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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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#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


#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


#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


#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


#9: Disrupting Sleeping Industries

7/2/2014
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Do your passions lie in an industry which lacks innovation? Do you feel you could do better but there are too many huge, more established players to compete with? Remember, more often than not, true innovation comes from the little guy. Ashley talks us through her experience of building a new quote system that she wanted to create in order to disrupt the insurance industry, but after presenting this to the insurance companies things didn't go quite as planned.

Duration: 00:37:47


#6: Turning Your Passion Into A Business

6/11/2014
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How do you actually go about flipping a passion into a money making venture that you can live off? We discuss the various steps you should take as your turn a hobby into a job. Any niche passion can make money, so why not yours?

Duration: 00:33:32


#4: Talent vs Hard Work

5/28/2014
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How does success seemingly come so easily to others, when I have to work so hard for it? When you look at talented, successful people, you're only seeing the finished product, not all the hard work they put in. Talent gets your foot in the door, it's the hard work that makes up the other 99.9%. On the show we chat about confidence in your own work, and how a lack of it can sometimes lead to you feeling like an impostor.

Duration: 00:32:37


#3: Collaboration

5/21/2014
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Ashley gets angry at herself in this episode on collaboration. We try to define what exactly counts as collaborating and Ashley talks about her frustrations of working solo on projects. How do you make yourself available for collaboration and how do you brand your role within a team? We also touch on ownership of a project and the advantages of working solo vs collaborating.

Duration: 00:34:41

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