Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren
Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 103 When your client treats you like you're their employee

103. When Your Client Treats You Like You’re Their Employee

What do you do when a client wants to treat you as an employee rather than an independent freelance business owner? I answer two questions from freelancers dealing with this conundrum: the first centers on a retainer agreement and the second is dealing with a performance review. I present the case for why you’re not an employee, and ways you can respond if you find yourself working with a client who wants control. A third question deals with how to protect your work during a creative review.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast by Alvalyn Lundgren 102 How To Crush Those Freelancing Fears

102. How To Crush Those Freelancing Fears

We all have them… those fears and uncertainties that restrict our forward motion. In this episode I share some insights about fear, risk, and consequences, and how you can accelerate through your own freelancing fears and leave them in the dust cloud behind you.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 101 The Value Of Our Creative Work

101. The Value Of Our Creative Work

Something that’s often disregarded is the value of creativity to business. There’s the mindset that, “You’re doing what you love to do. It’s creative, it’s fun. You shouldn’t expect to be paid much for it because your payment is in the enjoyment of what you do.” The thing is, though, that we need to look at what we do as having value beyond just the enjoyment.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 86 Why Strategy Trumps Tactics

Why Strategy Trumps Tactics

Freelance creatives utilize both tactics and strategy to drive their businesses forward. Independent creatives are known to seek out quick-win tips and tactics to fix

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 85 Your Client Is Not Your Enemy

Your Client Is Not Your Enemy

How to navigate the Problem Client Ever have a client relationship turn sideways or go south? If you’ve been freelancing awhile you’ve likely experienced when

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 83 Use Creative Briefs to Build Trust

Use Creative Briefs To Build Trust

Are you using a creative brief in your project development process? The creative brief helps your clients trust you better for a variety of reasons. In this episode I share what a brief is and how your client relationships and freelance business can benefit by using them.

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