Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren
Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 110: Mindset Shifts Every Freelance Creative Needs To Make

110. Mindset Shifts Every Freelance Creative Needs To Make

To succeed in business as a freelance creative requires shifting from functioning solely as a creative — an illustrator, a designer, a photographer, a copywriter, an artist — to functioning as the owner of a creative business. In this episode I share half a dozen shifts we need to make in how we think about what we’re doing, and why.

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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 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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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 82 Cultivating Limitless Success

Cultivating Limitless Success

Succeeding as a freelance creative begins with how you think. How you think affects how well you do creatively and business-wise. What you think either hinders or promotes. We all struggle with limiting beliefs and negative thinking, but we don’t have to embrace them. In this episode I share for your consideration a mindset shift through the analogy of gardening and farming. This may make a difference for you if you’re struggling as a freelance creative.

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