Creative Class, a podcast for freelancers
By Kaleigh Moore & Paul Jarvis
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Kaleigh Moore and Paul Jarvis talk about all things related to the business of freelancing. We’re talking clients. Pricing. Landing projects. Getting paid. Managing revisions (endless revisions). Finding clients and connecting with them in a way that feels right for you. If you’re like most freelancers, it’s the business stuff that keeps you awake at night, not the actual writing, programming or designing. That’s where the Creative Class podcast comes in. Kaleigh and Paul have over 20 years of combined experience freelancing with some of the biggest names and companies in the world, including: Microsoft, Yahoo, Mercedes-Benz and their work has been featured in: Wired, Fast Company, LifeHacker, USAToday, Newsweek and more.
||CleanSpecial episode: Student mailbag Q&A||Kaleigh and Paul tackle questions from Creative Class students in this special “mailbag” edition. Plus: They ask each other one burning question at the end of this episode.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAs a freelancer, should I use “We” or “I” when referencing my work?||Ah, the never-ending debate around using your name vs. a brand name as a freelancer. Paul and Kaleigh share their experiences trying both approaches and what they learned works best within their businesses.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to formulate a value proposition (and stop doing hourly freelance work)||Kaleigh and Paul explain how you can formulate a value proposition that gets you off the hamster wheel of hourly freelance work, as well as tips for positioning that get you paid for your expertise--not your time.||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to be a more productive freelancer||When you’re a freelancer, money = time. Productivity is essential. Learn some actionable advice around how to make your days more productive so you can earn more AND have more free time.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe realities of freelancing (and luck vs. talent)||Inspired by a Twitter thread, this episode takes a deep dive into the realities of freelancing and looks at how both luck and talent impact the freelance journey in a major way.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy learning new skills is important for freelancers||We don’t all start with the full set of skills needed to be a fantastic freelancer. In this episode, Kaleigh and Paul discuss the skills they had when they started freelancing, and the skills they’ve made sure to pick up and strengthen along the way||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to start getting freelance clients when you have no track record||If you’re starting a freelance career from scratch...where do you go to find your very first clients? Paul and Kaleigh lay out a strategy for finding and getting hired by ideal clients--all without having to go through a single freelancer-for-hire pla||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow freelancers can overcome Imposter Syndrome and build confidence||Many freelancers struggle to feel confident about their skills and battle recurring Imposter Syndrome--but there is a secret to overcoming those feelings of self-doubt. Kaleigh and Paul discuss how ongoing learning, developing personal taste, and soft s||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosts vs. benefits: Hiring extra help as a freelancer||Freelancers, as teams of one, sometimes need support. But the question is: Do you hire a subcontractor, or an employee? And what are the costs vs. benefits of the two? Paul and Kaleigh share their experiences on the topic and talk about why it’s impor||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProductizing freelance services to make more money in less time||If you have specific services you offer on a regular basis (and solid processes in place around that work), you may be on the path to productizing some of your services. Hear some actionable ideas around how you can start re-packaging your services to m||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to work with enterprise-level companies as a freelancer||Enterprise clients are the ones with names you can mention to a friend and they’ll say, “Oh, I’ve heard of them!” In this episode, Paul and Kaleigh talk about the pros and cons of working with enterprise-level companies and how doing so has help||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow much should you save and invest as a freelancer?||As a freelancer, the responsibility to save money and invest for retirement falls 100% on you--there’s no one around to remind you to do it. So how do you know how much to set aside for these activities? Kaleigh and Paul share the strategies they use||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason two is coming soon!||Season two of the Creative Class podcast with Kaleigh Moore and Paul Jarvis is coming in April.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s it like to be a female freelancer?||Kaleigh shares her first-hand insights on being a female freelancer and some of the realities that come along with it. This episode is a conversation about how different industries have room to improve their diversity efforts and what Kaleigh and Paul a||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEasy ways to increase your freelance rates||Everyone wants to know the right way to raise their rates and charge more for freelance services, right? Kaleigh and Paul share their strategies that have helped them successfully (and regularly) increase their rates to build sustainable freelance caree||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 key lessons on handling feedback as a freelancer||Feedback is a core element of collaborative projects—which is what most creative freelancers work on. But how do you separate yourself from the work and handle feedback effectively? And how can you teach clients to deliver constructive feedback? Paul||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanContracts and scope creep: What you need to know||Scope creep is a major problem in the freelance world. So how can you avoid it? Paul and Kaleigh talk about how contracts create healthy boundaries and keep projects on track.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat do you need to know when you’re starting freelancing?||Can you say ‘no’ to work? Is it ever okay to fire a client? In this episode, Paul and Kaleigh share their answers to these questions and talk about the things they wish they’d known when they started freelancing.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSustainability: How to network and make freelance friends||Paul and Kaleigh aren’t into slimy networking...but they do like making new friends. Find out how they’re deliberate about staying connected with others (from home!) and how these activities actually make freelancing more sustainable.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowth and freelancing: Do you need employees?||In a society that generally associates growth and positivity, freelancers can feel confused about where their future-facing goals need to be focused. Kaleigh and Paul talk about growth, hiring employees, and figuring out what you truly want out of your||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe one rule you need to follow to win at freelancing||If there’s one rule every freelancer needs to follow, it’s this one. Find out why Paul and Kaleigh swear by this principle and how it’s helped them grow successful freelance businesses.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to balance your budget as a freelancer||Freelancers sometimes struggle with the fact that their income isn’t consistent on a month-to-month basis. So what can you do about it? Kaleigh and Paul talk about what they’ve learned about budgeting, spending, and planning so that the financial up||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould freelancers ever work for free?||Especially when you’re getting started with freelancing, there are opportunities to work for free (or in exchange for “exposure”). Paul and Kaleigh discuss the question and share their own experiences/thoughts on the topic. Sponsored by Freshbook||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to find out if you’re right for freelancing||Not everyone is cut out to freelance—and that’s okay. In this episode, Paul and Kaleigh talk about the factors to consider when you’re thinking about freelancing as well as some of the characteristics and qualities that help people be successful f||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the Creative Class podcast (a teaser)||We're Kaleigh Moore and Paul Jarvis, talking about what it's like to run your own freelance business. Real episodes are coming soon, here's just a tease of the show.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Practical and truly beneficial
This is a great podcast that covers a lot of the things I’ve been struggling with as a freelancer. They “pull back the curtain” on running your own business as a freelance creative and give a lot of great practical and actionable insight on how to prosper. They do a fantastic job of covering a topic thoroughly without rambling and wasting time. Thanks for a great podcast, y’all.
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The greatest thing to happen to freelancing since the Internet.
Kaleigh and Paul are both great communicators and share their unqiue, and valuable experiences as freelancers. Thier characters and personalities make them very easy to listen to.