patternmaker Alexandra doesn’t have a fashion degree, and she doesn’t live in a fashion hub. Yet with only a couple years of experience, she is now making more in one day as a freelancer than she made in two weeks at her old full-time job. Better yet, she loves the freedom to make her own schedule, choose the best projects for her goals, and actually have a life--all while still working in fashion.
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 57 min
    SFF133 The Fashion Freelancer Who Never Wanted to Be a Freelancer

    SFF133 The Fashion Freelancer Who Never Wanted to Be a Freelancer

    If you’ve never considered freelancing as an option for your fashion career, you’re not alone. Today’s guest, Amy, liked working in-house and was never interested in becoming a freelancer. But when she became a mom and needed just a little more work-life balance, she came face to face with how inflexible this industry can be. She started freelancing as a temporary fix while her son was young, and always intended to go back to in-house. But once she experienced the flexibility, freedom of choice, and better hourly wage she now has, she fell in love with freelancing. 
     
    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    SFF132 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: Pricing and retainers, WTF to do!?

    SFF132 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: Pricing and retainers, WTF to do!?

    In this Fashion Freelancer Q&A you’ll hear from Mari, a freelance knitwear designer who’s working on perfecting her pricing strategy. She’s built a successful freelance business, and she loves her work and the “limitless opportunities” that freelancing provides. But like most new freelancers, she still has questions about charging for her services. From undercharging to retainers, listen for tons of tips to help you navigate freelance pricing.

    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    SFF131 How this fashion freelancer is charging $85/hr (during the pandemic!)

    SFF131 How this fashion freelancer is charging $85/hr (during the pandemic!)

    One of the most common myths about freelancing in fashion is that brands won’t pay a fair hourly wage. Today’s guest blows that myth out of the water--sharing how she’s been charging up to $85 an hour over the past year (yes, during the pandemic!). From tips on finding clients, to pricing, retainers, and contracts, this interview is packed with the kind of freelance advice no one else in the industry is talking about. 

    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    SFF130 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: What if brands think I'm an idiot?

    SFF130 Fashion Freelancer Q&A: What if brands think I'm an idiot?

    Sometimes the thing you *think* you’re stuck on is just a distraction from what’s really holding you back. In this Fashion Freelancer Q&A, technical designer Jaylene asks where to find freelance clients. But over the course of the conversation, she realizes that it’s not finding the brands that’s most challenging, but putting herself out there to pitch her services.

    For the complete show notes, including links to the resources mentioned, head over to Successful Fashion Designer!

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

DianeTAY ,

10/10

I listen to a lot of fashion/business podcast however Heidi’s is one of the best. I’ve learned so much just listening to this, providing amazing interview from people all walks of life it’s so inspiring to listen to.

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Love this podcast ....

Very useful hands on advice in starting a fashion brand!

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Fab intro!

I loved the first episode I’ve listened too! So helpful, really made me understand so much more about print to order, and it is so really easy to listen too! Thanks lady!!💖

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