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.
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Being a freelancer and running your own business sounds pretty glamorous. There’s no boss, no schedule, and you have the freedom to do things the way you like to do them. But with no manager breathing down your neck, you don’t always have the motivation to get things done. Reality starts to sink in, and you suddenly realize that you’re responsible for the things you don’t really want to do. If you’re a freelancer who finds it hard to stay motivated and finish all those tasks you don’t really want to, tune in now! Today’s episode of Freelance Transformation is all about getting things done even when we don’t feel like it.
How can you deal with, or better yet prevent, the stress and anxiety that can come from trying to build your own freelance business? Charlie Hoehn shares how he developed, battled with, and for the most part, overcame paralyzing anxiety associated with work.
How can you be a consultant for big companies on a longer-term basis? And even have other consultancies help find the work for you? Jonathan Dison, of Bench Watch, shares how you can break into the consulting market and start getting paid more to work on long-term projects.
Is it possible to win clients without having to pitch them and feel like you're a salesperson? Blair Enns shares how to use a diagnostic approach to sales that will win clients and build great relationships.
How do you find and hire a great assistant? Tim Francis of GreatAssistant.com and Profit Factory shares how an assistant can save you time which you can use to make money and grow your business.
Content marketing can be a very effective way to reach clients at scale. But how do you approach creating this content, and do so efficiently? Austin Church shares his pro tips on how to efficiently write, produce, and promote content for your business.
Why would clients be willing to pay thousands and thousands per month for Facebook ads management? Or any other service? Adrienne Richardson shares how she came to charge $5,000 per month plus 10% of the Facebook ad spend in her digital marketing agency.
How do you find and land high value clients? Brent Weaver shares how he founded, built up, and sold a successful web agency by carefully finding, qualifying, and choosing high value clients.
How do you use content marketing to rapidly build up a $3 million dollar a year agency? According to Johnathan Dane, of Klient Boost, you build it like a skyscraper.