Andy Johnson is a UI/UX design director and the creator of Harpoon, a finance management app for freelancers. He’s tested out his own financial theories, and he’s here today to talk about goal-based financial planning and how this strategy can help you meet your financial goals this year.
Build a Successful Freelance Business
Happy New Year! Welcome to a special New Year's episode where we will discuss 5 things that you can do to boost your freelancing income in 2018. The suggested five changes were inspired by past interviews conducted on this podcast, as well as a few of Matt's own mistakes and triumphs. These are things that have consistently been seen to create a significant impact on the businesses of the guests on this podcast, the students of Freelance Start and, of course, of Matt himself.
2018 is right around the corner! Are there any big life changes coming your way? Could this be the year when you actually quit (or lose) your job and start your own freelancing business? Jason Swett, a programmer and app developer, survived the worst-case scenario during his very first year as a freelancer. He has some entertaining stories, followed by some great advice on how you might be able to survive your own “firsts” as a full-time freelancer.
Jesse Gernigin of Live Gold Rich gave up an entertainment career as a magician to become a professional freelance consultant. But his experiences on the road and in front of crowds didn’t make his freelance transition any easier or faster. He still had to go through the process step-by-step, and the experiences he shares are going to give you a practiced perspective on your own freelance career and choices.
Growing your business as big as you can isn’t always a good thing. Not if it’s the wrong kind of growth. Paul Jarvis, who helps people build better (not bigger) businesses, talks about why he never grew his business in the way you’d expect. His new book, “Company of One”, breaks down the how and why it can actually be beneficial to run your business as lean as possible.
Freelancers know how important it is to stand out from the crowd. But how do you brand yourself? Where does one even start on that journey? Sarah Hart, an epic web designer teaches her clients how to develop their own personal brand and use it to build their business.
I would like to thank everyone for their feedback on the survey that was recently published on the Freelance Transformation Podcast. It sounds like many listeners would appreciate hearing more stories where the origin of the freelance business is discussed and what goes into making that freelance lifestyle truly successful. Here to speak about those things today from New Zealand is Sian Richardson. Sian has gone through the ups and downs of freelancing and loves every second of it.
Sian Richardson is a graphic designer who left her professional career to pursue something more creative. Her freelance business evolved from client work to digital publications, and she’s on today’s episode to talk about what she learned from the pitfalls and what she’s so proud of today.
Hannah Lowe Corman left her cushy corporate job as an investment banker to become the artist she always wanted to be. Today, she creates beautifully tranquil paintings to de-stress her corporate peers. Hannah paints a picture of what it’s like to start a creative freelance business from scratch. Not only does she have tips for things like pricing, budget, and marketing, she also shares exactly what it feels like to leave the comfort of a corporate job to take on the unpredictable exhilaration of freelancing.
One of the biggest mysteries of running your own business is bookkeeping. What does correct bookkeeping even look like? There’s a massive learning curve that comes with bookkeeping, and many freelancers have to tackle it on their own when they start their business. If your books just aren’t as great as they could be, this episode of Freelance Transformation is for you!
What does trying to start a successful freelance business actually look like? Josh Doody shares his winding path, his mistaken assumptions, and his ultimate success as a freelance coach and author.