Jump In Podcast: How to Become a Freelancer

Jump In Podcast: How to Become a Freelancer

Jump In Podcast is all about giving you the tools to pave your way into the freelance world and helping you make the best career move. How to become a freelancer with no upfront experience. Topics covered: personal development, systems, productivity, mindset, lead generation, habits, and financial advice. Weekly episodes are available on all podcasting platforms.

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November 17, 2021 7 min

Upwork is a freelance platform with millions of freelancers and it’s free to join. You are completing your profile, searching for work, and pitching your service. Their service fee tier is based on your earnings and long-term relationship with each client. Upwork’s business model it’s a commission type, generating 90% of the company’s earnings solely based on that. They are charging a percentage commission for every successful tran...

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One of the questions I get asked most in relation to my freelance business is “When do you outsource work?”

For many, outsourcing freelance work is a way of staying motivated. They find that the daunting tasks are the things that halt progress and by hiring freelancers to take care of these tasks, they can get back to their core business. When you decide to outsource your workload there are a number of things to consider in order t...

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Freelance workers are considered self-employed and even a business of one needs insurance.

There are a few types of business insurance for freelancers: general liability, professional liability, business interruption, and cyber security insurance. Let’s take it one by one so you can understand which one you might need, depending on your business needs.

In this episode, you will…

  • Understand the differences between all types of freel...
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    LinkedIn Marketplace is rolling the feature for the gig workers and everyone is excited!

    With over 722 million members and 310 million monthly active users, for every freelancer, this means that finding new projects will become easier and more practical.

    In this episode, you will…

  • Find out what LinkedIn Marketplace is and its goals
  • Understand how you can use LinkedIn Marketplace as a freelancer
  • Learn how to optimize your profile for ...
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    August 18, 2021 1 min

    Hello Friends!

    This episode is a short one, Jump In Podcast goes on vacation and will be back in September.


    Remember that freelance burnout is real, so make sure you take time off to recharge and spend time with friends and family. 

    Jump In Podcast will be back with more goodies such as a FREE Freelance Course and more free downloadable resources.

    Stay safe and enjoy the last weeks of summer!


    Will miss you all,

    Doina Bejenaru



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    The onboarding process is you explaining to your client what your workflow is: what tasks to expect to be completed when those will be completed, deadlines, service price, payment type, how and when to reach you; what is required from them before you start the work.

    This is a great way to determine your customer’s goals BEFORE you start working on the project because they can let you know in a hurry what they expect to achieve, but...

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    And do you know what Google, Apple, and Netflix have in common? They all recruit contractors on LinkedIn.

    LinkedIn is one of the best ways to find clients and it served as an effective lead magnet, it’s like a non-stop shop where potential clients can find you, as long as you have your profile optimized for search. With more than 722 million users worldwide, LinkedIn has no shortage of potential customers.

    Comparing to all the free...

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    I keep hearing about all these tips and tricks on how to gain more time in your day. But how I see it, we all have 24 hours a day, and all we must do is manage ourselves better, not the time we have available.

    You chose your working hours, but are you setting in place a process with workflows to boost your productivity?

    In this episode, you will...

  • learn about the ways apps I use and helped me maximize my work and keep an eye on my...
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    A lot of freelancers think it is underrated to ask the client for feedback. No matter how much experience you have onboard, no matter how talented you are, it is OK to feel a bit agitated before you receive your client’s review on the work you just completed.

    Dealing with customer feedback can be a bit frustrating but learn to turn the situation to your advantage. At first, I was nervous about asking for a testimonial, and it took ...

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    July 14, 2021 6 min

    We all know that it is becoming more and more difficult to get projects from one day to another due to the competitive market we are in. There are millions of freelancers on platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, People Per Hour, you name it.

    According to Upwork, by 2027 freelancers are projected to make up most of the workforce in the US, with 50.9% of the working population.

    As more people choose to become contractors, self-employed, ...

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    Freelancing is a one-man job, you must find new opportunities, you create invoices, you update your portfolio, you do your social media, and you communicate with clients: to sell, to upsell, negotiate and the list can go on.

    Within a short time, you can feel overwhelmed and overworked. Just because you are working from home does not mean you have to be in front of your computer 24/7. And I know, I have been there and done that. In ...

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    In 2021 coworking spaces are on a rise and by 2024, it is expected to go to 40,000. 

    While startups and corporations are switching from the traditional office to something more relaxing, freelancers are joining a coworking space to find a sense of community, networking, and creating new relationships. However, is it worth it for freelancers to join coworking spaces when they work from a gig to another?

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    Starting freelancing is not coming without any hops. In this episode, Alejandra Villacis from June 10th Creative Services is taking us on her journey: how she started, how difficult it was, what did she learn along her way, and how to start practising self-care as a freelancer.

    In this episode, you will…

  • Understand the importance of separating yourself from the work you do 
  • Know how to recognize your values so you can set boundaries...
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    A lot of freelancers are afraid of saying no to their clients, thinking they are putting the professional relationship in danger. And when you do that, you are losing control of showing your client where you stand.

    In this episode, you will...

  • learn about the art of saying ''no'' to clients
  • understand why, how, and when you need to set client boundaries
  • get actionable tips on how to inform your client about your way o...
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    When should freelancers raise their rates? Some will say there is no right or wrong, as long as you feel comfortable. 

    Hear me out: raising your rate might not feel comfortable and you will not feel all cozy, because you are taking into consideration if the client will decide not to continue the collaboration. But show me some great things that come from a comfort zone: almost none.

    In this episode, you will...

  • learn how to raise y...
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    June 12, 2021 46 sec

    Welcome to Jump In Podcast where I share my ups and downs in the freelance world, so you don't have to go through the same issues when starting.

    From personal development topics to financial advice, lead generation, habits, productivity, and mindset this podcast is designed to help you get into the freelance world with no upfront experience.

    Join me for weekly episodes on all podcasting platforms and on www.jumpinpodcast.com

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    Starting freelancing is not coming without any hops. In this episode, Alejandra Villacis from June 10th Creative Services is taking us on her journey: how she started, how difficult it was, what did she learn along her way, and how to deal with difficult clients. 

    In this episode, you will…

  • Understand the most misconceptions people have about graphic designers
  • Know why she chose to work with social entrepreneurs and what made her e...
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    No matter if you identify yourself as a freelancer, self-employed consultant, or solopreneur, you must treat your service as a business. One way to do that is to automate your invoicing system. This makes you look professional, and it will cut from the time you will spend chasing your clients to pay the invoices that are due.

    In this episode, you will…

  • Understand how to automate your invoicing using a system
  • Know what the top three ...
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    May 19, 2021 7 min

    In freelancing, some clients are hard to deal with. I would classify them into the type of clients that are ''paying'', others ''not paying, and others' ''average paying''. Your target is those clients that are ready to pay for the value they are getting.

    In this episode, you will...

  • find out what a red flag is in freelancing
  • understand why it's important to spot a red flag when talkin...
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    May 15, 2021 5 min

    In freelancing, not all clients are made for you and that’s OK. Not all experiences are positive, but most of them are. Maybe there are thousands of people offering the same service you are offering; however, your top priority should be offering a great customer service experience.

    In this episode, you will...

  • Understand if offering a refund is a good practice in the freelance world
  • Get tips on how to avoid any conflict with your cl...
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