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Learn how to win clients and build the freelance business of your dreams. Matt Inglot, agency owner and freelance coach, interviews top freelancers and agency owners on EXACTLY how they run their service business. Learn how top freelancers win clients, charge higher rates, and build a freedom-based lifestyle through their business. Guests have included Alan Weiss, Michael Port, Brennan Dunn, Jason Swenk, Noah Fleming, Jonathan Stark, and many more. Tune in for a new episode every Monday morn ...
 
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That flew by fast! Like all good things, season 1 of Art of the Build has come to an end. This is a short wrap-up episode updating listeners on the show and plans for season 2. Subscribe to the weekly maker digest: https://artofthebuild.fm Support the show: https://patreon.com/artofthebuild Thank you to the amazing makers that appeared on season 1:…
 
Ever wonder how those super tiny electronic components on circuit boards are placed so accurately? With machines of course. Industrial pick and place machines can cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Stephen Hawes is helping to make this technology more accessible by developing a much cheaper and open source pick and place called The Inde…
 
Ashley Harwood, a master turner, shares her biggest wood turning to date, a pedestal and foot for a Barolo table. Or 4 of them rather. And I want to emphasize that when I say gigantic, I’m not exaggerating, or using that word frivolously. Listen to Ashley's stories about the many safety considerations involved, what happens when a piece being turne…
 
Does your microwave cabinet have a slide out spice rack? No you say? Well then listen up because this episode has the fix to that problem, as well as tips and insights for anyone that wants to apply their woodworking skills to improving their home. Mark used to be a photographer and graphic designer by trade, but now he runs Gunflint Designs buildi…
 
Ben has a very specific material that he builds from: recycled skateboards. He’s made bowls, he’s made a bat, he’s even made a skateboard. On this episode Ben talks about about a particularly interesting skateboard project, a skateboard guitar. Subscribe to the weekly maker digest: https://artofthebuild.fm Support the show: https://patreon.com/arto…
 
James is an electrical engineer, former toy designer, and most importantly he’s a builder of amazing robots and other contraptions (like the robotic bowling bowl collaboration with Mark Rober). One of James' most epic creations are his 7ft tall extremely robust "performance robots". These "Chappy-like" robots have many degrees of motion, really coo…
 
Elisha of Pneumatic Addict is a former hairstylist turned maker and DIYer who in her words is here to demystify tools and the lumber section of the hardware store. Many of Elisha’s builds are primarily out of lumber, but she incorporates metal a lot too. A perfect example is her wood and metal cable bed that combines a really smart and sturdy bed f…
 
Robert Cowan builds combat robots. He is part of the Copperhead team on the BattleBots TV show, and he also builds a lot of smaller "insect weight" bots that he competes with regularly. In this episode Robert discusses Psychotic Break V2, a beautiful carbon fiber and S7 tool steel bot that weighs only 3lbs and packs a scary amount of kinetic energy…
 
There’s a very good chance you’ve seen Jimmy DiResta's work, and if not, you’ve probably seen DiResta stickers or spray painted lettering in other maker channels. I hop on with Jimmy to talk about his Forged Bowie Knife build, why knife making is so appealing to him, and we get surprising insight into how he views the knives he makes (hint: he's no…
 
One of the recurring themes in Laura Kampf’s work is repurposing common items into something completely different. Like turning a zippo lighter into storage for bits, creating a bike sidecar out of a beer keg, or the many different objects that she has turned into BBQs. In this episode we talk about the clever design of her level jack grill and how…
 
When Matt Cremona decides to build an heirloom piece of furniture, he doesn’t just wander over to the local lumber store and pickup some lumber. That would be too easy. Matt’s an urban logger so it’s more far likely that he found a recently cut down tree in the city, hauled it home on his log trailer, sawed it on his custom bandsaw mill, dried it i…
 
I first came across Emiel’s channel last year when I was working out how to build my own miniature pinball machine. Emiel built his own machine and since then he's built other little inventions like the Oreo cookie dispenser, a DIY belt grinder, and the topic of this episode, a playing card gun that shoots cards 200km/h. We go into how Emiel create…
 
Izzy Swan is a woodworker, maker, and most importantly, inventor who really gets how mechanical stuff works. And he builds some pretty wild creations like various drill powered contraptions, including the topic of today's episode: a giant remote controlled wooden centipede that really walks. We dive deep into how the walking mechanism works, how yo…
 
Linn from Darbin Orvar is amazing at incorporating different materials into her woodworking projects, and at making great use of space. Today Linn talks about how she converted a pretty typical uninsulated shed into a dream workshop space that looks better than my living room. She shares all the steps she had to go through to do the conversion, and…
 
Art of the Build is a new take on the maker podcast format where I interview makers about specific builds. It's the maker podcast for people that want to hear about making. This teaser ep covers the show format and my own story, including the back injury that lead to this show. Get on the weekly digest: https://artofthebuild.fm Support the show: ht…
 
This episode is all about the most powerful ways you can go from employee to freelancer. Even if you don’t have any clients lined up. You can still make the freelance transformation with confidence as long as you’re willing to put in the effort. Our guest today actually used my Freelance Start course in order to transform himself into a full-time f…
 
The agency space may have a reputation for cultivating a negative atmosphere, but building an agency doesn’t have to be all bad. You just have to build your agency with intention, and that’s exactly what our guest on this episode is doing. Mike Arnesen is a freelance analyst and SEO fanatic who just so happened to build his own agency called UpBuil…
 
It’s time to stop overcomplicating lead generation. Your marketing strategy does not have to give you a migraine. There are ways to keep marketing simple, and we've got marketing guru Kyla Roma on the podcast today to show you how to do just that. Kyla is a marketing and profit consultant who uses her minimalist marketing strategies to build an aud…
 
We always talk about getting clients on this show, but the real work doesn’t actually start until you’ve signed them on. What do you do when you finally start that client project? How do you manage your time with all these deadlines? It’s no easy task managing all of the moving pieces. Whether you work alone or with a team, project management is cr…
 
Before becoming a freelancer, RJ McCollam was fired from his job, evicted from his apartment, and even had his car repossessed. It took losing everything to inspire his motivation. Now, ten years later, he’s a successful web developer who’s guest spotting podcasts to share his experience with the rest of us. RJ is talking today about building a fre…
 
Imagine sitting in front of a corporate board and pitching your skills for a project. Do you even know where to start? Luckily we have Nathan Allotey on this episode to speak to attracting and winning corporate clients. Nathan never calls himself just a freelancer. He is a web designer and digital marketing strategist. And his portfolio consists of…
 
Our guest today will be the first to tell you that you don’t need to use a super expensive sales funnel to attract clients to your business. Consistent action will win clients every time. Kirk Williams, owner of Zato Marketing, is a paid search marketer who started his career on Twitter. But his online presence on Twitter and through online forums …
 
Breaking out of the corporate world could be one of the best career decisions you ever make. Once you make that freelance transformation, you can start making your own schedule and picking your own clients. But what happens when you need to write a contract? Or when tax season rolls around? Abbey Woodcock is a copywriter and freelancer coach who ha…
 
Start imagining your ideal client. Get as specific as you can. Pick out the things you love most about your freelance career… Today’s guest was able to narrow down her niche by focusing on the thing she loves most – humor. Lianna Patch is a conversion copywriter and conference speaker who uses her amazing sense of humor to create interactive conten…
 
If you make the right moves, you can build an agency in just three years. Think it’s impossible? Think again! We have Emily Hirsh on the show today just to prove that it is entirely possible to build your brand and your business in only three years. Three years ago, Emily started as a virtual assistant. At first, she managed social media for her cl…
 
Working for yourself isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. Our guest today left her career of over twenty years to start her own business. It was always something Merideth Bisiker wanted to do, and being there for her family finally inspired her to do it. Less than a year ago, Merideth left her full-time job to become Merideth the Money Coach. She h…
 
Job sites like Upwork aren’t just oversaturated watering holes for freelancers. There are ways to find real, high-paying clients on these sites. Don’t believe me? Well, our guest today is here to prove this point exactly. Tom Casano is an SEO consultant and founder of the Sure Oak consulting firm. He ramped up his business over the past 16 months b…
 
In order to be a successful freelancer, you have to create that human experience. Connecting with clients online can make that kind of experience really difficult, but it’s not impossible. Our guest today specializes in building connections with clients by creating online communities. Sophie Bujold is the creator of Cliqueworthy, an agency that con…
 
If you think you can’t use content marketing to connect with your ideal clients - think again! Content marketing is effective no matter what niche or skill you’re selling. If you’re having trouble making it work for you, then you might be doing it wrong. According to my guest today, a lot of us are doing content marketing wrong. Devesh Khanal is a …
 
There is more than one way to find clients. Set your pitches aside for a moment and tune in to today’s episode. James Johnson is on the show today to talk about the ways you can think outside of the box and snag the kind of clients you really want to work with. James Johnson is a freelance writer and founder of the Freelance Writers School. His gra…
 
Sometimes we underestimate how hard it really is to scale a business. Many of us fail to take a closer look at our business model before we get started and then we are overwhelmed when everything starts to take off all at once. So, is it possible to scale your business with your sanity intact? Breanne Dyck, Founder of MNIB Consulting Inc., is here …
 
On this episode of the Freelance Transformation Podcast, we get to talk about what it’s like to sell to and work with corporate clients. And when we say corporate clients, that typically means companies that are bigger than what we’d normally consider a small business. They have proper departments, multiple shareholders, and tens, hundreds or thous…
 
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