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Being Freelance

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Being Freelance

Being Freelance - The freelancing podcast with Steve Folland and a stack of inspiring freelancer stories

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Freelancing? Being boss of your own life and business can be tough and isolating. But it can also be totally rewarding. Pick up tips, advice and thoughts on how to make it as a freelancer by hearing other freelancers share their experience. You're not alone being freelance. Hosted by Steve Folland. www.beingfreelance.com
 
In 2011 I finished creating my poetry anthology. Excited to publish, I ordered a hard copy to finally proofread. That copy arrived, but then my hard drive died—taking all the files with it. The book was never published, and this singular copy has been on my shelf ever since. But now, I’m sharing it with you. In this podcast, I’m reading poems from the book, and diving more deeply into some of them.
 
Host Nanci Arvizu interviews writers and authors, discussing the craft of writing, the work of publishing and the art of promotion. Let's find you something good to read. Find @PageReaders on Facebook and promote your book Page Readers Book Reviews and Author Interviews
 
Romance writer, Sarah Gamez, gets to the heart of writing through discussions on craft, marketing, and entrepreneurship with author interviews and subject matter experts. Episodes discuss storytelling structure, self-publishing must-haves, and developing narratives - all while exploring different genres and medias as well as romance. After all, every story is a love story.
 
Tune into our podcast twice weekly. The Self-Publishing Advice & Inspirations Podcast posts advice episodes on Fridays and inspirations on Sundays. The four advice streams are: Beginning Self-Publishing (with Melissa Addey and Dan Parsons), Member Q&A (with Michael La Ronn & Sacha Black), Latest News (with Dan Holloway and Howard Lovy) and Advanced Self-Publishing (with Joanna Penn and Orna Ross). The two inspiration streams: Inspirational Indie Authors in which Howard Lovy interviews an ins ...
 
Welcome Home❗️I am Phoenix On Purpose.You aren’t here by accident, your life was designed.You are supposed to be right here, right now listening to the sound of my voice.This is divine order.I have so much to share with you and I am so glad that you made it.Now have a seat, look around and like some stuff. But most importantly, STICK WITH ME‼️ I’m going to teach you a thing or two about a thing OR TWO‼️🚨Most people live their lives the way that other people think that they should.You ask Bli ...
 
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Compass

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Compass

Kathryn Hunter

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You want to work remotely and travel; or maybe stay at home with the kids but still earn a real income. Welcome to Compass, where we talk with location independent womxn about finding work and getting paid. Each episode focuses on one woman, their story, and what you can take away to create your own location independent life. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Tuesday, and get one step closer to finding your direction.
 
Moms of the world, unite! We're talking real life; the good, bad, and ugly side of motherhood. If you ever hear, "ask your mother" more times than you can count, follow us. We'll keep it clean...because a kid or two might be near you. So pull up an earbud, turn up the volume, and nod your head at every relatable story. Cover art photo provided by Dakota Corbin on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@thedakotacorbin Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/askyourmother/support
 
Just Add Hustle is a podcast for wealth-minded writers who are looking for actionable advice, proven strategies, and real world examples on how to make money writing. Your host, Paul Buzan, brings you interviews with brilliant copywriters, authors, entrepreneurs, publishers and other experts who profit from the written word. These guests reveal their secrets for freelance writing success, Kindle publishing, little-known writing opportunities, email marketing and more. If you’re ready to enjo ...
 
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When Australian Robyn quit her job working in comms for a French yacht company, she wasn’t expecting her boss to be so keen to keep her that he’d offer her a 2-day-a-week retainer if she went freelance. So she did. Finding work through her network and referrals along the way. 6 years later Robyn still has no website. But working solo also gradually…
 
In today's Beginners Self-Publishing Podcast: editing and proofreading. Writing a book is impressive but getting yours to a publishable standard is a whole other trial by fire. Doing so requires a stringent quality control process, a team of collaborators, and several editorial stages. In this episode, ALLi’s Product Marketing Manager Dan Parsons a…
 
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast ALLi Director Orna Ross and Enterprise Adviser Joanna Penn discuss when to quit writing and publishing. Should you just keep writing and publishing even if it’s not going anywhere? Should you persist with the creative and business choices you have invested in for so long–or could you just walk away? …
 
On the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, we'll talk about the different kinds of business models for indie authors. As we know, if you're an indie author, you're also a businessperson, whether you want to be or not. But, don't panic, there are many ways to run an indie author business depending on what you want to get out of it. And here to guide u…
 
When Korean Hyunjin, or ‘Jenna’ as she’s also known, met her American husband, she moved to be with him and needed to find work in small town USA. Whilst blogging tips about international relationships, Jenna found readers started to approach her for help with their own written English requirements like cover letters and applications. Her freelance…
 
In this Self-Publishing Conference Highlight, M. K. Williams discusses the dos and don'ts of starting an AuthorTube channel. What is AuthorTube? Should it be a pillar of your author platform? A fondness for being on camera and some interest in video production is essential, but it's equally important to know you're spending your time and effort in …
 
This is a fun email for Friday November 25th, 2022. Hope you like it :) Short form video experiment Twitter's future with content publishers The most common cold email I got this year My 40th Birthday celebrations College entrepreneurship club Copywriting Course Black Friday dealBy Neville Medhora
 
We discuss the 8 reference resources that we regularly dip into when we're writing and editing for business. Listen to find out more about Penguin Guide to Punctuation: RL Trask Punctuation: A guide for editors and proofreaders: Gerard M-F Hill English Grammar in Use: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book: Raymond Murphy Your House Style: Stylin…
 
My guest this episode is Alan Hesse, a conservationist who found his way to indie publishing through his ability to reach kids and adults in his drawings. Alan's graphic novels about climate change entertain readers while also teaching them that there is something each of them can do to help save the earth. ALLi's Inspirational Indie Author intervi…
 
Luke needn’t have been scared of going freelance. He’d spent 10 years of agency life making great work and making a name for himself. Through writing, speaking and community, people knew he’d be a great freelancer even if he didn’t. And whilst all of his income is derived from client work, that’s definitely not where all his time is spent Luke devo…
 
Today on Self-Publishing News: Should indie authors exit Twitter in light of all the company turmoil? Also, a judge says no to Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House merger. What does that mean for authors? These are among the topics discussed on Self-Publishing News with ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy. Find…
 
On the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, we'll talk about creative rest to improve your work. Today's episode is the third of three parts in an integrative approach to creativity. In past episodes, we've discussed creative work and creative fun. Today, we'll discuss creative rest. But this is more than just taking a snooze to recharge. There are ma…
 
Do I need a developmental editor? How do I launch a Kickstarter? These are among the questions answered in this month's AskALLi Member Q&A with Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black. Other questions include: What is the best tool to research categories for my book? Are Amazon Ads a good place to start marketing my book? How do I get the rights back to my…
 
Love Twitter for engaging with other editorial and language professionals? We've got one tip for you: Don't engage with content you hate. Listen to find out more about How Google's algorithm works How Twitter's algorithm works Why tweeting about content you hate makes it more visible on Twitter and the web Why tweeting about content you hate means …
 
Shayla Raquel is an author, self publishing mentor, speaker, editor, wifey, and dog mom. She's been helping authors on their publishing journey for over a decade and has writing tips to spare! We chat all things NaNoWriMo and how writers can get invested in any stage of the word count. As a former NaNo winner, Shayla divulges her current methods an…
 
My guest this episode is Maria Riegger, who has many moving parts to her career, some of which might even seem at odds with one another. For example, she's a lawyer who is also very much into astrology. She also used her own childhood trauma to launch a series of parenting books so other children would not suffer the way she did. And she uses her l…
 
While working in his first job at a small agency, Ryan started a website. He didn’t think much of it. Until its local SEO started bringing him leads and the chance to do extra work on the side. A year on, working evenings and weekends, he’d reached capacity. This was it. Time to go full time freelance. With no network of his own, he needed his site…
 
The pandemic years changed the business world—and the translation and interpreting industry—in ways we never imagined. As we head into 2023, it’s time to take stock of where ATA stands in support of members and the community at large in the new normal. Listen in as ATA President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo sits down with Host Matt Baird to outline th…
 
Freya Marske dazzles readers with her immersive worlds and has the credentials to show for it! She's an international bestselling author, winner of the Romantic Novel Award for Fantasy, and a Hugo-nominated podcaster. She discusses methods in building meticulous, literary worlds readers want to lose themselves in and how to balance a story that doe…
 
Patrice Caldwell holds many esteemed titles already - children’s book editor, literary agent, Forbes’s “30 Under 30” media list, and Publishers Weekly Star Watch honoree - and she hold a distinct passion for uplifting diverse voices in the publishing industry. She discusses the process of pitching, curating, and editing a YA paranormal romance anth…
 
On the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, we'll talk about creative play to improve your work. Today's episode is the second of three parts in an integrative approach to creativity. Last episode, we discussed creative work. Now, we'll discuss something that sounds even more fun, creative play. But there's also some serious science behind it, helping…
 
Already established in her marketing career, Nadine went freelance in order to ‘stretch’ herself professionally. And stretch she has! Her natural networking style served her well. Nadine has been freelancing for 10 years with big name clients and still doesn’t have a website of her own. LinkedIn and her trusty Rolodex of business cards keep her ‘bo…
 
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast ALLi Director Orna Ross and Enterprise Adviser Joanna Penn discuss self-publishing values. All publishers care about craft, engage with readers, and harness the power of book retailer algorithms—but each publisher must also decide whether they are primarily a craft publisher (focus: creative excellen…
 
Writing a business book? Answer these five questions to make sure you're on the right track. Listen to find out more about writing regularly niche target audiences building a reader base authority and credibility timeliness considerations Join our Patreon community Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just L…
 
Kayla Grosse started off writing scripts but found her calling as a bestselling author of romance. Her rockstar romance, I Like You Like That, is hitting all the right chords with an empowered plus-size heroine and a sizzling love story. We get real about plus-size representation in media, the influences behind her empowering female protagonist and…
 
My guest this episode is Guy Windsor, who is also known as "The Sword Guy." He has taken his love for a very niche topic, which is researching medieval and Renaissance sword-fighting techniques and turned it into a successful career through books, online courses and crowdfunding campaigns. It's a model that other indie authors could follow. ALLi's …
 
Momina realised traditional office life didn’t fit with taking care of her mental health. Sh'e’d go freelance and be a better boss to herself. Having quickly built up a personal brand and relationships on Twitter, work soon came her way. This was in January 2022. So when she spoke for the podcast in July of that year, she’d really not been freelanc…
 
Good friends bring up hard conversations, Fender Amp Ad, Cutting Back On Caffeine, a Single Speed Bike to Improve Cardio, Taking People Spearfishing to Make Friends, and Crappy Marketing in the Wild!By Neville Medhora
 
Today on Self-Publishing News: Amazon has amended its returns policy after authors pushed back. Also, is BookTok always good for authors? And, in our Tech Corner, new AI helps readers discover your books. These are among the topics discussed on Self-Publishing News with ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway and News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy. Find m…
 
It's all about tropes! Aimee Walker is a new author and qualified editor - providing all levels of editorial services to authors of romance and women's fiction with clients across four continents. Pulling from her knowledge, clients and resources, she created a top trope book that gamifies tropes found in your favorite contemporary romances. We tal…
 
Today, we'll talk about how to get your creative work done. Welcome to the Creative Self-Publishing podcast with ALLi director, novelist, poet, and creative facilitator Orna Ross, and ALLi News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy. Every episode, we'll discuss how to become a profitable self-publisher while also retaining your unique, creative voice. T…
 
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