Freelance Podcasts

  • The Freelancer’s Teabreak #20: Are you getting the most out of LinkedIn?

     

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    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, it’s Friday, cut yourself a huge slice of cake) and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak.

    This week, we’re diving into everyone’s 9th favourite social network – LinkedIn. To be frank, it’s not usually the social network many of us gravitate towards, but it actually has a lot to offer freelancers. I’ve shared a few tips for how to get the most out of it – and potentially land a client.

    To catch this week’s three minute podcast, subscribe on iTunes.

    Do you use LinkedIn regularly? Have you got any success stories? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!

    p.s Want to know how to record, edit, upload and blog about a podcast in 15 minutes? I’ve got a Periscope video coming up on the blog very soon about that….

  • The Freelancer’s Teabreak #19: Reader’s Question – how do you juggle multiple clients?

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    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, it’s Friday, cut yourself a huge slice of cake) and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak.

    This week, Kerri Walker left me a question on voicemail (you can submit one using the tab on the right or clicking here) asking about balancing multiple clients. Should you block out time or work through a To Do list?

    Have a listen to find out!

    You can subscribe on iTunes.

  • The Freelancer’s Teabreak #18: Business activities you can do in 15 mins

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    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, it’s Friday, cut yourself a huge slice of cake) and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak.

    This week, I chat about those little activities you can do in 15 minutes as a freelancer. I’ve suggest five activities, including some of those ‘I hate them so I’ll shove them to the bottom of my To Do list’ jobs. I always find that thinking about it in terms of ‘only’ being 15 minutes makes it much more managable.

    You can listen in Soundcloud, or subscribe on iTunes.

    What can you get done in 15 minutes?

  • Return of the podcast: The Freelancer’s Teabreak

    Happy Friday everybody! A quick post today to announce the return of The Freelancer’s Teabreak podcast. I’ve been working away on a series of new three minute podcasts to listen to while you wait for the kettle to boil, and I’m excited to share with you the first couple! The podcasts are now available on iTunes and Soundcloud, and I’ve now got a spankin’ new intro too.

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    Episode 16: A housekeeping episode to catch up on what’s been happening the last few months

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    Episode 17: Are you wasting time? In this episode I share what I’ve cut out of my life to claw back lots of time.

    If you want to listen to some of the previous episodes, you can find them in this Soundcloud playlist.

    Want to submit a question? Look to the right of this page and click on the ‘ask a question ‘ tab on the right, where you can record your question. You can also send me a tweet @freelance_life or drop me an email hello@emmacossey.com.

     

  • Three surprising perks to going freelance

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    You’d think recording a three minute weekly podcast would be a breeze. Especially as I don’t tend to faff about with editing it. But this week, it took me three attempts at recording this episode.
    Attempt 1 took place in my car. I had dreams of recording a breezy podcast while driving like Russell Brunson’s excellent Marketing In Your Car podcast. Unfortunately as a) I don’t drive a quiet Hybrid and b) the podcast was scattered with silences as I attempted to multi-task and swears when someone neglected to use their indicator, the recording was useless.
    Attempt 2 went perfectly. I recorded it into Evernote….then accidentally deleted it with a tap of my thumb on my iPhone. Goodie.
    So, you’ve got attempt 3! This week, I’m talking about three of the perks of freelancing that you don’t necessarily think about when you go into it.

    What have you discovered since going freelance? New friends? New skills? New ambitions? Let me know in the comments, on Twitter or by joining my Facebook group.

  • Freelancer’s Teabreak Podcast #12: Pen or tap? Paper or app?

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    What do you do when you’re struggling to get productive? Turn to an app, an online tool or some other form of tech? That’s my default method. I’m horribly addicted to my phone.

    Remember last week when I mentioned how many hours I’d racked up on my phone? But this week, I’ve shaken things up a bit and returned to an old school method – pen and paper. As if I needed another excuse to stock up on supplies from Paperchase. It’s not just me either – several members of the Freelance Lifestylers Facebook group are also huge fans of pen and paper.

    While I figured getting things down with pen and paper might help me clear my head a bit, I didn’t realise the impact it would have on my productivity. Or how passionate other people were about the benefits of using pen and paper.


    Pssst! Pen and paper enthusiasts – have you heard about the bullet journal method? It’s a great way to keep track of your To Do lists and more (and aside from the cost of a notebook, it’s free)

     

  • Freelancer’s Teabreak Podcast #11: Three essential freelance apps

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    Last week, I did a little test on my iPhone using an app called Moment. It tells you how many minutes you spend actively using your phone, and how many times you pick it up and swipe it open.

    The results weren’t flattering. I spent almost SIX HOURS on my iPhone in one day. And 72 pick ups. A day where I was training for six hours, away from my phone. That’s almost half of my waking hours spent staring at a tiny, bright screen.

    I should be deeply, deeply ashamed of that, right?

    Um, no. Because if it wasn’t for my handheld treasure trove of apps, I’m not sure how the hell I’d manage to run my business.

    Pop the kettle on and listen to this week’s Freelance Teabreak podcast to find out exactly which three apps I couldn’t freelance without – then tell me in the comments which ones rock your freelance socks off!

    (Bonus points if you confess to what your results were using the Mention app!)

  • The Freelancer’s Teabreak Podcast: Struggling to market your biz?

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    What happens when you offer your clients an amazing marketing service…but fail at tooting your own horn?

    For over six years now, I’ve been offering social media marketing and online content services to my clients. I feel pretty damn good about the services I offer – and the results I’ve achieved. Especially when I’m working with clients who have the kind of products or services that I can’t wait to tell people about. I LOVE helping people make their great stuff more widely recognised.

    But when it comes to my own? Nuh uh. I fail at tooting my own horn. 

    Y’see, when you pour your heart and soul into a product or service, it becomes a really personal, emotional thing. I definitely feel very protective over the ecourses and ebooks I’ve done. To the point of being scared to put it out there for fear of rejection or negativity. Essentially, I’ve become an overprotective mother when it comes to my products.

    Well, that won’t do. 

    In 2015, I’ve decided to make a change. Instead of trying to promote something I’m too emotionally attached to, I’m doing something I’ve been meaning to do for a while…