In this special episode, we tackle questions from listeners on topics ranging from proposals to niche-picking (and a lot in between.) Get insights into some of the most common questions that pop up around freelancing.
Short answer: Yes. But there's some science to it! Hear more about how to build sustainability into your freelance business so you can earn a steady amount month after month (and not go insane with worry).
There are two stages of freelancing: Pre-ENOUGH and Post-ENOUGH. The first step, though, is defining what "enough" means for you. Get some ideas on how to quantify your goals and find contentment within your freelance business.
No one talks much about how lonely freelancing can be--so we're fixing that. Hear how we deal with isolation (and living in secluded areas!) to better cope with this reality of working alone and from home.
Once you have extra monies in your bank account...what do you do with it? We share what we personally do with business profits as well as some ideas on how you can use leftover money to grow your business.
Sometimes it's hard to know if swearing is okay in client relationships (or even just on social media.) We share some interesting research into the science of swearing and discuss how to gauge when it's appropriate to use and when it's not.
We revisit the topic of women in the world of freelancing to discuss new studies that have been released around the gender pay discrepancy. We also talk about what can be done to help combat inequality and how freelancers can work to level the playing field.
Juggling multiple clients at once is no easy task. We talk about how processes and systems can help you keep your sanity as a freelancer and make you look like a PRO when working with clients (as well as what happens when you try to overextend yourself).
Ah, the never-ending debate around using your name vs. a brand name as a freelancer. Paul and Kaleigh share their experiences trying both approaches and what they learned works best within their businesses.
Kaleigh and Paul explain how you can formulate a value proposition that gets you off the hamster wheel of hourly freelance work, as well as tips for positioning that get you paid for your expertise--not your time.
We don’t all start with the full set of skills needed to be a fantastic freelancer. In this episode, Kaleigh and Paul discuss the skills they had when they started freelancing, and the skills they’ve made sure to pick up and strengthen along the way that have helped them grow profitable, long-term businesses.
If you’re starting a freelance career from scratch...where do you go to find your very first clients? Paul and Kaleigh lay out a strategy for finding and getting hired by ideal clients--all without having to go through a single freelancer-for-hire platform.
Many freelancers struggle to feel confident about their skills and battle recurring Imposter Syndrome--but there is a secret to overcoming those feelings of self-doubt. Kaleigh and Paul discuss how ongoing learning, developing personal taste, and soft skills can all help freelancers become more confident in their daily work.