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How do I leave my 9-5 for my side hustle? How do I make money from my work? Can I build my dream job? Creative Women International is here to help you figure it out.Founder Philiy Page, presents these podcasts having worked in the creative industries for over 24 years, starting as a photojournalist … read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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Pivot rather than passion

November 4th, 2021


Haven't found your passion? Feeling overwhelmed? Don't panic, a pivot is better than chasing your passion. In this episode I explain why, how to figure out what is or isn't working and where to go next to find clients …

Why cheap clients can be the most expensive

October 14th, 2021


How do you find clients and customers you love? Why do you always get to work with difficult people? If these are questions that you have asked …

How to avoid this pricing mistake

September 30th, 2021


Pricing mistakes can be costly. You end up losing money, time and energy when in fact you need all of those things right now. This pricing mistake is one that I see repeated again and again by creatives. I talk through …

Why you need to give yourself permission to be successful

September 23rd, 2021


How to become successful can feel like a maze. You take wrong turns and think you have it all figured out when you hit a dead end. But what if I told …

Finding your super power

September 16th, 2021


The secret of success isn't always obvious, but one of the most important things you can do is find your super power. This is going to help you save time, keep your sanity and build a team to support you, so that you …

3 ways to get more clients and customers

September 9th, 2021


Getting more clients and customers doesn't have to be complicated. I share three ways that you can find new clients and customers using what you have right now. Whether you are starting out or trying to grow your …

Why you are the key to your success

August 26th, 2021


How to find success is something all creatives battle with. You try pr, online marketing and networking but struggle to make sales. In fact the key to success is you! I explain why this is so important and the three …

Easy steps to build an online course

August 12th, 2021


Have you wanted to build an online course, but don't know how? Building an online course doesn't need to be complicated. In this episode I share how you can do it in 30 days and actually get paid as you build it. Plus …

Why you need to own your dream

August 5th, 2021


How do you make your dreams come true? How can you achieve big goals? If you have ever wondered how to start or pivot this is for you. Sometimes a simple act can change everything. I share what this act is, and why it …

Take a break before you break

July 29th, 2021


Think you need a vacation? This one is for you. I talk about why you need to take a break, the reasons it can help you business and what saying no more often actually means. I also share my own story of breakdown and …

3 steps to easy sales

July 15th, 2021


Want to know how to make sales? Want to know how to make it easy even if you're selling yourself? Over the decades that I have been working as a creative freelancer I have learnt how to make sales fun. There are three …

3 steps to stop your clients setting the price

July 8th, 2021


Ever had a new client come in and say that they Googled a price for what you offer? Or that their friend told them you should cost X amount? When a …

Two things you need to earn more

July 1st, 2021


You might be thinking about raising your prices, but aren't sure how to do it. Or else you are starting out and have no idea what to charge. In this episode I explain why you need these two things in order to earn more, …

How to sell with email

June 24th, 2021


Your email list is one of the most important parts of your business. Don't have one yet? I'll explain how to get one and what to do with it in this episode. Selling to your email list needs a certain technique, but the …

3 ways to increase your chance of success

June 17th, 2021


Knowing how to achieve success can feel like a hidden door. You do all the marketing, side hustles and still you don't feel like you have achieve …

How I found happiness and what you need to know

June 10th, 2021


Happiness and finding it can feel like two different things. In this podcast I talk honestly about my own journey to find it, the science behind why …

3 big myths around self doubt

June 3rd, 2021


Self doubt can be crippling. It can stop you achieving your goals or taking risks. There are 3 big myths around self doubt that I want to help you understand and why they might be the key to you taking messy action …

How to start a part time business

May 27th, 2021


Starting a part time business might be a great way to test out an idea, or turn your side hustle into a reality. In this episode I talk about the things you need to think about, and the things you don't. Why it isn't a …

Pricing mistakes and how to avoid them

May 20th, 2021


Pricing your goods or services can feel like a dark art. You need to be right for your ideal clients and customers, but also have profit and development for yourself. I explain some of the common pricing mistakes people …

Why you need to start now

May 13th, 2021


You might be wondering how to start a business, or turn your side hustle full time. Maybe you are waiting for the right moment or worry that you need …

3 steps to evergreen products

May 6th, 2021


You might be wondering what evergreen products are, but I want you to think about creating them to protect your business and career. They are also known as passive income streams but so much more than that. In this …

How to get your dream job

April 29th, 2021


You might have a side hustle or be dreaming of a way to leave your 9-5. Or you have started a career but wish you were doing something else. I want to show you that it is possible to get your dream job even without any …

Why it's never too late

April 22nd, 2021


You might be thinking of staring a new business, or wanting to get that dream client or job. But self doubt creeps in and you wonder if you are too …

How to ditch your money mindset patterns

April 15th, 2021


This has been one of the hardest things for me to do, but the most transformative. Understanding why you behave the way you do around selling and pricing is going to help you charge what you are worth, negotiate better …

Why you need your own definition of success

April 8th, 2021


Having your own definition of success will help you to reach big goals faster, build up your confidence, make better networking connections and support systems. Too often we forget to take a pause and really think about …

4 ways to boost your confidence

April 1st, 2021


Feeling unconfident, suffering with imposter syndrome or procrastination? This episode is for you. As someone who has been chronically shy most of her life, I have learnt ways over the decades to become more confident. …

3 things to help you cope with fear

March 25th, 2021


Fear of success? Fear of failure? Fear of being behind? I have experienced them all and share tips to cope with it, why fear is actually your BF and ways that you can use it to your advantage. Fear doesn't need to be …

How to get clients from your website

March 18th, 2021


You might think that having a website is all that you need to get new clients and customers. But have you thought about how they use your website rather than you? In this episode I explain how to make your website work …

Why your mind is holding you back

March 11th, 2021


Have you struggled to reach the goals that you set, or else find that procrastination and imposter syndrome strikes when you are trying to build your dreams? Then this episode is for you. We are amazing creatures but …

What to do when you get negative feedback

March 4th, 2021


Negative feedback can feel like a punch to the stomach, or else it can be fuel to get you closer towards your goals. In this episode I explain the science behind how we listen to negative feedback, what we can do …

5 things you don't need to start a business

February 25th, 2021


Starting a business or growing a business can be hard. You have so many things to think about, PR, Marketing, finding clients and customers. There are 5 things that you might think you need to have to start a business, …

How to calm your mind during uncertainty

February 18th, 2021


Learning how to calm your mind during uncertainty can be the difference between giving up and reaching your goals. As creatives there will always be times when you face rejection, or a project goes awry. From my own …

How to make money while you sleep

February 11th, 2021


Wouldn't it be great to make money while you sleep? This isn't some get rich quick scheme, this really is possible with what you have right now. I …

How to lose self-doubt to live your dream life

February 4th, 2021


Self-doubt can creep up on you. One minute you are aiming for big goals and the next minute anxiety and imposter syndrome strike. It doesn't have to be this way. I share what you can do in the moment, and how you can …

How your gut instinct can help with success

January 28th, 2021


You might be someone who listens to their gut instincts, but can you trust them? Science backed evidence now sheds some new light on what is actually …

Passion died? Here's what to do.

January 14th, 2021


Passion died? Know that there are things you can do to get it back, or you might discover that it was the best thing that happened to you. Don't believe me? I share my own story of losing my passion and how it led me …

3 mistakes to avoid when goal setting

January 7th, 2021


People make these mistakes over and over when goal setting. In this episode I share what you need to do instead to make your dreams a success. And to help you I have a free course for you to take at any time of the …

Words NOT to use in an email

December 17th, 2020


You might not give a second thought to some of these words, but what if I told you that they could prevent you from getting that promotion, or pitch? …

Why it's good to fail

December 3rd, 2020


You might have failed or are scared to and it is holding you back. But what if I told you that it is good to fail, and it can actually help you get …

How to create the life you want

November 26th, 2020


Big dreams, goals that excite you, visions of all that you can achieve? But where do you start and how on earth do you create the life you want? In this episode I break down how to start planning for the life you want, …

How to use visualization for success

November 19th, 2020


If you've tried creating visualization boards in the past or written morning papers without success, then this is an episode for you. I explain the science behind how our brains work and why using visualisation alone …

Why finding your passion can be a false promise

November 12th, 2020


If you are struggling to find your one passion, or else your passion has led you to feeling worn out and broke this episode is for you. I share what happened when I lost my own passion and why it was the best thing that …

5 easy steps to evergreen content

November 5th, 2020


You might be thinking about creating content. But what if there was a way to make it work for you year after year? Knowing how to create evergreen content can help you build your brand and business not only into the …

How to turn customers into raving fans

October 29th, 2020


How to make your customers love you and come back again and again, isn't hard to do. In this episode I share easy ways you can turn your own customers into raving fans whether you sell products, fine art, run a …

Why you need a growth mindset

October 22nd, 2020


A growth mind set isn't all about getting more money or building an empire. (Although go for it if that is your dream!) In this episode I explain why …

Why you're not making progress

October 15th, 2020


You might think that life has it in for you, or that you are trying so hard but not getting anywhere. In fact there might be things that you can fix right now to help you make progress towards your dreams. In this …

What to do when you feel stuck

October 8th, 2020


You might be feeling stuck right now and have no idea what to do. With the job market changing and fatigue taking a hold, you might be feeling …

What you should really know about protecting your ideas

October 1st, 2020


Do you really know how to protect your ideas, products or services? Do you know how copyright works in the UK or USA? This episode explains how to protect your own ideas, what copyright means to you and your clients, …

3 legal mistakes you could be making

September 24th, 2020


You might not have even thought about these 3 legal mistakes that you could be making. But ignorance sadly isn't always bliss. If you have a website …

How to successfully plan for the future

September 17th, 2020


Knowing how to plan for the future is as important as starting your day with a good cup of coffee. (Or is that just me and the coffee?) I show you how to start thinking big now, what that means for the present, and how …

3 easy steps to stand out online

September 10th, 2020


Social media can be one of the best places to sell your products or services. But what can you do if it feels like a noisy place? In this episode I share 3 easy ways that you can stand out online right now, and how they …

Why you are worthy of success

September 4th, 2020


I want you to know that you are worthy of success. So often we give ourselves a hard time about owning the wins that we have made. Or else we are scared of the success that we are aiming for. In this episode I share …

5 easy ways to create content

August 27th, 2020


Do you feel like creating content is hard work. Or worse still that you are faced with a blank page every time you try to post something? Content …

How to get out of your own way

August 20th, 2020


Sometimes we are the road block holding us back from the success that we desire. We don't feel like showing up, suffer with imposter syndrome, jump …

Why money blocks are holding you back

August 14th, 2020


We are all controlled by our money blocks. The problem is that we might not know it! Money blocks control how you charge for your products and …

Why you need to look backwards to move forwards

August 7th, 2020


We are often told to never look back, but what if I was to tell you that to reach the kind of success you are dreaming of you need to take a look in …

Rewiring your brain for success

July 30th, 2020


Rewiring your mindset for success needs to be your top priority as an entrepreneur. What if I was to tell you that it was possible to rewire it for happiness as well. We spend so much time chasing and building our …

How to positively contribute

July 23rd, 2020


You can positively contribute to the conversation without feeling like a sales person. There are 5 steps to consider when you contribute and in this episode you will learn what they are, how to do them and what it means …

How to outsource and when to do it

July 16th, 2020


Knowing how to outsource and when to do it is one of the greatest gifts that you can give your business. So many creative entrepreneurs act as a bottle neck for their own chances of success as they won't hand over the …

Storytelling can help you sell more

July 9th, 2020


Storytelling is one of the easiest ways to connect with your audience and sell more. The key is to not come of sounding salesy and in this episode I share the best way to share your story, how to share it to build trust …

A zigzag is better than a career ladder

July 2nd, 2020


You might be multi passionate like me and worrying that you want a career in many industries. Let me explain why I believe it is much better to have …

How boundaries can help you earn more

June 25th, 2020


Learning how to set boundaries can actually help you earn more. Not to mention the other benefits of spending more time with your loved ones and creating healthy work relationships with your clients. In this episode I …

Why we need to have a chat about mental health

June 18th, 2020


Can we have a chat about mental health? In these crazy times and when you are pushing yourself out there again and again you need to build up resilience. The things is, most people think that grit is resilience when in …

Why owning your story is a powerful tool

June 13th, 2020


Owning your story is a powerful tool. It can help you to build trust with your customers, find others like you, and help you to see how far you have …

Why I started Creative Women International

June 6th, 2020


I'm sharing my personal story of why I started Creative Women International. This isn't something that I usually do, but I wanted you to see what is possible no matter what life has thrown at you. I didn't have any leg …

Why you shouldn't discount and how to add value instead

May 29th, 2020


You might be thinking you should discount at the moment but I want you to stop and think about adding value instead. When we are in panic mode and …

How to show up for your audience

May 21st, 2020


Let's chat about how you show up for your audience during a pandemic, and still make sales without feeling like a sleaze bag! You might not realise that there are new ways that you can show up, make sales and bring joy …

How to come up with side hustle ideas

May 14th, 2020


You might be trying to start a side hustle and dream of leaving your 9-5. But what if you have no idea what to do as a side hustle, and how on earth do you know if it will work? I've had many a side hustle that turned …

How to make good choices

May 7th, 2020


Thinking about how to make good decisions or choices might not be something you have, well, thought about before! We often react to situations and opportunities without thinking if they will be good for our career, side …

How to start a blog

April 30th, 2020


How to start a blog might be something you have been considering for a while, but lockdown seems the perfect time to do it! Before you jump in I want to help you start strong. In this episode I share ways that you can …

Hello future you!

April 23rd, 2020


Hello future you! What would that look like for you? This is a great time to think about what you don't want, what you dream of and making the first …

What to do when cashflow is tight

April 16th, 2020


You might be in a situation right now when cashflow is tight. The panic response is to heavily discount your products and services, but I believe that there is another way. Yes I'm scared too about what the future …

How fear can help you reach your goals

April 9th, 2020


You might think that focusing on your fear is the wrong way to go about reaching your goals, but this has been a game changer for many successful …

Take some time

April 2nd, 2020


Take some time. Even a few minutes with a cuppa is what you need. These times have changed, and that can fill us with fear and uncertainty or else make us excited that there is a new world of possibilities on the …

A practical lockdown check in

March 26th, 2020


With the world on lockdown I wanted to check in on you and offer some practical things that you can do right now, when your future seems so uncertain. I don't have all the answers, but there are things that you can do …

How to work from home

March 24th, 2020


If you have never had to work from home before the adjust can seem major. You try to keep the schedule that you were used to at the office and even …

Positive actions in difficult times

March 19th, 2020


While the world is changing dramatically in front of our eyes, I wanted to reach out and let you know that you can take positive action during …

How to cope with anxiety

March 12th, 2020


How to cope with anxiety might be something you have been struggling with. There are real highs to being a freelancers or running your own business, but that can mean that at other times anxiety strikes. I share my own …

Why you need to value yourself

March 5th, 2020


Learning why you need to value yourself can have a dramatic positive impact on all areas of your life. I was someone who used to stare at the ground …

How to get unstuck

February 27th, 2020


How to get unstuck isn't impossible. You need a few ways to look at the situation. Whether you are battling with imposter syndrome, have a million brilliant ideas and don't know which one to pick, or fear is stopping …

How to start an Ecommerce Business with Bonbi Forest

February 20th, 2020


As a creative starting out it can be hard to know how to sell your work, or where to find customers. Starting an ecommerce store can be a great way to get paid for your creative work. Guest Lee Foster-Wilson, owner of …

5 ways to find more clients

February 13th, 2020


How to find clients is one of the questions that I get asked the most. There isn't a magic pill to make them appear, but there are easy steps, that don't cost anything that you can take right now to find them. This …

How to become a freelance journalist

February 6th, 2020


If you have ever wondered how to become a freelance journalist or if you have wanted to get more press and have no idea how magazines look for stories, this gives you all the tips. I got so many take aways from my talk …

How to freelance as a mother with Helen Simmons

January 30th, 2020


If you are thinking about having a child or wondering how on earth you will do it as a freelancer, this episode is for you. I have an honest chat with film producer and writer Helen Simmons about how she has made it …

How to use the life changing word No

January 16th, 2020


How to use the life changing word No might send you into an internal spin. You worry that you'll never work again, or those opportunities will disappear forever. I get it. I was that freelancer too once, and paranoid …

How to build a business with 20 minutes a day

January 9th, 2020


If like me you are a working mum or juggling a full time job working your side hustle in the evening, this podcast episode is for you. Janet Kafadar …

How to make products with purpose

December 19th, 2019


Having a purpose is more than selling your wares. It can be the passion that drives you on or a way to make the world a better place. In this episode Lyndsay Lucero founder of Baxley Goods talks about how she started …

How to deal with gender bias with Andie Kramer

December 12th, 2019


You might like to think that the sisterhood has your back, but what happens if the workplace is causing gender bias from both the men and women? I had one of my most inspiring podcast chats yet, with lawyer and gender …

How to build resilience and grit

December 5th, 2019


As  a creative it is vital to be able to build resilience and grit so that you can put your work out there. But what if we have been doing it all wrong? And what if being passionate about your work is actually having a …

How to build a multi passionate career with MiMi Johnson

November 28th, 2019


You might be someone who has many strings to their bow and doesn't know how to choose one. What if there was another way and like the make-up artist …

What to do if you hate your job

November 21st, 2019


You might have started by loving what you do, or else you took the job because you needed the money. But not you hate your job, so what can you do? I've been there myself and share what to do right now, and how to plan …

How to create a value based business with Girls Who Grind Coffee

November 14th, 2019


Creating a business with your values embedded into the heart of it can make all the difference to your success. You share your passion to the world right off the mark, and the issues that you care about drive you …

The truth about passive income

November 7th, 2019


We need to have a chat about the truth behind making passive income. You might be sitting there thinking "What on earth is passive income?" or "Money while I sleep? Count me in!". Yes passive income can earn you money …

How to do mini marketing

October 31st, 2019


Have you ever felt like marketing was one more giant thing to add to the to-do-list? Or that there isn't enough time in the day to get it all done? …

How to build a sustainable business with Chloe Haywood

October 24th, 2019


You might be dreaming of a business that you would love to set up but have no idea how. Starting at your kitchen table and letting it organically …

Licensing your work with Johanna Basford of Inky Worlds

October 13th, 2019


You might be wondering if it is worth licensing your work, or how on earth you go about doing it. You also might be working on a project you are passionate about but don't know how to sell it. I had an honest and …

How to build in happiness

October 10th, 2019


Hands up who's pulled an all nighter more than once. Yep, me too! We wear the busy badge as an honour for building our creative businesses, but what …

The Multi Tasking Myths

October 2nd, 2019


How many tabs do you have open right now? How many to-do-lists are running through your head? As women we are told that we are great at multi …

3 mistakes that are holding your career back with Heidi Luerra

September 26th, 2019


You might not realise it, but these mistakes are holding your career back. You've goal set, you're sure you know where you are going, but still …

Raising your profile with Flora Jamieson

September 19th, 2019


Let's talk about your profile. You might be trying to figure out how on earth you get press for your work, when you don't have the funds to hire a …

How to make more money

September 12th, 2019


Hands up who wants to make more money! Got your's up? Or are you embarrassed to admit that you would love to earn more? Money is such a political …

How to take a sabbatical from work with Jemma Neville

September 5th, 2019


In this episode I chat to author Jemma Neville all about how to take a sabbatical from work so that you can work on your side hustle projects. You might be juggling work and your passion project at the moment and …

Building a career as an illustrator with Johanna Basford

August 29th, 2019


I had the pleasure of talking to Inky illustrator Johanna Basford who started the adult colouring book craze with The Secret Garden. Johanna shared …

How to write a mission statement with Kelly DiNardo

August 15th, 2019


How to write a mission statement might be something that you are struggling with.

Mission statements are great to help you tell your client and audience what you stand for, but they are so much more than that. They can …

How To Choose The Right Mentor Or Coach

August 8th, 2019


How to choose the right mentor or coach might be something that you have been thinking about. I have used mentors during my own career and they have helped me short-cut to success. I share all of secrets about what you …

3 Steps To Happy Clients

August 1st, 2019


When you started your own business no-one told you that your time would be taken up being your own sales and marketing department, on top of creating …

Why You Need A Creative Holiday

July 25th, 2019


How do you take a holiday when you are self employed? This might be something that you have been struggling with. You feel guilty or fear that you …

How To Make Progress Rather Than Perfection

July 18th, 2019


How to make progress rather than perfection is one of the most important things you can learn. Philiy Page talks personally about how the hunt for the 'perfection-unicorn' has damaged her own business and the steps that …

How To Upsell And Cross Sell To Increase Your Income

July 11th, 2019


Learning how to Up and Cross sell can increase your income without having to make huge changes to the way you make sales. Philiy Page chats to Kennedy & Rob from Response Suite about how you can make surveys, up and …

How To Build Courage To Sell Your Work

July 4th, 2019


Learning how to build courage to sell your work is one of the hardest most important things that you can do. Philiy Page speaks with coach and fellow podcaster Lynsay Anne, about how you can learn strategies to work on …

How To Write A Book

June 27th, 2019


How to write a book might be something that you have thought about. Philiy Page lifts the curtain on how she wrote The Business Of Creativity. She explains how to keep on track, how to come up with topics, how to build …

Building A Signature Course With Maya Gaddie

June 20th, 2019


Building a signature course can bring you a second income. Philiy Page talks to guest Maya Gaddie all about how you build your signature course, what …

Batch Processing Is The Bounty In Your Business

June 13th, 2019


Knowing how and what to batch process can help you to succeed in your business. Philiy Page talks through ways that you can do it yourself, and why it is so important for freelancers. It can help you through times of …

How To Find Your Niche As A Shortcut To Success

June 6th, 2019


Philiy Page talks about why it is so important to find your niche, and how it can act as a shortcut to success. She shares ways you can find your own niche, what to do when you find it, and how it can make sales fun …

How To Save Hours With Automation

May 30th, 2019


Automation can save you hours and let you get back to the important job of creating. Philiy Page talks through ways that you can automate tasks and interactions with clients and customers so that you have more time to …

Why You Need To Start With Why

May 23rd, 2019


Philiy Page talks about why as creatives we must start by asking WHY in every aspect of what we do. She explains how this not only saves us time and money, but it can actually make you more productive, happy and …

What To Do When You Lose Your Passion

May 16th, 2019


Philiy Page talks about what to do when you lose your passion. Speaking honestly, she lays bare what happened to her when she lost her own passion as a photojournalist. With tips and strategies to help you through, …

How To Deal With Feeling Overwhelmed

May 10th, 2019


Philiy Page talks about how to deal with feeling overwhelmed. It can strike at any moment during your career or business. It doesn't matter if you have been in business 5 minutes or 15 years, it can still affect you. …

How To Overcome Fear And Realise Your Potential

May 2nd, 2019


Philiy Page talks to the business strategists and coach Kathryn from Alyght about how entrepreneurial women can get past their fear to reach their potential. Kathryn gives plenty of tips and strategies that you can use …

How to get your dream job

April 25th, 2019


Philiy Page talks about how you can get your dream job. We might not be lucky enough to be in our dream job at the moment. Philiy breaks down steps that you can take at the moment to head towards your goal. All great …

How To Successfully Pivot Your Business Idea

March 28th, 2019


Philiy Page explains how to successfully pivot your business idea, and it might just save you! You've spent weeks or months working on a project and …

How To Successfully Sell Your Creative Work

March 7th, 2019


Learning how to sell your work is the life blood of your career. But what if you worry that you come off sounding like a used car sales man? In this episode Philiy Page talks to Shawna Beckmann of all …

How To Discover What Creative Career You Want

January 24th, 2019


Philiy Page chats to guest Imogen Pickering, founder of the lingerie brand Imogen Apparel. Imogen talks openly about the journey that she took to set up the label after leaving University with little idea of what …

Staying Small Can Be Good For Business

November 1st, 2018


Philiy Page talks about a new way of doing business, where staying small might be the best thing. Inspired by Paul Jarvis's new book "Company Of …

Creating A Community To Help Your Career

October 11th, 2018


Philiy Page chats to Vicky Shilling one half of The Reset in this podcast. They discuss how you can create a community to push your career and …

How To Create A Digital Marketing Strategy

September 20th, 2018


Philiy Page talks through ways that you can create your own digital media marketing strategy and why it is so important for your business. Often we are made to feel as if we have to be on social media all of the time. …

How To Hire Freelancers To Help Your Business Grow

September 6th, 2018


Philiy Page interviews the amazing Nathan Hirsch, CEO of Nathan takes the pain out of hiring freelancers to help your business grow at his company Often when we are starting out as freelancers, …

How To Set Up A Jewellery Business

July 26th, 2018


Philiy Page talks to guest Priyanka Kedia about how to set up a successful jewellery business. Priyanka is based in San Francisco and set up Ayva …

How To Build A Successful Creative Business On Shopify

April 18th, 2018


Philiy Page & guest expert Arianne Foulks talk about how to build a successful creative business on Shopify. Arianna Foulks is the founder of …

Be brilliant at branding with guest Liz Dennery Sanders

March 6th, 2018


Philiy Page chats with branding expert Liz Dennery Sanders about how you can create your own branding for your creative career. She discusses why …

Starting A Creative Career When You Don't Know What You Want To Be

February 23rd, 2018


Whether you are in the middle of a career change, or starting out. Sometimes you know that you want a creative career but have no idea what you actually want to be. Philiy Page talks through the ways that she navigated …

Trust Yourself

February 6th, 2018


We often have a 'gut-feeling' about something when we are making a change or an important decision. Philiy talks about how it is important to listen to this feeling- not in a spiritual way, but in terms of something …

Creating Your Own Career Path

January 30th, 2018


We often feel like a career path is something we jump on and follow until we reach the end. Philiy talks though ways you can take control of the path …

No More January Resolutions

January 19th, 2018


January is usually all about making New Year's resolutions. They often focus on giving things up- this is a depressing way to start the year! In this …

You Are Braver Than You Think You Are

October 6th, 2017


Philiy Page returns after a short break with this podcast. She discusses why you are braver than you think you are, and how it can help your career. She helps you to identify ways of becoming braver, finding support …

Take Away The Guilt

July 12th, 2017


Philiy Page talks about how you need to take the guilt away from freelancing and give yourself a break. She talks through the pitfalls of freelancing and what you can do to combat them, including how to take 'mini …

How To Build An Audience

June 27th, 2017


Philiy Page talks you through what you need to think about in order to build your audience. From social media, to using leaflets, she helps you to come up with a strategy for your own work. Building a business and …

How To Leave A Corporate Job For A Creative One

June 6th, 2017


Philiy Page interviews Bree Noble about how she went from a corporate job working as a Director or finance, to a successful career as a musician. …

Starting A Buisness At Any Age

May 23rd, 2017


Tricia Cusden set up her hugely successful beauty business when she was 65 years old. Philiy Page had the pleasure of interviewing her for this …

Why You Must Value Your Creativity

May 10th, 2017


There are times in your creative career when the creative juices just stop flowing. You might hit writer's block, or the canvas you are working on isn't turing out how you planned. It is in these moments that it's …

Making The Most Of Marketing

April 4th, 2017


When we are working on our own creative work, we often neglect marketing. Marketing is one of the most important things for you career and business. There is no point building and making amazing things if no-one knows …

Timelines Can Help You Achieve Success

March 23rd, 2017


When we work for ourselves it is often hard not to compare ourselves to other freelancers. We gaze over the fence at what they are achieving & find ourselves doubting the journey we are on. Timelines can help you to …

How To Get To The Top Of Google

March 8th, 2017


As a creative you often wear many hats. You have to be your own marketing & social media team, drum up new clients and maintain your own website. Having a website & having a fantastic website are two very …

Single Tasking Can Help You Succeed

March 2nd, 2017


We are often told that multi tasking is the way forward. Women are told that they are good at it, and we try to approach every project in a …

Don't Focus On The Money

February 15th, 2017


There are moments in your career when you shouldn't be focusing on the money. Philiy Page talks through the reasons why, and why it is good for your …

Why Loneliness Is A Freelancing Issue

February 8th, 2017


Loneliness isn't an elderly issue. It is something that is rarely talked about in the freelance world, but is something that can affect you if you work from home. Philiy Page talks about her own experiences with …

Lets Talk About Money!

January 25th, 2017


Creatives often struggle with money. Whether it is how to price their goods & services correctly, or how to ask for fees. Philiy Page talks through why it is a good idea to review the projects that you have on the …

Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

January 19th, 2017


As we grow our career & businesses there will be times when the imposter syndrome strikes. Although not only reserved for women, they do suffer from it more than men. Philiy Page talks through ways of dealing with …

How To Automate Your Creative Career

January 11th, 2017


When you start out on your career you begin by having to wear many hats. You're a book keeper, secretary, marketing department & social media expert. Somewhere in that mix you need to be able to do your creative …

Giving Thanks

December 14th, 2016


It is important that we give thanks to the people who have helped our career over the last year. In this podcast Philiy Page talks through ways that you can do that, and why it is so important to thank people, no matter …

Planning For A Great Year

November 30th, 2016


As we approach the end of the year, it is important to plan next year so that it has a chance of being great. It isn't about the to-do-lists, but more about the 'big events' that you want to achieve in the coming …

Going Pro

November 22nd, 2016


There is a moment in your career when you decide to go pro. Often it is the moment when you decided to take yourself more seriously and put your work …

Pricing Your Goods And Services

November 9th, 2016


Pricing your goods and services can be one of the hardest things that you have to do for your career. There is no book you can buy to find out what …

Giving Back Helps Your Career

November 1st, 2016


When you start out on your creative career path the last thing you are probably thinking about is giving something back. You worry about finance, making the right contacts and staying afloat. Philiy Page talks about how …

Planning For Success

October 19th, 2016


We always plan for journeys or even for the worst, but it is equally important to plan for success. Philiy Page explains why success won't happen unless you plan for it, and talks through tips and ways of helping you …

How To Deal With Negative Feedback

October 5th, 2016


Philiy Page talks about how to deal with negative feedback. At some point in your career there will be a moment when you experience negative feedback. How you deal with the feedback and the way that it was delivered can …

Leaving Things Behind

September 21st, 2016


Philiy Page talks about how we need to examine the work that we are already doing at regular intervals. She explains that this can help you to …

Starting your own furniture design business

September 14th, 2016


Philiy page speaks to Jennifer Farmer, designer and maker of Luno furniture in LA. Jennifer talks candidly about what it takes to set up your own business, including the pit falls, and triumphs. She also talks about …

Get A Grip On Copyright

August 31st, 2016


In this podcast Philiy Page talks about why it is so important for creatives to understand basic copyright laws. She explains how you can make money by using your own copyrights to your work, and when to check if work …

How To Self Publish

August 24th, 2016


This week Philiy Page speaks to Chella Adgopul owner of HoneyBee Books self publishing company. Chella offers top tips of what you should think about …

The Emotion Of Business

August 17th, 2016


In this podcast Philiy Page talks about why we need to leave emotions at the door when we negotiate for our business. As creatives we use our emotions to create our work, and it can be hard not to bring those emotions …

Comminucation Is Key

August 10th, 2016


Communication is key to a successful career. You might think you are really good at it, but can you be sure? In this podcast Philiy Page explains the …

How To Get Paid On Time

August 2nd, 2016


Whether you are just starting out or have been building your career for a while money always seems to be an issue. Creatives are notorious at believing they are no good with money, but Philiy Page believe that if you …

Retreat Your Creativity

July 28th, 2016


Philiy Page talks about why it is so important to take time out and to focus on your creative work. When you spend all day trying to create, answer the phone, emails and attend to other business paper work, you can feel …

Dealing With Difficult Clients

July 18th, 2016


Philiy Page talks through how you can deal with difficult clients and prevent them from becoming difficult in the first place. She shares her own …

The Comparison Killer

July 13th, 2016


We have all had the comparison killer strike. It can paralyses you and prevent you from moving forward with your career. In this episode Philiy Page talks through what you can do when it strikes, how to prevent it and …

Why You Need To Build A Community Of Clients

June 29th, 2016


The best way to find new clients & customers is to make them part of your community. Philiy Page talks though why she believes we have gone back 100 years in terms of customer service (and why this is a good thing!) …

Making A Success Of Failure

June 22nd, 2016


We all need to make successes of our failures! In this podcast founder of Creative Women International, Philiy Page, talks about how we need to educate ourselves and the next generation that it is important to celebrate …

How Do You Know If You're Ready?

June 15th, 2016


Philiy Page asks how do you know if you're ready? Ready for leaving the house, ready for life and ready to make a success of your creative career! …

How To Tame The Social Media Beast

June 8th, 2016


Philiy Page the founder of the CWI talks about how to tame the social media beast! We know how social media has a way of taking over our lives, but it doesn't have to be that way. With top tips, and help to identify who …

Why You Need To Become A Cheerleader

June 1st, 2016


Philiy Page has been a freelancer for over 20 years. She understands what it is like to work through the tough times when no-one else understands what you are trying to achieve. She believes that you need to become a …

How to crowd fund successfully.

May 25th, 2016


This week I chat over Skype to Si Walker from, the biggest crowdfunding organisation in the UK. Si generously chats through what makes a great campaign, how to make yours a success, what help you need …

Alternative Finance for your creative projects with Tenner Films

May 18th, 2016


Skype interview with Vicky Lesley from Tenner Films talking about ways to raise alternative finance for your creative projects. She speaks to Philiy Page about building a career as a female director and coming back to …

Getting Your Hands On The Money

May 11th, 2016


Many creatives believe that they are no good at finance or that they can't get their hands on the money. Philiy Page founder of the CWI talks through ways to get a handle on your finances to empower you and your …

How Personal Projects Can Bring New Clients

May 4th, 2016


In our creative career we need to make time for passion projects. Passion projects are just that...something that you are passionate about. By producing work that has no agenda, no client or customer it allows you to be …

Doing It All Alone

April 27th, 2016


At some point in your creative career there will come a moment when you realise that you can't do it all alone. You find yourself wearing the hat of book keeper, accountant, marketing and social media department- and at …

Testimonials - What To Do With Them And How To Get Them

April 20th, 2016


Philiy Page talks about how to get testimonials for your work. Not all testimonials are created equal. She shares tips on how to get the best testimonials and where to use them to attract new clients. In this week's …

Guerilla Marketing For Your Career

April 12th, 2016


Philiy Page encourages you to think differently about your marketing campaign. When we are starting out in our careers we have limited resources and …

Making The Most Of Your Time

April 6th, 2016


Philiy Page talks honestly about how she used to try to multi task unsuccessfully for years. Women are told that they are able to multi task, and how …

The Good & Evil Sides Of Procrastination

March 30th, 2016


Philiy Page talks about how there are two sides to procrastination both good & evil. She shares ways of dealing with procrastination when you are trying to make creative work, and how to get to the root cause of …

Why You Need A Creative Break

March 22nd, 2016


Philiy Page talks about why it is so important to take a creative break when you work in the creative industries. With the world of work seeming to be permanently set to warp speed, it can feel as though we need to be …

Finding Your True Purpose

March 16th, 2016


Philiy Page has worked as a freelancer in the creative industries for over 20 years. She has always followed her passions and found that her purpose …

Knowing Your Value

March 8th, 2016


Philiy Page talks about how knowing your own value can help you to connect with your clients and customers, ask for a raise, demand higher prices for your work and help you to become more confident at public speaking. …

How To Make Friends With Fear

March 2nd, 2016


Philiy Page talks about how to make friends with fear to help you move forward with your creative career. She shares strategies and ways of coping to help improve your public speaking, creating & sharing new work, …

How To Find Your USP

February 24th, 2016


Philiy Page talks about why it is important to find your own USP- unique selling point, whether you run your own business, are a writer or artist. Knowing what your own USP is will help you connect to your audience and …

How To Surround Yourself With Winners

February 17th, 2016


Philiy Page the founder of the CWI shares her insights into why it is important to surround yourself with winners when you are building your career. She looks at what makes a winner and how to find them. Philiy helps …

Why We Should All Make Mistakes

February 9th, 2016


Let's all make mistakes! Founder of the CWI Philiy Page talks about how we should all be appreciating our mistakes and sharing them with the next …

Customer Profiling & How It Can Save You Money

February 3rd, 2016


Philiy Page explains why customer profiling is vital for your business no matter how big or small you are. She sets you a customer profiling challenge for your own business & explains how customer profiling can …

How To Network Successfully

January 27th, 2016


Philiy Page the founder of the CWI is joined by Manjula Bray to discuss successful networking for women. Manjula runs Using …

Branding Your Creative Career

January 20th, 2016


Branding for your creative career. Philiy Page the founder of the CWI talks about why branding is important for your career even if you are still a student or working alone as a fine artist. It isn't as complicated as …

How To Have A Successful Collaboration

January 12th, 2016


Philiy Page the founder of the CWI talks through what makes a successful creative collaboration, and how it can enhance your creative work and open …

How To Have Creative Ideas

January 5th, 2016


In this week's podcast Philiy Page talks about how to come up with creative ideas. You may describe yourself as a creative, or wish that you could be …

How To Use Story Telling To Connect With Your Clients & Audience

December 18th, 2015


In this podcast we look at how storytelling can help you connect to your clients, audience and customers. You might not believe that you are a storyteller, but in this podcast Philiy Page shows you ways that you can …

How To List Build For Your Creative Career

December 8th, 2015


When you are building your creative career you need to be able to sell your work to clients or a new audience. List Building is something that you …

How To Become Confident & help your public speaking

December 2nd, 2015


We can learn how to become confident. Founder of the CWI Philiy Page shares her own story of being painfully shy & the tricks she learnt to over …

Why We Need To Stop Working For Free & How To Negotiate

November 25th, 2015


Sometimes we do jobs for free when we are starting out on our creative career. Do you know your rights as an intern? Do you hire interns yourself and not realise what you are meant to provide them with? This episode …

The Freelance Life & how to create three income streams.

November 15th, 2015


How to become a freelancer and create three income streams to help you build a successful career in the creative industries.

Introduction to Creative Women International podcasts.

November 9th, 2015


Welcome to the first podcast for Creative Women International podcasts. This podcast is an introduction to what is to come. We will be looking at how …

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