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I’m beyond thrilled to announce the very first episode of The Naked Freelancer podcast!

This first episode features Ben Klocek of Bracia. Ben is a freelance web designer, or as he defines himself: an artist. I know Ben from the WIMP community and he’s a force to be reckoned with.

The format of this first episode is more of a co-host vibe, since you won’t be just getting to know Ben, you’ll be getting to know me and all that I’m about as well. In fact, I plan to have Ben back often to have some discussions on some issues having to do with freelancing. I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes.

Note: Please bear with us in the beginning. I was really nervous and there are a few awkward silences, but it doesn’t take long for us to get in the groove of things!

Show Notes & Resources

The intro to the first episode features an unintentional appearance by Ascii the cat. Sorry Ben, looks like you weren’t actually my first guest after all!

ascii-rockinghorse

Here is Ascii on a rocking horse. She’s a pretty cool cat.

Ben and I discuss WIMP and the importance of being involved in a community of peers. We discuss the concept colearning and not having a “percieved authority” when it comes to learning from one another on certain topics. We try to set a precedent for transparency for the show in the future.

  • Creating a client qualifiers list / screening and rating potential clients
  • Getting great lead generation by pre-qualifying
  • Word of mouth marketing
  • The Sustainable Freelancer: Is the life you’re creating as a freelancer something you can keep up long-term?
  • Methods of working with clients: 1 Day Web Designer
  • Content delivery
  • Kathy Pine and thischerishedlife.com
  • Measuring success by having a community to compare yourself to
  • WIMPspace and other Coworking spaces
  • Defining a freelancer
  • Generation Z
  • How far in advance do you make plans?
  • Unroll.me – unsubscribe from e-mail lists

Ben’s Recommended Reading List

Articles
Books

Ben’s Links

Ben’s design business Bracia

The Sustainable Freelancer: Freelancer Tools & Tips For A Sustainable Lifestyle – WIMP Meetup Talk

Ben on Twitter @benklocek

Ben on Instagram @benklocek

Ben on LinkedIn

Credits

Music: The Naked Freelancer Theme is by Ransom Rath. Listen to the full version here.

All of my podcasts are recorded and edited on my kick-ass Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Visit my tools and equipment page to find out more about what I use for my podcast and my website!

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