Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren
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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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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