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.
Take a listen and also check out their original episodes, links below.
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Here’s some of the key takeaway points:
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
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
Who the hell is Steve Folland?
You know how everyone bangs on about how powerful video and audio content can be? Yeah, well Steve helps businesses make it and make the most of it. Find out more at www.stevefolland.com Track him down on Twitter @sfolland or lay a trail of cake and he'll eventually catch you up.