Clients From Hell Podcast podcast

Clients From Hell Podcast

Bryce Bladon

From one of Tumblr's most popular blogs and straight into your earholes, join Clients From Hell editor Bryce Bladon and a rotating panel of guests. The Clients From Hell podcast is equal parts humorous and helpful as it explores the landscape for creative professionals, providing insights into survival and exploring the future of the self-employed.

100 episodios

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    From garage band to concert hall for creatives: Brent Weaver on freelancing in the Deep End

    28:42

    The difference between playing in the garage and playing in an arena is one of finding your audience. Sure, you can stay in your garage and have your mom tell you you're great, or you can get out in front of a crowd and find out what they like.  On today's episode, Brent Weaver of uGurus.com explains how a creative freelancer can apply this insight to freelancing, by getting out there and finding the right clients for you, sharing the same strategies that have helped hundreds of consultants get ahead with with host Kyle Carpenter. Check it out! Today's links:  https://ugurus.com https://ownyourmarket.com email brent@ugurus.com for the Field Guide! Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.
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    Graduate from freelance to consultant with Michael Zipursky of consultingsuccess.com

    25:12

    The difference between a "freelancer" and a "consultant" is very fine. In many ways, it's just a shift in philosophy, but it can yield great dividends because clients view the two very differently. On today's episode, host Kyle Carpenter talks with Michael Zipursky of Consulting Success, who has been coaching agencies and solopreneurs to building the consulting businesses they want for over a decade. He shares his steps for becoming a successful consultant, and they key difference in approach that separates one from a freelancer!  Want to get more advice from Michael? He's giving away his book for free at his website. See the links for more details!  Today's links:  https://www.consultingsuccess.com https://www.consultingsuccess.com/act-now-consulting-book Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.
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    Never stop starting: Personal Trainer Adam Bradley on how Creatives can stay healthy

    27:53

    Working from home is the new reality, and with it comes a very, VERY sedentary lifestyle. Without having to leave your house to do anything, it's easy to fall out of fitness and into new health problems. Personal trainer Adam Bradley works with artists and creative workers one-on-one, offering personal consultations about how to keep in shape in ways that work for you. In today's episode offers host Kyle Carpenter some tips about how to stay healthy while working from home, and his philosophy of why exercise shouldn't be a shame-based chore.  Today's links:  https://www.adambradleytrainer.com Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.
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    Manage yourself, make money: Marcel Petitpas on project management for freelancers!

    25:43

    Whether you're a designer, a programmer, an illustrator, or a writer, if you work for yourself you are on some level a project manager. It can be a full-time job keeping yourself in a full-time job, and chances are you're wasting time and losing money in ways you haven't even noticed yet. But don't worry - Marcel Petitpas of Parakeeto makes a living by helping agencies and solopreneurs make the most out of their jobs, and he shares his strategies for effective project management with host Kyle Carpenter this week!  Topics include how to track time EFFECTIVELY, strategies for keeping your clients on track, and how to price so you don't lose money with every new project!  Today's links:  https://parakeeto.com https://parakeeto.com/blog/category/the-agency-profit-podcast/ https://twitter.com/Parakeeto https://www.instagram.com/getparakeeto hhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/18166538/ Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.
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    How creatives can crush crowdfunding: Nalin of Crush Crowdfunding

    22:38

    For many of us, crowdfunding holds a certain magical allure. It's the silver bullet, the golden ticket, the decision that can change EVERYTHING... IF we can get it together to finally put together that dream project. For Nalin Chuapetcharasopon, crowdfunding is a part of every day. That's because she runs Crush Crowdfunding, a consultancy that helps businesses succeed on platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. She talks with host Kyle Carpenter about why freelancers absolutely SHOULD be thinking about how to get a product crowdfunded - and why it's not as easy as you might think. Topics include: early adopters, crowdfunding strategy, and how to start building crowdfunding buzz BEFORE you debut!  Today's links:  https://crushcrowdfunding.com/ https://twitter.com/crushcrowdfund https://www.instagram.com/crushcrowdfunding/ Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.      
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    Order ON the menu: Kai Davis on how to productize service for better pay

    22:01

    If you've ever written a detailed, thoughtful proposal only to have a client glance at it and reject it right away, you know that having to describe the work you do EVERY TIME you do it is exhausting.  Kai Davis solved this problem by turning his services into products with set prices! In today's episode talks with Kyle about the advantages of this approach, how to get started with it, and how to use it to make more money on the same amount of work! Today's links:  https://kaidavis.com/ https://productizedoffer.com Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.  
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    DO Worry, Be Happy: Ben Lee on maintaining a creative business in pandemic

    24:26

    We're all going through A LOT right now, and it's not always easy to stay on track with your business, or even your creative practice. In this week's episode, host Kyle Carpenter speaks with illustrator and designer Ben Lee about what creative life looks like during the pandemic, and even what it means to be creative when the world is, you know, basically on fire. It's a frank and kind conversation that grapples with topics we're all facing, in one way or another!  Today's links:  http://yellowrant.com https://twitter.com/blee412 https://www.instagram.com/yellowrant/ Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.  
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    Hard sell your soft skills: Alison Grade of The Freelance Bible

    29:29

    Alison Grade wrote The Freelance Bible because she saw her students develop skills in their field and then take their first, tentative steps towards running their own business... and not know what to do. At all. One of the key problems for new freelancers and anyone having to pivot because of COVID-19 is not recognizing that the SOFT skills they have - i.e. the ones you didn't go to school for - are sometimes even more important than those you actually trained for. She walks Kyle through her process for finding out what your business direction should be!  Today's links:  Alison Grade https://twitter.com/Alison https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-grade-b172 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0241399483/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie= Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Order a custom infographic from Easel.ly! Use this link (https://www.easel.ly/infographicdesign/) for a great price!  Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.  
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    Ami Sanyal on how to get your dream gig through your dream mentor

    33:31

    If you're in the habit of combing job postings, you might have come across your dream job, got excited, applied and then... didn't hear back. Nothing. Not one peep. Even though you know in your heart you were the perfect fit for that job, and it was perfect for you! The solution to this all too common experience isn't a "killer cover letter." It's showing clients that you're the right fit for the job BEFORE it even goes to the posting. That means being proactive, and making relationships with clients before they even know they need you. Return guest Ami Sanyal of The Uncommoners Club walks Kyle through his surefire method for forming relationships with clients and making them your mentors in order to get the jobs you want. If you've never listened to the Clients From Hell podcast before, listen to this one: it could change your career!  Today's links:  https://megcumby.com https://twitter.com/AmiSanyal https://www.facebook.com/groups/cpyvr Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Order a custom infographic from Easel.ly! Use this link (https://www.easel.ly/infographicdesign/) for a great price!  Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.  
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    Want great clients? Get social proof! Meg Cumby on the art of client testimonials

    25:03

    You can be great at what you do, but if you can't convince your clients that you are, you're not going to get the jobs you want. That's why getting outstanding testimonials is so important to a freelance business! Testimonial consultant Meg Cumby joins Kyle to discuss the key to getting FANTASTIC testimonials from your clients. HINT: it involves picking up the phone! Today's links:  https://megcumby.com https://twitter.com/megcumby https://megcumby.com/questions Check out the book Meg wrote with Kai Davis! https://getclienttestimonials.com Theme song by topmen.bandcamp.com! Want to support the show? Order a custom infographic from Easel.ly! Use this link (https://www.easel.ly/infographicdesign/) for a great price!  Think you'd be a great fit for the show? Let me know at twitter.com/KCarCFH Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or recommend us to a friend. It helps immensely.

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