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
PR Lucy Werner
From starting as a PR freelancer to accidentally heading a small agency, working with her husband and then transitioning back into solo freelancing, Lucy shares the challenges she's faced along the way.
As the creator of ‘Hype Yourself’, we hear how showing up daily even in her darkest days has built Lucy’s reputation. But maybe she wouldn’t quite do it all the same again. This episode is practical, fun, candid. And very much worth the hype.
Webflow Expert Robert Smart
Study, determination, and a knack for design were going to take Robert out of his poor upbringing in South Africa. But the death of his brother, drew him back again. To help young people see a brighter future for themselves, he needed time. To have time, he needed to go freelance.
Then came COVID. Faced with the daunting reality of having to survive without savings or a backup plan, Robert took to creating content and from that a whole lot more: a business, a community, a future for his family.
Web Designer Hannah Dossary
Hannah wondered how the people she met whilst travelling could afford to travel non-stop. It turned out, they were freelancers.
And so began a journey into a new way of working, living, and looking for her niche along the way. Meet ‘Hannah from Shiny Happy Digital Design’.
Happy when working. Happy when on holiday. Happy to put her prices on her site thanks very much.
Case Study Buddy Joel Klettke
Joel was originally on the podcast in November 2015.
Now it’s time to catch up on the intervening 8 years. As he’s gone from a single solo copywriter to being a married father… and founder of a company.
A freelancing side project grew into a company with seven figure revenue. But is the grass greener? Could he have done it alone?
From freelance to founder -Did being his own boss set him up to be a good boss of many?
Graphic Designer & Illustrator Sam Minton
Sam was drawn to freelancing when the bar he pulled pints for, asked him to design a poster.
The writing was on the wall. Well, it wouldn’t have been a great poster otherwise. Sam became known as a designer/illustrator for bars, pubs and clubs.
And then covid hit. Overnight, all those places shut…
Brand & Web Designer Kayleigh Hall
For a long time Kayleigh didn’t even see what she had as a 'business'. She was trading time and skills for money.
But a few years ago she embraced outside help. She polished her brand and found her niche. With this new confidence and focus, her rate quadrupled. As did her satisfaction in being freelance.
Love the stories!
I love hearing the stories from the guests Steve has on, they inspire me and let me know I’m not alone on this freelance journey.
I really love this podcast, as a freelancer I find the stories from the guests very refreshing and reassuring. Steve has some very great people on the show and I think gets the best out of them because he's so laid-back and has that relaxing voice.
A must listen for anyone in the freelance world.
As a freelancer it is so refreshing listening to others experiencing the same ebbs and flows, highs and lows of this crazy work path! Steve does a great job of interviewing an array of different freelancers and really is easy to listen to. He’s funny, askes great questions and keeps things entertaining. Keep it up Steve, looking forward to new podcasts!