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!
Success and Failure
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!
Brian Downard wasn’t always serving one kind of client. He started in app development, but he found his calling in lead generation for home and garden businesses. Serving one vertical like this is even more specific than finding a niche. Brian talks about what inspired him to focus on this particular vertical and the mistakes and the successes that he's made that ultimately shaped his business and his brand.
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.
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.
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 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.