99 Problems (but a boss ain't one)

99 Problems (but a boss ain't one)

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By Michelle Pratt + Katy Carlisle
The podcast that solves your freelance problems one at a time.

Your hosts are:

Katy Carlisle - Squarespace web designer at The Wheel Exists and founder of Freelance Folk popup coworking sessions.
Twitter @thewheelexists

Michelle Pratt - owner of Dive Deeper Development, business trainer and personal development coach.
Twitter @divedeepdevp

Say hi and share your problems or tips using the hashtag #FreelanceSOS
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Episode 12 - I Hate My Boss
When you're freelance it can be very easy to go in with expectations that are too high or unrealistic, so then you put pressure on yourself and beat yourself up. In this episode, we look at how to be a better boss to yourself when you're self employed.
33:28
December 10, 2018
Episode 11 - Networking
In this episode we look at ways to network effectively, how to avoid standing in the corner like a lemon, and why networking is like fishing for old boots.
47:09
December 3, 2018
Episode 10 - Lacking Creative Inspiration
Is creativity something that you are born with or can you learn to be creative? In this episode we look at why all freelancers need creativity and share 10+ practical methods for being being more creative.
41:00
November 26, 2018
Episode 9 - "Bad" Clients
In this episode we talk about whether there's such a thing as a "bad" client, how some people always seem to end up with nightmare clients, and why hiding in your email inbox isn't the answer.
45:19
November 19, 2018
Episode 8 - Motivation
What is motivation? In this episode we look at why it can be hard to find if you're a freelancer, the counter-intuitive way to get it back, and the proper way to pronounce Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
43:14
November 12, 2018
Episode 7 - Underselling yourself
In this episode we chat about why you are doing customers a disservice when you undersell yourself, how to protect your value and why it's probably all your parents' fault (just joking, Dad).
52:54
November 5, 2018
Episode 6 - Failure
Is there such a thing as failure? In this episode we look at why we're so afraid to fail, why we should celebrate "failure" and why nobody cares about your Barry Manilow t-shirt.
43:12
October 29, 2018
Episode 5 - Isolation
Being freelance can be lonely, so how do you overcome that isolation? In this episode, we look at why we need a human connection and what actions can help if you're feeling a bit isolated.
37:11
October 22, 2018
Episode 4 - Procrastination
As freelancers we're obviously all sitting around watching Netflix in our pyjamas most of the time instead of doing work 😉 So what can we do about it? As always, we delve into both practical and mindset tips to help solve this common freelance problem.
44:19
August 1, 2018
Episode 3: Deciding What to Charge
In this episode we look at why it can be so scary to ask for money, and how to work out what to charge for your client services or products. We also include some tips on getting into the right mindset so you're charging the correct value.
48:37
August 1, 2018
Episode 2: Getting Clients
Finding clients is obviously quite important for most freelance businesses, but it can be tricky if you're just starting out (or even if you're an experienced freelancer). We look at why it's hard and what you can do about it!
44:55
August 1, 2018
Episode 1: Imposter Sydrome
Ever felt like a fraud? We have. In this episode we explore Imposter Syndrome, the impact it has and how to overcome it.
39:18
May 24, 2018
Introduction to 99 Problems (but a boss ain't one)
The very first instalment of 99 Problems (but a boss ain't one). We introduce ourselves, explain why we created the podcast and let you know what to expect in upcoming episodes.
02:43
April 19, 2018
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