310 episodes

6 Figure Creative is a podcast that helps freelance creatives earn more money by doing what they love. If you’re trying to avoid the never-ending grind of a 9–5, or just want to earn more money doing what you do best (creating), 6 Figure Creative is your new favorite show! Join host Brian Hood and his guests as they explore topics such as mental health, finances, sales, marketing, time management, the digital nomad lifestyle, and more.

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6 Figure Creative is a podcast that helps freelance creatives earn more money by doing what they love. If you’re trying to avoid the never-ending grind of a 9–5, or just want to earn more money doing what you do best (creating), 6 Figure Creative is your new favorite show! Join host Brian Hood and his guests as they explore topics such as mental health, finances, sales, marketing, time management, the digital nomad lifestyle, and more.

    How To Budget When Your Income Is Inconsistent

    How To Budget When Your Income Is Inconsistent

    Ever had a $20k month followed by a $1,200 month? Freelancing can be a wild ride. Even with solid client acquisition, those feast-or-famine cycles can stress anyone out.
    In our latest podcast episode, we're diving into something called dynamic budgeting.
    This is the secret to turning chaos into consistency.
    This is what creates a financial buffer in your business.
    This is what gives you the breathing room to say no to bad projects and yes to those projects you love.
    Listen now to learn:

    How to create a realistic budget as a freelancer

    The best tools for tracking expenses without the headache.

    Strategies to build an "oh sh*t" fund

    No more financial roller coasters. Let’s make freelancing sustainable and stress-free.
    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/310

    • 34 min
    12 Things You Can't Ignore If You Want to Thrive as a Freelancer

    12 Things You Can't Ignore If You Want to Thrive as a Freelancer

    Ready for some tough love? This week's episode of the Six Figure Creative Podcast is a wake-up call for freelancers stuck in "survival mode".
    Here's the big question... are you letting your emotions run your business? If the answer is yes, it’s time to change that.
    In this episode, I break down:

    The 12 things you can't ignore to build a thriving freelance business.

    The brutal truth about why most freelancers fail.

    A powerful mindset shift to turn your business struggles into triumphs.

    Stop letting feast-or-famine cycles dictate your life. It's time to build a sustainable, fulfilling freelance business that doesn't crumble at the first sign of trouble.
    🎧 Listen to Episode 309 Now
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    Why emotions are ruining our businesses

    How running a business adds tasks to your plate

    The 12 roles and responsibilities of any business owner

    Why Brian almost passed out during his first gym session

    Your choices if you can't go back to a day job

    Getting a personal trainer for your business

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/309

    • 18 min
    How To Give Yourself A Raise This Year (In 4 Steps)

    How To Give Yourself A Raise This Year (In 4 Steps)

    For two grueling years in my early 20s, I poured my heart into a day job at Gamestop, never missing a day and always showing up on time.
    Despite the love from regulars and kudos from my boss, my financial reward after all that hustle? A laughable jump from $5.15/hr to $5.50/hr. That's right, a whole $0.35/hr raise after two years.
    Sound painfully familiar? Unfortunately, many of us have been undervalued at some point, struggling to secure that well-deserved raise.
    But here's the flip side... when you're self-employed, you call the shots on your "salary".
    No more waiting years for a significant raise - freelancers can see substantial income increases in a matter of weeks or months if you play your cards right.
    Ready to find out how? Check out this week's episode of the 6 Figure Creative Podcast for a super-tactical and engaging session where we explore four actionable steps to give yourself a raise this year.

    In this episode you’ll discover:

    How to "get a raise" as a freelancer

    The limits on our businesses as freelancers

    Overcoming the constraints on your business

    Keeping your clients happy - and tracking repeat clients

    Eliminating a constraint to give yourself a pay bump

    Why whales are a risk to your business

    Improving your skills, beliefs, and character traits

    Finding the answers to your roadblocks

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/308

    • 31 min
    7 Pricing Strategies For Recurring Subscription Freelance Clients

    7 Pricing Strategies For Recurring Subscription Freelance Clients

    For freelancers, subscription pricing is like finding the holy grail. It changes the feast & famine nature of project-based work into a steady, reliable income stream.
    Last week, we kicked off this conversation, exploring how freelancers could shift from one-time gigs to recurring revenue models. The topic struck a chord, leading to an influx of interest and discussions.
    This week we’re going deeper into why this approach is also notoriously challenging for freelancers, and what you can do to have the best shot of making it work.
    Without knowing what you're doing, you might try to move to recurring packages only to find yourself overworked and underpaid.
    On top of that, clients are often hesitant to commit to recurring packages, fearing long-term commitments when they're used to paying for specific, one-off tasks.
    While the transition might be difficult, the payoff is absolutely worth it. Check out this week's podcast where I dive into 7 Pricing Strategies For Recurring Subscription Freelance Clients.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    Why subscription packages are the holy grail for freelancers

    The advantages of value-based pricing

    Understanding that value isn't always financial

    Monthly pricing options to protect yourself

    Creating bundles for your pricing

    When (and how) to charge an onboarding fee

    Price increases over time

    Should you have a contract or not?

    How to offer incentives for clients to sign up for a subscription

    Safeguarding yourself from becoming overworked

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/307

    • 33 min
    Offering Recurring Subscriptions As A Freelancer | The Holy Grail Of Freelancing

    Offering Recurring Subscriptions As A Freelancer | The Holy Grail Of Freelancing

    The life of a freelancer sounds amazing on the surface....
    The freedom of being your own boss and setting your own hours. The flexibility of working when you want. For some, even traveling the world as a digital nomad is a possibility.
    While that can all be true, the dark side is that there can also be a lot of unpredictability.
    What if you could change that? Imagine knowing how much you're going to earn each month and having a clear picture of who you're working for in the coming months.
    This isn’t just a nice thought... It's a reality for freelancers offering recurring services - think subscriptions, retainers, or monthly packages.
    When you do this, you move from always hunting for the next client to having "automatic clients." This idea comes from turning one-time gigs into ongoing relationships where clients pay regularly for continued services.
    Typically, freelancing is a one-and-done deal. You get a project, you do the work, you get paid, and that’s the end of the story. You start each month at zero—no guaranteed money, no clients waiting. It's like hitting the reset button every 30 days, which can make budgeting a nightmare and stability a pipe dream.
    But does it have to be this way? Not really. This constant chase for new gigs is a trap many fall into by only taking on one-off projects. There’s a better strategy that can help smooth out the highs and lows: setting up a recurring revenue model.
    If you’re tired of the freelance rollercoaster, check out this week's episode of the 6 Figure Creative podcast where I dive into recurring revenue for freelancers.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    Creating a stable income stream by using recurring offers

    Identifying industries that work well with recurring (or reoccurring) models

    Helping your clients with a recurring service

    Selling unlimited packages on a subscription basis

    Making recurring packages valuable to your clients

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/306

    • 31 min
    There Might Be A Good Argument For Selling Your Soul For $$$

    There Might Be A Good Argument For Selling Your Soul For $$$

    Navigating life as a creative freelancer is all about balancing what you love doing with what pays the bills.
    It's often framed as "selling your soul", but really, it's about making tough choices: do you follow your passion or chase the cash?
    For creatives, this dilemma is pretty intense. You've got the classic 'starving artist' on one side. They're rich in satisfaction but often struggle financially.
    Then there's the other side - the freelancers who focus mainly on what brings in money. Sure, they might be doing better financially, but at what cost?
    This week's episode explores each side in a search for finding a healthy balance between money and passion or the seasons of life that may be the right time to focus on money instead of passion.
    Whether you're the classic "starving artist" or the money-focused freelancer, this episode is worth a listen.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    Hobbies vs businesses

    Are you motivated by passion or profit?

    The importance of focusing on what your clients want

    Giving yourself more free time by being profit-driven

    Reducing your stress by becoming a profit-driven creative

    Why passion-driven creatives need to change

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/305

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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376 Ratings

376 Ratings

Andieo1997 ,

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I stumbled upon 6 Figure Creative looking for something that would not only spark my creativity but also offer valuable insights into the business world, and boy, did it deliver! Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur, a budding creative, or anyone in between, this podcast is a must-listen. Five stars all the way!

Jen Vazquez Media ,

Love this podcast of actionable help for creatives!!

I started listening from a the episode on six stages of the client journey. It was straight and to the point and I was able to update my website accordingly!! I’m not subscribed and love this podcast!

Spaulding67 ,

Jesus, slow down.

Good information, but hard to listen to because the host’s stumbling fast speech causes stress and makes the podcast unlistenable.

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