Hosted by Randy Streu, Living Freelance features interviews with top authors and professionals on the business and lifestyle of Freelancing and entrepreneurship.
The Fine Art of Negotation
Generally speaking we Freelancers got into the business to do work we enjoy and, hopefully, get paid for it. We didn’t go into business for ourselves so we could negotiate with clients.
Unfortunately, especially in the creative fields, this is exactly what we must know how to do in order to succeed. Whether it be negotiating a contract, a dispute, or simply talk a client into letting us do our jobs, knowing how to build relationships with clients and communicate properly with them is vital for both making sure our needs are met as contractors AND that theirs are met as our customers.
That brings us to our guest today. Attorney, writer, blogger, and negotiation coach Katie Lane has spent years helping creative freelancers protect their rights and be paid fairly for the work they do.
I’m thrilled to have Katie on the show today to talk about it.
Find Katie online at www.workmadeforhire.net
Nancy Van Brunt, who heads the Freelancer Success Team for Upwork.com talks about how to make the most of online platforms as a freelancer. Tips and tricks for success and more!
Episode 002: The Freelancer Mentality
Jeanne Yocum, the author of The Self-Employment Survival Guide, talks about the having the right mindset going into freelancing. Knowing what to expect, of the market, of the clients, and of yourself.
Jeanne Yocum has been a freelance ghostwriter and PR specialist for more than 20 years. You can read her blog on entrepreneurship and running a small business at https://www.succeedinginsmallbusiness.com.
Her new book, The Self-Employment Survival Guide is available at Amazon.
Living Freelance 001: Relationships Matter
Interview with Isaiah Knight, founder of The Yummy Potato, about the importance of building relationships when starting and maintaining your freelance career.