Why Freelancers should say No to doing Spec Work

Why Freelancers should say No to doing Spec Work

In this episode of The Freelancers Tea Break, Emma Cossey discusses Spec Work and its impact on freelancers. Spec work, also known as speculative work, involves providing free samples of creative work to compete for contracts. Emma emphasises the negative effects of Spec Work, such as undervaluing the industry and limiting access to opportunities. She highlights the importance of testimonials and portfolios as evidence of skills and argue against the necessity of working for free. Emma encourages freelancers to value their work and say No to Spec Work. Tune in to learn more about the pros and cons of working for free and how it can benefit freelancers.

Three exceptions to the rule: Freelancers should never work for free

Three exceptions to the rule: Freelancers should never work for free

In this episode of the Freelancers TeaBreak, Emma Cossey discusses whether freelancers should work for free and shares three exceptions to consider. Find out when it might be acceptable to offer pro bono services, engage in PR opportunities, or pursue professional development. Don’t miss this insightful discussion on the value of freelancers’ time and expertise.

How to Organise your Business (The Real Life Way)

How to Organise your Business (The Real Life Way)

Discover practical tips for staying organised, even if you’re naturally disorganised. Learn about outsourcing, automations, reducing steps, and setting realistic expectations for an organised life. Join the Freelance Lifestylers community for support and inspiration.

Three Ways I use Notion to Run My Business

Three Ways I use Notion to Run My Business

Discover how Notion can be used to streamline and organise your freelance business. From tracking numbers and tasks to managing ideas and clients, learn how this versatile tool can boost productivity and efficiency. Tune in to this episode of the Freelancers Tea Break podcast for practical tips and insights.

“What to do with all the Ideas in your Head” with Anj Cairns

“What to do with all the Ideas in your Head” with Anj Cairns

Discover how to effectively track and cultivate your creative ideas with the help of Anj Cairns, an ADHD coach. Learn about the unique system of “creativity crops” and how it can help freelancers and entrepreneurs manage their ideas and bring them to life. Join Anj’s upcoming program and unlock the potential of your ideas. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow your creativity and productivity.

What to track in your business as a freelancer

What to track in your business as a freelancer

Discover the key metrics that freelancers should track in their business, from discovery calls and coaching clients to social media following and podcast size. Learn how tracking these metrics can help improve your marketing and overall business success. Join the conversation in The Freelance Lifestylers Facebook group or leave a comment on YouTube. Don’t miss out on this valuable insight for freelancers!

5 Questions to Ask Before You Set Quarter Two Goals

5 Questions to Ask Before You Set Quarter Two Goals

In this podcast, Emma discusses five important questions to review and reflect on Quarter One of 2024. The questions focus on identifying wins, learning from experiences, tracking business statistics, evaluating expenses, and clearing out unnecessary tasks. By answering these questions, freelancers can set themselves up for a successful and productive Quarter Two.

The Biggest Mistake I made about Neurodiversity

The Biggest Mistake I made about Neurodiversity

In this Freelancer Teabreak podcast episode, the speaker discusses the difference between neurodiversity and neurodivergence, and shares a personal realisation about the term neurodivergent. Learn about the various brain types and conditions that fall under neurodivergence and gain insights into the importance of using appropriate language. Perfect for freelancers working with clients who are neurodivergent.

My Favourite Freelance Zoom apps and tools

My Favourite Freelance Zoom apps and tools

Discover useful apps and tools built into Zoom that can enhance your freelancing experience. From the built-in summary and AI companion to third-party apps like Tactiq and Warmly, this podcast highlights various tools that can streamline your workflow. Explore features like transcription, summarisation, timers, group photos, and more. Find out which apps are worth trying and join the conversation in The Freelance Lifestylers Facebook group. Don’t miss out on optimising your freelancing journey with these helpful Zoom tools.

My Favourite Chrome Extensions For Freelancers

My Favourite Chrome Extensions For Freelancers

Discover a range of useful Chrome extensions for freelancers in this podcast episode. From tab management with OneTab to screen recording with Scribe, these tools can enhance productivity. Learn about Extensity for managing multiple extensions and Mixmax for enhancing Gmail functionality. Plus, explore Screely for creating browser window mock-ups and Giphy for easily adding GIFs to your work. Tune in to find out which extensions can benefit your freelance workflow.