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  • How to use Snapchat as a freelancer (podcast)

    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, it’s summer, go get yourself a Mr Whippy) and have a listen to this week’s Freelancer’s Teabreak. “How to use Snapchat as a freelancer”:

    Are you subscribed to The Freelance Lifestyle podcast? It’s free! You can subscribe on iTunes, so these quick soundbites pop up in your chosen podcast app as soon as they go live.

    Despite not being a teenager or remotely interested in being sent d*ckpics, I’m a huge fan of Snapchat. Why, I hear you cry? Because it’s packed full of freelance-friendly features that can help you grow your network, learn lots of useful tips and give people a backstage look at what you do. All while sporting the most flattering filter I’ve ever seen (seriously, who needs make up when you can contour the hell out of your face in one tap).

    Five Snapchat Favourites

    Want to give it a try? Below are five of my current Snapchat favourites.

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    Amy is one of my favourite social media experts, and got me excited about Snapchat in the first place. Follow her for behing the scenes chat, top tips and occasionally puppy pictures.

    blwideas

    BLWideas stands for baby led weaning, but Bethany shares so much more – from activities to do with kids to cooking tutorials.

    stringstory

    String Story is one of the best examples of creating high quality content with themed days. I love her stuff (and she often does Snapchat takeovers).

    lizadixon

    Liza shares a mix of science and tech facts, from what looks like a tropical island. Also, she’s beautiful. Frankly, I should hate her, but her Snapchats are kind of brilliant.

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    WomenInTech is dedicated to putting the spotlight on a different woman in tech each day, handing the account over them to share tips and a day in their life.

    p.s Want to follow me? Here’s my Snapchat!

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  • Podcast: Are you a tired freelancer? Identifying the energy vampires

    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, it’s nearly the weekend, cut yourself a huge slice of cake) and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak. “Episode #28: Are you a tired freelancer? Identifying the energy vampires”:

    This is one I’m keen to share as I know a lot of freelancers suffer from up and down energy levels. I know quite often there might be medical reasons behind it – but it can also be down to an emotional block of putting something off. And that doesn’t benefit you or anyone else. Pour yourself a cuppa and find out how putting stuff off can make you feel drained.

    Are you avoiding a mental freelance block? If you’re not sure how to deal with it, book a free 15 minute chat with me to see how coaching could help you tackle them, and have more energy to focus on your business.

    Subscribe to The Freelancer’s Teabreak on iTunes.

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  • Podcast #26: An interview with new freelancer Daire Paddy

    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, cut yourself a huge slice of cake) and have a listen to this week’s slightly longer Freelancer’s Teabreak with Daire Paddy.

    Something a little different for this week’s podcast. I dragged my good friend Daire Paddy, a new freelance copywriter, onto Skype and grilled her on her experiences of being self-employed, after escaping the corporate world almost a month ago. We chat about the highs, the lows, and debate quite how important it is to wear a bra when you’re working from home.

    If you want to know more about Daire, you can find her on her blog openwaydesigns.com, or like her Facebook page for regular creative and copy snippets. http://www.facebook.com/openwaydesigns.

    Are you subscribed to The Freelance Lifestyle podcast? It’s free! You can subscribe on subscribe on iTunes, so these quick soundbites pop up in your chosen podcast app as soon as they go live.

    What were your early experiences of being a freelancer like? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Podcast #25: Why Freelancers should hire a coach

    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, cut yourself a huge slice of cake too) and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak – we’re chatting about hiring a coach.

    Episode #25: Why freelancers should hire a coach

    What would make you hire a coach, as a freelancer? In this episode, we take a look at how hiring a coach can benefit a freelancer – from accountability to beating those brain gremlins that stop us really going for our goals. Coaching is something that I’m really passionate about, so much so that I started my coaching diploma training just a few months after having Oz. It really does make a huge difference to how I now view my business – and the work lifting limiting beliefs is particularly powerful.

    If you’re interesting in finding out more about how coaching can benefit you and your freelance business, I’m offering 15 minute free coaching chats to find out more about what I offer and how it could work for you. To book a session, simply click here to grab a slot in my calendar.

    Are you subscribed to The Freelance Lifestyle podcast? It’s free! You can subscribe on Soundcloud, or subscribe on iTunes, so these quick soundbites pop up in your chosen podcast app as soon as they go live.

  • Podcast #24: Keep it Simple, Stupid – My 2016 Motto

    Keep it simple, stupid

    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, it’s still sort of Christmas, finish off those mince pies) and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak. “Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS)”:

     

    What’s your motto for 2016? What goals do you have for the new year? Let me know in the comments!

  • Podcast #23: My Favourite Chrome Extensions For Freelancers

    It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits, and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak. “My Favourite Chrome Extensions For Freelancers”:

    Are you a fan of using Chrome extensions to boost your productivity? I’ve found a few which have really helped eradicate distractions, make the most of your time and speed up your browser. Have a listen, then let me know in the comments below which extensions you love. I’ve also popped the links below for the extensions mentioned.

  • Podcast #22: Creating routines for freelance success

    Untitled design (2)It’s podcast time! Pop the kettle on, grab your favourite biscuits (hell, it’s Wednesday, cut yourself a huge slice of cake) and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Teabreak.


    This week, I wanted to talk about routines – morning and evening. I’m also setting you a challenge to sit down and make a list of five things you’ll have on your morning and evening routines to help develop a happy and healthy freelance lifestyle.

    Want to make sure you get the podcast as soon as it goes live? You can subscribe on iTunes.

  • #21: Three things I’ve given up to be a more productive freelancer

     

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

    *Apologies for the sound quality on this one, this is what happens when you wear a microphone on a noisy top*

    A slightly longer podcast this week, all about three things I’ve given up recently (or at least cut down on) to make the most out of my time as a freelancer. I think as freelancers we’re all constantly trying to be more efficient and get more out of time, but sometimes you don’t notice the things that really are sucking time out of your day. For me, those three things are: TV, toxic Facebook groups and not completing tasks. Listen to the podcast to find out more, then come tell me in the comments how you’ve boosted your productivity.

    What are your top productivity tips?