Josiah Mory helps store owners on Shopify improve their customer experience with customer research. But he wasn’t always a consultant. Josiah put in the work, made a few mistakes along the way, and now he’s sharing with us today every twist and turn he took on his path to becoming a freelancer!
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Before becoming a freelancer, RJ McCollam was fired from his job, evicted from his apartment, and even had his car repossessed. It took losing everything to inspire his motivation. Now, ten years later, he’s a successful web developer who’s guest spotting podcasts to share his experience with the rest of us.
Kirk Williams, owner of Zato Marketing, will be the first to tell you that you don’t absolutely need to use an expensive sales funnel to attract clients to your business. Kirk is a paid search marketer who started his career on Twitter. His online presence on Twitter and through online forums helped him generate leads and create a client pool he loves to work with!
Michael Zipursky of Consulting Success has spent nearly two decades building consulting agencies. Over the last ten years, he’s dedicated his time to helping other consultants & freelancers alike to build better businesses. His experience has taught him that having the right mindset is what sets truly successful freelancers apart.
Michael has also recently published a a new guide on how to start a consulting business. It's a great resource, and worth a read!
Being a freelancer is often synonymous with being a "jack of all trades." You do everything in your business. You could be a web designer or writer, but you’re also a manager, a bookkeeper, and a marketer. Matt Kohn of Different Hunger Media shares his story of building his solo-freelance business into an agency. And how it's allowed him to focus on the development and future planning of his business.
If you’re trying to find enough freelance work to finally quit your full-time job, tune in now for Seth Coelen’s first-hand experience. Seth is on the podcast today because he truly knows how to set freelancers up for success. His techniques for finding clients and determining rates will help you establish the strong starting point you need to jump successfully into a freelance career.
It’s hard to find the perfect formula for scaling your business. But what if we told you there was a way to predict which business model would work best for you? Jeff Sauer knows how to grow and scale a freelance business. He just so happened to stumble upon the magic formula using his own business model.
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.
Austin Felton is a unique freelancer who used his consulting business to fund his product business. He’s the creator of Entrecloud, a WordPress hosting software, and this product was inspired by his first consulting clients. While consulting influential entrepreneurs, Austin had the opportunity to ask clients directly what they were looking for and he tapped into a niche market that he could deliver to.
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.