It’s time for another Ask Marv session! If you are visiting this blog and listening to the Freelance Blend podcast for the first time, Ask Marv sessions are special episodes when I answer questions from my inbox. For this session, our readers and listeners have pressing questions in mind:
- How do you start podcasting?
- How do I get my first (freelancing) job?
We all know that experience is the best teacher but here is a better option: learn from others’ experiences.I have started the Freelance Blend Podcast more than 3 years ago. Over this period, I have continuously learned new things, applied on the episodes, kept what works, and developed my own set of best practices. The first thing I will tell you about podcasting is that it does not need to be expensive. In this episode, I give tips for aspiring podcasters about podcasting equipment that I use, podcast hosts and directories, and audio editing programs.
LANDING YOUR FIRST FREELANCING JOB
Starting something new is never easy. My advice for future freelancers is to double your efforts in the beginning. Trust me when I say that once you get that first freelancing job, the rest will come (relatively!) easy. Freelancing is not a walk in the park as others perceive it to be, but treat the obstacles to breaking the first barrier as a learning experience. By the time you close your first contract, you would have learned the ropes of finding clients and negotiating deals. However, be reminded that bagging a contract is only the first part of the picture. There are more strategies and techniques to learn once you start working and delivering your part of the contract.
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