Accepting Change & Planning for 2019!

This is a topic I’ve thought a lot about this year, understanding which projects we should commit to, and at what levels of seriousness we should commit to them! As 2019 is around the corner, I’m reflecting upon the things I do and choosing which ones I want to keep doing!

Being a Writer: Jen Campbell

Jen Campbell is one of my favourite people and I got the chance to sit down with her and all of the questions I wanted to know about being a writer!

Things mentioned:
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops:
The Bookshop Book:
Frannerd Video:
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Platen: Designing a Logo with Hollie!

I needed a logo and with help from Hollie, I ended up with a brand! In this episode I talk with my graphic designer to discuss how we worked together to make the Platen logo and branding!

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Platen: I'm Launching A Magazine!

It has been a long-time dream of mine to run a literary magazine, so I've decided to make that dream a reality.. starting NOW! This is the beginning of a mini-series here on Portrait of a Freelancer Podcast, where I am going to be chronicling my adventures on starting this small business! The magazine is called "Platen" and together we are going to make it amazing! In this episode I discuss my vision for the magazine, the timeline for launching it, and what it's going to look like!

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Starting a Business with Charlotte Dann

Starting a business is something a lot of us want to do, and today we are talking to Charlotte Dann: she quit her job, set up a Kickstarter, and is living the dream!

Check out her Kickstarter!

Things mentioned:
Website of tumblr themes:
Strange screencast channel:
Post about the early development of Hexatope:
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Being a Sellout

Sponsorships are everywhere. Are they ruining content? What does a content creator think of when taking one on? This has been one of my favourite discussions so far!

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Is Social Media Necessary for Freelancers?

Twitter! Instagram! YouTube! Is it helpful? Let's talk about social media and freelancing!

Is this the second time you're seeing this episode? I messed up the first file (it had 3 minutes of silence at the beginning of it!) and have had to reupload! This is the same episode, just with no silence <3

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Do Freelancers Need To Live in a City?

There is a pervasive thought that to be successful in freelance you need to be in a bustling city... is that true? Is it necessary for the beginning? Is it for everyone? All this and more in this weeks episode!

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Hobbies vs Jobs!

Can your hobby be your job? Should you have hobbies that can't make money? All this and more in my conversation on how my relationships with hobbies have changed after going freelance!

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Freelancer Profile: Designer Charli Marie

In our first ever Freelancer Profile we talk with Charli Marie, a part-time freelance designer! We chat about when it's time to pivot your content, art versus merch, graphic design school, working remotely, waking up at 5:30am, and running an online shop! Charli is one of the hardest working people I know and I'm so glad she could grace us with her beautiful New Zealand accent!

Find Charli:
"Getting Paid on Time" Video Series:
Liner Note Kids Shop:
DesignLife Podcast:

Things Mentioned:
My New Enamel Pin!
Seanwes Podcast:
The Designer Pricing Class:

Comparing Yourself to Others

When your success rides on standing out, it can be SO EASY to start comparing yourself to people around you that are doing what you do. In this episode I have a little pep talk (one I really needed to hear myself) about why comparing ourselves to others is super unhelpful, why we shouldn't think of our idols as intimidation, and how to love what you do!

Things I mentioned in this episode:

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon:

Lucy Moon:

My zines:

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Calling Yourself an Artist

In this episode Ariel discusses why it can be difficult to claim the title of "artist", why it's good for your freelancing career, and pep talks herself into feeling more confident! In the Q&A she talks about what it means to be an artist, what she says when people ask her what she does for a living, and more!

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Getting Organized For Freelance

In this episode Ariel explores why being organized is a challenge for freelance, why it's vitally important, bullet journalling, to-do lists, and talks through her current organizational system! In the Q&A section we talk about what a typical freelance day looks like, how to stay motivated, and more!

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