For the CFC 2013 Speaker Podcast series, Ilise Benun of Marketing-Mentor.com interviews Mark O’Brien of Newfangled.com about what exactly content marketing is for creative professionals and small firms and what gets in the way of doing it. To develop your own content marketing strategy, attend Mark’s post-conference workshop You Don’t Know What You Know: Developing Your Content Strategy at CFC on Monday, June 24 in San Francisco. Details here: www.creativefreelancerconference.com
Jill had plenty of clients through word of mouth, but wanted to get better quality work. She needed to update her website, manage time better, and find more efficient ways of growing her business. In this interview, Jill talks about her successes (including a 17% increase in business!) with the help of Marketing Mentor, Ilise Benun.
In the latest podcast interview in the CFC 2013 Speaker Series, Ilise Benun talks with Sarah Durham, Principal and Founder of Big Duck about working with companies who “do good” and suggests how to find them. Also, she shares a taste of what she’ll be speaking on at CFC, “Integrating Your Values and Your Positioning.” The conference is June 22-24 in SF. Details here: www.creativefreelancerconference.com
Marketing Mentor, Ilise Benun, chats with Dana Manciagli, CFC 2013 speaker (Cut the Crap, Start Networking!) and 30+ year corporate veteran who is also building a freelance business as a speaker/author. This wide ranging conversation goes from how looking for a job in the 21st century is a lot like being self employed, to rules for moonlighting while building a freelance business, to networking tips for introverts.
Freelance designer, Jenny Poff (www.presqueisledesigns.com), found clarity, confidence and a niche market at CFC last year. You can hear the confidence in her voice and learn what she did to catapult her business. To find your version, join us at CFC June 22-24 in SF! Get $100 off (CFC only) if you combine promo code "ILISE" + Early Bird rate before March 15. Register here: www.creativefreelancerconference.com
June Walker, tax advisor to the self employed (she calls them “indies”), talks with Marketing Mentor, Ilise Benun, about why creatives get so confused about taxes and what you can do about it. She’ll be at CFC (June 22-24, 2013 in SF) and her session is called “Creatively Legitimate Expenses: Don’t Cheat Yourself” – Details at www.creativefreelancerconference.com and sign up for June’s tips at www.junewalkeronline.com
Toronto-based designer, Sherri Gallowitz of G Strategic (gstrategic.ca), started sending out her email newsletter to her nonprofit sector clients in November 2012 and already has 2 decent contracts as a result. Listen to how she did it and do it for yourself!
Rick Carlile and his passionate team are building “the first networked professional marketplace.” It’s called Aegora.com and its goal is to make it easier for freelancers and creative professionals to connect and transact business. I talked recently with Rick about the future of work and whether everyone can really be their own boss, succeeding or starving on their own merits. Hear what he has to say.
See success in action and we kick off the launch of CFC 2013 (June 22-24, 2013 in SF). In this podcast interview, package designer, Jenn David Connolly of Jenn David Design (www.jenndavid.com), describes exactly how she took what she learned at CFC 2012 to heart and used it to reach her 5 year goal in only 6 months. Unbelievable but true!