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Freelancers’ Show Episodes

232 FS Q&A

1:01 Protecting yourself from “scope-creep” and unending revisions Measuring progress and clear communication 10:47 Freelancing without dealing with invoices and collecting payments Working with an...

231 FS When to Move On (Chuck Leaving)

00:30 Chuck leaving the show 1:18 Introducing the topic: Knowing when to move on 5:40 Leaving a successful podcast 15:11 Deciding when to move on 19:19 Being...

230 FS Differentiating Yourself

Introduction How to differentiate yourself from the crowd When you’re not the cheapest option Fungibility 6:00: It has to matter to your client. Different differentiations...

229 FS Q&A

0:20 What is everyone working on? Hourly Billing is Nuts Deadline Funnel Conferences The Eventual Millionaire 5:00: Questions to ask on a Greenfield project Bootstrap ...

228 FS Non-Writing Content Marketing Methods

Introduction FreelanceRemoteConf Content marketing that does not involve the written word 4:30: What Is Content Marketing? Showing expertise Helping people Providing value 6:20: Podcasting Screencast Creating...

227 FS Building Courses with Anna Sabramowicz

1:00: Introduction Anna Sabramowicz Putting together online courses 3:05: Marketing 5:00: What to put in the course What problems do you solve? 9:00: What type of course? ...

226 FS Podcasting for Freelancers

1:00 Topic Introduction: Podcasting for Freelancers All panelists have a podcast 2:00 Why start a podcast? Building trust Getting to know you Portability 6:30 Benefits over...

225 FS Questions and Answers

1:00: How do I get good freelance gigs online? Solve a problem or find a better platform Get a more positive mindset Ask insightful...

224 FS Building an Agency with Drew McLellan

0:45: Introductions Freelance Remote Conf Drew McLellan Agency Management Institute 2:40: Building an Agency Adding employees Traditional vs 1099 model 7:30: Where you’re spending your time ...

223 FS How to Handle Being Asked for Freebies

1:00: Topic introduction: When people ask for freebies Requests from friends, neighbors, family 4:40: Requests for unpaid consulting Sometimes it makes sense to offer this...

222 FS Burned Out and Overwhelmed

1:00: Topic Introduction Burnout 3:15: Set workday and structure Work from home vs. coworking space Family time Podcast Motor 8:00: How Chuck’s business makes money Philip’s...

221 FS Generating Short-Term Cash without Taking Crappy Projects or Bottom-Feeding on Upwork

1:00: Topic introduction: Making fast cash 2:45: Reach out to past clients Might be a small project Might lead to referrals 5:55: Ask for referrals Give...

220 FS Can You Make 25k per Month as a Consultant

1:00: Topic introduction Full-time job vs. consulting How much money is possible or likely? 4:30: Discussion of the money Cost of living (Israel vs. USA) ...

219 FS How to Find Clients Offline with Simon Heaton

1:00: Simon’s introduction Shopify Four Overlooked Tactics to Find New Clients Offline 3:00: Hosting meetups and workshops How to set up a workshop Logistics...

218 FS Don’t Agree to Project Deadlines

1:06 - Jonathan suggested topic: Why are deadlines bad? 7:30  Deadlines are binary 11:28 Timelines 12:38 Weekly conversations 13:54 How to deal with a drop dead deadline 15:53 How...

217 FS Setting Value-based Prices When The Value is Hard to Determine

02:40 - Getting Started on a Project Using Value-based Pricing; Figuring Out the Why 13:33 - Setting Goals and Expectations Agile Methodology 33:04 - Proposals 40:06 -...

216 FS Automation

02:14 - Why automate? Are there cases where you shouldn’t automate? The Eventual Millionaire: Procrastinate on Purpose with Rory Vaden Procrastinate on Purpose: 5...

215 FS Remote Work

01:54 - Listener Request: Remote Work 03:14 - Communication Technologies Skype Slack Zoom WeChat Crowdcast join.me Screenflow Email GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar Google Hangouts Basecamp 13:30 - Setting Client...

214 FS Conferences

01:44 - Deciding to Attend Conferences Double Your Freelancing Conference: Europe MicroConf MicroConf Europe 09:14 - Conference Experiences Receptions 13:44 - Implementing Ideas From Conferences The...

213 FS Commoditization

01:45 - Gary Herman Introduction Twitter Jabico Enterprises 01:49 - Commoditization 10:14 - The Changing Landscape of Software Development Craftsman/Architect vs Entrepreneur 17:48 - Perception of Value 23:55...