Breaking out of the corporate world could be one of the best career decisions you ever make. Once you make that freelance transformation, you can start making your own schedule and picking your own clients. But what happens when you need to write a contract? Or when tax season rolls around?
Abbey Woodcock is a copywriter and freelancer coach who has learned first-hand from her own business mistakes. In the beginning, Abbey focused more on her craft than her business, and it ended up costing her thousands of dollars. Abbey shares why project management, legal protection, and financial planning should be some of the most important aspects of running your own freelance business. So if you’re having a hard time navigating the professional morass of running your own freelance business, then this episode is for you!
Start imagining your ideal client. Get as specific as you can. Pick out the things you love most about your freelance career…
Today’s guest was able to narrow down her niche by focusing on the thing she loves most – humor. Lianna Patch is a conversion copywriter and conference speaker who uses her amazing sense of humor to create interactive content for her clients. She’s injecting personality into her business and working with clients she genuinely likes. Her advice today will loosen you up and help you build the client list you actually want to work with.
If you make the right moves, you can build an agency in just three years. Think it’s impossible? Think again! We have Emily Hirsh on the show today just to prove that it is entirely possible to build your brand and your business in only three years.
Three years ago, Emily started as a virtual assistant. At first, she managed social media for her clients. Running successful Facebook campaigns turned into Emily’s niche, and she decided to break out on her own. She now runs her own digital marketing agency with 18 employees, and it’s steadily growing.
Working for yourself isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. Our guest today left her career of over twenty years to start her own business. It was always something Merideth Bisiker wanted to do, and being there for her family finally inspired her to do it.
Less than a year ago, Merideth left her full-time job to become Merideth the Money Coach. She helps clients with money management techniques and helps them recover from financial crisis. She’s on Freelance Transformation today to talk about the work-life balance that is sometimes hard to manage when working for yourself. And she shares how you can pull off the transition from full-time to self-employment and how she balances her career in order to be there for her family.