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Ask a Freelancer

Ask a Freelancer is a podcast series where experienced freelancers answer questions about freelancing.

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003 - Freelancing is a Journey

Freelancing instead of full-time, keeping a routine, and staying fulfilled over time.---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where an experienced freelancer answers questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- Why would I freelance when I could have a full-time job?- What do you do to consistently keep a daily routine and not work unsociable hours?- How do you stay fulfilled over an extended period of time?Hosted by Andy J MillerMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

21mins

13 Jul 2016

Rank #1

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004 - Show The Work You Want to Get

Convincing your spouse on freelancing, creative fulfillment vs paying the bills, and client lists without well-known clients.---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where an experienced freelancer answers questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- How do you get your partner on your side when going freelance?- How do you scratch your creative itch when it's not the work that pays the bills?- If you don't have well-known clients, should you include a client list on your website?Hosted by Andy J MillerMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

18mins

3 Aug 2016

Rank #2

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005 - If You Want to be Treated Like a Pro, Act Like One

Pay vs exposure, less than professional clients, and diplomatically firing a client---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where an experienced freelancer answers questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- Is it smart or stupid to do a job without pay for experience/exposure?- How do you handle payment and contracts with less than professional clients?- How do you diplomatically fire a client?Hosted by Andy J MillerMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

16mins

31 Aug 2016

Rank #3

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006 - Why Rent Your Time When You Could Own It

Determining your pricing, sacrificing to get the work you want, and clients who don't want a discovery phase—with surprise guest, Laura Bohill!---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where an experienced freelancer answers questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- What sacrifices do you make to get the work you want?- How do you work when clients aren't interested in a discovery phase?- How do you determine your pricing for each project?Hosted by Andy J MillerGuest Question by Laura BohillMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

19mins

20 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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009 - Don’t Be Chicken

Scaling your pricing with your workload, personal versus professional brand, and handling clients who change their mind—with special guest, Danielle Evans of Marmalade Bleue!---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where experienced freelancers answer questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- How do you best scale your pricing and your workload?- Personal brand or professional brand?- How do you handle clients who change their mind and ask everyone what they think of your illustrations?Hosted by Andy J MillerGuest Question by Danielle Evans of Marmalade BleueMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

23mins

23 Nov 2016

Rank #5

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007 - Find Your Rhythm

Project management workflow and growing your solo business—with special guest, Meg Lewis of Ghostly Ferns!---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where experienced freelancers answer questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- What does your project management workflow look like?- If you were to grow your solo business, what role would you hire as your first employee?- How do you actively grow your business without overselling?Hosted by Andy J MillerGuest Question by Meg Lewis of Ghostly FernsMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

20mins

4 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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008 - Next Stop: Freelance

Value-based pricing for small budgets, staying creatively relevant, and freelancing vs full-time.—with special guest, Dan Mall of Super Friendly!---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where experienced freelancers answer questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- Have you always freelanced?- Do you think freelancing full-time helps or hurts you in staying creatively relevant?- Everyone's talking about value-based pricing, but how can you apply that thinking to clients with smaller budgets?Hosted by Andy J MillerGuest Question by Dan Mall of Super FriendlyMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

17mins

25 Oct 2016

Rank #7

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010 - Downhill From Here

Saying “no” to say “yes”, increasing your rates, and dealing with difficult clients—with special guest, Will Bryant!---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where experienced freelancers answer questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- How do you say “no” and protect your brand from potential backlash?- How do you know when it’s time to increase your rates?- How do you deal with a difficult client?Hosted by Andy J MillerGuest Question by Will BryantMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

22mins

13 Dec 2016

Rank #8

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011 - Go Your Own Way

Calming your nerves, freelancing 10 years in, and landing big clients.---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where experienced freelancers answer questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- What do you do to calm your nerves about all the things that can go wrong while you’re trying to become a freelancer?- What does freelancing look like 10 years in?- How do you land big clients?Hosted by Andy J MillerMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

23mins

10 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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016 - Be You

Bigger clients aren’t always better clients, business resources, and buying back your soul.---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where experienced freelancers answer questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- How do you get bigger clients that gave you more job security?- What are the best resources for getting started with the business side of freelancing?- Did the money you make buy back your soul?Hosted by Andy J MillerMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com

12mins

2 May 2017

Rank #10