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Jump In Podcast is all about giving you the tools to pave your way into the freelance world and helping you make the best career move. How to become a freelancer with no upfront experience. Topics covered: personal development, systems, productivity, mindset, lead generation, habits, and financial advice. Weekly episodes are available on all podcasting platforms. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jumpinpodcast/support
 
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Hello Friends! This episode is a short one, Jump In Podcast goes on vacation and will be back in September. Remember that freelance burnout is real, so make sure you take time off to recharge and spend time with friends and family. Jump In Podcast will be back with more goodies such as a FREE Freelance Course and more free downloadable resources. S…
 
The onboarding process is you explaining to your client what your workflow is: what tasks to expect to be completed when those will be completed, deadlines, service price, payment type, how and when to reach you; what is required from them before you start the work. This is a great way to determine your customer’s goals BEFORE you start working on …
 
And do you know what Google, Apple, and Netflix have in common? They all recruit contractors on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is one of the best ways to find clients and it served as an effective lead magnet, it’s like a non-stop shop where potential clients can find you, as long as you have your profile optimized for search. With more than 722 million users …
 
I keep hearing about all these tips and tricks on how to gain more time in your day. But how I see it, we all have 24 hours a day, and all we must do is manage ourselves better, not the time we have available. You chose your working hours, but are you setting in place a process with workflows to boost your productivity? In this episode, you will...…
 
A lot of freelancers think it is underrated to ask the client for feedback. No matter how much experience you have onboard, no matter how talented you are, it is OK to feel a bit agitated before you receive your client’s review on the work you just completed. Dealing with customer feedback can be a bit frustrating but learn to turn the situation to…
 
We all know that it is becoming more and more difficult to get projects from one day to another due to the competitive market we are in. There are millions of freelancers on platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, People Per Hour, you name it. According to Upwork, by 2027 freelancers are projected to make up most of the workforce in the US, with 50.9% of…
 
Freelancing is a one-man job, you must find new opportunities, you create invoices, you update your portfolio, you do your social media, and you communicate with clients: to sell, to upsell, negotiate and the list can go on. Within a short time, you can feel overwhelmed and overworked. Just because you are working from home does not mean you have t…
 
In 2021 coworking spaces are on a rise and by 2024, it is expected to go to 40,000. While startups and corporations are switching from the traditional office to something more relaxing, freelancers are joining a coworking space to find a sense of community, networking, and creating new relationships. However, is it worth it for freelancers to join …
 
Starting freelancing is not coming without any hops. In this episode, Alejandra Villacis from June 10th Creative Services is taking us on her journey: how she started, how difficult it was, what did she learn along her way, and how to start practising self-care as a freelancer. In this episode, you will… Understand the importance of separating your…
 
A lot of freelancers are afraid of saying no to their clients, thinking they are putting the professional relationship in danger. And when you do that, you are losing control of showing your client where you stand. In this episode, you will... learn about the art of saying ''no'' to clients understand why, how, and when you need to set client bound…
 
When should freelancers raise their rates? Some will say there is no right or wrong, as long as you feel comfortable. Hear me out: raising your rate might not feel comfortable and you will not feel all cozy, because you are taking into consideration if the client will decide not to continue the collaboration. But show me some great things that come…
 
Welcome to Jump In Podcast where I share my ups and downs in the freelance world, so you don't have to go through the same issues when starting. From personal development topics to financial advice, lead generation, habits, productivity, and mindset this podcast is designed to help you get into the freelance world with no upfront experience. Join m…
 
Starting freelancing is not coming without any hops. In this episode, Alejandra Villacis from June 10th Creative Services is taking us on her journey: how she started, how difficult it was, what did she learn along her way, and how to deal with difficult clients. In this episode, you will… Understand the most misconceptions people have about graphi…
 
No matter if you identify yourself as a freelancer, self-employed consultant, or solopreneur, you must treat your service as a business. One way to do that is to automate your invoicing system. This makes you look professional, and it will cut from the time you will spend chasing your clients to pay the invoices that are due. In this episode, you w…
 
In freelancing, some clients are hard to deal with. I would classify them into the type of clients that are ''paying'', others ''not paying, and others' ''average paying''. Your target is those clients that are ready to pay for the value they are getting. In this episode, you will... find out what a red flag is in freelancing understand why it's im…
 
In freelancing, not all clients are made for you and that’s OK. Not all experiences are positive, but most of them are. Maybe there are thousands of people offering the same service you are offering; however, your top priority should be offering a great customer service experience. In this episode, you will... Understand if offering a refund is a g…
 
Tracy Lamourie is a high-profile international award-winning publicist, she is the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media Inc. Tracy did not choose a traditional career path for a publicist. While having no education and experience in PR, she fit herself into a career that she thought should be. Her journey started by writing a press relea…
 
If your dream is to work and travel, I have great news for you: in 2021 a lot of countries re-opened the digital nomad visa application program. Many governments are keeping up with the work trends and gig economy. They are trying to attract freelancers to improve the country’s economy. Comparing to a work visa, a freelancer visa is easier to obtai…
 
Like any business model, freelancing is not perfect. Being a solopreneur on a long journey, sometimes it might feel lonely, you are a one-man business and you have this pressure that you have to be perfect at everything you do: marketing, sales, social media, lead generation, and so on. While later on, you can delegate some of the tasks, one skill …
 
In the last three years, escaping the corporate world has become a trend. While it’s amazing to choose your own clients, your preferred working hours, a lot of freelancers are still struggling financially due to the fact that they are constantly chasing projects. In this episode, you will… Understand why it is important to not lower your rates when…
 
Should freelancers provide estimated prices or fixed ones and which one of them would be more convenient for a freelance business? What are the ups and downs when using these pricing methods? In this episode, you will… Understand the difference between an estimated price and a quote Get the pros and cons when adopting an estimate or a quote for you…
 
Is there a right time to quit freelancing? And what are the reasons a lot of freelancers find themselves back into their corporate job? There are so many reasons and I hate seeing freelancers shamed that they chose a different path. In this episode, you will... understand the reasons why some people quit freelancing get an insight on when would be …
 
Do freelancers need to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) and what is your responsibility once they put their signature on that piece of paper? Freelancers work with multiple clients at the same time and comparing to employees, they are not bound by a contract of employment. In such cases, many employers fear that the information they are shari…
 
Besides the opportunities in tech, what freelance jobs are in demand in 2021? But before we start on it, remember that to elevate, you have to invest in yourself. I really love how Zig Ziglar explains it’’ If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, nobody can stop you’’. In this episode, you will... find o…
 
Feeling like a freelance fraud? Learn about imposter syndrome, what steps you have to take to manage it and why does it matter to know the signs beforehand. In this episode you will learn: what is imposter syndrome get practical tips on how to combat imposter syndrome learn about how to get out of your comfort zone and how to get to the growth zone…
 
Today let’s talk about the bad apples in freelancing: clients that do not pay! I hope you will not meet any. In over six years of freelancing, I never had an unpleasant situation related to non-payment. However, it is always important to know what to do, in case if that happens. But what if you do everything religiously and you wake up that you sub…
 
Today let’s talk about tracking your hours as a freelancer, why you should doing it as soon as possible, how you should do it and why accountability is important for your freelance business. In this episode, you will… Understand all the great things that will happen to you once you start tracking your hours in your freelance business Find out what …
 
Today let’s talk about the best payment methods used by freelancers and what is the criteria for selecting the one suitable for your business. In this episode, you will… Get the four most used payment methods in 2021 by freelancers Understand why you should not rely on one payment method only Find out where you need to look for a freelance job that…
 
Today let’s talk about how escrow services help freelancers make sure they are getting paid for the work they are doing and assure the clients that they will get the service they are paying- if not, they get the money-back guaranteed. Do you know that feeling of fear when you get a new client and you did not build that trust and you think ’’I hope …
 
Today let’s talk about how to build a freelance portfolio with no hassle of feeling overwhelmed. Did you know that a lot of freelancers give up at this stage because they just say ‘’well, I have no experience to showcase, nobody would hire me, so it is best I stick to my 9-5 job’’? But why don’t you start with what you already have? Because if you …
 
Freelancing is not something new, it is a trend for some years already. It mainly means career pursuing without being tied to a single employer. What a freelancer does is contract work. If freelancing is not fairly new, why don’t we have the universities integrating the practice of freelancing in their curriculum? Why can’t we be taught during our …
 
If you thought freelancing means traveling until you drop dead tired or working on a beach in Thailand, then I will disappoint you but these are just myths or it rarely happens. A freelancer might be that person that you will still find in a PJ at 2 PM and drinking his/her third coffee already. While we think Freelancing is so glamourous, you will …
 
2020 was the perfect year to discover if you would love to take the freelancing path or not. Nowadays freelance jobs are taking over the world. According to Upwork.com, in the last 12 months, 2 million Americans joined their platform to look for the next freelance job. Now let’s have an open and honest conversation: is 2021 a good year to start fre…
 
Before stepping into the freelance world, you have to understand that until you grow, you will be your own accountant. This means you are solely responsible for getting paid for the work you’ve done. And this takes place using invoicing. In this episode, you will... Learn what is an invoice and why it's important to have one Gain an understanding o…
 
Once you decided what service to offer as a freelancer, there are few types of fee structures you can choose from: Hourly pay Per project Performance-based pay The most common fee structures are the hourly and project-based ones, while the performance pay one is, how I call it, the courageous way of billing. In this episode, you will…. Learn what i…
 
Choosing the fee structure for your new freelance project can be a challenge and one size does not fit all. In freelancing, there are few types of fee structures you can choose from: Hourly pay Per project Commission-based In this episode, you will…. Learn what is an hourly pay as a fee structure Know what are the advantaged and disadvantages of be…
 
Often freelancers ask me how do you set your prices and is it best to charge per hour or per project? To be honest, this is a continuous game of pros and cons, and it depends on the project. In freelancing, there are few types of fee structures you can choose from: Hourly pay Per project Unit-based (pay per word) Commission-based In this episode, y…
 
In this episode, I am sharing approaches to deep work, shallow work, and how to stay productive in this noisy online environment we find ourselves in. In this episode, you will…. Learn what is deep work and what is shallow work Know the importance of deep work Be able to create your own principles of work Insights: ’’The average office worker spend…
 
I am so excited about this episode, where I will be sharing my own experience on how to design a cover letter that lands you in a job as soon as possible. Every aspiring freelancer must start somewhere. It is either checking if their own network has any possible needs for their work or start on cold calling or sign up on third-party platforms such …
 
In this episode, I will touch on why you need to adopt a mindset that takes more energy and how the small choices have a big impact. I am sharing all the online platforms I know that will help you land your first freelance job as soon as possible. In this episode, you will… • learn about the multiple ways of getting freelance work • know how to sel…
 
Today we will talk about money. Because love, no money- no honey. As a freelancer, you must be comfortable in talking about pricing, money, how much you charge, and how much you are willing to negotiate. If you hated negotiating your salary with your boss, now, sorry but you don’t have a way out. In this episode, we will touch on: • Three ways on h…
 
In this episode, I am sharing the importance of knowing why you want to freelance and how to find your superpower. What skills do you already have to help start freelancing today? I am teaching you about the importance of an exit strategy from your 9-5 job and practical tips on how to find the skills you are great at. In this episode, you will… Dis…
 
Welcome back to Jump In Podcast. If you are new here, welcome! I am Doina, a Freelance Talent Acquisition Specialist with more than 13,000 hours billed in the freelance world. In today’s podcast episode I’m sharing what freelancing is, how the remote job market changed during the pandemic, what some companies are doing, what are candidates doing, a…
 
Welcome to Jump In Podcast. I am your host Doina, a Talent Acquisition Specialist with more than six years of experience in freelancing. Join me for a brand new podcast on how I navigate through the freelance world, offer you practical steps on how you can ditch your 9-5 job, and start paving your way into the freelance world. BONUS: Get your FREEB…
 
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