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Can I REALLY Make It?

Can I REALLY Make It?

Author: Ahmed Roberson

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OUR Podcast...is about self-employment, working from home, freelancing....in art, photography, videography, cooking, baking, home remedies, clothing design, singing, song writing, music producing, etc.....and the successes, as well as struggles that come with it. We will talk lessons....never failures....strategies and tips on how to succeed in an ever changing automated tech world. Can I Really Make It.....the answer is YES! And I hope you come along for the ride to learn how. 10-20 minute Episodes Premiere every week, on Tuesday's at Noon! Please help me continue to bring you useful career-shaping podcasts with a donation! ANY amount is greatly appreciated, more than words can explain!: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative
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Some of us may or may not have Certifications in our given fields...some of you may have found them to be beneficial...but it had no effect on my career.Not saying they're worthless, but if you are thinking about getting one, please consider my workaround first ;-)Intro/Outro Music by:Drop Of Ocean by Vlad Gluschenko | https://soundcloud.com/vgl9Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
This is near to my heart, and I hope you can find the lesson in this episode, as to why you should NOT WORK FOR CREDIT!  It may hurt you more than it can help you, and I share my real-life experiences and how to counter such offers.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
As the title says, STAY READY!!I have spent a lot of time prepping you for your launch, or how to deal with slow, lean months, but what about when things are slow, then all of a sudden, that opportunity you've been waiting for, knocks!Are you ready?  Have you been staying ready for moments like this.....I have, and I want you to too!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
Is there really a such thing as the "Perfect Time" to do something?  Part of me wants to say yeah, but then there are certain circumstances where you are pushing into doing something sooner than you wanted that may ruin things, or make that push the perfect time.For me, I say go with your gut....AFTER proper preparation, but ultimately, your gut knows when the time is perfect or not...you just gotta listen to it.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
In part 2, I will continue to discuss the difficulties of the Lack of Income Consistency, and ways I've found to help me navigate my way through them.If I can do it, I KNOW you can do it.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
There will be times when you are not able to make your daily, weekly or even MONTHLY quota, but that does not mean you're failing.These are the times when we have to stay focused, and stand strong! The day you decide to give up, could very well be that day when your ship was coming in, but since you decided to give up, you'll never know.There are ways to survive the lack of income consistency, and I'm gonna tell you how I do it.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
Part 2 of Episode 7, as part of my new format of releasing new episodes every Tuesday.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
Just because our work may be easy, and is FUN for us, does NOT mean we should not be properly compensated.  I have two tips in this episode to help you counteract those potential clients that may try to take advantage of the fact that we LOVE OUR JOBS!And just because we aren't miserable at work, does not mean I'm going to do hours of work for you for free.  And I'm going to help you make sure you don't.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Part 2 of episode 6, as part of my new format of releasing new episodes every Tuesday at noon.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
In this episode, we will discuss how to price according to your talent level, demographic and how not to price yourself out of business. Starting low and trying to raise your prices is a definite no-no, but conversely starting high and dropping your prices significantly can hurt you just the same.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This is a continuation of Episode 5, as part of my new format of producing new episodes every Tuesday.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
In this episode, I will explain how bad customer service will obviously ruin your business, but also how GREAT customer service can save a business, even if your product isn't up to the highest quality standards (yet).Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This is the continuation of Episode 4, as part of my updated format of releasing new episodes every WEEK!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)
Episode 4....In today's episode, we will discuss the sacrifices you have to make in order to have a successful business, and how to find balance.As much as we want to, we can't give ALL of our time to our businesses and neglect  our families, friends, or our own physical and most importantly, mental health.We will discuss what we all have to, or will deal with while becoming or maintaining our businesses, and what we can do to make everything work as it should.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this episode, we will discuss the Do's & Don'ts of Marketing....Email, Social Media, Web Based marketing.  I will share my strategies on how I like to market myself, and get ad retention even in our saturated markets.  My strategies are based on Photography, because that is my field of expertise, but all you have to do with today's lesson is replace photography with your field, and the strategies will work the same.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this Episode, I'll share a little about my jobs before becoming a full time photographer, and why I do not like working for other people...directly that is. Because as a freelancer, I work for multiple people....but I'm out of the mundane, routine and robotic 9-5 world.I hope you will take the time to listen, enjoy, and subscribe as well as invite other creative freelancers to subscribe as I share my proven techniques that have allowed me to be a working self-employed freelancer for years!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Hello Everybody.  In this Intro Podcast, I will tell you about my personal experiences, and the experiences of others who have tried to Fake It, Til they Made it, and Failed miserably....how they faked and failed themselves out of business, and why you should not attempt the same.I hope you will find my podcast interesting enough to subscribe, and share with your fellow creatives, and I will do all I can to help you through this rough ride you are preparing to face, or are currently facing.  Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ahmcreative)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
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Demeaco Franklin

Great job, frat!! I'll keep tuned in👍

Jan 24th
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