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Being Freelance

Being Freelance - The freelance podcast with Steve

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Being Freelance
Being Freelance

Being Freelance

Being Freelance - The freelance podcast with Steve

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15
Plays
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The podcast for creative freelancers who want a better business and a better life. Pick up tips, advice and thoughts on how to make it being freelance by hearing others share their stories. Hosted by Steve Folland. Bring your ears. And cake.www.beingfreelance.com

Latest Episodes

It's never as difficult as you think it is - Freelance Writer and Editor Sian Meades-Williams

Sian took a leap of faith when she went freelance 12 years ago, and things didn’t work out as she’d imagined. But, despite “learning a lot about getting it wrong,” Sian’s found a way to make freelancing work. And she’s ready to share everything she knows.

38 MIN4 days ago
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It's never as difficult as you think it is - Freelance Writer and Editor Sian Meades-Williams

That first taste of bacon - Motion Designer Devon Moodley

Devon was hooked from the beginning. He worked full-time for several years while freelancing on the side, but eventually, the FOMO got too much. When a friend’s mum told him “You can always make money, but you can’t always make memories,” Devon was convinced. He gave up his full-time job at Xero, moved to another country, and set out on his own. This is his story so far.

42 MIN1 weeks ago
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That first taste of bacon - Motion Designer Devon Moodley

BONUS - Community Q&A with Kate Toon and Paul Jarvis

We've had some amazing Live Q&As in the Being Freelance Community this year. So as a bonus here's just some of the amazing answers Paul Jarvis and Kate Toon gave to questions poised by freelancers in the group. Don't miss out, come and join us!

37 MINAUG 18
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BONUS - Community Q&A with Kate Toon and Paul Jarvis

Say yes and then work it out - Illustrator Melanie Chadwick

Mel’s lived in Hong Kong, Aberdeen, Falmouth, and now Porthleven, with each new location bringing fresh inspiration for her career as a freelance illustrator. As well as taking on commissions, Mel’s experimented with running workshops and selling products. And, like Steve, Mel’s documented her freelance journey on YouTube, where she also publishes a video interview series with creatives in her local area.

44 MINJUL 28
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Say yes and then work it out - Illustrator Melanie Chadwick

Get started sooner - Copywriter Leif Kendall

Leif started freelancing on the side around a full-time job. 11 years later, freelancing is his full-time job and he now runs a successful side project, too. Leif is the director of ProCopywriters, a professional association with over 850 members. He chats to Steve about how he got started being freelance, how he’s found work and built up his business, and how he manages to run ProCopywriters alongside it.

48 MINJUL 21
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Get started sooner - Copywriter Leif Kendall

An umbrella of skills - Experience Designer Stefano Bellucci Sessa

Stefano went freelance after 4 years in an agency, after realising he wanted more control over the projects he took on. He’s an Italian living in London, and he says it’s meeting people at local events that has allowed him to find clients and build his business. He’s done work around mindset, values and well-being too, and he shares some important reflections on how we can all be a bit kinder to ourselves as freelancers.

42 MINJUL 14
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An umbrella of skills - Experience Designer Stefano Bellucci Sessa

Walk the walk - Copywriter Emily Read

Out of luck finding employment as a copywriter, Emily turned to freelance work by chance when she met a web designer who was looking for support. Emily got her business off the ground from there, learning as much as she could from online resources while also pouring time and energy into her website. Within 6 months, Emily was ranking number one on Google for keywords like “Brisbane copywriter” and business grew from there.

41 MINJUL 7
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Walk the walk - Copywriter Emily Read

Don’t get mad, get better - Photographer Storm Santos

Storm shoots celebrities in LA, and while his life might appear to be more glamorous than most, he still loves those working-from-the-studio days where he gets to walk to work in his underwear. He chats to Steve about finding work, using an agent, putting himself out there, managing his work-life balance, and investing in his business.

34 MINJUN 30
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Don’t get mad, get better - Photographer Storm Santos

Being Freelance Podcast LIVE at IPSE's National Freelancers Day in London

This week we have not just one but TWO freelancers for you. They’re being interviewed by a freelancer, in a room full of freelancers, for the Being Freelance podcast. Which was, of course, recorded live on National Freelancers Day, at IPSE’s annual event. And now we’re sharing it with you - another freelancer! (Or aspiring freelancer). That’s a lot of biscuits.

36 MINJUN 23
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Being Freelance Podcast LIVE at IPSE's National Freelancers Day in London

Protecting my health - Designer Tatiana Mac

Tatiana’s taken on full-time roles throughout her career, as well as building up a studio alongside a partner. Knowing now that independence is what suits her best, Tatiana’s focused on working in a way that allows her to protect her own physical and mental health. She says money doesn’t control her happiness, and she doesn’t believe in forcing herself to work when she’s not inspired.

49 MINJUN 16
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Protecting my health - Designer Tatiana Mac

Latest Episodes

It's never as difficult as you think it is - Freelance Writer and Editor Sian Meades-Williams

Sian took a leap of faith when she went freelance 12 years ago, and things didn’t work out as she’d imagined. But, despite “learning a lot about getting it wrong,” Sian’s found a way to make freelancing work. And she’s ready to share everything she knows.

38 MIN4 days ago
Comments
It's never as difficult as you think it is - Freelance Writer and Editor Sian Meades-Williams

That first taste of bacon - Motion Designer Devon Moodley

Devon was hooked from the beginning. He worked full-time for several years while freelancing on the side, but eventually, the FOMO got too much. When a friend’s mum told him “You can always make money, but you can’t always make memories,” Devon was convinced. He gave up his full-time job at Xero, moved to another country, and set out on his own. This is his story so far.

42 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
That first taste of bacon - Motion Designer Devon Moodley

BONUS - Community Q&A with Kate Toon and Paul Jarvis

We've had some amazing Live Q&As in the Being Freelance Community this year. So as a bonus here's just some of the amazing answers Paul Jarvis and Kate Toon gave to questions poised by freelancers in the group. Don't miss out, come and join us!

37 MINAUG 18
Comments
BONUS - Community Q&A with Kate Toon and Paul Jarvis

Say yes and then work it out - Illustrator Melanie Chadwick

Mel’s lived in Hong Kong, Aberdeen, Falmouth, and now Porthleven, with each new location bringing fresh inspiration for her career as a freelance illustrator. As well as taking on commissions, Mel’s experimented with running workshops and selling products. And, like Steve, Mel’s documented her freelance journey on YouTube, where she also publishes a video interview series with creatives in her local area.

44 MINJUL 28
Comments
Say yes and then work it out - Illustrator Melanie Chadwick

Get started sooner - Copywriter Leif Kendall

Leif started freelancing on the side around a full-time job. 11 years later, freelancing is his full-time job and he now runs a successful side project, too. Leif is the director of ProCopywriters, a professional association with over 850 members. He chats to Steve about how he got started being freelance, how he’s found work and built up his business, and how he manages to run ProCopywriters alongside it.

48 MINJUL 21
Comments
Get started sooner - Copywriter Leif Kendall

An umbrella of skills - Experience Designer Stefano Bellucci Sessa

Stefano went freelance after 4 years in an agency, after realising he wanted more control over the projects he took on. He’s an Italian living in London, and he says it’s meeting people at local events that has allowed him to find clients and build his business. He’s done work around mindset, values and well-being too, and he shares some important reflections on how we can all be a bit kinder to ourselves as freelancers.

42 MINJUL 14
Comments
An umbrella of skills - Experience Designer Stefano Bellucci Sessa

Walk the walk - Copywriter Emily Read

Out of luck finding employment as a copywriter, Emily turned to freelance work by chance when she met a web designer who was looking for support. Emily got her business off the ground from there, learning as much as she could from online resources while also pouring time and energy into her website. Within 6 months, Emily was ranking number one on Google for keywords like “Brisbane copywriter” and business grew from there.

41 MINJUL 7
Comments
Walk the walk - Copywriter Emily Read

Don’t get mad, get better - Photographer Storm Santos

Storm shoots celebrities in LA, and while his life might appear to be more glamorous than most, he still loves those working-from-the-studio days where he gets to walk to work in his underwear. He chats to Steve about finding work, using an agent, putting himself out there, managing his work-life balance, and investing in his business.

34 MINJUN 30
Comments
Don’t get mad, get better - Photographer Storm Santos

Being Freelance Podcast LIVE at IPSE's National Freelancers Day in London

This week we have not just one but TWO freelancers for you. They’re being interviewed by a freelancer, in a room full of freelancers, for the Being Freelance podcast. Which was, of course, recorded live on National Freelancers Day, at IPSE’s annual event. And now we’re sharing it with you - another freelancer! (Or aspiring freelancer). That’s a lot of biscuits.

36 MINJUN 23
Comments
Being Freelance Podcast LIVE at IPSE's National Freelancers Day in London

Protecting my health - Designer Tatiana Mac

Tatiana’s taken on full-time roles throughout her career, as well as building up a studio alongside a partner. Knowing now that independence is what suits her best, Tatiana’s focused on working in a way that allows her to protect her own physical and mental health. She says money doesn’t control her happiness, and she doesn’t believe in forcing herself to work when she’s not inspired.

49 MINJUN 16
Comments
Protecting my health - Designer Tatiana Mac