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4 Things Learned in 8 Months of Freelancing (FS119)

The story on todays episode is especially helpful for those of you who work directly with clients — freelancers, videographers, designers, copywriters, etc.

We have a special guest on the show today (especially special for those of you who listened to all the early episodes of The Fizzle Show) who’s recently created a videography business from the ground up, and on the show today we hear his story. Enjoy!

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“4 Things Learned in 8 Months of Freelancing”


4 lessons learned

  • Do free work. Tell them how much it would have cost, but do it for free.
  • Don’t worry about what gear (i.e., camera, audio gear, design software, etc) you have. Use what you have.
  • Study story telling. Find the stories you like and deconstruct them.
  • Publish things. Put out what you make and iterate.

Show Notes

10 Business Archetypes: How to Choose a Business Model That Makes Sense (and Money, FS091)

Chase Jarvis Photography

Sandwich Video

David Fincher – IMDb

Every Frame a Painting – YouTube

CaseyNeistat – YouTube

Cameras Recommended: Canon PowerShot G7 X and Sony RX100M

The 30-day “Just Ship It!” Challenge — Fizzle

Caleb’s Waldo Video!


The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business

Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.

One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.

These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide.

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