25 episodes

The intersection of inspired creativity and common business sense for freelance designers, illustrators, and photographers who want to have fulfilling, successful businesses. Hosted by Alvalyn Lundgren.

Freelance Road Trip Podcast Alvalyn Lundgren: Designer, illustrator, and instructor

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The intersection of inspired creativity and common business sense for freelance designers, illustrators, and photographers who want to have fulfilling, successful businesses. Hosted by Alvalyn Lundgren.

    Why You Should Always Get It In Writing

    Why You Should Always Get It In Writing

    In this episode we’re continuing the conversation about freelancers and contracts. The work you create is your intellectual property. It's valuable. You work hard to create it. Why would you ever let it go unprotected? Did you know the majority of freelancers don’t use written contracts? I present reasons why they don't, and argue why they should. Avoid unnecessary grief with written contracts.

    • 23 min
    Got Clients? Use Contracts!

    Got Clients? Use Contracts!

    If you’re a freelancer working with clients, one of the best things you can do is implement a safety net in the form of contracts… especially written ones. Healthy relationships with your clients begin with written contracts. That means you need basic knowledge of contracts and also copyright. In this episode (part 1 of a series on the topic) we cover three common types of freelance contracts: limited rights, buyout, and work-for-hire. 

    • 22 min
    A 5-Point Tune-up for Your Freelance Business

    A 5-Point Tune-up for Your Freelance Business

    As with cars, your freelance business needs regular tune-ups to ensure optimum performance. If you don’t do regular maintenance, you could end up running into costly trouble down the road. In this episode I share my 5-point business tune-up which you can use to keep your freelance business running smoothly.

    • 21 min
    Do You Want To Succeed? Make A Plan!

    Do You Want To Succeed? Make A Plan!

    Whether we have actually taken the time to write it down, most of us have a preferred or ideal future. We have a definition of success, and criteria to measure it. Many freelancers don't intentionally plan for success, but instead react to whatever comes along. In this episode I present a design approach to planning that can keep you on track toward success, and prevent you from wasting your most precious resource — your time.

    • 35 min
    The Difference Between Leads and Referrals

    The Difference Between Leads and Referrals

    Both leads and referrals are vital for finding new clients and growing your freelance business. They're not the same thing. In Episode 21 I compare and contrast leads and referrals, why you should pursue them, and how to obtain both. I talk about a better alternative to referrals, and share ways you can encourage leads and referrals by getting involved.

    • 18 min
    Are You Idling Or Accelerating?

    Are You Idling Or Accelerating?

    Nothing’s accomplished by taking the easy road. We don’t get anywhere simply by deciding. We become ready by taking action on our goals. In this episode I share the four sequential phases we cycle through over and over again to build excellence in our creative work and momentum in our businesses. 

    • 25 min

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