Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren
Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 130: Establish Your Value Proposition

130: Your Value Proposition

A key to your long-term success as a freelance creative is to work with the kinds of clients you’re best suited to serve. And a key approach to attracting those clients is to establish your value proposition — a statement that clearly sets you apart from your close competitors.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 129: An Attitude For Success

129: An Attitude For Success

In this episode, Alvalyn discusses the importance of establishing and maintaining an “abundance” mindset for achieving career and creative success. She emphasizes how success is not limited by resources, but is instead created through taking action, setting goals, and plotting strategies.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 127: What Could Go Wrong?

127. What Could Go Wrong?127.

Many freelancers in all sectors work without written contracts. They rely on verbal agreements which can be vague and incomplete. Neglecting to put project parameters and expectations in writing before you begin a project opens the door for all kinds of trouble to show up. The best way to avoid these troubles is to used contracts. In this episode I share from my own experience, and how freelancers can manage expectations with written agreements. Using contracts is good business practice and can increase your potential for long-term success.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 125: No Guarantees

124. No Guarantees

There are myriad courses, programs, and coaches available to help you learn skills to succeed in your freelance business. You have a lot of teachers, coaches, and “gurus” to choose from. Or you can choose none and learn it on your own. In this program I talk about the options, about specialists and experts, about offers of success and revenue, and what to look out for. But the main thing I set out to provide you — the one take-away you need to be aware of — is that there are no guarantees.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast 123: How to negotiate with clients

123. How To Negotiate With Clients

Negotiating skills are crucial and can make a significant difference in the success of your creative business. In this episode, we’ll address the purpose of the negotiation process, explore the dos and don’ts of effective negotiating, with tips on how to come to an agreement on price, deliverables, and schedule, so that both you and your client will benefit.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 121 How To Thrive In Your Creative Business

121. How To Thrive In Your Creative Business

Establishing and managing a business so you can make a living from your creative work — your way — isn’t easy and probably not what most of us expected when we started out. With all the competition out there, and now with AI looming as both an asset and a threat to creative work, how will you stand out? How will you make a living? How will you continue to build your business, attract your best clients, and become know for significant work? In this episode I offer 4 ways for your consideration.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 120: Impact of AI on Your Creative Business

120. The Impact of AI On Your Creative Business

AI is disrupting the creative industries in a variety of ways that are both beneficial and detrimental. In this episode we consider the problems and advantages of using AI as a freelance creative and propose answers to these questions, among others: “Why would a client pay me when they can create a thing themself for free using AI?”, “How can I use AI tools to support my business?”, “How can I protect my work from theft?”

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 113 How To Start Freelancing

113. How to Start Freelancing

Not knowing how to start freelancing is what holds most people back. What are the first and most important things you need to do? Starting is simpler than you think.

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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 112 Reasons To Start Freelancing

112. Reasons To Start Freelancing

If you’ve been thinking about freelancing but haven’t stepped out, or if you’ve been dabbling part time while working for someone else full time, here are 7 good reasons for you to stop thinking and dabbling, and start doing.

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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 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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