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Episodes

Mailbag: Freelancing Q&A

11/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:31:04

Is freelancing sustainable?

11/9/2018
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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).

Duration:00:17:45

"Enough" and how to quantify it

11/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:34

I feel so lonely

11/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:38

WTF do I do with profits?

11/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:56

Dealing with stress as a freelancer

11/5/2018
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Freelancing can be SUPER STRESSFUL. Get insights into how to better deal with stress, how to set better boundaries, and how to avoid burnout that leaves you resenting your freelance career.

Duration:00:18:49

Software that simplifies freelancing

11/4/2018
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In this episode, we share our favorite tech tools for freelancing (and even some tech-free stuff!) that can help make daily work faster, easier, and just...better.

Duration:00:22:37

Should freelancers swear?

11/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:47

Freelancing for females (revisited)

11/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:17:52

Knowing your limits as a freelancer

11/1/2018
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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).

Duration:00:15:37

Being more selective about clients and projects

10/31/2018
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We get into the nuts and bolts of how to be more selective about the work you take on, why it matters, and what we've learned firsthand about saying no when an opportunity isn't a good fit.

Duration:00:16:09

Season 3 of Creative Class is coming soon!

10/25/2018
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Get the details of Season 3, launching at the end of Oct. https://creativeclass.co/podcast

Duration:00:03:15

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