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Kaleigh Moore and Paul Jarvis talk about all things related to the business of freelancing.We’re talking clients. Pricing. Landing projects. Getting paid. Managing revisions (endless revisions). Finding clients and connecting with them in a way that feels right for you. If you’re like most freelancers, it’s the business stuff that keeps you awake at night, not the actual writing, programming or designing. That’s where the Creative Class podcast comes in.Kaleigh and Paul have over 20 years of combined experience freelancing with some of the biggest names and companies in the world, including: Microsoft, Yahoo, Mercedes-Benz and their work has been featured in: Wired, Fast Company, LifeHacker, USAToday, Newsweek and more.

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Kaleigh Moore and Paul Jarvis talk about all things related to the business of freelancing.We’re talking clients. Pricing. Landing projects. Getting paid. Managing revisions (endless revisions). Finding clients and connecting with them in a way that feels right for you. If you’re like most freelancers, it’s the business stuff that keeps you awake at night, not the actual writing, programming or designing. That’s where the Creative Class podcast comes in.Kaleigh and Paul have over 20 years of combined experience freelancing with some of the biggest names and companies in the world, including: Microsoft, Yahoo, Mercedes-Benz and their work has been featured in: Wired, Fast Company, LifeHacker, USAToday, Newsweek and more.

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First episode had me hooked

By cpeterson4 - Nov 06 2018
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I can’t stop listening. Thanks guys! Great information for freelancers new and old.

Hello hello Hello

By Brendan @ Entrepreneurs&Coffee - Oct 05 2017
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The greatest thing to happen to freelancing since the Internet. 11/10 would subscribe.

iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
48
1
0
0
0

First episode had me hooked

By cpeterson4 - Nov 06 2018
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I can’t stop listening. Thanks guys! Great information for freelancers new and old.

Hello hello Hello

By Brendan @ Entrepreneurs&Coffee - Oct 05 2017
Read more
The greatest thing to happen to freelancing since the Internet. 11/10 would subscribe.
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Creative Class, a podcast for freelancers

Latest release on Sep 11, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Community as a lever

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Often times, the “cliques” you’re part of/talk to, online and off, are a huge part of finding success in any type of career. So how do you find your communities (and then use them as a lever/springboard for your freelance business)? We’ll share our best tips.

May 29 2020

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Rank #2: How to balance your budget as a freelancer

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Freelancers sometimes struggle with the fact that their income isn’t consistent on a month-to-month basis. So what can you do about it? Kaleigh and Paul talk about what they’ve learned about budgeting, spending, and planning so that the financial ups and downs of freelance work aren’t so painful.

Oct 04 2017

23mins

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Rank #3: Retainers: Mastering Recurring Work

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If you’re considering offering retainers in your freelance business, this episode is for you. We’ll go over some of the things you’ll want to consider before offering this type of service and some of the best practices for structuring and pricing them.

Season 4 is sponsored by our friends at FlyWheel, a amazing WordPress hosting platform built for freelancers.

https://getflywheel.com/friends/cc/

Apr 06 2019

23mins

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Rank #4: Do you need a solo retreat?

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Sometimes when you live and work in the same space, it can be hard to get into deep work because there are so many distractions around. A solo retreat might be just what you need to get laser focus on a major project--and Kaleigh shares some insight into her personal experience taking on early this year.

May 15 2020

17mins

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Rank #5: The one rule you need to follow to win at freelancing

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If there’s one rule every freelancer needs to follow, it’s this one. Find out why Paul and Kaleigh swear by this principle and how it’s helped them grow successful freelance businesses.

Oct 05 2017

15mins

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Rank #6: How to formulate a value proposition (and stop doing hourly freelance work)

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Kaleigh and Paul explain how you can formulate a value proposition that gets you off the hamster wheel of hourly freelance work, as well as tips for positioning that get you paid for your expertise--not your time.

Apr 14 2018

17mins

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Rank #7: Is freelancing sustainable?

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Short answer: Yes. But there's some science to it! Hear more about how to build sustainability into your freelance business so you can earn a steady amount month after month (and not go insane with worry).

Nov 09 2018

22mins

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Rank #8: Mailbag: Freelancing Q&A

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In this special episode, we tackle questions from listeners on topics ranging from proposals to niche-picking (and a lot in between.) Get insights into some of the most common questions that pop up around freelancing.

Nov 10 2018

32mins

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Rank #9: Newsletters for Freelancers: Should You Have One?

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Newsletters offer a great way for you to connect with your audience--and there are several different ways you can approach them. We’ll take a look at different approaches and share our best tips from firsthand experience.

Season 4 is sponsored by our friends at FlyWheel, a amazing WordPress hosting platform built for freelancers.

https://getflywheel.com/friends/cc/

Apr 05 2019

57mins

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Rank #10: Freelancer Bad Habits

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Do you spend too much time sitting at your desk? Don’t drink enough water during the day? Suck at raising your rates? You’re not alone. We’ll go over some of the more common freelancer bad habits and share some tips on getting rid of them.

Season 4 is sponsored by our friends at FlyWheel, a amazing WordPress hosting platform built for freelancers.

https://getflywheel.com/friends/cc/

Apr 04 2019

23mins

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Rank #11: "Enough" and how to quantify it

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There are two stages of freelancing: Pre-ENOUGH and Post-ENOUGH. The first step, though, is defining what "enough" means for you. Get some ideas on how to quantify your goals and find contentment within your freelance business.

Nov 08 2018

17mins

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Rank #12: Maintaining your mental health as a freelancer

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Maintaining your mental health as a freelancer is no easy task. In this episode, we're talking about some of the common obstacles that get in the way of good mental health for freelancers as well as our personal practices that keep us healthy and sane.

Go PRO with your freelancing business, https://creativeclass.co

Nov 01 2019

22mins

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Rank #13: Sustainability: How to network and make freelance friends

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Paul and Kaleigh aren’t into slimy networking...but they do like making new friends. Find out how they’re deliberate about staying connected with others (from home!) and how these activities actually make freelancing more sustainable.

Oct 09 2017

20mins

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Rank #14: How to be a more productive freelancer

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When you’re a freelancer, money = time. Productivity is essential. Learn some actionable advice around how to make your days more productive so you can earn more AND have more free time.

Apr 13 2018

18mins

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Rank #15: Software that simplifies freelancing

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In this episode, we share our favorite tech tools for freelancing (and even some tech-free stuff!) that can help make daily work faster, easier, and just...better.

Nov 04 2018

28mins

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Rank #16: Setting Goals You Actually Accomplish

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It feels good to talk about goals, but it feels even better to crush them. We’ll talk about how to set realistic goals for your freelance business and how to make even the most daunting task feel less intimidating.

Season 4 is sponsored by our friends at FlyWheel, a amazing WordPress hosting platform built for freelancers.

https://getflywheel.com/friends/cc/

Mar 29 2019

23mins

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Rank #17: Why learning new skills is important for freelancers

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We don’t all start with the full set of skills needed to be a fantastic freelancer. In this episode, Kaleigh and Paul discuss the skills they had when they started freelancing, and the skills they’ve made sure to pick up and strengthen along the way that have helped them grow profitable, long-term businesses.

Apr 11 2018

21mins

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Rank #18: How freelancers can overcome Imposter Syndrome and build confidence

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Many freelancers struggle to feel confident about their skills and battle recurring Imposter Syndrome--but there is a secret to overcoming those feelings of self-doubt. Kaleigh and Paul discuss how ongoing learning, developing personal taste, and soft skills can all help freelancers become more confident in their daily work.

Apr 09 2018

23mins

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Rank #19: As a freelancer, should I use “We” or “I” when referencing my work?

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Ah, the never-ending debate around using your name vs. a brand name as a freelancer. Paul and Kaleigh share their experiences trying both approaches and what they learned works best within their businesses.

Apr 15 2018

21mins

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Rank #20: Easy ways to increase your freelance rates

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Everyone wants to know the right way to raise their rates and charge more for freelance services, right? Kaleigh and Paul share their strategies that have helped them successfully (and regularly) increase their rates to build sustainable freelance careers.

Oct 13 2017

17mins

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