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Join Ashley Baxter and Paddy Donnelly on a journey to figure out how to create a business doing what you love. Is it possible to make a living from your hobby? On Working out, Ashley & Paddy discuss their own personal journeys in creating their passion-based business. This is about the expedition, the here and now, the daily challenges and achievements towards getting paid for your passion.

Join Ashley Baxter and Paddy Donnelly on a journey to figure out how to create a business doing what you love. Is it possible to make a living from your hobby? On Working out, Ashley & Paddy discuss their own personal journeys in creating their passion-based business. This is about the expedition, the here and now, the daily challenges and achievements towards getting paid for your passion.
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Join Ashley Baxter and Paddy Donnelly on a journey to figure out how to create a business doing what you love. Is it possible to make a living from your hobby? On Working out, Ashley & Paddy discuss their own personal journeys in creating their passion-based business. This is about the expedition, the here and now, the daily challenges and achievements towards getting paid for your passion.

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Episodes

#45: Working Remotely

6/4/2015
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As Paddy works remotely for almost all of his projects, he shares his positive and negative experiences on handling timezones, communication, results-based work and developing trust with clients. Ashley talks about her experiences hiring remote freelancers and the importance of face-to-face meetings. Slack Channel: We now have a Slack channel for listeners where we’re chatting about freelance life, doing what you love and also upcoming topic ideas, so if you want to join in the...

Duration: 00:35:28


#42: Quality Matters

5/14/2015
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Here's the story. Ashley and Paddy recorded an episode of the show for this week, but realised afterwards that it wasn't quite up to their standard. Instead of just releasing it anyway, they ditched it and recorded a new episode on why quality matters. They discuss how difficult it can be to maintain quality in a project many weeks or months after it launches, and how you're only as good as the last piece in your portfolio. Enjoy! New: We now have a Slack channel where we’re chatting with...

Duration: 00:25:57


#40: The Go It Alone Checklist

4/30/2015
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So, you're thinking of making the jump to go it alone and work for yourself? Whether that's freelancing or setting up a small business, there are a few things you need to take into account before diving in. Ashley and Paddy have come up with a list of 10 points you should consider, including: portfolios, money matters, setting your price, finding your first client and settling on an environment.

Duration: 00:32:23


#34: Season Finale - Our Yearly Review

12/24/2014
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We've made it! In the season 1 finale of our show we look back at how the podcast has changed our working lives over the past 34 weeks. We talk about what we've learned, how our goals have changed since the beginning and what you can expect from season 2!

Duration: 00:27:04


#33: Conquering Your Fears

12/17/2014
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Staying in your comfort zone and not taking any chances can be tempting, but will it make you happy in the long run? Setting up your own business doing what you love takes a lot of courage, so this week we talk about the fears we've encountered in our own personal journeys and share some tips on how to conquer yours.

Duration: 00:28:22


#32: Paddy's Design Process

12/10/2014
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A good designer obsesses over the details. Last week we talked about Ashley's wedding photography process, so this week we discuss the details of Paddy's illustration and design process. Learn how he gets new clients, deals with payment, budgets and contracts, working remotely with clients and developers, the software he uses and the final (very tidy) deliverables.

Duration: 00:35:09


#31: Ashley's Photography Process

12/3/2014
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Ashley reveals the secrets of being a wedding photographer. She covers finding new clients, first impressions, scouting venues, getting paid, crazy requests, conducting yourself on the big day, post-event communication and delivering the finished product. If you're thinking of entering the photography scene then this one is for you, however we can all learn something from listening to other peoples' processes.

Duration: 00:37:48


#30: Educating Clients

11/26/2014
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In order to have a healthy working relationship between client and designer/photographer/other, you need to educate the client on how to work effectively with you. Before anything starts, you both need to decide what each of your roles will be, discuss each of your goals for the project and establish the best day to day working practices. This week we talk about how Paddy and Ashley educate their clients and how better communication leads to better finished products.

Duration: 00:35:33


#29: Avoiding 'Freelancer Loneliness'

11/19/2014
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The freelance life can be a lonely one, especially if you work from home. Co-working spaces, having side projects and contributing to your industry all feature on our list of tips to avoid 'freelancer loneliness'.

Duration: 00:27:55


#28: Preparing For Your First Speaking Gig

11/12/2014
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If you want to run your own business, you’re eventually going to have to market it to people. This week we talk about one method of doing that - public speaking. From intimate meet ups to large conferences, we cover preparation, dealing with nerves and the urge to check all your tweets as soon as you come off stage.

Duration: 00:28:57


#25: The Working Out Side Project (Part 3 - The Development)

10/22/2014
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In the third part of our mini-series, we look at the progress Ashley has been making with the development of the app. She presents what she's whipped up so far and we see if it works or not, which leads us on to a discussion about having confidence in your code and working to deadlines. We're now looking for beta testers for the app, so email us on info@workingoutpodcast.com if you're interested in taking it for a spin.

Duration: 00:25:03


#24: The Working Out Side Project (Part 2 - The Design)

10/15/2014
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Paddy pitches the wireframes and designs to Ashley in part 2 of our mini series following our side project creation process. We discuss the contract between us, the interactions and details of our daily stand up app and what the next steps will be to create our MVP. If you want an insight into Paddy's design process and how he presents to clients, this one is for you. Make sure and visit http://workingoutpodcast.com to view the wireframes and designs and follow along as Paddy & Ashley...

Duration: 00:24:23


#23: The Working Out Side Project (Part 1 - The Idea)

10/8/2014
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We're putting our money where our mouth is this week as we kick off a multi-part series where we're actually going to design, build and ship a side project together. In this first part, we brainstorm a list of ideas and make a decision on an MVP that would tie in well with the philosophy of the show. This series sees us putting into practice all of the topics and advice we've been discussing over the past 22 weeks of the show.

Duration: 00:24:49


#22: The Importance of Having A Personal Brand

10/1/2014
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Everything you put out there contributes in some way to how people think of you as a professional. Every tweet, Facebook status, Instagram and email. Everything. People like to deal with people, so ask yourself why would a potential client choose you over someone else with your exact skills? Honing your skills is important of course, but what makes the difference is that extra value you can add that nobody else can.

Duration: 00:30:57


#20: Sticking With Things

9/17/2014
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Have you grown bored of your goals or projects? Starting something is easy, but sticking with it is the difficult part. Paddy and Ashley talk about the key to sticking with things and the importance of optimising your environment, as well as becoming a proactive worker instead of a reactive worker. It's easy to give into disruption and stop sticking to something.

Duration: 00:27:39


#19: Nobody Said It Was Going To Be Easy

9/10/2014
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Nobody said following your passion would be easy. Encountering periods of frustration is normal. Ashley and Paddy share some of the frustrations they face in building their passion-based businesses, from coping with a lack of support to dealing with a lack of control in projects. A lot of people love complaining about their frustrations, but taking action on those frustrations is critical.

Duration: 00:32:35


#18: Let's Take A Break

9/3/2014
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In a culture that celebrates long, unsustainable working hours, Paddy and Ashley look at how taking a break from work can actually be conducive to productivity. They talk about the guilt they've battled with when taking breaks from work and stepping away from their computers. Whether it's exercise or playing video games, though, taking time out allows you to recharge your batteries, ultimately putting you in a better place to accomplish your goals in building your passion-based business.

Duration: 00:28:37


#17: Should You Ever Work For Friends Or Family?

8/27/2014
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It's that age old saying that you should 'never work for friends or family', but is it ever a good idea? What happens when professional criticism comes across as a personal attack? How much should you be charging your family for your 'passion'? This week Ashley and Paddy chat about the good and bad experiences they've had with this particularly tricky topic. They talk about how early preparation can help establish a better working relationship and the big difference between working 'with'...

Duration: 00:32:26


#15: Self-Discovery With The 5 Whys

8/13/2014
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Using the 5 Whys technique, an initially skeptical Paddy finds out that his original goal of 'cutting out client work' isn't really his goal at all. This week on the show, Ashley and Paddy embark on a journey of self-discovery to get to the root of why they're doing what they're doing.

Duration: 00:31:25


#11: Dealing With Rejection

7/16/2014
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Whether it's hearing the words 'we won't be publishing your book' or 'I don't like green', everyone eventually deals with rejection in their quest to create a passion based business. Stop letting other people dictate the success of your dream. There isn’t any shame in being rejected, but there is shame in not doing anything about it and letting it hold you back from achieving your goals.

Duration: 00:28:15

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