29 episodes

Working for yourself can be a lonely endeavor, and that's why we decided to have a weekly conversation to exchange ideas and discuss the humorous (and painful) aspects of freelancing. With a mix of design, marketing, and PR experience, we'll guide you through strategies and tools that can help you master the freelance dance.

The Freelance Dance Jake Knight, Marty Thierry, Brandon Watts

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Working for yourself can be a lonely endeavor, and that's why we decided to have a weekly conversation to exchange ideas and discuss the humorous (and painful) aspects of freelancing. With a mix of design, marketing, and PR experience, we'll guide you through strategies and tools that can help you master the freelance dance.

    Episode 29: Apple Everything

    Episode 29: Apple Everything

    In this episode, the guys discuss AI-powered assistants and devices.


    Episode Links:


    CopyAI
    Copysmith
    Jarvis
    Bubble
    Apple IIe


    The Freelance Dance Picks of the Week:


    Jake’s Pick: Nurse Escape (homemade video game)
    Marty’s Pick: GitHub Copilot (AI pair programmer)
    Brandon’s Pick: Coffee with a Journalist (podcast interviews with journalists)




    The Freelance Dance Around the Web:


    Twitter: @_freelancedance 💃🏽🕺



    Jake is @jake_jay
    Marty is @martylouis
    Brandon is @brandonwatts

    Instagram: @thefreelancedance

    💌 Comments, questions, or suggestions? Send us a message.

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    TheFreelanceDance.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 28: The Great Resignation

    Episode 28: The Great Resignation

    In this episode, the guys discuss the changing dynamics of work. Now that many companies are giving employees greater flexibility, is it time for freelancers to consider going corporate?


    Episode Link:


    Major Startups and Tech Companies Take Pledge to Let Employees ‘Work Remotely Forever’, Launch Microsite


    The Freelance Dance Picks of the Week:


    Jake’s Pick: Titan (new puppy)
    Marty’s Pick: Next.js (react web development framework)
    Brandon’s Pick: FluentPet (dog talking buttons)




    The Freelance Dance Around the Web:


    Twitter: @_freelancedance 💃🏽🕺



    Jake is @jake_jay
    Marty is @martylouis
    Brandon is @brandonwatts

    Instagram: @thefreelancedance

    💌 Comments, questions, or suggestions? Send us a message.

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    TheFreelanceDance.com

    • 43 min
    Episode 27: No Call to Action

    Episode 27: No Call to Action

    In this episode, the guys discuss a return to RSS and why building a good foundation for your business is so important.


    Episode Links:


    Clubhouse
    ScheduleOnce
    Typeform
    Reeder
    Spark
    Things
    Trello
    Building a StoryBrand
    Blake Emal
    Steve Schoger
    Zapier


    The Freelance Dance Picks of the Week:


    Jake’s Pick: HubSpot CRM
    Marty’s Pick: Tower (Git client)
    Brandon’s Pick: Twitter threads




    The Freelance Dance Around the Web:


    Twitter: @_freelancedance 💃🏽🕺



    Jake is @jake_jay
    Marty is @martylouis
    Brandon is @brandonwatts

    Instagram: @thefreelancedance

    💌 Comments, questions, or suggestions? Send us a message.

    ⭐️ Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

    TheFreelanceDance.com

    • 55 min
    Episode 26: Our 3D Selves

    Episode 26: Our 3D Selves

    In this episode, the guys discuss music services, news from Apple's WWDC, and what it's like to use an Android (😱) smartphone.


    Episode Links:


    Spotify
    Apple Music
    Pandora
    Dolby Atmos
    AirPods Pro
    Craft
    Oculus Quest 2
    moto g power
    HomePod mini
    Product Hunt


    The Freelance Dance Picks of the Week:


    Jake’s Pick: Warmbox (reach the inbox of your leads)
    Marty’s Pick: CleanShot X (capture your Mac’s screen)
    Brandon’s Pick: NBA Playoffs




    The Freelance Dance Around the Web:


    Twitter: @_freelancedance 💃🏽🕺



    Jake is @jake_jay
    Marty is @martylouis
    Brandon is @brandonwatts

    Instagram: @thefreelancedance

    💌 Comments, questions, or suggestions? Send us a message.

    ⭐️ Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

    TheFreelanceDance.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 25: Experiment and Adapt

    Episode 25: Experiment and Adapt

    When was the last time you made a change to your business? In this episode, the guys discuss the importance of experimenting and adapting, plus they answer a listener's question about creating a video series to attract clients.


    Episode Links:


    Apple TV
    Alfred
    Raycast
    BetterTouchTool
    Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
    Justin Martin Images


    The Freelance Dance Picks of the Week:


    Jake’s Pick: AirTag
    Marty’s Pick: Business Made Simple: 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution, Management, Personal Productivity and More
    Brandon’s Pick: The Content Fuel Framework: How to Generate Unlimited Story Ideas




    The Freelance Dance Around the Web:


    Twitter: @_freelancedance 💃🏽🕺



    Jake is @jake_jay
    Marty is @martylouis
    Brandon is @brandonwatts

    Instagram: @thefreelancedance

    💌 Comments, questions, or suggestions? Send us a message.

    ⭐️ Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

    TheFreelanceDance.com

    • 52 min
    Episode 24: I'll Take That in Ethereum

    Episode 24: I'll Take That in Ethereum

    In this episode, the guys discuss their podcast habits, ad tracking, and Apple's AR/VR future.


    Also, are you Jimmy Ray? We want to know.


    Episode Links:


    Back to Work
    Is This Anything? - Jerry Seinfeld
    Tweetbot
    Apple Music announces Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos; will bring Lossless Audio to entire catalog
    The New 3D Apple Arriving at WWDC
    Project Starline
    Snap Spectacles
    AirPods Pro
    The Popcast


    The Freelance Dance Picks of the Week:


    Jake’s Pick: Spark (smart guitar amp and app)
    Marty’s Pick: Flow State (a podcast designed to help you focus)
    Brandon’s Pick: Bitcoin Depot (crypto ATMs near you)




    The Freelance Dance Around the Web:


    Twitter: @_freelancedance 💃🏽🕺



    Jake is @jake_jay
    Marty is @martylouis
    Brandon is @brandonwatts

    Instagram: @thefreelancedance

    💌 Comments, questions, or suggestions? Send us a message.

    ⭐️ Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

    TheFreelanceDance.com

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

jmart__7 ,

Dancing through the airwaves

I really enjoy the podcast! It’s great for anyone navigating the freelance life. Not only is it interesting to hear three experienced freelancers talk about how they regularly pivot and adapt, but I also appreciate their picks of the week. The picks of the week are almost always an app or book I’ve never heard of that brings me value. I almost wish they had a picks of the week section on their website with a list of each hosts past picks.

Thanks for sharing these conversations with us all!

momshopper ,

A MUST listen

Anyone who has a business of any size MUST subscribe and listen. I get great advice, which leads to some of the best ideas for my business with EVERY episode.
And if you don’t have a business, I recommend it anyway, for the fun of it, even if it’s just to see who will go first giving us their picks of the week. You won’t regret it.

thowle ,

Top conversation and banter

So this podcast is very interesting to me. Having spent my entire work life on a job site (or similar) and now fairly recently (3 years ago) transitioning to an office environment-I’ve struggled with time management and focusing on tasks. Appreciate the insight from you guys. Keep up the good advice.

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