Blogging Boost - Graphic Designer Lauren Hooker

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.

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

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.

Start A Cowork Group - Web Developer Katy Carlisle

Start A Cowork Group - Web Developer Katy Carlisle

After six months of working remotely from home on her company, Katy realised she needed company. Eventually she founded a weekly pop-up co-work group called Freelance Folk. And that's who she found.

We also chat about taking on her niche, taking risks and taking the train with a forest of cardboard furniture.

It takes time - UX Designer Anton Sten

It takes time -  UX Designer Anton Sten

It's our 100th episode! It's taken time to get this far and that's something Swedish freelancer Anton knows all good, long lasting things need. Be it a newsletter, a business, a reputation....

Anton shares his story - through finances, workloads, positioning... mastering freelance. Taking time.

Strip it back - Web Developer Matthew Brennan

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'.

Being every role - Illustrator Emmeline Pidgen

Being every role - Illustrator Emmeline Pidgen

Since leaving university Emmeline has been freelance, building her online presence and her business. In 2016 she was named as the UK's Freelancer of the Year by IPSE.

Here she chats about her side projects, making the most of the quiet spells and how she enjoys being every role in the business. Even the accounts.