The Podcast

The Naked Freelancer Podcast is the voice of the freelance economy. Its purpose is not solely to feature high-level influencers, but to give a voice to the every day freelancer like you.

Each one of our guests is encouraged to bare all; to strip down and share their successes as well as their failures; their accomplishments and their struggles. We give each guest a platform to share their story and inspire countless freelancers like you.

It is estimated that in the United States today, approximately 34% of the total workforce are freelancers. That number is expected to increase to 50% by 2020. That's a lot of independents struggling to make a life for themselves.

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Melissa Geissinger is a creator, a builder and a dreamer. She is co-founder, President & COO of a community for web and digital media professionals called WIMP (Web & Interactive Media Professionals) and director of WIMPspace, a coworking and colearning space in Santa Rosa, CA. Melissa is a web designer by trade and runs New Skin Media. She is the self-published author of 1 Day Web Designer. Melissa was recognized for her extraordinary achievements in business and leadership by being awarded a place on the North Bay Business Journal's Forty Under 40 list in 2015.

"My dream with The Naked Freelancer is to give a voice to the individuals that make up the freelance economy. I want to provide opportunities for you to share your stories and be as transparent as possible in order for all of us to have a better understanding of what it's like to be a free agent in today's world."

Melissa Geissinger