Freelance Podcasts

  • The Three Minute Podcast: How to outsource to improve your freelance lifestyle

    This week’s Three Minute Podcast is all about outsourcing. It’s come from a couple of conversations I’ve had recently – one with my mum about how to make more time, and one with Sally Todd about how to expand your business when it’s just you in the driving seat. I’ve been looking at how to expand my business for a while, but I’ve been somewhat limited by how much time I’ve got – especially when you add chores, a new fitness regime and a social life into the mix.

    So, I’ve been looking at how I can outsource some elements of my life so I can focus on the bits I enjoy, and I’m passionate about (I’m not passionate about cleaning. Definitely not. Hence why this is the area I’m outsourcing). Financially it’s a good decision too, as those four hours I get back a month mean I can work more and therefore earn more. Time is money and all that. This is one area that Americans are much better at – there’s almost a pride thing in the UK, that you have to be a superwoman and do EVERYTHING.

    Got three minutes? Take a break, grab a Kitkat and enjoy this week’s three minute podcast.

    Then, let me know what part of your life you’d outsource in the comments!

    If you’re reading this in Google Reader, you can listen to the podcast here.

    P.s over on the Facebook page, we’ve had some interesting suggestions. Who wouldn’t want a personal chef and a chauffeur?


  • The Three Minute Podcast: Is freelancing for you?

    Here we go with a second podcast. It’s only three minutes long – have a listen while you’re making yourself a tea!

    This week, I’m talking about whether freelancing is for you, and looking at the following questions:

    1) Can you afford it?

    2) Will you be lonely?

    3) Are you prepared to promote yourself?

    4) Have you got a support network?

    5) Do you have the time?

    As much as I love freelancing, I know it’s not for everyone. Go with your gut feeling – and if you find it’s not for you, you can always go back to being employed!

    Based on the podcast, do you think freelancing is for you?

  • The Three Minute podcast: How not to go batsh*t crazy when you work from home

    I’ve been meaning to do a podcast ever since going to The High Tea Cast’s workshop last year. I totally tried to do a video blog, but I can’t look at myself talk on camera without a little part of my soul dying…

    So! Have a listen to hear my thoughts on how to stop yourself going crazy when you don’t work in an office. Then let me know in the comments how you stay sane when working from home.