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Freelance Road Trip Podcast is by a freelance designer for freelance creatives, and talks about everything they didn't teach you in design school but should have if you want to build an accelerate a creative business. The podcast is a companion to the Freelance Road Trip program for creativepreneurs, and drops every week on Thursday, sometimes on Friday, and occasionally on Saturday.

Feb 29, 2020

California’s AB5 law — the Opportunity to Work Act — took effect on January 1, 2020. Since its implementation, it’s essentially killed the creative economy in California by denying freelancers the right to work as an independent contractor. This is an update about the fallout, response, and gear shifting as a...

Feb 22, 2020

Neither speculative nor pro bono work generate income for you. With each, you're working for free. In this episode I compare the concepts of spec and pro bono work, lay out reasons why you should pursue one and entirely avoid the other, and offer a safe approach to accepting and managing pro bono projects.

Feb 15, 2020

Not all projects and clients are a good fit, and you can figure that out during the very first conversation you have with a client. Freelancers often approach a prospective client hoping the prospect will like them and want to work with them. What if the tables were turned? In this episode I share about one client...

Feb 8, 2020

What do you say to a prospective client who won’t commit? How do you manage part-time freelancing and a full-time job? How do you prevents clients from using work they haven’t paid for? In this episode, I give practical, easy-to-do answers to three questions from working freelancers at various stages in their careers.