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The Freelance Podcast

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Another podcast for freelancers? Yea, I know, but let me explain. Podcasts are an awesome way to learn from people that are where you want to be professionally and have the experience you can learn from. One thing I found is that some of the advice was a little beyond where I was at in my journey to make the jump to a full time freelancer. That is where The Freelance Podcast jumps in and tries to bridge the gap. I have talked with a lot of people that are in the position I was before I made the leap, working a full time job and freelancing on the side. The target audience for this podcast is those who are looking for advice and motivation to finally quit their job and focus 100% on what they love to do and why they freelance in the first place. I have been in your shoes and know the inspiration that a good podcast can have. This is not meant to be the best podcast for all freelancers, but instead is meant to be the best for those just getting started by giving real world advice and information that can be acted on immediately. Not advice that only works if you have a huge network of people or huge email list.

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Another podcast for freelancers? Yea, I know, but let me explain. Podcasts are an awesome way to learn from people that are where you want to be professionally and have the experience you can learn from. One thing I found is that some of the advice was a little beyond where I was at in my journey to make the jump to a full time freelancer. That is where The Freelance Podcast jumps in and tries to bridge the gap. I have talked with a lot of people that are in the position I was before I made the leap, working a full time job and freelancing on the side. The target audience for this podcast is those who are looking for advice and motivation to finally quit their job and focus 100% on what they love to do and why they freelance in the first place. I have been in your shoes and know the inspiration that a good podcast can have. This is not meant to be the best podcast for all freelancers, but instead is meant to be the best for those just getting started by giving real world advice and information that can be acted on immediately. Not advice that only works if you have a huge network of people or huge email list.

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By Quangv7 - Oct 05 2015
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I'm on episode 5. Loving it. Thanks.

Honest and relevant

By Cabber91 - May 31 2015
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Rj does a great job of starting of starting off with the basic and start up material.

iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
2
0
0
0

Love it

By Quangv7 - Oct 05 2015
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I'm on episode 5. Loving it. Thanks.

Honest and relevant

By Cabber91 - May 31 2015
Read more
Rj does a great job of starting of starting off with the basic and start up material.
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The Freelance Podcast

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Another podcast for freelancers? Yea, I know, but let me explain. Podcasts are an awesome way to learn from people that are where you want to be professionally and have the experience you can learn from. One thing I found is that some of the advice was a little beyond where I was at in my journey to make the jump to a full time freelancer. That is where The Freelance Podcast jumps in and tries to bridge the gap. I have talked with a lot of people that are in the position I was before I made the leap, working a full time job and freelancing on the side. The target audience for this podcast is those who are looking for advice and motivation to finally quit their job and focus 100% on what they love to do and why they freelance in the first place. I have been in your shoes and know the inspiration that a good podcast can have. This is not meant to be the best podcast for all freelancers, but instead is meant to be the best for those just getting started by giving real world advice and information that can be acted on immediately. Not advice that only works if you have a huge network of people or huge email list.

Rank #1: 016: What's Important to Include In Your Portfolio and What's Not

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RJ elaborates on episode 2 where we talked about how to build your portfolio and goes over what is important to include in your portfolio and, almost more importantly, what is not important to include.

http://www.rjmccollam.com/podcast/16

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Episode 2 - How to Build Your Portfolio - http://www.rjmccollam.com/podcast/2/

May 05 2015
21 mins
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Rank #2: 015: How To Not Waste Time with Potential Clients with No Budgets

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RJ talks about how to stop wasting all the time, and how to avoid the disappointment, when dealing with potential clients that have a small budget.

http://www.rjmccollam.com/podcast/15

Apr 28 2015
22 mins
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Rank #3: 029: It will never be the right time to make the jump

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Show Notes:

You will never be ready and have the perfect situation. Be realistic and believe in yourself.

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You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Mar 18 2016
23 mins
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Rank #4: 012: Debating Starting with Front-End or Back-End Development

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In this episode I invite Kyle Johnson to help me answer a listener's question about starting as a front-end or back-end developer.

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Please subscribe via your podcast service of choice.

Please send in your questions and comments at http://www.thefreelancepodcast.com

You can follow The Freelance Podcast on Twitter at @freelancecast

Rate The Freelance Podcast!

You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Jan 27 2015
34 mins
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Rank #5: 022: The Mess of Project Management

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I have never been able to find a project management app that does exactly what I need it to. So like any normal person I decided to build my own, and I am calling it Hector.

http://www.rjmccollam.com/podcast/22

Jun 30 2015
21 mins
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Rank #6: 037: My third year as a full-time freelancer

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Show Notes:

This is my 3rd annual review of what my year as a full-time freelancer was like. I go into my most successful year, tell you the exact amount of dollars I made, and go into why this was a super challenging year for me.

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You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

May 02 2017
29 mins
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Rank #7: 036: Freelance Q&A on pricing, clients with larger budgets, and where I get my designs

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Show Notes:

I sent out a newsletter recently asking for questions that I could help other freelancers with. I got some really good questions and in this episode I go through and answer them all. We talk about pricing, getting pst the struggle of clients who don't want to pay what you charge, and what is my intake process like for new clients.

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Please subscribe via your podcast service of choice and send in your questions and comments to podcast@rjmccollam.com.

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You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Feb 19 2017
36 mins
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Rank #8: 011: Interview with Christopher Hawkins

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In this episode I interview Christopher Hawkins from Chasing Product.

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Please send in your questions and comments at http://www.thefreelancepodcast.com

You can follow The Freelance Podcast on Twitter at @freelancecast

Rate The Freelance Podcast!

You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Jan 20 2015
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #9: 034: Quick Proposals

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Show Notes:

Freelancers shouldn't over think giving numbers and timeframes. In this episode I go over what your thought process should be in order to get the people who want to work with you the information they need.

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Please subscribe via your podcast service of choice and send in your questions and comments to podcast@rjmccollam.com.

Rate The Freelance Podcast!

You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Apr 22 2016
20 mins
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Rank #10: 035: Back to basics

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Show Notes:

Sometimes you need to make sure you are taking all the noise coming your way and send it through your own personal filter. Never forget why you do what you do, and don't be afraid to stop other stuff so you can keep your foundation as a freelancer strong.

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Please subscribe via your podcast service of choice and send in your questions and comments to podcast@rjmccollam.com.

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You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

May 06 2016
21 mins
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Rank #11: 026: Side Project

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Show Notes:

As a full-time freelancer that works from home it can be super hard to turn off work most times. I have found that side projects and hobbies allow me to recharge and come back to my work refreshed.

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Please subscribe via your podcast service of choice and send in your questions and comments to podcast@rjmccollam.com.

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You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Feb 26 2016
18 mins
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Rank #12: 013: Failures & Mental Capacity

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Please send in your questions and comments at http://www.thefreelancepodcast.com

You can follow The Freelance Podcast on Twitter at @freelancecast

Rate The Freelance Podcast!

You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Feb 10 2015
26 mins
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Rank #13: 027: Scheduling

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Show Notes:

Scheduling can be really tough to get good at as a freelancer, and the last situation you want to find yourself in is one where you are buried in projects and missing deadlines. In this episode of The Freelance Podcast I go over how I think about scheduling projects and also give a framework for new freelancers to use so they don't overbook themselves.

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You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Mar 04 2016
19 mins
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Rank #14: 020: Avoiding scam project bids

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Over the weekend I had an email exchange with a scam artist wanting me to do some work. I read you the entire email thread and give my thought process on why I said what I said.

http://www.rjmccollam.com/podcast/20

Jun 09 2015
19 mins
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Rank #15: 018: Be Careful About Offering Extra Services

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I talk about how to avoid the pitfalls of offering complimentary services. Even though it seems like a good idea to make some extra money it is most of the time going to come back and bite you in the butt.

http://www.rjmccollam.com/podcast/18

Show Links

Free Email Course on becoming a better freelancer - http://www.rjmccollam.com/course/

May 26 2015
21 mins
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Rank #16: 010: Patience

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I am sick, but wanted to get some quick thoughts out about patience.

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Please send in your questions and comments at http://www.thefreelancepodcast.com

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Thanks for listening.

Jan 13 2015
13 mins
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Rank #17: 019: Fighting Burnout and Understanding Capacity

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We all face burnout as freelancers and not all of us have learned how to deal with it properly. In this episode I go over how to handle burnout and also explain the concept of capacity and how to be aware of it when making decisions about freelancing.

http://www.rjmccollam.com/podcast/19

Jun 02 2015
24 mins
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Rank #18: 021: Product Procrastination

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Even if you don't succumb to procrastination or lose focus, you probably still deal with productive procrastination. Productive procrastination is when you work on some other work instead of the main work you should be working on. Since you are still working we trick ourselves into thinking we are still being productive.

http://www.rjmccollam.com/podcast/21

Jun 16 2015
14 mins
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Rank #19: 030: Pros and Cons of Retainers

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Show Notes:

So some good news just came my way in terms of retainers. I go over what that news is and then the pros and cons of retainers for freelancers.

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You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Mar 25 2016
17 mins
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Rank #20: 028: Check your ego

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Show Notes:

I'll keep this short. You aren't always right about everything and instead of being a jerk about use it as an opportunity to educate your clients.

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Please subscribe via your podcast service of choice and send in your questions and comments to podcast@rjmccollam.com.

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You can help us reach other freelancers just like you and I by leaving a 5 star rating in iTunes for this podcast. If we have helped, or provided any useful information it would be awesome if you could leave us a rating.

Thanks for listening.

Mar 11 2016
21 mins
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