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Jump In Podcast: How to Become a Freelancer

49 EpisodesProduced by Doina BejenaruWebsite

Jump In Podcast is all about giving you the tools to pave your way into the Web3 freelancing world with no technical experience and helping you make the best career move.Topics covered: personal development, systems, productivity, mindset, lead generation, habits, and financial advice.

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All About Upwork Talent Badges

February 1st, 2022


Upwork is a freelance platform with millions of freelancers and it’s free to join. You are completing your profile, searching for work, and pitching your service. Their Talent Badges are your way to build your …

All About Upwork Fees for Freelancers

November 17th, 2021


Upwork is a freelance platform with millions of freelancers and it’s free to join. You are completing your profile, searching for work, and pitching your service. Their service fee tier is based on your earnings and …

How to Start Outsourcing Work as a Freelancer

November 10th, 2021


One of the questions I get asked most in relation to my freelance business is “When do you outsource work?”

For many, outsourcing freelance work is a way of staying motivated. They find that the daunting tasks are the …

All About Liability Insurance for Freelancers

October 27th, 2021


Freelance workers are considered self-employed and even a business of one needs insurance.

There are a few types of business insurance for freelancers: general liability, professional liability, business interruption, …

How to Use LinkedIn Marketplace as a Freelancer?

October 6th, 2021


LinkedIn Marketplace is rolling the feature for the gig workers and everyone is excited!

With over 722 million members and 310 million monthly active …

Jump In Podcast Goes on Vacation

August 18th, 2021


Hello Friends!

This episode is a short one, Jump In Podcast goes on vacation and will be back in September.

Remember that freelance burnout is real, so make sure you take time off to recharge and spend time with …

How Do Freelancers Onboard Their Clients

August 11th, 2021


The onboarding process is you explaining to your client what your workflow is: what tasks to expect to be completed when those will be completed, deadlines, service price, payment type, how and when to reach you; what …

How to Find Freelance Clients on LinkedIn

August 4th, 2021


And do you know what Google, Apple, and Netflix have in common? They all recruit contractors on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is one of the best ways to find clients and it served as an effective lead magnet, it’s like a non-stop …

3 Time Management Apps for My Freelance Business

July 28th, 2021


I keep hearing about all these tips and tricks on how to gain more time in your day. But how I see it, we all have 24 hours a day, and all we must do is manage ourselves better, not the time we have available.

You chose …

Asking Freelance Clients for Feedback

July 21st, 2021


A lot of freelancers think it is underrated to ask the client for feedback. No matter how much experience you have onboard, no matter how talented you are, it is OK to feel a bit agitated before you receive your …

How to Stand Out When Freelancing

July 14th, 2021


We all know that it is becoming more and more difficult to get projects from one day to another due to the competitive market we are in. There are …

All About Freelance Burnout- It's Real!

July 7th, 2021


Freelancing is a one-man job, you must find new opportunities, you create invoices, you update your portfolio, you do your social media, and you …

What is a Coworking Space and Do Freelancers Need One?

July 1st, 2021


In 2021 coworking spaces are on a rise and by 2024, it is expected to go to 40,000. 

While startups and corporations are switching from the traditional office to something more relaxing, freelancers are joining a …

Self-Care Strategies for Freelancers with Alejandra Villacis

June 23rd, 2021


Starting freelancing is not coming without any hops. In this episode, Alejandra Villacis from June 10th Creative Services is taking us on her …

How to Set Client Boundaries as a Freelancer?

June 17th, 2021


A lot of freelancers are afraid of saying no to their clients, thinking they are putting the professional relationship in danger. And when you do …

When Should Freelancers Raise Their Rates?

June 12th, 2021


When should freelancers raise their rates? Some will say there is no right or wrong, as long as you feel comfortable. 

Hear me out: raising your rate …

Jump In Podcast- Trailer

June 12th, 2021


Welcome to Jump In Podcast where I share my ups and downs in the freelance world, so you don't have to go through the same issues when starting.

From personal development topics to financial advice, lead generation, …

Dealing with Difficult Clients as a Freelancer with Alejandra Villacis from June 10th Creative Services- Part 1

June 3rd, 2021


Starting freelancing is not coming without any hops. In this episode, Alejandra Villacis from June 10th Creative Services is taking us on her …

3 Invoicing Systems for Freelancers

May 27th, 2021


No matter if you identify yourself as a freelancer, self-employed consultant, or solopreneur, you must treat your service as a business. One way to …

8 Red Flags for Freelancers

May 19th, 2021


In freelancing, some clients are hard to deal with. I would classify them into the type of clients that are ''paying'', others ''not paying, and …

Do Freelancers Give Refunds

May 15th, 2021


In freelancing, not all clients are made for you and that’s OK. Not all experiences are positive, but most of them are. Maybe there are thousands of people offering the same service you are offering; however, your top …

My Road to Success: From Sales to an Award-Winning Publicist

May 7th, 2021


Tracy Lamourie is a high-profile international award-winning publicist, she is the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media Inc.

Tracy did not choose a traditional career path for a publicist. While having no …

What is a Freelance Visa?

April 27th, 2021


If your dream is to work and travel, I have great news for you: in 2021 a lot of countries re-opened the digital nomad visa application program.

Many governments are keeping up with the work trends and gig economy. They …

5 Ways Not to Sell Yourself Short

April 20th, 2021


Like any business model, freelancing is not perfect. Being a solopreneur on a long journey, sometimes it might feel lonely, you are a one-man …

6 Freelance Tips for Beginners

April 14th, 2021


In the last three years, escaping the corporate world has become a trend. While it’s amazing to choose your own clients, your preferred working hours, a lot of freelancers are still struggling financially due to the …

Quotes vs Estimates for Freelancers

April 6th, 2021


Should freelancers provide estimated prices or fixed ones and which one of them would be more convenient for a freelance business? What are the ups …

When to Quit Freelancing?

March 30th, 2021


Is there a right time to quit freelancing? And what are the reasons a lot of freelancers find themselves back into their corporate job? There are so many reasons and I hate seeing freelancers shamed that they chose a …

Do Freelancers Need to Sign an NDA

March 22nd, 2021


Do freelancers need to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) and what is your responsibility once they put their signature on that piece of paper?

What Freelance Jobs are in Demand

March 15th, 2021


Besides the opportunities in tech, what freelance jobs are in demand in 2021?

But before we start on it, remember that to elevate, you have to invest in yourself. I really love how Zig Ziglar explains it’’ If you are …

A Freelancer's Imposter Syndrome

March 4th, 2021


Feeling like a freelance fraud? Learn about imposter syndrome, what steps you have to take to manage it and why does it matter to know the signs …

What to do if a client doesn't pay

February 22nd, 2021


Today let’s talk about the bad apples in freelancing: clients that do not pay! I hope you will not meet any. In over six years of freelancing, I never had an unpleasant situation related to non-payment.

However, it is …

How Do Freelancers Track Hours

February 15th, 2021


Today let’s talk about tracking your hours as a freelancer, why you should doing it as soon as possible, how you should do it and why accountability …

The Best Payment Methods Used by Freelancers

February 8th, 2021


Today let’s talk about the best payment methods used by freelancers and what is the criteria for selecting the one suitable for your business.

In this episode, you will…

What is Escrow in Freelancing?

February 1st, 2021


Today let’s talk about how escrow services help freelancers make sure they are getting paid for the work they are doing and assure the clients that they will get the service they are paying- if not, they get the …

How to Build an Online Freelance Portfolio?

January 25th, 2021


Today let’s talk about how to build a freelance portfolio with no hassle of feeling overwhelmed.

Did you know that a lot of freelancers give up at …

Should Universities Prepare Students for Freelance Work?

January 18th, 2021


Freelancing is not something new, it is a trend for some years already. It mainly means career pursuing without being tied to a single employer. What a freelancer does is contract work.

If freelancing is not fairly new, …

Six Things We Hate About Freelancing

January 11th, 2021


If you thought freelancing means traveling until you drop dead tired or working on a beach in Thailand, then I will disappoint you but these are just myths or it rarely happens. A freelancer might be that person that …

Is 2021 a Good Year to Start Freelancing?

January 4th, 2021


2020 was the perfect year to discover if you would love to take the freelancing path or not. Nowadays freelance jobs are taking over the world. …

How to Invoice as a Freelancer?

December 28th, 2020


Before stepping into the freelance world, you have to understand that until you grow, you will be your own accountant. This means you are solely …

Pros and Cons of Performance-Based Pay

December 18th, 2020


Once you decided what service to offer as a freelancer, there are few types of fee structures you can choose from:

  • Hourly pay
  • Per project

Pros and Cons of Hourly Pay

December 11th, 2020


Choosing the fee structure for your new freelance project can be a challenge and one size does not fit all.

In freelancing, there are few types of …

Pros and Cons of a Fixed-Price Project

December 6th, 2020


Often freelancers ask me how do you set your prices and is it best to charge per hour or per project? To be honest, this is a continuous game of pros and cons, and it depends on the project.

In freelancing, there are …

How to Be More Productive?

November 27th, 2020


In this episode, I am sharing approaches to deep work, shallow work, and how to stay productive in this noisy online environment we find ourselves in.

How to create a great cover letter

November 20th, 2020


I am so excited about this episode, where I will be sharing my own experience on how to design a cover letter that lands you in a job as soon as possible.

Every aspiring freelancer must start somewhere. It is either …

Where to find freelance work

November 13th, 2020


In this episode, I will touch on why you need to adopt a mindset that takes more energy and how the small choices have a big impact. I am sharing all the online platforms I know that will help you land your first …

How to price your freelance service

November 6th, 2020


Today we will talk about money. Because love, no money- no honey.

As a freelancer, you must be comfortable in talking about pricing, money, how much you charge, and how much you are willing to negotiate. If you hated …

How to find the skills you are great at

October 30th, 2020


In this episode, I am sharing the importance of knowing why you want to freelance and how to find your superpower. What skills do you already have to help start freelancing today? I am teaching you about the importance …

What Is Freelancing?

October 23rd, 2020


Welcome back to Jump In Podcast. If you are new here, welcome! I am Doina, a Freelance Talent Acquisition Specialist with more than 13,000 hours billed in the freelance world.

In today’s podcast episode I’m sharing what …

The Jump In Podcast- Who am I?

October 19th, 2020


Welcome to Jump In Podcast.

I am your host Doina, a Talent Acquisition Specialist with more than six years of experience in freelancing.

Join me for a brand new podcast on how I navigate through the freelance world, …

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