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Freelance

66 EpisodesProduced by Robert WilliamsWebsite

A podcast about how to be effective at independent remote work featuring companies like Disney, Basecamp, Convertkit, YNAB, and more.

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How to Start a Remote Design Agency with Jean Massad of LIFT Media

November 30th, 2019

21:47

For the curious


  • Jean's company: LIFT media

  • Rob's company: Folyo (use the coupon code: podlistener)

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Part 1

November 2nd, 2019

13:40

For the curious

How to Find Clients That are a Great Fit with Corey Tiani

October 5th, 2019

17:11

For the curious

How Guidea chose a designer

September 21st, 2019

15:31

For the curious


  • Theresa's Agency: Guidea


  • Folyo: use the promo code PODLISTENER for 10% off

Winning a 6-Figure Design RFP with Joey Kirk

August 10th, 2019

16:32

For the curious

Obviously Awesome by April Dunford - Book Club

June 29th, 2019

33:52
The books definition of Positioning:
“Positioning is the act of deliberately defining how you are the best at something that a defined market cares a …

Confessions of a Recruiter - How to Find Clients with Zack Burt

May 25th, 2019

40:56
If you micro-manage yourself, then you don't have to be afraid of a client doing it.
For the curious

Rob Palmer: Focus + Freedom

May 18th, 2019

27:25
For the curious:"You need to make a connection with your prospects. Everyone thinks you need to find the killer headline. But it's more about engaging with the conversation that a customer is already having in his head. …

Robby McCullough, Beaver Builder: Word of Mouth

May 4th, 2019

33:50

For the curious

Jordan Gal, CartHook: Your Business Needs Confidence

April 27th, 2019

32:16
Favorite quotes

One thing I've discovered in the past year is: I'm just not that good at work.

I'm just not that good at it. I don't have great discipline and I'm not very good at focusing for 1 or 2 hours on one thing. …

Maneesh Sethi: Habits for Greatness

April 6th, 2019

24:47

For the curious

5 Work From Home Tips

March 30th, 2019

19:49

In this episode, Jason Forrest and I go over the top 5 ways we've been able to focus as internet business owners who work from home.

Brian Rhea: Practical JTBD

March 23rd, 2019

36:16

For the curious


  • Why giving your clients homework is crucial.

  • How you can use JTBD in your business today.

  • Ideas for using JTBD to productize your …

Marie Poulin: Your Roadmap

March 9th, 2019

45:27
Your company is amazing. Find a special designer for it. I'd love to introduce you to a few designers I trust. Click the link below to share your job …

Val Geisler: People-first Email

February 23rd, 2019

47:19

In this interview Val talks about her approach to writing emails that build a relationship with your customers by providing something useful that …

Mike Julian: Simple Legal Talk

February 16th, 2019

34:26

For the curious

  • Mike Julian is not a lawyer and this is not legal advice

  • Check out Mike Julian's newsletter Monitoring Weekly

  • To have Rob help you find …

Robert Williams: Underwater Agencies

February 2nd, 2019

12:00

In this episode, I talk about how I'm helping design agencies fix painful staff shortages with my referral community for product designers.

Margo Aaron: Virtual Coworking

January 26th, 2019

45:28

For the curious

Kaleigh Moore: Authentic Networking

January 19th, 2019

23:49

For the curious

Liston Witherill: LinkedIn vs. Podcasting

January 12th, 2019

47:25

From the episodeA lot of people get frustrated with low numbers and say “Ah! It’s terrible I only get 100 downloads per episode.” I’d challenge you to picture yourself talking in a room of 100 people every week. That’s …

Robert Williams & Jason Forrest: 2019

January 5th, 2019

32:49
I'm growing a community for agency owners and freelance designers designed to help you share projects, referrals, and tips on running a successful …

Robert Williams: Portfolio to Product

December 29th, 2018

16:43
I run a Slack for freelance designers where companies share projects, referrals, and tips for running a successful business. Get access for free here.

Joe Workman: Products People Want

December 22nd, 2018

47:00

As an indie developer, how do you create plugins and products that customers want? Joe Workman stops by to talk his process and how he's made $280k/year selling niche plugins as a one man shop.

Philip Morgan: Choosing Clients

December 15th, 2018

1:09:17
How do you figure out which clients to go after?

Can you choose to target better clients and improve your business forever? Yes! 

In this episode Philip Morgan and I talk about the exact step-by-step strategy Philip …

Paul Jarvis: Company of One

November 10th, 2018

34:52
For the curiousPaul has a new book coming out called Company of One in January. He also publishes a weekly newsletter that's one of my personal …

Ben Manley: Radical Productization

November 3rd, 2018

40:15


  • The story behind Knapsack Creative, Ben’s design firm, that goes against the grain - and why he designed his business model that questions common …

Robert Williams & James Sowers: Consulting to Products

October 27th, 2018

55:10

James of Bootstrappers.io and Robert of Folyo.me talk about going from consulting to products, selling community, creative constraints and more.

Adam Wathan: Building Products

October 20th, 2018

41:52

Topics covered

  • How does Adam come up with new product ideas?

  • What does scratching your own itch mean practically?

  • How exactly do you work in public to …

Robert Williams: Content FOMO Challenge

October 12th, 2018

5:01
The more business-related content I consume, the less I get out of it.

It’s gotten to the point where I feel like I have a constant stream of …

Jonas Downey, Basecamp: Designing a Company

October 5th, 2018

56:14

Jonas Downey, a principal designer at Basecamp, joins me to talk about one of their guiding beliefs: that your company should be your best product. …

Ashley Baxter: Bootstrapped Marketing

September 1st, 2018

51:50
  • [1:00] How Ashley got the idea for her podcast Bootstrapped Digest.
  • [5:00] What's better in content marketing? Short or Long form?
  • [7:34] Where …

Robert Williams: $2.5k in 60 days

August 12th, 2018

19:36

Topics:


  • What did I have in place already?

  • My existing audience on Folyo, Workshop, Medium and Twitter and how I built those things.

  • Why I decided to …

Robert Williams: Fortnite

July 23rd, 2018

11:10
For the curious...I’ve played over 600 Fortnite matches myself… and yet I’ve never spent a dime on the actual game. Fortnite gives that part away for free. Their revenue instead comes from upsells that happen inside the …

Nathan Barry, Convertkit: Rebranding

July 20th, 2018

42:48
For the curious...On July 2nd, Convertkit announced they'd be rebranding to Seva. So I reached out to talk to Nathan Barry about the process of …

Shawn Blanc: Focus

July 14th, 2018

1:01:06

For the curious...The Sweet Setup has been on a roll recently, releasing 3 new courses. All the things: a productivity course on the app Things 3,
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