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Jump In Podcast is all about giving you the tools to pave your way into the freelance world and helping you make the best career move.
How to become a freelancer with no upfront experience.
Topics covered: personal development, systems, productivity, mindset, lead generation, habits, and financial advice.
Weekly episodes are available on all podcasting platforms.

Jump In Podcast: How to Become a Freelancer Doina Bejenaru

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Jump In Podcast is all about giving you the tools to pave your way into the freelance world and helping you make the best career move.
How to become a freelancer with no upfront experience.
Topics covered: personal development, systems, productivity, mindset, lead generation, habits, and financial advice.
Weekly episodes are available on all podcasting platforms.

    All About Upwork Fees for Freelancers

    All About Upwork Fees for Freelancers

    Upwork is a freelance platform with millions of freelancers and it’s free to join. You are completing your profile, searching for work, and pitching your service. Their service fee tier is based on your earnings and long-term relationship with each client. Upwork’s business model it’s a commission type, generating 90% of the company’s earnings solely based on that. They are charging a percentage commission for every successful transaction it facilitates.

    In this episode, you will...


    understand how Upwork works for freelancers
    find out what fees do Upwork charges all freelancers
    learn how to reduce your Upwork fees as a freelancer

    Insights:


    ''Upwork rewards repetitive work with the same clients, helping you to form a relationship that is beneficial for both sides. Their system is based on lifetime billing.''
    ''Despite all fees everyone is complaining about; just see it as you having a helper, an admin person, an account, a debt collector. They automatically create the invoice for your client, send it over, make sure you are paid.''
    ''Once you become a top-rated freelancer, things are becoming easier to manage, because the clients find you, you don’t have to chase for them.''

    Tips:


    Learn to develop long-term relationships with your clients.
    Keep an Upwork contract open so your client doesn't have to open a new one each time: saves them time and saves you money- you will be paying less in fees.
    Better be safe than sorry! Upwork helps you be paid ON TIME!
    Get more insightful tips by listening to this podcast episode

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    Listen to the episode for more actionable insights and tips.

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    • 7 min
    How to Start Outsourcing Work as a Freelancer

    How to Start Outsourcing Work as a Freelancer

    One of the questions I get asked most in relation to my freelance business is “When do you outsource work?”

    For many, outsourcing freelance work is a way of staying motivated. They find that the daunting tasks are the things that halt progress and by hiring freelancers to take care of these tasks, they can get back to their core business. When you decide to outsource your workload there are a number of things to consider in order to ensure that you carry out the right steps when it comes to hiring freelancers.

    In this episode, you will...


    get the tips and tricks when it's the best time to outsource your freelance work
    understand the step-by-step process of how to outsource your work
    know what to look for when hiring and firing freelancers 

    Insights:


    ''It often seems intuitive that if you could outsource everything, you'd be able to cut the costs, raise profits, and double your revenue. But is it so?''
    ''The freelancer you hire may not have the same sense of what quality is that you do, and willing to sacrifice quality for lower cost, whereas you are unwilling to compromise.''
    ''Outsourcing can expand your earning potential, but it will also require more of your time.''

    Tips:


    Learn to evaluate freelancers.
    Think about how long the project will take.
    Estimate how much work the project will require.
    Get more insightful tips by listening to this podcast episode 


    Pss, did you know that Fiverr offers you a $100 bonus when you sign up on their platform? Wow, I know, here's the signup link: https://bit.ly/3Fm0t8H 

    Listen to the episode for more actionable insights and tips.

    Website and Freebies: https://www.jumpinpodcast.com/

    Contact Me: doina@jumpinpodcast.com

    Connect with Me:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jumpinpodcast/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jumpinpodcast

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jumpinpodcast

    • 7 min
    All About Liability Insurance for Freelancers

    All About Liability Insurance for Freelancers

    Freelance workers are considered self-employed and even a business of one needs insurance.

    There are a few types of business insurance for freelancers: general liability, professional liability, business interruption, and cyber security insurance. Let’s take it one by one so you can understand which one you might need, depending on your business needs.

    In this episode, you will…


    Understand the differences between all types of freelancer insurance
    Find out why you should get professional liability insurance for freelancers
    Know how to choose the right freelancer insurance depending on your needs
    Get some recommendations on the best insurance companies for small businesses

    Insights:


    ''Let’s say your client sent you a work laptop and you spilled your tea on your client’s laptop. What happens next?''
    ''Professional liability insurance is an important part of your business or freelance career. Whether you're a full-time employee or work independently, you'll need this type of coverage to protect yourself against lawsuits that can result in costly payouts.''
    ''According to Kaspersky Labs, the average cost of a small business data breach is $86,500? If you are storing client sensitive data such as credit card number, you might want to look at cyber security insurance''

    Pss, did you know that Fiverr offers you a $100 bonus when you sign up on their platform? Wow, I know, here's the signup link: https://bit.ly/3Fm0t8H 

    Listen to the episode for more actionable insights and tips.

    Website and Freebies: https://www.jumpinpodcast.com/

    Contact Me: doina@jumpinpodcast.com

    Connect with Me:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jumpinpodcast/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jumpinpodcast

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jumpinpodcast

    • 6 min
    How to Use LinkedIn Marketplace as a Freelancer?

    How to Use LinkedIn Marketplace as a Freelancer?

    LinkedIn Marketplace is rolling the feature for the gig workers and everyone is excited!

    With over 722 million members and 310 million monthly active users, for every freelancer, this means that finding new projects will become easier and more practical.

    In this episode, you will…


    Find out what LinkedIn Marketplace is and its goals
    Understand how you can use LinkedIn Marketplace as a freelancer
    Learn how to optimize your profile for LinkedIn Marketplace

    Insights:


    ''It comes at a cost, of course. LinkedIn is thinking of taking a cut of the transactions that take place on Marketplace. The payment will be supported via a digital wallet offered by Microsoft.''
    ''While LinkedIn Marketplace comes with a great solution for every freelancer, this doesn’t mean it will not be competitive.''

    Tips


    Do not stop marketing yourself on other freelance platforms or via cold calls/ emails and networking
    Optimize your LinkedIn profile for the LinkedIn Marketplace feature: create a portfolio, gather great reviews and refine your skills section.
    LinkedIn Marketplace has over 10 categories and subcategories to choose from so make sure you go through all of them before you put up your services.
    Optimize your service description with keywords.

    Pss, did you know that Fiverr offers a $100 bonus when you sign up on their platform? Wow, I know, here's the signup link: https://bit.ly/3Fm0t8H  



    Listen to the episode for more actionable insights and tips.

    Website and Freebies: https://www.jumpinpodcast.com/

    Contact Me: doina@jumpinpodcast.com

    Connect with Me:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jumpinpodcast/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jumpinpodcast

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jumpinpodcast

    • 6 min
    Jump In Podcast Goes on Vacation

    Jump In Podcast Goes on Vacation

    Hello Friends!

    This episode is a short one, Jump In Podcast goes on vacation and will be back in September.



    Remember that freelance burnout is real, so make sure you take time off to recharge and spend time with friends and family. 

    Jump In Podcast will be back with more goodies such as a FREE Freelance Course and more free downloadable resources.

    Stay safe and enjoy the last weeks of summer!



    Will miss you all,

    Doina Bejenaru

    • 1 min
    How Do Freelancers Onboard Their Clients

    How Do Freelancers Onboard Their Clients

    The onboarding process is you explaining to your client what your workflow is: what tasks to expect to be completed when those will be completed, deadlines, service price, payment type, how and when to reach you; what is required from them before you start the work.

    This is a great way to determine your customer’s goals BEFORE you start working on the project because they can let you know in a hurry what they expect to achieve, but when they see it all written down they start to filter what is important and what’s not so important for them.

    In this episode, you will...


    Understand the importance of a strong onboarding process
    Learn what your onboarding process should include
    Know how to get returning freelance clients with a successful onboarding process

    Insights:


    Never assume that your client knows what you have to do. Explain to your customer what they can expect at every step.
    The most successful client-freelancer relationships work best when you understand each other's workflow and perspective.
    Impressing your customers with an onboarding process will help you do your job better. If you don't show your customer from the start that the process will run smoothly and easily, they will find someone else to bring them clarity.

    Tips:


    It should take you no more than 20 minutes to conduct your new onboarding process.
    Have your onboarding process as a presentation or a PDF File.

    Listen to the episode for more actionable insights and tips.

    Pss, did you know that Fiverr offers a $100 bonus when you sign up on their platform? Wow, I know, here's the signup link: https://bit.ly/3Fm0t8H 



    Website and Freebies: https://www.jumpinpodcast.com/

    Contact Me: doina@jumpinpodcast.com

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    • 6 min

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LiVoSa7777 ,

I’m a freelancer and this is the high quality content I’ve been looking for!

As a freelancer sometimes it gets so overwhelming… This kind of content is so refreshing! I’m all for a great content that is on point and packed with useful information. Her experience is so inspiring and the advice is super practical. I totally recommend her episodes!

Paul007ex ,

One of the most valuable podcasts for any profession

Doina’s clear, concise wisdom is useful not only for freelancers, but for any professional wanting to perform at their best.

The questions and considerations she poses are thoughtful, and insightful.

Every episode is flat-out-awesome and she’s a fresh of breath air when compared to podcast that go on-an-on and are self-focused.

A gem amongst podcasts.

bacarat03 ,

Good content

Good informative content that’s is easy too understand. Makes you really think about how we are worth more then we think from a work value perspective.

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