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Freelance: Can I REALLY Make It?

Freelance: 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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If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It's almost like the stages of Grief....Denial, acceptance, anger, etc, right....but we're not grieving, we may just be stressing....for NOW!!BUT, that always passes, and if you can simply Acknowledge and Embrace your current situation, you can then work on ways to get out of it!Let's create your WAS day!Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2023 is starting off pretty tight for many of us, but so have the previous years, and yet, WE ARE STILL HERE!No matter what you are dealing with right now, STAY IN THE FIGHT, because your call could be coming NEXT!!But if you leave, you'll never receive it.Support the show
Looking to support local small businesses....then you've come to the right place!  Here is the list!  All good people who need your support!Let's help make their 2023 GREAT!!Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------No matter what your skillset is, no matter your level of natural talent, we ALL HAVE TO put in the Hours!!You have to stay consistent in your practice in order to become a master!  Nobody, not even the greats like Steph Curry or Kobe Bryant just wake up great...they put in the HOURS!!  When there are or aren't cameras around, they are putting in the work and they are GREATS!!  You cannot be Great, unless you put in the work just the same!STAY ready, so you don't hafta GET ready!Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Don't make the mistake of setting your sight's too low.  Shoot for the moon.  If you miss, at least you'll be amongst the stars.NEVER limit yourself.  If you have a minimum goal, cool.  If you shoot to exceed your minimum and you miss, at least you'll reach said minimum.Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Just because your work doesn't fit within a client's budget shouldn't mean you have to charge less.  Your client will just have to find another artist.And I'm not talking about within a few dollar...I'm talking about $100's or more.They simply can't afford you at the moment.Your time and talent is worth what you charge...don't let anyone tell you otherwise.Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Have you ever noticed when you finally get to that Ah-ha moment...that moment of clarity...that moment of peace when it comes to your business dealings?Nothing makes you nervous anymore, because you've reached that point of confidence where you can negotiate a $100,000 contract, as stress free as you would a $10 contract?If so, let me know.  I'd love to hear about it.Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It hurts you more than it helps you....PLEASE BELIEVE ME!It hurts us all...it hurts the industry as a whole!By working for free, to establish yourself...to build a name, is a terrible way to get yourself out there.What that does is, let other businesses that wish to advertise on your platform know that you are willing to work for free...or for clothes, etc.  But free clothes don't pay your bills.And once the word gets around that you are willing to work for free, it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to start charging for your services later.Please stop...you are destroying what we all have worked so hard to build.Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The World LOVES and NEEDS media, but sometimes people think it's free, or that it magically appears!No, we have to put in HOURS to make it so....but because we've put in the hours and make it look easy, some tend to think we're just playing around on the computer, and shouldn't be paid.I think NOT, and I'm sure you'll agree after you hear my stories.Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I don't know about y'all, but I HATE the Process!  I am TIRED of the Process.The Process can sometimes steal your joy.I am in the Process of trying to find a way to Retire....NOW...and it's Rough!!But, we tolerate the process to reach our goal....so, what do I do to keep from burning out while dealing with the process.Click the play button, and give it a listen.I appreciate you all!Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------When we start a business, all we see is success.  But that's the EASY part.  I mean, you wouldn't be going into business to fail...but what happens when issues come that could cause your business to fail....how do you handle it?Today, I'm gonna tell you what I do.Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It is Absolutely Mind Boggling that Racism EVER existed....and STILL exists in 2022!!C'mon mannn, for REAL!?Racism in the workplace...career ending, yet STUPID racist people are still around, and I just don't get it.Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------EVERYBODY goes through an Ugly Stage!Weather it be with hair style changes, clothing changes, or even changes from a teen to a young adult.We all go through it, especially in freelancing, but what if you KEEP GOING to get through that Ugly Stage...guess what....there's nothing left but Beauty as Far as the Eye Can See...Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What puts you in a creative mindset?  What environment is right to make you wanna get down to serious business?Do you like it loud, tv on, music on, people around you?Mine may be like, or unlike yours...but I'd love to talk about it at ahmed@arobersonphoto.comSupport the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You ever come across someone who finds out you work from home, and think's you sit back chillin' all day, so they ask you to run errands or do favors for them....as if your time isn't tight?I recently have, and I TRY not to get too upset, cuz most 9-5ers I come across have NO IDEA what we have to do in order to "make it".But, maybe after you explain to them, as I do, they'll understand and respect your position.Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Working on Consignment...should you, or should you not?I RARELY do....but, what about YOU?Support the show
Episode 71: Passion

Episode 71: Passion

2022-07-0533:45

If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Passion!Do you ever feel like you're losing your passion for your craft?If so, what do you do to keep, or get it back?In this episode, I talk about how I almost lost my passion for photography, and how I did lose my passion for car stereo 20+ years ago, and how I got it back TODAY!Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Competition is not always a bad thing.  Competition keeps you sharp...makes you step your game up to either maintain your position, best yourself or those who want to best you.Don't run from it.Don't let it destroy you.Embrace it, and let it make you the best version of yourself!Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Yesterday's Prices are Not Today's Prices......That is such a crazy line to me.Why?Because there are soooo many people CONSTANTLY gunning for Your Position.Sticking to Your prices MIGHT work against you when someone equally talented, but cheaper comes along.There's no loyalty in business.  Especially when it's not YOUR business.When you provide a service for someone, whether it be a 9-5, or Freelance, WE ARE ALL REPLACEABLE!But, you can make yourself harder to replace, by being flexible.  Smart, but flexible....and I share how I do it in this episode.Thanks for Listening!Support the show
If you wish to advertise your business on my podcast, please contact me at ahmed@arobersonphoto.com to discuss your ad, and rates.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How do you deal with Criticism?Can you handle it....or do you shy away from it?There are ways that I deal with it...listen in to hear how.Support the show
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Demeaco Franklin

Great job, frat!! I'll keep tuned in👍

Jan 24th
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