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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.

Oct 17, 2020

To realize success as an independent creative, we need to move forward consistently, even if we think we’re not yet ready. Forward motion jump starts us into an ongoing cycle of increasing capability and confidence. Taking action often takes courage. In this episode I explain a process I call the "Four Cs...


Oct 10, 2020

AB5 took effect in California in January 2020. It narrows the definition of independent contractor, and the type and amount of work a person can do for a client without being classified as an employee. While freelancers in CA battle to pass Proposition 22 and overturn AB5, HR2474, threatens to restrict freelancing. In...


Oct 3, 2020

There are good and poor approaches to how you work with clients. In this episode I answer questions from freelancers, both of them graphic designers, about working with clients. We’re talking about how to be sure a client doesn’t run off with your work without paying, what to do when your client won't give you...


Sep 25, 2020

Freelancers, are you getting paid what you're worth? Are you  working with the right kinds of clients? Your pricing strategy attracts either low-value or high-value clients. This is the final in a 3-part series on pricing creative work. We compare tactics for negotiating with low value and high value clients,...


Sep 19, 2020

If you’re a freelance creative who's in it to make a living and especially if you're in it full time, and for the long-term, you must have a strategy for how you set your creative fees. Here are 5 hard truths about valuing your work, pricing and negotiating.