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Special episode: Student mailbag Q&A

4/16/2018
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Kaleigh and Paul tackle questions from Creative Class students in this special “mailbag” edition. Plus: They ask each other one burning question at the end of this episode.

Duration:00:27:50

As a freelancer, should I use “We” or “I” when referencing my work?

4/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:43

How to formulate a value proposition (and stop doing hourly freelance work)

4/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:37

How to be a more productive freelancer

4/13/2018
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When you’re a freelancer, money = time. Productivity is essential. Learn some actionable advice around how to make your days more productive so you can earn more AND have more free time.

Duration:00:13:58

The realities of freelancing (and luck vs. talent)

4/12/2018
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Inspired by a Twitter thread, this episode takes a deep dive into the realities of freelancing and looks at how both luck and talent impact the freelance journey in a major way.

Duration:00:16:48

Why learning new skills is important for freelancers

4/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:37

How to start getting freelance clients when you have no track record

4/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:17:02

How freelancers can overcome Imposter Syndrome and build confidence

4/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:06

Costs vs. benefits: Hiring extra help as a freelancer

4/8/2018
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Freelancers, as teams of one, sometimes need support. But the question is: Do you hire a subcontractor, or an employee? And what are the costs vs. benefits of the two? Paul and Kaleigh share their experiences on the topic and talk about why it’s important to figure out which is best for you now--before you desperately need the help.

Duration:00:23:17

Productizing freelance services to make more money in less time

4/7/2018
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If you have specific services you offer on a regular basis (and solid processes in place around that work), you may be on the path to productizing some of your services. Hear some actionable ideas around how you can start re-packaging your services to make more money in less time.

Duration:00:17:00

How to work with enterprise-level companies as a freelancer

4/6/2018
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Enterprise clients are the ones with names you can mention to a friend and they’ll say, “Oh, I’ve heard of them!” In this episode, Paul and Kaleigh talk about the pros and cons of working with enterprise-level companies and how doing so has helped boosted authority and ethos within both of their freelance careers.

Duration:00:19:06

How much should you save and invest as a freelancer?

4/5/2018
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As a freelancer, the responsibility to save money and invest for retirement falls 100% on you--there’s no one around to remind you to do it. So how do you know how much to set aside for these activities? Kaleigh and Paul share the strategies they use for both investing and saving and explain how the approaches have helped provide a level of financial security.

Duration:00:18:32

Season two is coming soon!

3/18/2018
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Season two of the Creative Class podcast with Kaleigh Moore and Paul Jarvis is coming in April.

Duration:00:05:57

What’s it like to be a female freelancer?

10/16/2017
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Kaleigh shares her first-hand insights on being a female freelancer and some of the realities that come along with it. This episode is a conversation about how different industries have room to improve their diversity efforts and what Kaleigh and Paul are doing to help make change happen.

Duration:00:17:43

Easy ways to increase your freelance rates

10/13/2017
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Everyone wants to know the right way to raise their rates and charge more for freelance services, right? Kaleigh and Paul share their strategies that have helped them successfully (and regularly) increase their rates to build sustainable freelance careers.

Duration:00:14:50

Contracts and scope creep: What you need to know

10/11/2017
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Scope creep is a major problem in the freelance world. So how can you avoid it? Paul and Kaleigh talk about how contracts create healthy boundaries and keep projects on track.

Duration:00:20:40

Growth and freelancing: Do you need employees?

10/6/2017
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In a society that generally associates growth and positivity, freelancers can feel confused about where their future-facing goals need to be focused. Kaleigh and Paul talk about growth, hiring employees, and figuring out what you truly want out of your freelance career.

Duration:00:14:32

How to balance your budget as a freelancer

10/4/2017
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Freelancers sometimes struggle with the fact that their income isn’t consistent on a month-to-month basis. So what can you do about it? Kaleigh and Paul talk about what they’ve learned about budgeting, spending, and planning so that the financial ups and downs of freelance work aren’t so painful.

Duration:00:19:54

How to find out if you’re right for freelancing

10/3/2017
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Not everyone is cut out to freelance—and that’s okay. In this episode, Paul and Kaleigh talk about the factors to consider when you’re thinking about freelancing as well as some of the characteristics and qualities that help people be successful freelancers.

Duration:00:17:57

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