Whether you’re thinking of becoming a freelancer, you are a freelancer, or you work with the freelance community, then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, we will put your questions to experts with the aim of making the lives of freelancers better – whether that’s through better efficiency, productivity, motivation, or something else. We’ll also be speaking with business owners who not only work with freelancers but truly understand the joys and pains of the freelancing community. For more information visitwww.freelance-heroes.com and follow #FreelanceHeroes across social media.
Marge Ainsley has previously been voted one of the 50 best freelancers in the UK by The Drum marketing magazine readers and is now one of two curators (sorry!) of the Museum Freelance Network. In this episode, we discuss the value of a niche network for freelancers, understand more about the state and fears in the cultural sector, and learn what we can all do to help ourselves.
This week, Ed discusses the physical well-being of freelancers and puts your questions to Physiotherapist, Kathryn Peden, such as "What is the best posture for sitting at a desk?", "How to wind down after sitting all day?", "What is the best equipment to use to prevent injury (ergonomic mice, wrist supports, etc.)?" and so many many more. Please email your lessons from this episode to email@example.com, and remember to follow the hashtag #FreelanceHeroes across social media.
This week, Ed Goodman puts your mental health questions to Dr. Meg Aroll, a chartered psychologist, scientist, and author with a specialist focus on behavioural psychology. We also meet Eilidh Moyes, the first of our new freelancers who have invited us to join them on their journey, to help us understand what it’s like to start out as a freelancer in 2020. #FreelanceHeroes
In this episode, Ed discusses the Imposter Syndrome with Kate Atkin. Kate has an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology which has brought insights into well-being, meaning and positivity that she is incorporating into her work. She's lectured at Cambridge University Judge Business School on their EnterpriseWISE programme and their post-graduate diploma in entrepreneurship and has also worked with many large corporate clients and the NHS. Kate is continuing with her research and is now beginning her third year of a part-time PhD investigating the imposter phenomenon in the workplace (which is causing her own 'imposter' to chatter at times!).
Kate is author of The Presentation Workout, The Confident Manager and co-author of The Business of Professional Speaking, and author of two tips booklets, The Confidence Factor and The Networking Factor.
Enjoy and please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow #FreelanceHeroes across social media.
This week, I’m joined by Bernie J Mitchell, who is using his experience and influence to spearhead a campaign to “Save our Local Coworking Spaces”, In our chat, we explore how they helped him as a freelancer, and how they add value to the freelance community, wherever you're based.
Because of Bernie's insightful mind on coworking, collaboration, and the future of work, this really is well worth a listen. Enjoy and please send your feedback to email@example.com
In Episode 3 of the #FreelanceHeroes Podcast, Ed Goodman chats with Joe Glover, founder of The Marketing Meetup. We talk about how the community started and grew to 13 regular events, most recently in NYC. We also how the COVID-19 pandemic nearly derailed the whole project and what Joe did about it, and we touch on the relationship between marketing departments of bigger businesses and the freelancers who can help them. Enjoy.
To connect with Joe, visit: https://themarketingmeetup.com
In this episode, Ed chats with Merlie Calvert, Founder and CEO of Farillio - a business that changed the way small businesses do law.
For more information about Farillio, visit https://www.farill.io/ as well as on twitter at @farillio. You can find Merlie on Twitter too at @merlieldc.
You can also get in touch with us via https://freelance-heroes.com/ and #FreelanceHeroes, as well as firstname.lastname@example.org
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In this episode, Ed chats with Sam O'Connor, CEO and Co-Founder of Coconut - the ultimate accounting and tax tool for self-employed people. We discuss the banking options for freelancers, the government's support for freelancers during the COVID-19 crisis, and the value of a freelancing community.
For more information about Coconut, visit https://getcoconut.com/ as well as on twitter at @getcoconut. You can find Sam on Twitter too at @doubleoconnor.
You can also get in touch with us via https://freelance-heroes.com/ and #FreelanceHeroes.
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Whether you’re thinking of becoming a freelancer, you are a freelancer, or you work with the freelance community, Ed Goodman, Co-Founder of Freelance Heroes, gives a brief introduction for what you can expect from the new Freelance Heroes podcast. If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, then please email email@example.com and follow #FreelanceHeroes across social media. We hope you enjoy and benefit from the episodes, and thank you for listening.