Where Successful Freelancers and Agency Owners Share the Details of How their Business Works

Trying to start or grow a sustainable freelancing business? Want a podcast where guests aren't permitted to omit the secret sauce?

Past guests have shared:

  • Exactly how they find clients.
  • How they price their services.
  • How their entire business model operates.

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image for post - FT 137: The Most Unusual Consultancy Ever with Steve Sims

FT 137: The Most Unusual Consultancy Ever with Steve Sims

It’s not impossible to work with your dream clients, even if that client list seems impossible to obtain. Steve Sims, a consultant and concierge to the daydreams of his clients, works with the kind of people who want to get married at the Vatican or spend 10 days in the International Space Station.

Learn how Steve did it, and how you too can build a network filled with your ideal clients, no matter who they are.

image for post - FT 135: The Real Experience of Starting a Freelance Business with Sian Richardson

FT 135: The Real Experience of Starting a Freelance Business with Sian Richardson

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.

image for post - FT 134: Hire Remote Workers Effectively with Nathan Hirsch

FT 134: Hire Remote Workers Effectively with Nathan Hirsch

This episode of The Freelance Transformation Podcast speaks to anyone managing a remote business who may just need an extra pair of hands. Nathan Hirsch, is the founder of FreeeUp, a marketplace that specializes in pairing up freelance business owners with their ideal remote workers from around the world. He created a four-step vetting process based on his own hiring strategies in order to help other freelance entrepreneurs build and manage their own remote team of employees. Whether you’ve just decided to scale your business or you’ve been working with a remote team for years, Nathan has advice for every stage of your business – starting with how to hire.

image for post - FT 133: Find Your Ideal Clients Through Facebook Ad Funnels with Kurt Bullock

FT 133: Find Your Ideal Clients Through Facebook Ad Funnels with Kurt Bullock

We’ve got another Shopify expert on today’s episode of The Freelance Transformation Podcast. Kurt Bullock is the founder of The Produce Department where he helps Shopify store owners develop their technical marketing and sales skills. He used to be a record producer for MTV, so how did he get involved with Shopify?

Freelance careers can take you on all sorts of professional adventures, but Kurt found his niche in marketing. Kurt talks about developing the skills to create perfect marketing funnels and how you can make Facebook’s algorithms work for you. Tune in now and hear how you can build your own customer funnels and transform your freelance career for good!

image for post - FT 132: Specialize, Simplify, Profit! with Kurt Elster

FT 132: Specialize, Simplify, Profit! with Kurt Elster

Kurt Elster appeared on the show two years ago when it was just getting started. In Episode 8, Kurt shared how he was building a business as an e-commerce developer on Shopify. Now, two years later, Kurt is known as the “Shopify guy”. He’s tapped into a niche, and content marketing, in such a way that his business has vaulted to the next level, and Kurt has since worked with big-name clients like Penn & Teller and Jay Leno.

image for post - FT 131: Quitting Corporate and Going Freelance with Hannah Lowe Corman

FT 131: Quitting Corporate and Going Freelance with Hannah Lowe Corman

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.

image for post - FT 130: Turn Influencers into Client Referrals with Sean Smith

FT 130: Turn Influencers into Client Referrals with Sean Smith

How do you connect with influencers in your industry and build a freelance business off of referrals that you receive from them, even when you’re just starting out? In this episode of the Freelance Transformation podcast, Sean Smith explains how you can connect with influencers in your industry and amplify your freelance business.

image for post - FT 129: Get Things Done Even When You Don't Want To with Chris Cooper

FT 129: Get Things Done Even When You Don't Want To with Chris Cooper

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.

image for post - FT 128: Demystifying Bookkeeping for Freelancers with Donna Zanger

FT 128: Demystifying Bookkeeping for Freelancers with Donna Zanger

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!