Brand Ballers - Build a Brand that People Understand
By Mike Miello and Carl Kwan
Ready for raw, real-life talk about building your own freelance business? In each episode, we try to provide an honest glimpse into actions we’ve taken to build our freelance career as a web designer and video story teller. Our aim is to make our episodes short and digestible that sparks actions to build up your 1) reputation 2) exposure to clients and 3) productivity. These are the key ingredients to becoming a Brand Baller, which even we haven’t reached. So join us for the ride and let’s grow together.
In this episode, we talk about client reactions that reaffirm that you're heading in the right business direction. We share our experiences from over the week of networking and give some examples. Let us know what you think and thanks again for tuning in.
There’s a networking group called BNI (Business Networking International) It’s not cheap to join, but Carl did and is sharing his experience. In this episode, Mike asks a bunch of questions to get an idea of how the group works and tries to ask many questions that people would probably be curious of if they’ve never heard of BNI. Let us know what you think and thanks again for tuning in.
In this episode we talk about websites as we're both changing our websites and fixing other people's websites. Nowadays, there's supported website platforms where you can build a great website and not worry about any technical issues like in the past. We end up talking about one of them, Squarespace, and how much we're digging what they have created. Enjoy the show!
This week, we talk about taking shortcuts to get work done faster. Mike had to single daddy during the past week but didn't want his work to be affected. He ends up finding ways to speed up his web design work and feels pretty productive. Carl, the guru that he pretends to be (haha), talks about his own shortcuts to and how it all relates to a sort of personal breakthrough. If you're ready to ball, let's jump into the show!
First off, we're back! The BB is back and we're aiming to share the rawness of our businesses and what we do. We touch upon identity crisis with regard to naming a business, personal branding and the struggles of it along with things we're learned during our process to finding the dream name.
Mike is a web designer and in this episode, he shares some quick web design wins you can perform to improve your website immediately. These tips are handy if you just want to update your current website and not jump into a larger re-design activity.
Mike finally convinces Carl to stay up during the stupid late hours of the night to make a podcast. Hurray! Now we're just layout down the roadmap or what we're trying to achieve with our podcast. Let us know if you had a listen. We'd love to say hi!