All posts tagged freelance

#16: Behind the Scenes of WPCandy.com with Ryan Imel

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Ryan Imel is the Editor-in-chief behind WPCandy.com, the leading hub for all things WordPress. We caught up with Ryan and found out what it takes to run a site like WPCandy which is updated on a daily basis and receives a decent amount of traffic. We also discussed some of the things that make WordPress the right choice to manage a website of this size and type.

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#14: How To Find Good Clients

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Freelancers not only need to know how to find clients, they need to know how to find good clients.  In this episode, Brian and Dave break down the strategies that have worked for them over their years of freelancing. From working the job boards when you’re starting out, to building a strong referral network, and marketing yourself so that great clients come to you.

Have questions or other tips for landing new clients?  Post them in the comments and let’s keep this conversation going!

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#12: How Freelancers Effectively Handle Scheduling with Shawn Johnston

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Shawn Johnston, Web Designer and Founder of Interlink Conference joins Dave and Brian to talk all about scheduling: Managing timelines, controlling client expectations, ensuring you have a strong pipeline of upcoming work, and more. We also talk about Shawn’s experience running the Interlink Conference.

#11: Podcasting & How it Impacts Your Freelance Web Business

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Dave and Brian discuss how the podcast has gone so far, and how it’s impacted their respective web businesses. We talk about what we’ve learned about podcasting—both from a tech standpoint as well as content standpoint—and talk about where the Freelance Jam podcast is headed moving forward.

#8: Orman Clark and the Business of Free

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Can you give great stuff away and expect to make any money? Orman Clark does it on a daily basis through his site Premium Pixels. In this episode we dig deeper into how Orman has crafted a site full of self-created freebie graphic files and used it to drive sales of his premium WordPress themes and grow a loyal following.

Orman is an amazingly talented UK-based freelance web designer. By tuning into this episode you’ll gain insight into his creative process, where he finds inspiration, how he finds time to do what he does, and how he’s using “free” to power a successful freelance business.

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As mentioned in this episode, our guest is from “across the pond” so the tunes will be as well as we play a few tunes from the Travis album The Boy With No Name.

Opening clip: “Selfish Jean”
Closing track: “My Eyes”

 

 

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#5: Blogging with Amber Weinberg

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Amber Weinberg is a successful HTML/CSS/WordPress developer from Nashville, TN who has helped build her freelance business through blogging. She’s a regular at Freelance Folder and has also written for Lifehacker, Six Revisions, Think Vitamin, and more. In this episode she describes herself as “outspoken” and that’s what we like about her. She is also a founder of Codesnipp.it, a social site for developers to post code and give and receive feedback.

Tune in for some blogging tips, ideas to get yourself out there, and find out more about using your blog to promote your products and services to your target markets.

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Brian, the native New Yorker, picked Minnesota-based (aka Dave’s state) hip-hop group Heiruspecs for this week’s tunes. The album is A Tiger Dancing and these guys are TIGHT.

Opening clip: “A Tiger Dancing”
Closing track: “Marching Orders”

 

 

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#4: Typography On The Web with Sean McCabe

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Sean McCabe of Bold Perspective is a talented web designer from San Antonio, TX who was gracious enough to join us and talk about typography on the web. It also happens that he released a free font called Jokal on this very day. Sean walked us through the process of releasing a font, how typography fits into his design process, and much much more.

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Dawes album coverCheck out the twangy, Band-like sound of Dawes (YES their official site is on Blogger – one of you freelancers needs to help them fix that). We’re featuring few songs from their album North Hills in this episode.

Opening clip: “When You Call My Name”
Closing track: “Bedside Manner”


 

#3: Web Design Process with Jason Schuller

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We were fortunate enough to be joined by WordPress theme design master Jason Schuller in this week’s episode. Jason is the founder of Press75 and ThemeGarden, both popular sources of premium WordPress themes. We spent some time discussing our own processes of designing a website: everything from concept to initial sketches to the tools we use to design and code a site.

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Episode #3 features the fantastic collaboration between John Legend and the band The Roots with the album Wake Up!

Opening clip: “Hard Times”
Closing track: “Our Generation”


 

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