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"Dear GUAVABEAN" is a weekly 'Agony Aunt' podcast for freelancers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs.

"Dear GUAVABEAN" is a weekly 'Agony Aunt' podcast for freelancers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs.
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"Dear GUAVABEAN" is a weekly 'Agony Aunt' podcast for freelancers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs.

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English


Episodes

#16 🎧 How To Handle the Feast and Famine Cycle?

11/18/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! 😄 This week's question is from Ella, “Dear GUAVABEAN, the thing I struggle with is knowing how to get a steady stream of clients so I'm earning enough money, but I'm not working insane amount of hours each week. It's that feast and famine cycle I want to learn how to break. How do you deal with this?” Episode Highlights ✨ [0.35] Ella's question [1.25] Francesca's experience with feast and famine [3.25] Claire's...

Duration:00:33:37

#15 🎧 How Do You Decide When To “Fire” a Client?

11/11/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! 😄 This week's question is from David, “Dear GUAVABEAN, how do you decide when to 'fire' a client?” Episode Highlights ✨ [0.40] David's question [1.25] What we learned from firing clients [1.55] Claire's experiences [4.55] The time Francesca regretted firing a client [8.25] Weighing up pros and cons [12.30] The mental and emotional toll of some client relationships [16.00] Communicating and preparing a plan [21.30] How to...

Duration:00:28:24

#14 🎧 Should You Bother With a Website?

11/4/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! 😄 This week's question is from Ashley, "Dear GUAVABEAN, I'm curious: do I need to have my own website for my freelancing business? If so, which platform should I use. And if not, why not?” Episode Highlights ✨ [0.35] Ashley's question [1.30] Claire's history with websites [3.00] Francesca's experience [4.15] When can a website be useful? [6.30] The downsides [8.00] Website building platforms [9.00] What are your...

Duration:00:25:45

#13 🎧 What Do You Do When a Client Won't Pay?

10/27/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! 😄 This week's question is from Anete, “Dear GUAVABEAN, I replied to an ad looking for writers for ski and snowboarding websites. She sounded like a nice person and asked me to do two test articles for 50$ each. I was okay with that. I picked the topics from her excel sheet, she approved them and I did the job. I wrote the test articles but then she disappeared for months. She has promised to send me feedback a couple of times, but...

Duration:00:25:46

#12 🎧 How Can You Tell Whether a Job Post is Serious or a Scam?

10/20/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! 😄 This week's question is from Alyssa, “Dear GUAVABEAN, I've been looking at job posts online, especially on Facebook, and I was wondering how can you tell whether a job post is serious or a scam? Looking for some tips on telling if an opportunity is legit. Also if you have any recommendations of job websites to take a look at or what websites to stay far away from. Thank you guys! 🙏” Episode Highlights ✨ [0.40] Alyssa's...

Duration:00:38:32

#11 🎧 Working With Clients in Different Time Zones

10/13/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! 😄 This week's question is from Carrie, “Dear GUAVABEAN, I've been working remotely for a few years and have been out of the US four years in total. I'm finding the time zone is seriously turning off a lot of potential job leads. I do writing services mainly so it's not like they need my immediate assistance. 75 percent of job ads that I see want you to be in their current time zone and won't even look at your application it you...

Duration:00:32:21

#10 🎧 To Niche Or Not To Niche? Advice For Multi-Talented Freelancers

10/6/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! 😄 This week's question is from Christina, “Dear GUAVABEAN, After 4 years in permanent jobs, I am now back to freelancing and back to enjoying the flexibility, freedom and especially the variety! Can I ask how to best brand or sell your services, and bring all the different aspect under one umbrella? Would love to hear your thoughts, as I am currently struggling a little with that.” Episode Highlights ✨ [0.35] Christina's...

Duration:00:31:34

#09 🎧 Disorganized But Pays Well. What To Do When Clients Don't Cooperate.

9/29/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! 😄 This week's question is from Hannah, “Dear GUAVABEAN, one of my clients - with whom I have a great relationship and enjoy working - is super disorganised. He is paying me good money for my services, but in order for me to do my job properly, there are things I need from him... but he never delivers. He keeps saying, next week, or next month, or that he is about to hire someone to do that. This means I cannot possibly grow his...

Duration:00:29:10

#08 🎧 Advice and Tips for Digital Nomads

9/22/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! This week's question is from Matt, Dear GUAVABEAN, now that I'm freelance and have been fortunate enough to be able to quit my full-time job, I'd like to go travelling and live the life of a Digital Nomad! But I trialled this last week on a short holiday, and everything that could possibly go wrong went wrong! Internet signal kept dropping out, I was in a super hot van with no desk, and in a tiny village in Serbia with no internet...

Duration:00:24:13

#07 🎧 How To Price Your Services

9/15/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! This week's question is from Jessica, Dear GUAVABEAN, I really struggle to price my services. Clients never want exactly the same thing as each other so I can't keep my package prices the same. On top of that I am quite versatile and a keen learner, so I've been taking on more and more varied tasks, so I'm doing very diverse work sometimes for the same client! Plus, with being quite new to all of this, I find it difficult to...

Duration:00:22:10

#06 🎧 How Can I Maintain Focus & Stay Productive When Working From Home?

9/8/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! This week's question is from Franki, Dear GUAVABEAN, I recently took the plunge into the world of freelancing! My previous job was very fast-paced and I achieved a lot in a day. I thought I would be able to transfer that level of productivity quite easily when working for myself but I've noticed that I'm struggling to focus and before I know it the days done and I've only achieved a tenth of the tasks I could have done. My question...

Duration:00:34:34

#05 🎧 Do I Need To Use Social Media?

9/1/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! This week's question is from Sabina, Dear GUAVABEAN, I'd really like to grow my business and I know I need to be active on social media for that, but I’m extremely shy when it comes to social media and to be honest, I just don’t like it; I’ve never even had Instagram. I feel very strongly about it, what should I do? Thanks for your answer! Episode Highlights ✨ [0:35] Sabina's question [1:25] What do you want from social...

Duration:00:24:41

#04 🎧 How To Stand Out From The Competition (Even If You're A New Freelancer)

8/25/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! This week's question is from Rose, Dear GUAVABEAN, as a new freelancer and with all the competition out there (on Freelancer.com, in Facebook groups, etc.), how do I stand out to prospective clients? Episode Highlights ✨ [0.40] Rose’s question [1.25] Proposals and your personality [2.30] Understanding your client [4.00] Building a dream client profile [6.00] Putting yourself in the client’s shoes [10.15] Should you niche...

Duration:00:25:32

#03 🎧 How To Deal With Difficult Clients

8/19/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! 😄 This week's question is from Carly, “Dear GUAVABEAN, I am working with a difficult client. She is highly critical of all the work I do and I barely get a compliment when I do great work (which is most of the time). She also has been casually pushing more and more work on me without me really realizing. Now I am spending more time on tasks for her than any of my other clients... and she is my lowest paying one! My dilemma is...

Duration:00:23:23

#02 🎧 How To Bounce Back From A Big Mistake

8/7/2019
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Welcome to another episode of the Dear GUAVABEAN podcast! This week's question is from Holly, Dear GUAVABEAN, today I made a huge mistake on one of my client's accounts. I sent out an email to the entire list of over 7,000 people with the WRONG headline! Needless to say, I'm so embarrassed and I feel terrible and don't know what to do next. Should I tell them and apologize? Or just say nothing and try to fix it by myself? Episode Highlights ✨ [0:32] The first thing to do when you make a...

Duration:00:29:14

"Dear GUAVABEAN" #00

7/4/2019
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"Dear GUAVABEAN..." (DGB) is a weekly Agony Aunt podcast for freelancers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs. 🎧 This week's question is from Frances: Help! I'm having trouble thinking of an 'elevator pitch' when I go to events and meet potential clients. I struggle with in-person networking and can't stop myself talking! 😩 Can you give me some pointers on what might help me? Tune in this Thursday 7am Pacific to catch the very first episode of "Dear GUAVABEAN" 😎🎧

Duration:00:21:04