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Kaleigh Moore and Paul Jarvis talk about all things related to the business of freelancing.

We’re talking clients. Pricing. Landing projects. Getting paid. Managing revisions (endless revisions). Finding clients and connecting with them in a way that feels right for you. If you’re like most freelancers, it’s the business stuff that keeps you awake at night, not the actual writing, programming or designing. That’s where the Creative Class podcast comes in.

Kaleigh and Paul have over 20 years of combined experience freelancing with some of the biggest names and companies in the world, including: Microsoft, Yahoo, Mercedes-Benz and their work has been featured in: Wired, Fast Company, LifeHacker, USAToday, Newsweek and more.

Creative Class, a podcast for freelancers Kaleigh Moore & Paul Jarvis

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    • 5.0, 49 Ratings

Kaleigh Moore and Paul Jarvis talk about all things related to the business of freelancing.

We’re talking clients. Pricing. Landing projects. Getting paid. Managing revisions (endless revisions). Finding clients and connecting with them in a way that feels right for you. If you’re like most freelancers, it’s the business stuff that keeps you awake at night, not the actual writing, programming or designing. That’s where the Creative Class podcast comes in.

Kaleigh and Paul have over 20 years of combined experience freelancing with some of the biggest names and companies in the world, including: Microsoft, Yahoo, Mercedes-Benz and their work has been featured in: Wired, Fast Company, LifeHacker, USAToday, Newsweek and more.

    Don’t drown in the data

    Don’t drown in the data

    THERE IS SO MUCH DATA IN THE WORLD. So, as freelancers, what data should we track? And what are vanity metrics that don’t really matter? We’re sharing our insights and lessons learned through personal experience.

    • 20 min
    Do you need a business coach/mentor?

    Do you need a business coach/mentor?

    The answer, as always, is: IT DEPENDS. But in this episode, we’re talking about how to make an informed decision, who it makes sense for, and what to look for if you decide to hire a coach or mentor.

    • 19 min
    Community as a lever

    Community as a lever

    Often times, the “cliques” you’re part of/talk to, online and off, are a huge part of finding success in any type of career. So how do you find your communities (and then use them as a lever/springboard for your freelance business)? We’ll share our best tips.

    • 16 min
    Do you need a solo retreat?

    Do you need a solo retreat?

    Sometimes when you live and work in the same space, it can be hard to get into deep work because there are so many distractions around. A solo retreat might be just what you need to get laser focus on a major project--and Kaleigh shares some insight into her personal experience taking on early this year.

    • 17 min
    Finding direction as a freelancer

    Finding direction as a freelancer

    Many freelancers struggle when they’re getting started because they’re pulled in too many directions and try to be everything to everyone. What they really need is to pick a direction and lean into it. But how? We’ll talk you through the process in this episode.

    • 20 min
    Getting through “The Dip”

    Getting through “The Dip”

    Seth Godin talks about how all businesses have to be able to make it through “The Dip”: that period post-launch when interest drops off and you’re not quite established. So how do you get through that period...and how do you realize when you’re out of the dip? We’ll share our takes on that question and more.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

TracyM_67 ,

Practical straightforward advise about the pros and cons of being a freelancer.

I have been listening to Paul for years and loved his old solo podcast. I always appreciated how he speaks his mind on a variety of topics with candor and spicy language. With Creative Class, the voice and viewpoint of Kaleigh is such delight especially as a woman freelancer. I love how they talk about things that are contrary to current popular thinking, like how we don’t have to be 100% passionate all the time or focussing an episode on our mental health. They aren’t a cheerleading section trying to make you into something you aren’t and I love that.

LindaHHHHH ,

Actionable but not overwhelming

Always find myself making a quick note to adjust the way I’m doing something in my freelance business after pretty much every episode. Enjoyable to listen to & has actually made a difference in my freelance business operations.

HeyItsPhilRice ,

So helpful, inspiring, practical

So grateful for this podcast! Incredibly helpful, inspiring, and practical. Gives really clear thought and application to the nuances of the freelancer.

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