Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

By Rainmaker.FM: The Digital Marketing and Sales Network

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Unemployable provides actionable strategies for thousands of freelancers, consultants, coaches, and entrepreneurs. Brian Clark is an entrepreneur who has started eight successful businesses, and he draws upon his own evolution from solo to CEO to deliver valuable lessons and impactful interviews. Notable guests include Seth Godin, Dan Pink, Jenny Blake, Tim Ferriss, Henry Rollins, Laura Roeder, Michael Stelzner, Chris Brogan, Emily Thompson, Darren Rowse, Andrew Warner, John Lee Dumas, Kathleen Shannon, and Gary Vaynerchuk.
June 13, 2018
Everyone discovers the power of content marketing in their own way. And ultimately, those who do it well take their own unique path from there. As a film and television guy in Los Angeles, Peter Abraham focuses mainly on the visual and experiential side of content with Abraham content marketing studio. Which makes sense with his background, and he s attracted clients such as Nike, Whole Foods, Red Bull, and ESPN. But the way that content marketing became Peter s thing is truly interesting. He produced the documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, directed by Sam Jones. The goal was to make a piece of documentary art that also promoted the album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco, by capturing the recording process. Little did he know when production started how interesting this particular story would get. I wrote about it here. Tune in to hear that story from Peter s unique perspective. Plus, lots more about content marketing that works. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for people like you. If you re a freelancer, consultant, or anyone who works with clients, you ve got to try it for yourself for free with this special unrestricted 30-day trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes Abraham content marketing Peter on Twitter Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts
May 30, 2018
On his 30th birthday, Steve Jobs sent the following Hindu saying to his friends: “For the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits. For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you.” James Clear understands the power of habits as well as anyone. And he uses that knowledge to not only educate his audience, but also to build the habits that have resulted in a powerful online business. Tune in to hear about James entrepreneurial journey, the habitual steps he took to succeed, and how the audience he built landed him a book deal. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for people like you. You ve simply got to try it for yourself with this special unrestricted 30-day free trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes JamesClear.com James on Twitter Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts
May 23, 2018
It s no secret that I m a big fan of partnerships to effectively build businesses without investors. I ve done it successfully over a half-dozen times. It s also no secret that I had a very public falling out with a partner back in 2010. While it was no fun at the time, it led to my amazing partnership with Brian Gardner that brought StudioPress into the Copyblogger family. Jordan Harbinger is now picking up the pieces from his own partnership meltdown. You know him as the former voice of the mega-successful podcast The Art of Charm, a multimillion dollar business of which he is also an owner. Jordan has continued on with the Jordan Harbinger show, and things are going amazingly well despite the drama. Find out what made the difference when this all-too-common scenario happens, and how you can put yourself in the same position. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for people like you. You ve simply got to try it for yourself with this special unrestricted 30-day free trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes The Jordan Harbinger Show Jordan on Twitter Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts
April 18, 2018 · transcript
We kicked off the year talking about leveling up your business in 2018. It sounds desirable (and ultimately, it is), but it can also be a struggle. Rainmaker.FM is Brought to You By Discover why 201,344 website owners trust StudioPress, the industry standard for premium WordPress themes and plugins. Launch your new site today! It s not just the work you have to do to level up your business, or to start a new one. It s also the fact that the process itself takes you out of your comfort zone, which can severely impact your confidence. About a month ago, I featured an article about striving for the “next level you” in my personal growth newsletter Further. That piece struck a nerve in entrepreneur and fellow Coloradan John Doherty, so I invited him on the show to share his experience of taking a serious leap forward — and not only surviving the process, but thriving. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for people like you. You ve simply got to try it for yourself with this special unrestricted 30-day free trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes Credo John Doherty.com Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts
March 21, 2018
Email was the original “killer app” — everyone uses it, and that s why it s been the absolute best channel for digital marketing and audience building. And yes, that s still true in 2018. The stats don t lie. Every $1 spent on email marketing produces $44 in return, probably because 58% of adults wake up and immediately check their email (mostly on smartphones). And email remains 40 times better at converting people than Facebook and Twitter. More interesting are the new breed of media companies that not only depend on email, they are email. Companies like theSkimm, Dave Pell s NextDraft, and my own newsletter Further. Today we re chatting with Sam Parr of one of the best examples of an email-based media company — The Hustle. Aimed at unemployable types like you, Parr s brainchild is also an example of how you might shift your thinking when it comes to audience building and client development. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for people like you. You ve simply got to try it for yourself with this special unrestricted 30-day free trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes The Hustle Hustle Con Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts
March 14, 2018
When you’re working with clients, the goal is to make great money doing great work for great clients. That s totally doable, if you take the right steps. Rainmaker.FM is Brought to You By Discover why 201,344 website owners trust StudioPress, the industry standard for premium WordPress themes and plugins. Launch your new site today! And when we explore landing higher paying clients, finding your ideal client, value billing and tiered pricing, one crucial element keeps surfacing — the power of specialization to deliver the business and lifestyle you re after. It s a simple thing to understand, but people still struggle with finding the right niche for themselves. So today we re chatting with web agency owner Sara Dunn about her own journey and process. She went from generalist to specialist herself, and I think you ll find our discussion useful for finding your perfect niche. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for creative service professionals like you. You ve simply got to try it for yourself with this special unrestricted 30-day free trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes Why I m Specializing My Web Agency Sara s video series Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts
Feb. 21, 2018
It s been almost two years to the day since Chris Ducker last joined us on the show to explain the concept of the Youpreneur. He s been busy since then, running the branded Youpreneur community, and managing to write a brand new book on the subject. It won t take long into this episode to realize that Ducker and I are friends who tend to be a bit goofy when we catch up with each other. But don t let the frivolity fool you — there are many important nuggets of wisdom in this conversation that are well worth your time. Beyond that, this chat highlights the insight that comes over time from serving a group of people, whether a blog audience, membership community, or real-world tribe. Paying attention and constantly evolving to serve your chosen people as best as possible is at the heart of modern entrepreneurism. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for freelancers, consultants, and the whole range of unemployable types. Try it for yourself risk-free with this special unrestricted 30-day free trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes ChrisDucker.com Youpreneur Community Rise of the Youpreneur Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts
Feb. 14, 2018
If you re out there making it on your own economically, the depiction of entrepreneurism in the media likely has you scratching your head. Everyone other than you seems to have their act completely together, right? Unemployable has been calling BS on that narrative for almost three years now. On this show, real entrepreneurs tell you how it really is, and it s often not all that pretty in the stages leading up to success (and sometimes even after success arrives). Another common misconception is that entrepreneurs have to transform into something they re not in order to find that success. In reality, the way it works is that you honestly assess exactly who you really are and play to your strengths. That s why I m excited about this episode. We re welcoming psychologist Sherry Walling back to the show, and this time her husband Rob Walling — the serial entrepreneur who founded email service Drip — is joining her to provide a pragmatic example of the entrepreneurial psyche. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for freelancers, coaches, and consultants. You ve simply got to try it for yourself with this special unrestricted 30-day free trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes Zen Founder The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your S**t Together Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts
Jan. 24, 2018
It can be nerve-wracking to negotiate your prices with a new client. Even simply presenting your pricing for the project can cause an uncomfortable squirm. In the world of online product sales, this isn t an issue. The price will be displayed on the Plans and Pricing page, usually with several (often three) options to choose from. What if you took the same approach with presenting the pricing for your services? It s surprisingly effective in more ways than one. Today we re chatting with Ilise Benun about one of her favorite topics, tiered pricing. You ll not only eliminate uncomfortable haggling and gain confidence, you ll also earn more on every client project with this approach. I m Brian Clark, and this is Unemployable — solid professional advice for freelancers and solopreneurs. Thanks for tuning in, and if you enjoy the show, please help out by leaving a quick rating or review over at Apple Podcasts — you can go directly there by visiting unemployable.com/itunes. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for freelancers, coaches, and consultants. You ve simply got to try it for yourself with this special unrestricted 30-day free trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes Marketing Mentor with Ilise Benun Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor The Tiered Pricing Kit: How to Earn More on Every Project Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts
Jan. 10, 2018
Perfect timing can mean the difference between success and failure. But how does it happen? Is it blind luck, or some sort of genius skill that s unavailable to the rest of us? Research from the fields of psychology, biology, and economics reveals the truth — that timing comes down to science. And that means anyone can learn how to make timing work to their advantage. That s the topic of the new book from one of my favorite authors, Dan Pink. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing joins Pink s other bestsellers such as Drive, A Whole New Mind, and To Sell Is Human as revealing guides to forging smarter businesses and personal lives. Tune in to hear Dan and I discuss how to use the hidden patterns in your day to build the ideal schedule. You ll also discover the power of breaks as productivity aids, and much more. This episode of Unemployable is brought to you by the all new FreshBooks, easy accounting software for freelancers, coaches, and consultants. You ve simply got to try it for yourself with this special unrestricted 30-day free trial — just click here and then enter Unemployable in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section. Listen to Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs below ... Download MP3 Subscribe by RSS Subscribe in iTunes The Show Notes DanPink.com When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Rate/review Unemployable at Apple Podcasts

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