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A.C.E. Episode #020Guest: Leah Kalamakis - Web Designer & Developer
Leah Kalamakis is a Web Designer and Developer who builds websites for women entrepreneurs that understand the value of a great website and are ready to GO PRO in their business. In fact, she taught herself the ins and outs of the website world just so that she could make a clean break from her repetitive corporate job.
Leah got the education she needed, found a handful of test clients and learned along the way. Overtime, she created her own little freelancing empire that allows her to continue living in France, frequently travel back to her hometown of Seattle and have a steady flow of income and clients to live the life that she wants.
In addition to her website work, she jumpstarted the Freelance to Freedom Project- to inspire other freelancers to create a profitable and fun career.
Leah's tips to get you from Freelance to Freedom:
Tip #1: Set a firm quit date. You'll probably never feel 'ready' to let your security income go, but by setting a quit date you're able to create a game plan and 'make it work' when the time comes. Most of us need a little push to take the leap.
Tip #2: Stop planning and do the work. Its amazing what you learn from working with actual clients. How can you get you first few clients (even if its a freebie for family + friends)?
Tip #3: Seek out collaboration projects and connections that can extend your reach to a new base of clients. Bundle your services or partnering up and producing a new project with an expert with a similar type of audience makes it an exposure win-win.