As a creative you might be wondering how to make sales of your work. Setting up an ecommerce business can really help. There are ways to do it without costing much at all. And if you need to raise funds to get started I share links to where you can grab funding to get your idea off the ground. Finding press and customers is something to think about as well, and my guest Lee Foster-Wilson from Bonbi Forest shares some great ways to make it work for you.
Learning how to find new clients and customers if the life blood of your career or business. When we are creating we often neglect this part of our business. It doesn’t have to be complicated to find new clients. These 5 ways are easy to do and don’t cost a cent. They are things that you can start right now to see results.
Digital nomads are people who have chosen a life that goes beyond the traditional office for a location where they feel free. While it may sound like being on a perpetual holiday, it’s actually the ideal setup once you strike a good work-life balance when working remotely. And all you usually need is a trusty laptop and good Wi-Fi.
You might wonder how you can become a freelance journalist. Or else you would love to know what magazines are looking for so that you can get more press for your work. I chatted to freelance journalist and author Alya Mooro about how she made it work for her. I also share my own photojournalism story and how I got work with top magazines like The Sunday Times. It doesn’t have to be hard, and these tips we share you can action straight away without spending any money.
You might be wondering how to freelance as a mother. Freelancing and motherhood can go hand in hand. There are ways of accessing support before the child arrives and afterwards. Sometimes we need to make ourselves vulnerable to get the advice that we need. I had the privilege of chatting to film producer and writer Helen Simmons about juggling motherhood and freelancing. She shared some great advice and tips for all types of creatives. I also share my own personal story of motherhood on set, and how I have managed by career while bringing up my son.
Knowing how to say no and in the right way can actually help your career rather than harm it. We can worry that we will never work again, or that those opportunities will disappear, when in fact it can help us get what we really want. In this podcast and show notes I explain how you can make it work for you and the steps you need to take to say no the right way.
When you are trying to get a side hustle off the ground or build business around childcare you really can do it with 20 minutes a day. Podcast guest Janet Kafadar shares ways that you can bring in clients and income with only 20 minutes a day. There are also a bundle of goodies that you can get for free at the end of the podcast.
Making a business with purpose can help you to create true fans as customers. It has been shown that brands with purpose do better, plus the person running the company drives it forwards with their passion. Lyndsay founder of Baxley Goods talks honestly about the journey that she has been on to set up a bag company when she knew nothing about textiles or manufacturing. She couldn’t find a bag that she loved herself and was horrified at the environmental impact textiles were having on the world. She shares ways that you can start your own business when you might not have all of the answers right now.
At some point in your career you might come up against gender bias. I know that I have many times and not always from men! When the sisterhood doesn’t have your back it can be hard to deal with, but there are simple solutions that you can use straight away. This was one of my favourite interviews guests on the podcast. Lawyer and gender bias expert Andie Kramer shared so many great tips that you can use to help your career, and create the workplace you have dreamed of.
When we think about resilience and grit we forget that it can impact not only our work life but home as well. I had the pleasure of chatting to organisational psychologist Gemma Leigh Roberts about why we have been building resilience and grit the wrong way. You can find out how it help you reach success and what you can do right now.