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Our Freelance Interview Series: Learn From the Experts

Working solo as a freelancer can be tough if you haven’t found a community to support you. Humans are social creatures, and even the most introverted among us need connections. So building fulfilling relationships with other freelancers who get it is a critical step in your success.

Just because you work alone, that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. There are plenty, and we mean PLENTY, of freelancers who have been exactly where you are and have a plethora of advice to share.

We’ve compiled dozens of interviews with seasoned freelancers that are chock-full of advice, from how to navigate parenthood as a solopreneur to how to juggle your passions and everything in between. We’ve grouped these interviews into themes — like building community, protecting your mental health, and managing clients — so you can dig into the topics that are calling to you right now, and come back later to drill deeper as your priorities shift.

We hope this serves as an ongoing resource that can support you through the many twists and turns of your freelance journey!

Chapter 2: How to Structure Your Business

Sole Proprietorship, Single Member LLC, or S-Corp. Did those words send a shudder down your spine? You’re not alone. It can be tricky to understand how and why you should structure your biz a certain way. We walk you through the options in layman’s terms.

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Chapter 2: How to Structure Your Business

Sole Proprietorship, Single Member LLC, or S-Corp. Did those words send a shudder down your spine? You’re not alone. It can be tricky to understand how and why you should structure your biz a certain way. We walk you through the options in layman’s terms.

Get started.

Building and Fostering Community

Nurturing your community can quickly become an afterthought when your to-do list runneth over. But we promise — building a robust network will pay off in the long run. Learn how to do it from the pros.

Juggling Work, Passions and Community with Kimber London

Community & Connection with Elise Dopson

Building Your Personal Brand with Codi Johnson

Building Relationships Methodically with Tim Noetzel

Finding, Retaining, and Managing Clients

Working directly with clients can be intimidating (and exhausting). Luckily, some expert freelancers shared their best advice for landing new clients and managing relationships with existing clients.

Finding the Right Clients with Stefan Palios

Using Twitter to Generate Clients with Rosemary Egbo

Hiring Freelancers with Jimmy Daly

Clear Communication with Brooklin Nash

Creating and Maintaining a Consistent Client Flow with Bani Kaur

Pitching to Find Work with Lizzie Davey

Upleveling and Growing Your Business

Your business is booming but you’re not sure where to take it next. If it’s time to plan for the next phase of growth, take a look at this set of interviews with some badass freelancers who have built thriving, scalable businesses.

Self Motivation with Michael Keenan

Long-Term Success with Matthew Fenton

Growing Your Freelance Business with Alexandra Frost

Getting Into a Business Owner Mindset with Ashley Cummings

Bringing on a Virtual Assistant with Erin Booth

Lessons Learned in Year One of Freelancing with Claire Beveridge

Freelancing Through a Recession with Michelle Garrett

Freelance Finances 101 with Treyton DeVore

We love learning from our community and sharing expert advice with all of you. If you’re passionate about a topic and interested in telling your story, reach out to marketing@meetharlow.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!

We also highly recommend following these amazing freelancers on Twitter/Instagram/LinkedIn so you can keep learning from them every day. Here’s a full list (in alphabetical order):

 

About the AuthorSamantha is co-founder of Harlow. Previously she was a marketing and demand gen freelancer. She enjoys traveling, connecting with new people, spending time with her dog Karl, and throwing back an extra dirty martini every now and then.

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