Catch Up Part 2 - A Year Being Freelance

Harry Roberts Jessica Draws Podcast

After a year of the podcast Being Freelance... what's that 12 months actually been like being freelance for our very first guests?

In this, the second of two special end of year episodes, Steve Folland chats to CSS consultant Harry Roberts and illustrator Jessica Morgan. Their challenges, their changes, their epiphanies, their year being freelance.

Take a listen and also check out their original episodes, links below.

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Here’s some of the key takeaway points:

Harry Roberts

Check out his original interview here

  • Working with multi-national companies may sound ideal but has its own complications, especially when it comes to being paid

  • How can you modify your workflow to make it more efficient? Is there anything you can have as templates/modules? Ready prepared?

  • Do you need to rethink your fees? Don't just think about the actual hours you're with a client, what about prep and travel?

  • Could you add screencasts to your blogging mix? It can be quicker and adds your personality

Jessica Morgan

Listen to her original interview here

  • Bigger organisations have stricter payment terms, you just have to accept them and be prepared

  • Bigger organisations often take longer to give feedback; plan your time so you don't waste it

  • Plan. Short-term, mid and long-term. Even plan what you want to get out of a networking event

  • Enter awards! It's good to look back at what you've done and feels great to be recognised

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