Janet quit her job in the US to travel the world.
After finding herself she started finding clients as a freelance designer focused on e-books.
From the slums of the Philippines she's emerged as the E-book Queen. Now back in the States, she's switched the advice of monks for mastermind mentors. Listen up: it's quite a journey!
How do you become a leader in digital strategy? With 20 years experience as an employee, company director and freelancer who's figured out how to make his business work for his lifestyle.
With great thoughts on work/life balance Paul also shares how he built up his incredible personal brand through content marketing with podcasts, videos, blogs, books... Hear what it's like creating and living in Boag World.
Samar Owais arrived in Dubai. She knew her husband. She knew she could blog. What she didn't know, she's learned online, investing in courses that hone her writing and business skills.
With great tips on working with clients in multiple time zones, plus the power of remote mentors and guest blogging.
Data Designer Stefanie has exhibited at top galleries, spoken at conferences around the world and designed book covers for heroes, but it's her passion projects that she does on the side that really make a difference to her success.
Includes great thoughts on creating your own work space and appreciating the value of yourself.
How do you go from being a locksmith to the voice of Radio 1?
From house entries to House heroes?
As a voiceover and in demand audio imaging producer to the world's biggest DJs, Stevie's business took off but he had to figure out how to run a business too.
And when it all went a bit Pete Tong, he found help in a mentor.
Passionate about video production, at the start of the millenium Neil soon grew from being a freelancer to being a company owner.
But when the recession hit he realised being good wasn't enough.
He needed to be marketing his business. Having laid everyone off he set about growing again, but this time with lessons learned...
Danny Margulies quit his job.
Next he wrote 'how to make money writing' into Google.
Two days later he had his first client on freelance marketplace Elance.
Ebonie's successful Virtual Assistant business led to a very Real breakdown.
Hear how that became her 'breakthrough' as she retrained as a coach to other self employed 'misfits'.
Includes great insight into building a business via social media/blogging/email list.
Olly Newport's a 20 year old camera op/video editor who has never been anything but freelance.
Faced with a future of high univeristy fees he chose to take a film making passion into a freelancing career instead. It's been a steep learning curve in business.
Fraser Davidson is a BAFTA award winning director, animator and designer. He's been staff, he's been freelance and now he's a year into co-founding a company. From side projects to dream projects. Crafty and candid tips in here whatever field you work in.
Casey doesn't just take pictures, he takes every opportunity to build his connections and that builds his business. From local newspaper snapper to having leading entreprenneurs and even royalty in the frame.
Due to the nature of the TV/film industry, Sam's never had a 'proper job', so with over 15 years of freelancing under her belt has plenty to share on staying afloat financially.
Plus in recent years she's been balancing ambition with starting a family and doing something you love around those that you love.
Front End Web Developer Barry McGee on stepping out from the BBC and being freelance. Barry's experiment with paying for 'promoted tweets' to find himself work is a fascinating new technique to land his CVs on the desks of decision makers. But did it work?
Hear how Liz went from pension advisor to banking on a freelance career for her future.
It's not enough to be a passionate freelancer, you need to be a business person and this episode includes cracking thoughts on: payments, contracts, commanding respect and finding a niche.
Motion Designer & Creative Editor Stu Denbigh took a step back to move forward.
He chats about the importance of continually improving, finding a mentor and cash-flow - all part of being freelance for 10 years.
Nicky Woodhouse went from TV researcher to self shoot/edit freelancer following David Cameron for 3 years creating Web-Cameron.
She's now grown her business Woodhouse TV using other freelancers. This episode includes her thoughts on finances, portfolios and the benefits of different work environments such as hot desking v hiring a full office.
CSS Wizardry's Harry Roberts went from secure staff job to in-demand consultant and international speaker. Great tips on self marketing, the importance of your own site's language to getting hired and the difference in being a freelance consultant.
Hear how Gema went from secondary school teacher to TV host, channel announcer and voiceover, then self-styled her own direction as a craft blogger.
Includes: finding your specialism and not letting finances run the show.
Oh, and her dog.
Once a journalist for radio stations he switched to supplying them with jingles.
His strategy of creating an 800 strong mailing list to launch his business has had a huge effect.
Hear illustrator Jessica Morgan, drawing on her experience of being freelance: starting out; freelance sites; pricing; getting paid and restricting your hours.
Tom Miles, a photographer for the likes of Men's Health with over 20 years of being self employed. With awesome creative tips; pricing; portfolio and connections.