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Weekly discussion by freelancers and professionals about running a business, finding clients, marketing, and lifestyle related to being a freelancer.

    TFS 354: Mistakes as a Freelancer with Felipe Millan

    TFS 354: Mistakes as a Freelancer with Felipe Millan

    Felipe Millan joins the panel to talk about mistakes that freelancers make. The panel joins in with mistakes that they've made as well. The episode wraps up with Felipe talking about how he finds people online that are good prospects for outreach for SEMRush. This episode revolutionized the way that Devchat.tv finds sponsors.


    Panelists



    Brad Large



    Charles Max Wood



    Brooks Forsyth




    Guest



    Felipe Millan




    Sponsors



    Cloudways



    CacheFly




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    "The MaxCoders Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job" by Charles Max Wood is now available on Amazon. Get Your Copy Today!



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    Links



    Find That Lead



    Listen Notes



    Growth Marketing & Outbound Group



    SAAS Growth Hacks Group




    Picks

    Brad Large:




    Bomb Pancakes



    Bomb Waffles



    The Irresistible Consultant's Guide to Winning Clients




    Brooks Forsyth:




    Watchmen




    Charles Max Wood:




    Hunter.Io




    Felipe Millan:




    Gmelius



    Audible

    • 1 hr 11 min
    TFS 353: Content Marketing to Rank at the Top of Google with Olga Andrienko

    TFS 353: Content Marketing to Rank at the Top of Google with Olga Andrienko

    Olga Andrienko is a Search Engine Optimization and content marketing expert at SEMRush. She walks us through the process of selecting keywords and designing content to get a snippet, or better spot on Google and other search engine searches.


    Panelists



    Brad Large



    Charles Max Wood



    Brooks Forsyth




    Guest



    Olga Andrienko




    Sponsors



    G2i



    Sentry | Use the code “devchat” for $100 credit



    CacheFly




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    "The MaxCoders Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job" by Charles Max Wood is now available on Amazon. Get Your Copy Today!



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    Picks

    Olga Adrienko:




    Everybody Lies




    Charles Max Wood:




    The Man In the High Castle



    Magician: Master



    Ready Fire Aim




    Brad Large:




    Yoast



    Kai Davis' Emails

    • 55 min
    TFS 352: Marketing Funnels

    TFS 352: Marketing Funnels

    In this episode of The Freelancers Show, Mike Volkin describes a successful marketing funnel. One common problem in freelancing is finding your next client, a marketing funnel will be constantly bringing clients to you. Mike’s direct response funnel starts with a Facebook or Google ad. This ad will bring potential clients to your landing page. The landing page will contain a sign up for a webinar that will teach them to solve a specific problem. At the end of the webinar, they will be offered your cost-effective solution. 


    The panel discusses different examples for this solution and Mike explains how this funnel can be used for any business, podcast, courses, products, and coding. The panel shares their concern with the costs of ads. Mike explains how you can optimize your ad budget and the importance of targeting a specific audience to increase your ROI. You can better target clients by niching your solution. Mike explains how you can use Facebook to find your niche and target your audience.


    The panel shares their niches. They also give some examples of niches and how to find your niche. Mike gives tips for making a good webinar and the panel discusses the importance of being enthusiastic and likable. Mike gives recommendations to learn more about direct response funnels.


    Panelists



    Brad Large



    Charles Max Wood



    Brooks Forsyth






    Mike Volkin




    Sponsors



    Freelance Web Development Pricing Get 25% off the deluxe edition of the book



    Sentry | Use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentrys small plan



    CacheFly




    ____________________________________________________________

    "The MaxCoders Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job" by Charles Max Wood is now available on Amazon. Get Your Copy Today!


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    Links



    https://www.udemy.com/course/the-ultimate-upwork-mastery-bundle/



    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-freelancer-school-podcast/id1469385483



    https://www.freelancermasterclass.com/



    https://www.clickfunnels.com/ 



    https://www.facebook.com/freelancersshow/




    Picks

    Brooks Forsyth:




    Blind




    Mike Volkin:




    Deep Work




    Charles Max Wood:




    The Man In the High Castle



      Magician: Apprentice




    Brad Large:




    YETI cup



    https://elementor.com

    • 47 min
    TFS 351: Nine Traits to Attract High Paying Clients

    TFS 351: Nine Traits to Attract High Paying Clients

    In this episode of the Freelancers Show, Mike Volkin leads the panel on a discussion of what he calls the nine traits to attract high paying clients. The first is to be attentive. This doesn’t mean overcommunicate but to better outline how and when you are going to communicate with clients. Second, is be mindful. Time is money, so put away your phone and avoid distractions during your designated working hours.


     


    The third trait is to be caring. Care about your reputation, your clients and prospects. The fourth trait is to be resourceful. This is accomplished by doing your research on prospects, their problems and other experts in your niche. Fifth, be respectful. Respect your rates, don’t beg or lower your rates. 


     


    Sixth, be a good listener. When on a call, listen to their pain points and problems. Don’t oversell yourself, all they need to know is your name, expertise, how long you’ve been a freelance and a small part of your story. The seventh trait is to be a good communicator. This means outline your scope of work and avoid scope creep. Eighth, be confident. Be confident in yourself and in your ability to complete the work. Show prospects you are confident by having pre-written answers to common questions. 


     


    The final trait is to be a good manager. Manage yourself and manage up with your clients. Managing up by streamlining your communication. One email instead of three, send feedback, anticipate questions and understand how clients like to communicate. Mike also outlines the flow of a discovery call and shares how he targets high paying clients.


    Panelists



    Brad Large



    Brooks Forsyth






    Mike Volkin




    Sponsors



    G2i



    Sentry | Use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentrys small plan



    CacheFly




    ____________________________________________________________

    "The MaxCoders Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job" by Charles Max Wood is now available on Amazon. Get Your Copy Today!


    ____________________________________________________________

     


    Links



    https://www.facebook.com/freelancersshow/




    Picks

    Brooks Forsyth:




    Heated blanket




    Mike Volkin:




    How to Hack the Flow State and reach Peak Performance




    Brad Large:




    https://jamesclear.com/



    https://habitica.com/



    https://www.stridesapp.com/

    • 56 min
    TFS 350: Course Creation with Christian Lüdemann

    TFS 350: Course Creation with Christian Lüdemann

    In this episode of The Freelancers Show the panel interviews Christian Lüdemann. Christian consults on Angular development and creates online training courses. Today they are talking about building online training courses and marketing. Charles Max Wood shares some of the reasons you might want to create online courses. They start by discussing how to build courses. 


    Christian recommends starting with an in house workshop for building courses. They can look over your work and give you valuable feedback before you get in too deep. He also explains how targeting a specific need can create more value for your course. Christian has a background in DevOps as well and uses that in his courses to create more valuable content. 


    The panel considers what courses to build. They recommend listening to the market and find a need. Christian explains that a course should just cover one thing but should provide a package to meet a need. With information readily available on the internet, the purpose and value of a course are in the packaging. They give an example, a webpack course would be okay but a course outlining how to find a dream developer job that included a webpack course and others is much more appealing.


    The panel discusses the landing site and how it is a valuable tool. Christian reminds the panel that humans are emotional beings and explains that success comes when your site and product induces an emotional response. He likes to do this by writing a story of his ideal customer and offering your course as the solution to their problems. The panel discusses other things to include on your landing page. 


    Getting traffic to the landing page is all marketing. Christian tells the panel about starting his blog, this built his reputation and gave him authority. He also posts on social media. These lead people to his mailing list, which then leads them to his landing site and product.  The panel considers what content to write and how to come up with blog posts that people will read.


    Christian shares his journey to freelancing and course creation. He explains why he chose to become a freelancer. The panel discusses how to keep courses and content up to date. Christian explains how he uses his consulting work to keep his courses current and to come up with content for his blogs. 


    Panelists



    Charles Max Wood



    Brad Large




    Guest



    Christian Lüdemann




    Sponsors



    Sentry | Use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentrys small plan



    CacheFly




    ____________________________________________________________

    "The MaxCoders Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job" by Charles Max Wood is now available on Amazon. Get Your Copy Today!


    ____________________________________________________________

     


    Links



    https://christianlydemann.com/



    https://devchat.tv/adv-in-angular/



    https://thebusinessofauthority.com/



    31 Days to Build a Better Blog



    Developer Jobs



    https://www.facebook.com/freelancersshow/




    Picks

    Charles Max Wood:




    Ubersuggest 



    https://www.membershipacademy.com?aff=cmaxw 



    https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/adventure-zone/ 




    Christian Lüdemann:




    Selling to Big Companies



    Blue ocean strategy




    Brad Large:




    The Seasons of a Man’s Life: An Introduction 



    https://www.entreleadership.com/blog/podcast

    • 1 hr 16 min
    TFS 349: The Neuroplastic Entrepreneur with Mike Volkin

    TFS 349: The Neuroplastic Entrepreneur with Mike Volkin

    In this episode of The Freelancers Show the panel interviews Mike Volkin. Mike explains what neuroplasticity is and how it can make you a better entrepreneur. He outlines five tips to increase your neuroplasticity. The first tip is to get enough sleep. They discuss ways to make sure you get enough sleep and how to wake up the right way. 


    The second tip is to stand up or kneel while working. They discuss ways to do this, setting a timer, using standing mats and kneeling chairs. Tip number three is continuous learning. Mike explains that it doesn’t have to be something for your business, it can be anything that makes you happy. The panel shares some of their hobbies and discusses time management and the importance of setting goals. 


    The fourth tip is to reduce stress. Mike recommends meditation and mindfulness. He explains the difference between the two. The panel discusses their experiences with meditation. The final tip is creative visualization, the practice of visualizing your goals and how you will accomplish them. The panel reminds people that these practices take time to affect you and your life. Mike warns against comparing yourself to others. 


     


    Panelists



    Charles Max Wood



    Brooks Forsyth



    Brad Large




    Guest



    Mike Volkin




    Sponsors



    G2i



    Sentry | Use the code “devchat” for $100 credit



    CacheFly




    ____________________________________________________________

    "The MaxCoders Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job" by Charles Max Wood is now available on Amazon. Get Your Copy Today!


    ____________________________________________________________

     


    Links



    Science of Success



    https://tomato-timer.com/



    https://kanbanflow.com/



    75HARD: A 75-Day Tactical Guide to Winning the War With Yourself, with Andy Frisella 



    The MaxCoders Guide To Finding Your Dream Developer Job 



    https://www.facebook.com/freelancersshow/




    Picks

    Charles Max Wood:




    A Christmas Story



    Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer



    The Little Drummer Boy



    Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town



    The Ultimate Gift



    https://mckirdytrained.com/




    Brooks Forsyth:




    https://www.nirvanahq.com/ 




    Mike Volkin:




    https://www.freelancermasterclass.com/



    Undervalued 



    The Power of Neuroplasticity



    Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New 




    Brad Large:




    Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain



    https://thefreelancersworkshop.com/

    • 56 min

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