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How to go freelance: A guide for the terrified.
21 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
Episode 4: In depth with Adam Pearson.
....And we're back! In Episode 4, Ben talks in depth to Adam Pearson, a Freelance Data and Research Specialist, and owner of Pearson Insight Ltd. Ben and Adam chat in a noisy coffee shop about freelance life, and how he made his mind up to make the leap in a van in a snowstorm, driving back to Lancashire after a weekend in France. Is freelancing scary for Adam? Is he getting out of it, what he wanted at the beginning? Listen and find out. You can reach Adam via: https://pearsoninsight.co.uk/ And on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/pearsoninsight Enjoy!
23 minutes | Oct 6, 2018
Episode 3: Practical Stuff
In the final episode of this series, Ben talks to the panel about the practical things you need in order to start your successful freelance comms career. From office space to union membership, from rucksacks to Casualty on iPlayer, it's all covered, thanks to the contributions of Dave, Kate, Dan, Darren, Rebecca, and Bridget. Thanks everyone for listening. There will be further episodes of How to Go Freelance, featuring more in depth interviews with those that have successfully survived making the leap.
18 minutes | Aug 17, 2018
Episode 2: Defining Yourself
In Episode 2, Ben talks to his panel of freelance comms experts to explore how they defined their offer in terms of: - lists of services - articulating what makes them different - brand identity. Once you've decided to make the leap into freelancing, this is the essential next step to being successful. It's a great listen again. Thanks a lot to this episode's contributors: Darren Caveney www.linkedin.com/in/darren-caveney-94264517/ Richard Forshaw-Smith rfsmarketing.co.uk/ Dan Slee danslee.wordpress.com/ Bridget Aherne bridgetaherne.wordpress.com/ Kate Vogelsang www.birdsongconsultancy.co.uk/aboutus/ Rebecca Roberts threadandfable.com/ Dave Thackeray davethackeray.com/
18 minutes | Jul 23, 2018
Episode 1: Making the Leap.
Ben talks to freelance communications consultants about their experiences of moving from in-house to working independently. In this episode Ben explores: - How to get over the fear - Where do your first clients come from? - How important is networking and how the hell do you do it? The episode features contributions from: Darren Caveney https://www.linkedin.com/in/darren-caveney-94264517/ Richard Forshaw-Smith https://rfsmarketing.co.uk/ Dan Slee https://danslee.wordpress.com/ Bridget Aherne https://bridgetaherne.wordpress.com/ Kate Vogelsang https://www.birdsongconsultancy.co.uk/aboutus/ Rebecca Roberts https://threadandfable.com/ Dave Thackeray https://davethackeray.com/
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