Learn how to make six figures plus from home, doing what you love. The Freelance Economy is for freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to be more successful online. Serial entrepreneur, Kim Merritt, The URL Dr., shares strategies to start and grow your freelancing efforts and small business. She is a Top Rated Plus freelancer on Upwork and will give you the secret tips and tricks for dominating the online freelance platforms. Guests include freelancers, entrepreneurs, consultants, CEOs, and much more. Episodes are 30 minutes long and released every Monday. Also available to view as a Vlog on YouTube.
Website Accessibility: What You Need To Know
When your website is designed to be accessible to all people, you will reach more customers, reduce liability, and increase conversion rates. Amber Hinds joins Kim to discuss how not to get sued over ADA compliancy issues and how to create a great website experience for your visitors. Learn about accessibility requirements and how to protect yourself with Equalize Digital's free Accessibility Checker. A free WordPress plugin is available to help web developers and content mangers stay in compliance. Website accessibility affects every freelancer and small business owner that has a website. Don't miss this episode! Visit https://equalizedigital.com/ for more information on the Accessibility Checker and WordPress plugin.
Tales of a Freelancing Newbie
When Lexie Robles lost her job during the pandemic, things could have gotten dire. Instead, she turned it into an opportunity to start her own business and start freelancing. If you've ever thought of freelancing as a part or full-time job, you're going to want to listen to this episode of "The Freelance Economy." Kim and Lexie talk about her experiences as a "freelancing newbie" and what her list of to-do's were when she was just starting out. Kim discusses initial marketing ideas and social media networks to promote your freelancing activities on. Freelancing has really worked for Lexie and she's a great inspiration to others new to freelancing.
The Challenges of Freelancing As A Parent
Tiffany Jones began freelancing after she had a baby and realized that she needed much more freedom and flexibility in her schedule. When she realized how freelancing positively impacted her life and her family's, she decided to teach other parents how to make the transition from traditional employment. Tiffany cofounded The Kenza Collective, a platform designed to inspire, empower, and educate parents who work for themselves. Kim and Tiffany discuss the challenges in 2021, freelancing from home as a parent. Having children in your work space brings a whole new set of challenges to freelancing. They talk about setting boundaries, time management, finding support, and running a freelancing business. Tiffany also talks about her new course for freelancing parents, "You Can Do This" that lays out a workable plan to get started. If you're a parent and you work from home, you won't want to miss this episode of The Freelance Economy!
Reimagining Yourself With Purpose
Kim welcomes her self-confessed soul sister, Gila Kurtz, co-founder and President of Dog Is Good, to the podcast to discuss reimagining yourself and your business in times of chaos. Kim and Gila have together spent more than fifty years in the retail industry, and currently both have retail businesses in the pet space. With newly imagined lifestyles and changed consumer buying habits due to COVID-19, the retail industry has faced challenges. Hear how Kurtz has pivoted her company to create new revenue streams and ways of doing business, while maintaining a zest for life and a super positive attitude with DIG Direct. She also shares how she transformed her best selling book, "Fur Covered Wisdom," into a new business model that focuses on empowering women through awareness, letting go, pursuing with purpose, habits, and accelerating the process. Don't miss a conversation that will excite the entrepreneur and freelancer in all of us.
How to Bring Your Goals to Fruition
If you feel overwhelmed with work and the isolation of working alone has got you crawling the walls, join Kim as she talks to organization and project strategy expert, Sarah Duran, CEO of Fruition Initiatives. Sarah is a certified Disruption Advisor Coach and works with educators, entrepreneurs, and leaders to help them turn their ideas into action. She specializes in helping people who work remotely get more organized and productive. Kim and Sarah discuss how to take control of work/life balance using time management, email management, automation, and utilizing freelancers. Sarah talks about some of her favorite productivity tools that can transform email inbox nightmares and can eliminate you asking clients for the same things, over and over again. She also discusses her new course, "Running Your Business Instead of Letting It Run You," available on her website FruitionInitiatives.com.
Female Freelancers Over 50
Are you a woman over 50 who would love to start her own business or side hustle? Today's podcast is for you. Kim talks to Susan Tormollen, a marketer with decades of experience working in corporate America, who took the plunge recently to start her own businesses. Kim and Susan discuss how the pandemic and other factors are contributing to workers over 50 losing their mainstream jobs and being forced into early retirement. Freelancing and starting a side hustle is about financial freedom and empowering women (and men) to take control of their future. Learn the benefits of being over 50 and starting your own business, including taking advantage of the network of friends, family, and colleagues you've built for decades. It's never too late to start something new.
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