031: Creative's Guide to Freelancing - Sales Strategy

031: Creative's Guide to Freelancing - Sales Strategy

This is another episode in the series on my book The Creative's Guide to Freelancing

For the most part, creative's seem to hate sales. They feel sleazy about it, or don't enjoy the process. But it doesn't have to be that way.

In this episode I cover sales strategy and a different approach on how to think about sales. You can turn sales from something you hate into something you truly enjoy.

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027: Creatives Guide to Freelancing - Getting Started

027: Creatives Guide to Freelancing - Getting Started

Hey Creatives, this episode marks the start of a series of episodes that I will be releasing in preparation of my upcoming book The Creative's Guide to Freelancing

I am going to be going through the book, chapter by chapter, and explaining key concepts from each chapter. 

In this episode, I cover:

  • Why I personally got into freelancing
  • Why freelancing isn't as risky as you think
  • How to get started and get your first clients
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026: Drew Binkley on doing incredible work and becoming an artist

026: Drew Binkley on doing incredible work and becoming an artist

Drew Binkley runs Grand Palace Silkscreen and is partner in Monkey Ink Design. In this weeks episode, I interview Drew about the absolute incredible quality of his work, and how he has elevated the quality of his output over the past few years.

Drew also talks about:

  • How to make a relationship work when you are married to another designer
  • How to balance running a print shop and a design business
  • How he built up the reputation to work with artists such as Dave Matthews Band and Ray Lamontagne

 

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025: Kaleigh Moore on freelancing full time

025: Kaleigh Moore on freelancing full time

This week I have an incredible guest Kaleigh Moore from WeAreLumen.com. Kaleigh has just recently made the jump to freelancing full time over the past couple years. 

In this episode, Kaleigh talks about:

  • Her journey leaving her full time job to working on her own as a freelancer
  • How she built up a client base for her business before ever quitting her job
  • How she makes a living as a social media consultant and copywriter
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022: Brian Casel on creating productized services

022: Brian Casel on creating productized services

Software applications are all the rage these days, but the truth is there is a much easier and quicker route to building a scaleable business.

That route is called productized services and in this episode of The Creative Freelancer Show, Brian Casel of Restaurant Engine and creator of the course Productize shares with us his expertise on building a productized service. 

This episode was extremely valuable and had me thinking in ways that I can products some of my own services. 

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021: Paul Jarvis shares experience from over 20 years as a creative professional

021: Paul Jarvis shares experience from over 20 years as a creative professional

This is one of my favorite episodes to date. 

Paul Jarvis is an absolutely incredible writer and web designer. His weekly newsletter has inspired me for quite sometime and I am honored to have him on the show.

Talking to Paul in this episode revealed some insights that have dramatically changed how I look at my business, I know hearing this interview will do the same for you as well.

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019: Ilise Benun on building your marketing machine

019: Ilise Benun on building your marketing machine

Ilise Benun is the creator of Marketing-Mentor.com where she focused on helping freelancers and creative professionals learn how to market themselves. 

In this episode, Ilise shares what she calls a marketing machine. 

This is a fundamental strategy that I have used in my business since the day I first learned it. My hopes are that it can help you in your business as well.

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017: Mars Dorian on creating a unique style

017: Mars Dorian on creating a unique style

A few weeks ago, I was spending some time in Berlin, Germany. While I was there I was introduced to an illustrator named Mars Dorian. 

In this episode of The Creative Freelancer Show Mars and I discuss:

  • How to create a unique style for your work
  • The advantages and challenges of unique style
  • How to utilize freelancing to fund other passionate projects
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016: Preston D Lee on getting started freelancing

016: Preston D Lee on getting started freelancing

Preston D Lee is the creator of GraphicDesignBlender.com, a blog that focuses on helping designers and freelancers build better businesses. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Common excuses to starting your business and how to overcome them
  • How to make freelancing not that risky
  • Why you don't need to be an expert to start freelancing
  • How you can freelance while still maintaining a full time job
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013: Working with friends

013: Working with friends

Friends and acquaintances can be a great source of client work although you must be careful when entering into professional relationships with them.

In this episode I cover:

  • Why working with your friends can actually be a great idea
  • How to reach out to friends who may be good prospects
  • Why you should never work for friends for free
  • How to handle payment and project communication with friends
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