Freelancing on the side - Web Developer Carson Shold

Freelancing on the side - Web Developer Carson Shold

Carson has always freelanced on the side. Chasing the cash and the creativity that freelance opportunities would bring whilst still studying or working full time.

He's learned how to find the good clients, set expectations, communicate and avoid work overload (eventually).

Whatever it takes - Media Composer Grant Kirkhope

Whatever it takes - Media Composer Grant Kirkhope

Composer Grant Kirkhope has spent the past 20 years not just making video games music, but making a name for himself.

From the lessons and habits learned as an in-house composer, to breaking out as a freelancer in a new country: looking for opportunities, an agent and  a day off.

It may seem like a series of ‘happy accidents’ but it’s a tale of persistence, creativity and professionalism. Doing whatever it takes to get the job.

Finding Funding & Belief - Photographer Nisha Haq

Finding Funding & Belief - Photographer Nisha Haq

Winner of the IPSE UK Freelancer of the Year 'Aspire' 2017 for young, up and coming self-employed talent.

We hear a snapshot of how Nisha got started as a photogapher: finding funding (without a loan in sight), and with it, finding community, clients and self belief.

Finding Balance - Illustrator Holly Exley

Finding Balance - Illustrator Holly Exley

Holly chats about first finding enough freelance work to hang up her waitress apron... and now finding balance from all of that work.

We hear about the mental challenges, relocating, making YouTube videos and... dogs.

Get out and meet people - Infographics Designer Caroline Beavon

Get out and meet people - Infographics Designer Caroline Beavon

Redundancy isn't the end.
It's a new beginning. 

For Caroline that meant retuning and retraining from radio to design.
Key to surviving both business and relocation has been Caroline's ability to get out there and meet people.

Not networking. It's meeting people.
And one person can make a difference.

Hype a Loop - Animator Chris Phillips

Hype a Loop - Animator Chris Phillips

Australian animator Chris had a side project. 
That led to big projects all over the world.
Chris' gif loops have been viewed millions of times on the likes of Giphy, Dribbble, Behance, and Instagram.

We chat about dealing with clients, being paid, switching off and getting out - or not.

Time is money - Editor Rose Parkin

Time is money - Editor Rose Parkin

As an editor in publishing Rose is used to reshaping people's words.
She's also done it with her life.
Cutting out the full time job for flexibility as a working mum. Stripping out the management role to focus on the work she enjoys. Reforming her hourly rate and rejecting the projects that won't hit it. Whilst creating The Freelancer's Cookbook.. well, that's a whole new tasty chapter in itself.

What to remember when things get tough - Filmmaker Ben Warburton

What to remember when things get tough - Filmmaker Ben Warburton

Early on, London based filmmaker Ben started juggling life as a freelancer and studying.

Here, he chats about working for free and how he transitioned that to paid gigs.
How collaborating with others can inspire him both creatively and in business.
Plus, coping with cashflow and the pressures of travelling for work.