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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

    The power of choice - Cultural Consultant Marge Ainsley

    The power of choice - Cultural Consultant Marge Ainsley

    After Marge took some time out to reflect on ten years being freelance, she discovered the power of choice. The choice to work with clients who have the same values. To take a month off every summer. To start a second business that fills a creative hole.

    She chats to Steve about how she made those changes and what else she’s learned along the way, including how to adapt to the market, find a better work-life blend and keep the work coming in.

    • 46 min
    An appetite for adventure - Photographer and Videographer Steve Zavitz

    An appetite for adventure - Photographer and Videographer Steve Zavitz

    When Steve started out, he had dreams of building a name for himself as an action sports photographer. But with little money to be made in his sport of choice, he soon turned to the food industry and began shooting for restaurants instead.

    These days, he has a portfolio of work spanning both niches and he picks up marketing and design work on the side.

    • 43 min
    What do I want my days to look like? - UI/UX Design Consultant Rafal Tomal

    What do I want my days to look like? - UI/UX Design Consultant Rafal Tomal

    Rafal moved from Poland to the United States at 18 and landed a job as a developer. He progressed within the company all while freelancing on the side, until, eventually, he left to focus on his business and his personal brand full time.

    He chats to Steve about finding clients, growing his email list, selling digital products and courses, figuring out what to say no to and focusing on what he loves to do.

    • 43 min
    Nothing is a mistake - Email Conversion Strategist Eman Ismail

    Nothing is a mistake - Email Conversion Strategist Eman Ismail

    Managing a communications department for a small charity, Eman learnt a lot but the commute was a killer. Out of the house from 8am - 8pm, she was exhausted and missing her young son.

    These days, freelancing, life for Eman looks very different. “I’m being the parent that I wanted to be,” she says. Listen to her talk about how she made it happen.

    • 52 min
    Finding my own clients - Graphic Designer Christian Tait

    Finding my own clients - Graphic Designer Christian Tait

    When Christian set out freelance for the third time, he was determined to bring in his own clients rather than set up in the corner of an agency.

    He chats to Steve about how he’s made that happen, what working at home with his wife (a fellow freelancer) is like, and why he spends his Fridays playing on tractors at the local nature reserve.

    • 34 min
    Freelance to be free - Art Director and Graphic Designer Lina Forsgren

    Freelance to be free - Art Director and Graphic Designer Lina Forsgren

    Lina began freelancing in college, where she founded a feminist communications agency with a friend. She’s worked independently since then.

    She chats to Steve about the speaking gigs that make her anxious for weeks, the time she nearly hit a wall from working too much, and the community she created for women and non-binaries within the creative industry.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

AnthonyCMoore ,

Really helpful for freelancers

I’ve been a freelancer for years, and I’m always surprised by how many new problems and obstacles always pop up. This podcast has really helped me stay positive and not get frustrated, especially when I know other freelancers far better than me are going through the same thing!

ATorb ,

Valuable advice for freelancers

Steve is a great interviewer and pulls interesting tidbits about freelancing out of all his guests! Thanks for an awesome show!!!

Katie Joy B. ,

A Freelance Fortress!

Steve and his incredible guests shine the brightest of lights on what it means to create a sustainable freelance business that works for you! Engaging, inspiring, and educational are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Steve - keep up the great work!

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