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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016

Complaints against UpWork continue to pile up, but the issues plaguing most freelance job boards are universal. Lauren Holliday joins Bryce to discuss Freelanship.com and how she approached building a better freelance marketplace.

 

Episode Summary

In this episode, Bryce and Lauren discuss:

  • Why you should never use Upwork, ever.
  • The issues that plague most job boards
  • How the freelancer-client relationship is hurt by these issues
  • How Lauren strived to build a better job board
  • How you can find work without a job board

Handy links:

> Freelanship

> Hack the Job Hunt

> Why you should never use Upwork, ever by Shadi Al'lababidi (Part 2) (Part 3)

> 10 reasons I created my own marketplace by Lauren Holliday

> You Must Learn How to Write a Damn Good Email by Lauren Holliday

 

 

Questions? Episode ideas?

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Oct 17, 2016

Pete Ross, the Creative Director at CO-OP Advertising, discusses why his agency decided to found Freelancers Unite -- an awards gala intended to recognize freelancer contributions. 

> Freelancer's Unite

> Video: Freelancing isn't a dirty word

 

Episode Summary

In this episode, Bryce and Pete discuss:

  • What is Freelancers Unite
  • The philosophy driving FU
  • How some agencies incorporate freelancers into their strategy
  • Why some agencies are coy about working with freelancers

 

Questions? Episode ideas?

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Oct 10, 2016

As the founder of the best (free) invoicing and contract service for freelancers, Matt Brown is worth listening to.

Sharing his and his partner's freelancing experiences, Matt discusses the issues freelancers face and how Bonsai tries to address them. The best part: he made all these lessons and tools available to you.

> Bonsai

> The Freelance Rate Explorer

> The Freelance Stack: A guide to the best freelance tools

 

Questions? Episode ideas?

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Oct 3, 2016

Bryce opens up about how Clients From Hell grew to be such a successful blog, and how you can succeed with your own blog. 

Note that the webinar this episode is based on offers much more information on this topic. 

> Be a Blogger: The 90-minute webinar

 

Episode Summary

 

In this episode, Bryce discusses:

  • The stats and figures that define Clients From Hell's Success
  • The benefits of having a blog
  • 3 steps to starting a blog
  • What you need to succeed with a blog
  • Questions you need to ask yourself 
  • What platform is best for your blog
  • How often you should publish content
  • The importance of patience
  • How a blog can make you money
  • The components of a quality blog post
  • How to promote posts and grow your blog

 Extra resources:

> Be a blogger: Notes from the webinar

> Blog post checklist

> Blog strategy cheatsheet

> Business blogging: a primer

> How to find your keywords

 

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