Your Stream Job - Illustrator Austen Marie

What if the world could watch you while you worked? What if they paid to watch? What if they interacted with you so you didn't feel alone while working? What if they then paid you for work AND paid to watch you?

That's pretty much where Twitch streamer/entertainer/illustrator Austen Marie finds herself. It looks like a lot of fun. But it's definitely still a job. It's a business.

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Building A Future - Content Creator Ben Adam-Smith

Ben's on a mission to make a difference to global warming and that's what drives his business.  

He's built a niche video content business serving the construction industry, laid the foundations to a membership site by building a successful podcast and aims to build his own house. He's always planning long term, thinking big.

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Keep Hitting Publish - Copywriter Amy Harrison

"You have the chance to carve the career of your dreams, so dream!" Amy didn't just settle with regular copywriting gigs. She didn't just settle for speaking/training around the world. She kept 'checking in on herself' and tweaking her career path.

Today she will regularly hit publish on blogs, videos, podcasts and her own 'scalable' income online course - alongside the client work she loves.

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You're Not Alone - Designer Rachel Shillcock

Rachel's found inspiration, support, friendship and even clients in the communities she's joined online. Be it through courses she's paid for, Twitter or private Facebook groups she's joined (or started!), she's realised you don't have to freelance alone.

Hear her story: from finding her niche - the wake up call to her business, to finding herself in hospital - the wake up call to herself.

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Drawn Out Start To Freelancing - Illustrator Kristian Duffy

After struggling to find work after uni, with a year of bits, bobs and benefits, Kristian finally found the real benefits of a mentor, working for an established freelancer.

Now, he balances 2 jobs. One with a full time employer, the other: his freelance career. Kristian's experience of breaking out in to his freelance dream is full of ups and downs. Keep an eye out for lots of great lessons. Oh. And a daredevil cat.

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The Sound of Freelance - Composer Jamie Salisbury

Jamie went from gigging musician to composer for TV, film, games and stage.

Here he shares how it's all played out so far: heading back to uni, collaborating over Skype, mangaging his own band, the passive income of library music and how getting his own studio scaled up his work load and kept his home in harmony. Love a music pun. You keeping score?


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Marketing Your Business - Digital Marketing Consultant Col Skinner

Col quit agency life to be his own boss. As you'd expect, he's very deliberate about selling himself; here he shares his experiences of SEO, content marketing, pay-per-click and even finding media opportunities to get yourself known.  Plus how he turns down work to keep his hours down and his 'lifestyle business' where he wants it.

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Mann Made Opportunities - Presenter Olly Mann

After a career freelancing behind the scenes in TV, Olly Mann has found himself in the media limelight. Found? Or put himself there? Olly's a writer for major publications, a national radio presenter, TV panelist and part of the podcasting elite. But how did all of these doors open for him? Not without knocking. And then pushing all of Olly Mann through.


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Catch Up Part 2 - A Year Being Freelance

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.

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Catch Up Part 1 - A Year Being Freelance

After a year of the podcast Being Freelance... what's that 12 months actually been like for our very first guests? In this, the first of two special episodes, Steve Folland chats to photographer Tom Miles, designer Liz Elcoate and audio producer Chris Hollis. Their challenges, their changes, their epiphanies... their year being freelance.

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Best Looking Freelancer In The World - Copywriter Joel Klettke

Canadian copywriter Joel Klettke is focused on results. When it works for his clients it's working for him.

This chat has a crazy amount of useful freelance tips in it as Joel shares thoughts on using a personal name vs a company one, what makes his freelance site stand out, how he came to be a TEDx speaker, networking, growing the business... and all of this whilst being the best looking man in the world.

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