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I Make a Living is a podcast for people who work for themselves. Whether you are a freelancer, small business owner or entrepreneur, our mission is to provide a space for insightful and candid conversations about what “making a living” means to you. The topics and conversations in each episode revolve around the self-employed community—your community. We talk about what it means to carve your own path, define success on your own terms, and build a business that brings you satisfaction. We al ...
 
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“Is your space feeding you? Or is it getting in the way?” These are the kinds of questions Inessa Freya asks her clients. As both a psychotherapist and a feng shui expert, Inessa taps into her knowledge of how our spaces affect our mood and vice versa. In a year when we’re all spending more time than ever in our house, creating nourishing and fulfi…
 
Rafael Espinal knows freelancing. His parents both moonlighted—as a photographer and a baker—and as part of the New York City Council, he helped pass the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” which allows NYC-based freelancers to tap into city support in resolving delinquent client payments. He’s also the youngest person to be elected to the New York State A…
 
Join #IMakeALiving alum Elaine Pofeldt for our next webinar “Building A High-Revenue One-Person Business In Challenging Times” on November 19! Elaine and her four expert guests will walk us through fail-proofing your business and scaling revenue. The first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of Elaine’s book “The Million-Dollar, One-Person Busin…
 
FreshBooks is proud to be a Baeumler Approved partner. Check out their website to learn more about joining the program or finding your next contractor through them! Bryan doesn't believe he's put in an honest day's work unless he gets his hands dirty! A natural-born teacher, the Gemini-award winning host has been educating and entertaining viewers …
 
When times get tough (like, say, most of 2020), it can be easy to dismiss an accountant or a bookkeeper as a business frill. Let Twyla Verhelst change your mind. She’s the Head of FreshBooks’s Accountant Channel, and while she’s got a numbers background, her greatest strength is bridging the gap between small business owners and the accounting prof…
 
Join us on October 27th for 'From Firm to Fintech: A Candid Conversation with Twyla Verhelst, FreshBooks & Will Lopez, Gusto' a webinar brought to you by FreshBooks! click HERE to Register! “We’re better together, and we go further together.” This is Kalani Hubbard talking about one of the perks of working with his wife Stefanie at their video prod…
 
“Your job is to make good decisions. Hopefully great decisions!” Rand Fishkin is one of the best SEO resources currently working: from his early days at Moz to the market research and audience intelligence firm SparkToro, to his popular Whiteboard Friday series, Fishkin knows how to max out marketing. These days, he's putting his considerable energ…
 
We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Farah Sosa and Fred Villanueva, a pair of artists and entrepreneurs who combine their creative passions with a social mission and culturally-driven values. As Sosa, a concert photographer in the midst of a COVID pivot, explains: “I like humans from all over the planet.” Sosa's recent project, portraits…
 
Mimi G doesn't have a typical success story, but you'd never know it from her four million social media followers or her million-dollar businesses (she has two of them!). Mimi is a former teen runaway and homeless single mom who turned her childhood interest in sewing into a thriving website, consulting business, and online learning hub. With Mimi …
 
“At the root of our work is education, civic engagement, youth leadership, and wrapping it up with a bow of creative problem-solving.” This is how Antionette D. Carroll explains her work on the Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit that trains Black and Latinx youth to redesign their own communities for better health and racial equity. We sit down wit…
 
Nicole Gibbons wants to change how we make our homes beautiful. “My aspiration was to be the next Martha Stewart,” she says, and she's on her way. The former PR rep has leveraged years of networking, blogging, media experience, and PR savvy to launch Clare, a direct-to-consumer business selling interior paint. In this week's episode, Gibbons gives …
 
Welcome back to season three of I Make A Living! We're so excited to bring you another round of inspiring entrepreneurs and kick-butt creatives to help you figure out your path in this new normal. We're starting off with Jack Phan: investor, founder, advisor, and unexpected K-Pop influencer. Phan got his start in medical school, but a detour into t…
 
From this episode, here are 3 ACTIONS to make your business more inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. If we’re looking to make lasting change, we need to continue the conversation around workplace intersectionality all the time - not just in reaction to current events. Encourage use of pronouns - not just for queer employees but for…
 
Some of us want to be Lay's Chips—national! popular! instant recognition!—but Terry O'Reilly thinks we could learn a few things from Utz, Baltimore's hometown favorite chip brand that outperforms Lay's by a huge margin. In other words: small can be excellent. Terry O'Reilly is the host of the marketing podcast Under the Influence, and has 30 years …
 
While today's bonus episode focuses on the government programs set in the U.S., we believe that the experiences and tips shared by our financial expert guests are relatable to everyone, regardless of where you are located. Thank you to our guests Phylecia an Oona and the 3 entrepreneurs who shared their experiences with us. Find them all below. GUE…
 
“Artists starving? There’s absolutely no reason for that.” Sonja Rasula is the founder of Unique Markets, a Los Angeles-based pop-up market showcase for artisans and makers. In this week's episode, she talks to us about her hands-on approach to training small business owners in the art of selling their art, why she launched Unique Markets during a …
 
Allis Markham describes herself as “An artist with a really strong stomach.” She's the founder of Prey Taxidermy, a Los Angeles studio that serves clients ranging from luxury brands like Gucci to natural history museums all over America. We chat about her transition from Director of Social Media Strategy for the Walt Disney Company to running her o…
 
"Always have a hustle that’s paying the bills," says Steve Barnes, who knows plenty about hustle. Barnes, who got his start as a radio host and actor, combined his love of travel with a passion for content production to launch Barnes Creative Studios. Now, he travels the world shooting promo videos and VR for brands and destinations that make us wa…
 
Feeling a little...unmotivated? You’re not alone. With most of us working from home, we've lost some of our best productivity tools, and we might not even know it. In this week's minisode, Dr. Sahar Yousef of UC Berkeley chats with us about why setting clear cognitive boundaries between "work" and "everything else" makes a difference when all our d…
 
In our special Masterclass episodes, we collect questions from real-life entrepreneurs at our live #IMakeALiving shows around the world, and ask our favourite experts to weigh in. From social media to scaling, from advertising to work-life balance, we get insights and guidance from folks who have been there. When Pat Flynn was laid off from his arc…
 
Notes: How does a mother of eight balance a thriving design career with a family the size of a baseball team? Well, for starters, she doesn't sweat the mess. Lisa Canning is an author, coach, and design expert, and this week, she joins us to talk about how entrepreneurs can get family life and work goals to align, even during a pandemic. She counse…
 
Do you find your brain buzzing when you look at your to-do list? Rich Jones knows that feeling. As host of the personal finance podcast Paychecks and Balances, creator of the podcast consulting business Showstarter, and as internal communications manager at Google, Jones has a lot on his plate. On this week's episode, we do a deep-dive on the tools…
 
When you're trying to manage stress levels, tapping into simple strategies can make a big difference. In this week's minisode, John Kim of The Angry Therapist talks to us about why we're feeling worried, and what we can do about it. He touches on why getting some exercise can help structure your day, why a flow state can be the best kind of distrac…
 
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