Blogging Boost - Graphic Designer Lauren Hooker

After six months of struggling to get her freelance career off the ground, Lauren started blogging.
Every day. For a year.

It took off. Her diary booked up months ahead with a waiting list of clients for her business Elle & Company.

We chat about using a business coach, content marketing, hiring assistants, evolving a passive income stream and more.

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Don't let Freelance fill all your time - Graphic Designer Jon Hicks

15 years of being freelance has given Jon plenty of thoughts to share. Long term gigs versus variety. Finding other freleancers to set up a coworking space. Freelancing as a dad with babies to when their teenagers.

Portfolio polishing, book writing, conference speaking, side project creating, payment chasing. The guilt. Don't let freelance fill all your spare time. Let some of it be filled listening to this.

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Strip it back - Web Developer Matthew Brennan

After starting out portraying himself as an agency that covered everything graphic & web design, Matthew's discovered a) his natural niche of web development and b) that clients prefer knowing they're working with an individual.

He's stripped it back: dropped the 'everything' offering, refocused, rebranded and revoiced as 'I'.

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Little Things Every Day - Digital Marketer Josh Hoffman

US digital marketer Josh took his skills, took his definition of success and took his passport as he travelled the world on a journey of epic freelancing.

Currently in Bangkok he shares how acting locally whilst thinking globally transformed his business. Doing the little things every day of creating, networking and... living.

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Wise Words - Marketer Luan Wise

After years of agency and in-house experience, Luan stepped out into being freelance. A story of spotting opportunities, maintaining relationships and self development underlines her solo career.

She shares her experience hiring coaches, writing a book, speaking, making courses by herself and alongside LinkedIn - and above all, thinking like a business.

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Bouncing Back - App Developer Jason Kneen

In 2000 Jason and (his now wife) Hannah started 'Bouncing Fish'. Working first as freelancers it grew into an agency with a big team, big office and when the decade's financial crash came... a big problem.

Hear how Jason bounced back as a freelancer vowing never to let it happen again. Working from home with his four children (and a Tardis toilet) not too far away - we chat work/life balance, side projects, speaking, writing, a freelancer website and more...

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Draw on your experience - Illustrator Jess Engle

Jess spent the first decade of her career in the corporate world. Branding, marketing and advertising for global businesses.

Now, she's a freelance illustrator, documenting her creative business journey on YouTube as 'Studio Jess' in Austin, Texas.

Hear how she finally made the move into following her passion whilst still drawing on her experience.

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Daily Vlogging - Designer Ran Segall

Ran is a designer working amongst the start-up community of Tel Aviv. As part of that he also works on his own start-up and products.

For a year Ran's been documenting his freelance life with a daily YouTube vlog purely for the joy of creating. What really brings him work... is making friends. And a lot of lunches.

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Stop Being So Available! - Communications Strategist Emelie F├ągelstedt

An offer of a freelance project whilst Emelie was still at uni kicked off a 7 year journey. From managing Social to strategising and forming a 'networked agency'. From Stockholm, to Tokyo, to London.

Exploring the world, expanding her business. Learning to not always be 'so available' - there's more to life than work.

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The Adventures of Superlogoboy - Branding Designer Paddy McGrath

Paddy spent 10 years in agency life working his way towards the top... and then looked down at the view and decided to take a leap into being freelance. He'd grown too far from the actual creativity. He couldn't control what his day looked like. He wanted to grow a beard. A really big beard.

Through dedicated learning, taking action, blogging, networking and, well, working 6 days a week - Superlogoboy is soaring to success.

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