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Freelancers’ Show Episodes

TFS 331: Using a CRM

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks about advantages of using a CRM software in their freelance business. They share their own experiences of how their business improved when they started using it and why they needed one in the first place.

TFS 330: Job Interviews for Freelancers

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks about how to handle “stomp the chomp” interviews. These are type of interviews where tech companies ask developers whiteboard questions or algorithm questions.

TFS 329: Career Development

The panel starts by discussing why career development as a freelancer is important and what skills to work on for career development. They share mistakes and use examples from their own businesses. The panel gives career tips for those just starting out as well as freelancers who are advanced.

TFS 328: Things Not To Do (even if others are doing them)

The panel discusses various “things not to do” that they have seen others do. First, they advise not sticking with a single client in a pseudo employment situation. The panel also warns against biting off more than you can chew. Erik brings up not relying on global freelancing platforms like upwork.com, while Rueven cautions against saying yes to all business.

TFS 327: Making Sure You’re Paid

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks to Steve Pomerantz, Founder and CEO at Freelance Collection. Steve has worked on projects as a freelancer where he has not been paid and he noticed that there aren't that many resources to help guide freelancers that are in this position. He founded Freelance Collection to help others who are unable to collect payment from their clients.

TFS 326: Creating Leverage with Systems

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks about how to put systems in place to thrive as a freelancer. Especially for recurring tasks, creating a procedure enables quality, consistency and sustainability. The panel advises taking the decision making part out of the process as much as possible so there is as little stress as possible when executing that particular task each time. Having set procedures in place also helps handing these tasks off to other employees easier and cuts down on the learning curve. 

TFS 325: Getting Overpricing Nervousness

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks about being nervous about pricing the services offered when freelancing. They mention that most of the time, freelancers tend to price their services on the low side due to lack of self confidence. The panel also shares possible scenarios of client feedback and the best responses that justify the price.

TFS 324: Client Schedules and Communication

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel shares client communication best practices when freelancing. They give tips on how to word binding proposals to help clarify expectations on both sides and how to make and track project schedules.

TFS 323: Getting Started in Your 40s

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks about starting freelancing later in life. They share their own freelancing/consulting journeys as well as tips for a smooth transition.

TFS 322: Raising Prices Without Raising Eyebrows

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks about how/when to raise prices when freelancing. The panel advises reviewing services offered quarterly and adjusting prices accordingly.

TFS 321: Planning for 2019

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks about their plans for 2019. They describe their processes for planning for the new year and reviewing the past year. They reveal what projects they want to do more of in 2019 and what projects they want to transition out of. The panel advises that in freelance work, declining projects that are not a good fit frees up time for projects that are a good fit.

FS 320: Timeless Sales Strategies

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks to  Liston Witherill, sales consultant and founder of Liston Witherill Consulting. Liston specializes in working with AMs, CSMs, and consultants to provide opportunities for client improvement.

FS 319: Building Your Better Freelance Business in 2019

In this episode of the Freelancers' Show, the panel talks about good practices and habits to build in freelance business in the year 2019. The panel gives examples of what they focused on while building their own freelance business and share how they approached areas such as self-care, financial planning and client acquisition goals in their business.

FS 318: Dealing with Contracts

Panel: Reuven Lerner Jeremy Green Erik Dietrich In this episode of the Freelancer’s Show Reuven, Erik, and Jeremy discuss “Dealing with Contracts.” The Freelancers...

FS 317: Working on Your Business

Panel: Reuven Lerner Jeremy Green In this episode of the Freelancer’s Show Reuven and Jeremy discuss “Working on Your Business.” The discussion covers several...

FS 316: How to Target Management or the C-Suite as a Freelancer

Panel: Erik Dietrich In this episode of the Freelancer’s Show  Erik, discuss “How to Target Management or the C-Suite as a Freelancer.” The discussion covers...

FS 315: Late Paying Whale Clients

Panel: Jeremy Green Erik Dietrich In this episode of the Freelancer’s Show, Jeremy and  Erik, discuss “Late Paying Whale Clients.” The discussion covers how...

FS 314: Starting Freelancing While Employed

Panel: Jeremy Green Erik Dietrich In this episode of the Freelancer’s Show, Jeremy and  Erik, and discuss “Starting Freelancing While Employed.” The discussion covers important...

FS 313: When Your Clients are Wrong

Panel: Jeremy Green Reuven Lerner Erick Dietrich In this episode of the Freelancer’s Show, Jeremy, Erick, and Reuven discuss the topic, “When Your Clients...

FS 312: The Care and Feeding of an Email List

Panel: Jeremy Green Reuven Lerner In this episode of the Freelancer’s Show, Jeremy and Reuven discuss “The Care and Feeding of an Email List.”Both...