This is my first double-interview for the Freelance Blend Podcast and I am doing it with Iloilo-born podcaster, Karl Balingit of the newest inspirational Filipino podcast, Filspiration. Aside from learning about Karl’s life as a young freelancer and podcaster, you will learn more about the host of Freelance Blend Podcast. Yes, that’s me :).
Here are the key takeaways from the show.
– How Americans and Fil-Ams celebrate Christmas in the States.
– How Karl started as a freelancer.
– The types of freelancing jobs he does.
– How I started Freelance Blend.
– How attending the Freelance Camp validated my idea.
– Our favorite podcasts.
– Karl’s first office job and why he lasted only 6 months.
– Why he started on content writing even if it wasn’t his passion.
– The lessons he learned when he was starting.
– For new writers, Karl’s suggested minimum monthly pay amount (full-time) and maximum number of articles (500 words) per day.
– How to avoid scams. What are the red flags.
– The growth of podcasting worldwide.
– Tips in starting a podcast.
– Why Karl started the Filspiration podcast.
– What Filspiration is all about.
– How he uses Filspirer Nominations to get podcast guests.
– How I get the big names to guest on the show.
– Why he let go of many clients to become a better freelancer.
– The biggest benefits he gets from freelancing.
– What happened when he met his US fashion brand client when he met up with them in the States.
– Karl’s work schedule and his work arrangement with his clients.
– Why it’s important to make a good impression with your client to earn his or her trust.
– Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
– Startup podcast
– Entrepreneur on Fire podcast
– School of Greatness by Lewis Howes
– James Altucher
– Plagiarism checker: http://smallseotools.com/
– Machong Chismisan
– Good Times With Mo Podcast
– Becky Nights
– Libsyn.com – podcast hosting
– Audio Technica mic
– Blue Snowball mic
– Blue Yeti mic
– Happy Yuppie podcast
– Entrepinas podcast
“Ever since, I’ve never worked in an office yet…Gusto ko talaga yung freelance lifestyle.”
“If you want to be really productive and you want to produce high quality work, nag-“let go” ako ng mga clients ko and then I focused on one or two.”
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