Growing your business isn’t always a good thing. Not if it’s the wrong kind of growth. Paul Jarvis talks about why he’s never grown his business in the way you’d expect that he would. His new book, "Company of One," breaks down the how and why it can actually be beneficial to run your business as lean as possible.
Paul questions the stereotypical views of business growth and challenges freelancers to think outside of the box. Working for yourself really does mean you’re responsible for everything, but you can divvy that responsibility up however you want. Paul’s trick to working for himself is always doing the things he loves while avoiding the tasks he doesn’t.
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Today’s episode is about finding and connecting with your perfect niche. Jonathan Stark is on the show for the second time to talk about what it’s like to find the right niche and reframe your brand around your new clients.
Jonathan is a mobile consultant, advisor, and coach who recently shifted his position. He still helps clients increase their mobile engagement, but he focuses specifically on credit unions. Before, he was working with businesses all across the board. He had so many different clients in his rolodex that he was getting lost in the crowd. The leads stopped coming in because there was nothing that made him stand out.
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It’s not impossible to work with your dream clients, even if that client list seems impossible to obtain. Steve Sims, a consultant and concierge to the daydreams of his clients, works with the kind of people who want to get married at the Vatican or spend 10 days in the International Space Station. Steve built his network of clients by working with the type of people he really wanted to work with, and by being honest and transparent with what he calls 'old school values.'
So, if you’re trying to find out how you can work with the types of clients that you daydream about, tune in now. Steve is sharing his secrets for winning over your favorite clients and building the kind of business you wish to have.
Freelancers know how important it is to stand out from the crowd. If you can brand yourself successfully, you’re guaranteed to outshine the other dime-a-dozen freelancers. You can start attracting the kind of clients you really want to work with. But how do you brand yourself? Where does one even start on that journey?
Today’s episode features Sarah Hart, an epic web designer who teaches her clients how to develop their own personal brand and use it to build their business. Freelancers succeed when they can successfully brand themselves and their talents. Sarah discusses with us how using your personality can outclass the competition.
Find out what it's really like to start a freelance business and what goes into making that freelance lifestyle truly successful. All the way from Australia, our guest Sian Richardson speaks of going through the ups and downs of freelancing and loving every second of it.
Sian Richardson is a graphic designer who left her professional career to pursue something more creative. Her freelance business has evolved from client work to digital publications. On this episode, Sian talks about what she learned from the pitfalls and what she’s proud of today.