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Freelancer Talk is an educative podcast intended for every type of creative freelancer. Through interviews and discussions with other freelance experts, the podcast touches on various topics such as Marketing, Branding, Social Media, Negotiating, and Self-Management.Join our brand new social network platform for freelancers now by making a profile using the following link: https://www.thefreelancertalk.com/join/

The Freelancer Talk Podcast Wouter Vertogen

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Freelancer Talk is an educative podcast intended for every type of creative freelancer. Through interviews and discussions with other freelance experts, the podcast touches on various topics such as Marketing, Branding, Social Media, Negotiating, and Self-Management.Join our brand new social network platform for freelancers now by making a profile using the following link: https://www.thefreelancertalk.com/join/

    Hello Again! Launching LANCED + NEW season announcement 🤩

    Hello Again! Launching LANCED + NEW season announcement 🤩

    Hi there, I am back!

    2022 was an insane year. I officially quit my career as a professional dancer and devoted myself to Freelancer Talk and my new venture Lanced.

    Creating Freelancer Talk has been a wild ride. I've approached it as one big experiment, and my gosh, I made a lot of 'fails'. But yet, without those failures, I wouldn't have been where I am today... which is where exactly? I still don't know!

    Through my research conducted at Freelancer Talk, I came to the realization that we needed more automated tools to help creatives with their freelance careers. INSERT LANCED.

    Together with Stavya Bhatia, I founded Lanced; an early-stage tech startup developing a marketplace and management platform for organizations and professionals in the Creative & Cultural Industries. 

    We are actually crowdfunding for Lanced! So if you're interested in learning more about lanced, check out the following link: getlanced.com 

    2022 has been one hell of a ride 😱 but I am already looking forward to 2023. 

    I'm happy to announce that in 2023 The Freelancer Talk podcast will return for weekly episodes on Tuesdays! Plus we are going to launch our Freelancer Academy as well 🤩 The Academy will include coaches, workshops, and lots of resources to help you and your freelance career. 

    Wishing you all great holidays and I'll be back soon! 

    -Wouter
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    Alix Reigner on navigating her life as a Freelance Dancer, Podcaster, and Entrepreneur | The Freelancer Talk

    Alix Reigner on navigating her life as a Freelance Dancer, Podcaster, and Entrepreneur | The Freelancer Talk

    Today's episode is something different, to say the least!

    Alix Reigner, host of the DancersFAQ podcast, and I teamed up for a joined episode of both of our podcasts! What does that mean? Well, we both prepared questions for each other and interviewed each other at the same time. And it worked because our double interview turned out to be a really cool and dynamic episode!

    It was really awesome to do this episode with Alix, as Alix is a freelance dancer like myself. And just like I did, Alix started her podcast back at the beginning of the pandemic to help others out and offer education and resources.

    I'm not going to reveal too much because we both shared our stories of why we started our podcasts, how our podcasts helped us launch our businesses, and how we've navigated our freelance careers through the past year.

    Now let's get listening!

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    Where to find work as a freelancer? | The Freelancer Talk

    Where to find work as a freelancer? | The Freelancer Talk

    I'm back with a new season!

    In this first episode of season 3, I'll be sharing where I find work as a freelancer.
    Work is something that we all want to do, especially if you are a creative freelance because doing your job often means doing your passion.

    So where do you find work nowadays as a freelancer? I'll let you in on a little hint.... your own network!

    Yep, most freelancers still find the majority of the projects throughout their own networks. Think of referrals, word of mouth, or even getting a bunch of your connections together and starting something yourselves.

    But there are other ways to find work too! Listen to the podcast and discover ways to find your next project as a freelancer!

    PS: On October 9th, we are officially launching The Freelancer Talk platform! We will launch our Freelancers Social Network, Freelancer Talk App, and Freelancer Talk Academy! 
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    I want YOU on the Freelancer Talk podcast! (+more updates) | Freelancer Talk #16

    I want YOU on the Freelancer Talk podcast! (+more updates) | Freelancer Talk #16

    In this week's podcast episode, I'm giving you an update on where the Freelancer Talk is at right now and what you can expect from us in the future.

    I am changing things up for season 3 and want to hear about real freelancers' stories, so consider this an open call! To be featured on the Freelancer Talk podcast, fill out this form and I'll get back to you asap.

    Also, we'd like to know from you what types of resources are needed as a freelancer.
    Fill out our survey (it only takes 7 min) and contribute directly to the development of the platform. The Freelancer Talk is made for you so we value your opinions!

    And as of last... the Freelancer Talk App is almost here! Right now it's beta testing and we hope to release it officially in September, along with a new season of the podcast, and some live Freelancer Talk events! 

    I (Wouter) wish you an amazing summer holiday and am looking forward to September... it's gonna be a BIG month! 
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    This is what your freelance paycheck includes | Freelancer Talk #15

    This is what your freelance paycheck includes | Freelancer Talk #15

    Do you know what your paycheck includes as a freelancer? Many young freelancers who are just starting out make a very common mistake: spending most of their paycheck money on personal needs and living costs. 
    As freelancers, we have the responsibility to manage our money in the correct way. Freelance paychecks are very different than payroll paychecks. There is this thing called gross vs net income. As business owners, yes you as a freelancer are a business owner, you are also susceptible to other tax regulations besides your yearly income tax. 
    It’s important to understand what your freelance paycheck is made up of. 
    Listen to our podcast episode on what your freelance paycheck includes and get a better understanding of how you should handle your incoming money. 
    Here’s a quick rundown of a few important things you need to take into account.
    In every country*, a transaction for products/services is taxed with a sales/turnover/self-employed tax. Every business owner, that’s you too, will have to pay this either quarterly or annually.
    After taking off your sales/self-employment tax and potentially some business costs, you pay yourself. This is the reason why it’s handy to have a separate business and personal bank account. 
    What you receive from your business is your personal gross income. 
    You are still going to need to pay your yearly income tax, pension, and social securities before you’re left with the amount you can use for yourself, aka your net income.
    Don’t let yourself get fooled by the numbers you’re offered! Take all the above into account when agreeing to certain payments, not all of the money you’re offered is actually going to end up in your wallet!
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    What is the most important skill a freelancer should have? | Freelancer Talk #14

    What is the most important skill a freelancer should have? | Freelancer Talk #14

    What is the most important skill a freelancer should have?

    I asked this question the other day on the Freelancer Talk Instagram and got some great answers.

    But what are the most important skills and what is the difference between hard and soft skills? I'll tell you all about it on today's podcast episode of The Freelancer Talk!

    Did you know that 61% of all freelancers are specialized in 2 to 3 hard skills? Me neither? But it sounds like a good plan and it's exactly what I've been trying to do this past year. 

    If you're looking to up your freelance skills... this podcast might give you some ideas and insights! Enjoy listening!

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