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Updated December 2019
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Freelancing? Being boss of your own life and business can be tough and isolating. But it can also be totally rewarding. Pick up tips, advice and thoughts on how to make it as a freelancer by hearing other freelancers share their experience. You're not alone being freelance. Hosted by Steve Folland.www.beingfreelance.com
 
What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast? The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance. Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entreprenuers and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath! We talk about: • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media • How you can keep your Mark ...
 
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Ketan left his full-time role as a graphic designer with 2 or 3 freelance clients lined up. Within a couple of years he had enough work to hire a second designer, but when they lost a big client the following year, Ketan had to let his employee go. Ketan went on to co-found his own agency in Manchester before moving to Australia with his wife a ...…
 
Steve Folland - No excuses. Start creating video content for your business - MAF227 My guest this week is Steve Folland, and we talk about using video content to engage your customers. It’s a terrific way to build trust but many people don’t do it because they think it’s too hard, or they need expensive equipment, or they just don’t think they ...…
 
Joe’s been making music forever, but his first real-world project came during an internship he took after leaving school. He freelanced on the side after that while waiting tables, and then landed a corporate sales job which he really, really hated. With help from a friend, Joe found his way back to music and began studying for his masters and ...…
 
John Kennedy - A US Adviser's perspective on marketing a financial services business - MAF226 My guest this week is John F Kennedy, an adviser from Florida. As you can imagine, sharing a name with a famous American President makes it difficult for him to rank in search. We chat about how he's marketed his business, Candorpath, and some of the d ...…
 
Stanley’s first break came when he was doodling on a bit of paper in the fish and chip shop he worked in. The customer he was serving was an art buyer, and he set Stanley up with an interview that landed him an agent. Later, back in the days of MySpace, when Stanley first began building a profile online, he got a 3am phone call from The White S ...…
 
Louise Graham on listening, self-discovery and human transformation – MAF225 My guest this week is Louise Graham, an expert in self-discovery and human transformation. We chat about how important it is to listen to our customers rather than just hear what they say, and how we can bring moments of thoughtfulness and kindness into marketing. Welc ...…
 
Ready for a career change in her mid-30s, Nik landed an internship with a local design company. She took a risk and went freelance soon after, with only 1 client on her books and no cash to back her up. It worked for a while, and then Nik ended up back in employment with a boss she didn’t respect. It didn’t take long for her to return to the fr ...…
 
Clare Josa on acknowledging and ditching imposter syndrome - MAF224 This week my guest is Clare Josa and we talk about imposter syndrome. In a world increasingly recognising the importance of mental health and well-being, it's equally important to acknowledge this condition which can affect even the most confident and successful people. Let's g ...…
 
When a 20-year-old Ira flew to the UK in search of his biological father, he had no idea a new life awaited him. Ira met his partner on that trip, and after 4 years long distance, he moved to London to be with him. Ira had freelanced in the Philippines before his move, and he now runs freelance photography agency Ventana. He chats to Steve abou ...…
 
Why it's daft to put marketing tactics before strategy - MAF223 What? You don't have a marketing strategy? You don't even have any goals? Then it's likely your marketing communications tactics won't work. Let's grab a coffee and talk about it some more. Welcome to episode 223 of the award-winning Marketing and Finance podcast. What you'll hear ...…
 
Hayley felt trapped working in-house on projects that didn’t inspire her, and although she moved from a sports broadcasting company to work with Google’s internal production team, she didn’t quite find the spark she was looking for. Since going freelance, Hayley’s found a way to attract the kind of projects that matter to her, and she’s produce ...…
 
Over the last 15 years, Rachel’s gone from unhappy administrator to IPSE’s Freelancer of the Year. Rachel teaches 1 on 1, she mentors choirs, she’s performed around the world and appeared as a judge on a SKY 1 TV show, and she runs workshops in schools and communities. And that’s not even everything. By taking her talent and finding plenty of d ...…
 
Ready for a change, Seattle-based Evan and his wife bought one-way tickets to Argentina, and Evan went freelance full-time. That’s a sizeable change. Especially with 4 daughters under 10 in tow. Evan had never been to Argentina, but he did have some experience being freelance. He’d done it on the side of permanent jobs for years, always with th ...…
 
“I’m working way too hard for way too little money. How do I fix this?” That’s the question that triggered a series of business model shifts in just a few years. From charging hourly and then daily, to focusing on retainers for a while, Hillary tested what worked and kept refining it as she went. She now takes on high-ticket project work, and i ...…
 
Alison Edgar on better sales and building an entrepreneurial spirit at work - MAF222 My guest this week is bestselling sales author, Alison Edgar. We talk about how to make sales engaging to drive business growth and building an entrepreneurial spirit at work. Welcome to episode 222 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast. We chat about: Why sales ...…
 
David developed an array of skills studying multimedia at university in Ireland, and he’d freelanced on the side of full-time gigs for years, as well as going solo for a while before one of his clients took him on as an employee. He didn’t stay long though. By then, David had caught the travel bug. From Ireland to Central America and everywhere ...…
 
Simple steps to a killer talk or presentation - MAF221 If you're putting together a talk or a presentation, don't repeat don't, go straight to PowerPoint. There's a much better way. Let's grab a coffee and talk about it some more. Welcome to episode 221 of the award-winning Marketing and Finance podcast. What you'll hear about in this episode: ...…
 
After working as a creative in an ad agency, where he developed concepts for big brands and worked across a range of media, Robbie was ready for something new. His work was fun and exciting, but it left him with no time for his own projects. And, while he admired those ahead of him in the industry, Robbie didn’t want to be them. He knew agency ...…
 
Nathan Hirsch on developing a marketplace for freelancers and VAs - MAF220 My guest this week is Nathan Hirsch, founder of Freeeup, an online marketplace for freelancers and VAs. We talk about how he built Freeeup and how he helps companies find the right freelancers to help them grow their businesses. Welcome to episode 220 of the Marketing an ...…
 
Sian started freelancing on the side 12 years ago, with one gig leading to another. When a job came along that was enough to cover rent, she left the security of employment without giving it much thought. 6 months later, Sian’s client folded and she was out of work. She bounced back and found her niche, built relationships with clients, and gre ...…
 
He’s now based in Amsterdam, but South African born Devon’s freelance story kicked off in New Zealand, where he worked as a motion designer and videographer for a church. After one of the congregation offered him his first freelance gig, Devon was hooked. “It’s like that first taste of bacon…” he says, “I got the bug.” Devon freelanced on the s ...…
 
Cats, mats and marketing plans: The Book - MAF219 It's done And it's off to an editor. My book on how to keep marketing simple is one step closer to publication. Let's grab a coffee and I'll tell you what it's all about. Welcome to episode 219 of the award-winning Marketing and Finance podcast. What you'll hear about in this episode: The inspir ...…
 
Fighting back against complex crap marketing material - MAF218 There’s some shocking, bloated copy out there on websites and on corporate marketing material. Stuffed full of pompous words, passive sentences, jargon, legalese and management-speak cliches. Why do companies let this happen? Let's grab a coffee and talk about it some more. Welcome ...…
 
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. These are just SOME of their answers, but you can catch the whole replay of each in video, in the group. Here we cover topics such as- ...…
 
Ian Henderson on new advertising ideas for complicated businesses - MAF217 My guest this week is Ian Henderson, an advertising expert behind the infamous, “See it. Say it. Sorted” campaign. We talk about how advertising has changed in the digital age and why annoying advertising is sometimes the best way to get a message across. Welcome to epis ...…
 
Chrys Tan on Facebook Messenger Bots for relationship building, marketing and customer service - MAF216 This week my guest is Chrys Tan, an expert in using Facebook Messenger Bots. Stats show high engagement rates for companies using "chatbots" compared to email. We chat about how to set up a Facebook Messenger Bot and how to use it for relatio ...…
 
When a two-year stint in Hong Kong inspired Mel to pursue illustration, she put her fine art degree to good use and began teaching art workshops to top up her income. Mel soon bought a Mac and taught herself how to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, setting up a website and building a portfolio over time. Mel’s earned money in a variety of wa ...…
 
Mental health, advertising and the Protection Review Conference 2019 - MAF215 From the need to change an industry's attitude to mental health issues, to the opportunities offered by digital marketing, Protection Review's 2019 conference was an event brimming with challenge and ideas for growth. Let's grab a coffee and I'll talk you through the ...…
 
Working in a job he didn’t like with a bully for a manager, Leif was desperate for a way out. But, nearing 30 and expecting his first child, he didn’t have many options. After discovering copywriting and feeling drawn to it, Leif began freelancing on the side; going to networking events, building up his portfolio with “friend of a friend" gigs, ...…
 
“Be the best boss you ever had,” says Stefano, and he’s trying to live up to that himself. From not letting an employer’s limits hold him back, to re-imagining work-life balance on his own terms, to developing a portfolio that’s not just about winning work, but about showing his journey too; Stefano tries to make his professional development an ...…
 
After moving from her small island town to the big city of Brisbane, Australia, Emily set her sights on a job as a copywriter. She interviewed for positions but the market was tough, so she took on some nannying work to tide her over. As luck would have it, the dad from the family Emily worked for was a web designer, and he just so happened to ...…
 
Do marketers ruin everything they get their hands on? - MAF214 Do marketers ruin everything? The evidence suggests yes. Along comes a new platform or social media app and before you know it it's a torrent of marketing broadcasts and adverts. But it doesn't need to be that way. Welcome to episode 214 of the award-winning Marketing and Finance po ...…
 
After leaving high school in LA, where he was born and raised, Storm toured as a professional musician for five years before transitioning to photography. When a friend passed on a lucrative job shooting for Nike, Storm knew right away that this what he’d keep doing. He soon found that the best gigs aren’t usually so easy to come by, and when a ...…
 
How do you feel about customer feedback forms? - MAF213 Honest feedback is essential to continue to delight and engage customers. But it's not just about gathering data. It's about asking the right questions. Let's grab a coffee and talk about it some more. Welcome to episode 213 of the award-winning Marketing and Finance podcast. What you'll h ...…
 
This week, we’re LIVE in London at IPSE’s annual event, National Freelancers Day. Steve chats to past IPSE award winners, Iona Bain (Freelancer of the Year 2018), and Harvey Morton (Young Freelancer of the Year 2018). Taking part in a school enterprise competition aged only 13, Harvey was given £25 to start his own company. He launched the IT S ...…
 
After graduating in 2008 during the Great Recession, Tatiana found herself looking for a next step that would make sense financially. Calling on the design skills she’d picked up as a kid, she started out freelance, sending personalised “Do you need a designer?” emails to everyone she knew. Tatiana’s come a long way since then, finding her focu ...…
 
Greg Konfederak and Kris Krupecki on building a niche financial advice business for Eastern Europeans living in the UK - MAF212 This week my guests are Greg Konfederak and Kris Krupecki from Profit Tree. It's a financial advice firm they set up specifically for Eastern Europeans living in the UK. We chat about how Greg and Kris came up with the ...…
 
Cathy only needed 3 days work when she first started out as a freelance social media manager, and she was lucky enough to fill those slots without too much effort. When she lost a client later down the line and found herself exploring lead generation strategies, Cathy retrained as a Facebook Advertising specialist, re-positioning herself and he ...…
 
Integrity in business and marketing: The car accident compensation factor - MAF211 This week I'm talking about integrity. And this has been inspired by those phone call where they ask you if you've been in a car accident. Why their sales tactics suck and the lessons we can learn about integrity in business and marketing. Welcome to episode 211 ...…
 
“We don’t become freelancers to sell,” Nick says, “we become freelancers to do.” Nick tried the entrepreneurial route of scaling and managing people, but he soon realised it wasn’t for him. And yet, despite his reluctance to build an agency, Nick’s still going after those big money clients where budget is no issue. Find out how he positions him ...…
 
Paul Avis and David Shearman on productivity, mental health and well-being - MAF210 This week my guests are Paul Avis from Canada Life Group Insurance and David Shearman from LifeWorks. We talk about how mental health and well-being affect employee productivity and presenteeism and what employers can do to help their people. Welcome to episode ...…
 
Paige got her start on Upwork after moving to Finland for love. Struggling to find work in a country where she didn’t speak the language, Paige jumped into freelance life without much of a plan. She’s levelled up several times since then, using a mix of courses, mastermind groups, and authority building content to establish herself as a trusted ...…
 
Storytelling in business and marketing: The Wineman and the Penguin - MAF209 A long time ago. In a galaxy far, far away... People love stories. And building stories into marketing content is one of the best ways to engage customers. It makes you more human and empathetic. Let's grab a coffee and talk about it some more. Welcome to episode 209 o ...…
 
How do you find clients when you hate sales? Steve’s built his business through networking and word of mouth, and despite being an SEO consultant with the skills to drive traffic to a website, he prefers to work with people he’s connected to. Steve chats about managing his workload alongside a chronic illness and two kids under 5, and shares so ...…
 
Dan Willis on building communities and engaging customers - MAF208 In this show, I chat with Dan Willis about building communities of customers and producing engaging content. It's all about understanding who your customer is, finding out where they hang out, and then listening and talking to them. Can customers become an audience? Welcome to e ...…
 
Finding the right price for your services can be a tough one to crack. We’ve heard about all sorts of pricing models on the podcast before, but Steph’s the first to tell us she charges on a sliding scale. Steph tells her clients: "This is the least amount of money that I can make this project on, and this is the most amount of money that I woul ...…
 
If you discount the 3 consecutive Saturdays he spent at Waitrose, Tom’s a thoroughbred entrepreneur. He started out knocking on the doors of local businesses at 16 years old, and then went from freelance to founder when he launched Design Cuts - a global marketplace of resources for designers. Tom loves his company, but he’s learnt some hard le ...…
 
The power of pop culture in your marketing - MAF207 What have Game of Thrones and Coronation Street got in common? They're both examples of pop culture. They have vast, huge audiences, and they can help you engage with and communicate with your customers. Welcome to episode 207 of the Marketing and Finance podcast. What you'll hear about in thi ...…
 
Here's a bonus episode of the podcast, recorded live with IPSE at a WeWork in Manchester, UK, on 6th March 2019. It features previous guests Kelly Gilmour-Grassam (2016 guest) and Ian Paget (2015). How have they grown their businesses in the years since we last spoke? When we last left her Kelly was hiring her first employee. What happened next ...…
 
Lucas says that setting up on his own was like discovering himself again. Learning to know himself, what his goals are, and how he wants to live his life. Right now that means trying to stay balanced in the Brazilian countryside, managing the graphic design work he does for clients alongside building his illustration portfolio. And as for the p ...…
 
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