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.
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Past guests have shared:
- Exactly how they find clients.
- How they price their services.
- How their entire business model operates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 can you kick start your freelancing business through networking and referrals? Paige Wilhide shares how to network, from your first networking event to follow up to referral partnerships.