Welcome to the Flyin' Solo Freelancer Podcast

Flyin' Solo
Freelancer Podcast

Hello, my name is Tamara. I’m a professional video editor who is passionate about helping others.

I began freelancing in 2013 after answering a job posting on Twitter. Fast forward to 2022, I edit and produce content for brands and businesses, such as promotional material, educational content, music videos and short films. 

I started the Flyin’ Solo Freelancer to share my freelance knowledge, freelancing tips, remote work tricks, and small business advice that has helped me freelance successfully for the past 10 years.

Each week, I’ll cover a variety of topics, from marketing your business, to how to start freelancing to how to spot client red flags.

I genuinely hope my suggestions help you on your solo journey.

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- The Flyin' Solo Freelancer by Tamara Stampone.

Episode #1 - How To Start Freelancing

Starting out can be intimidating and If you’re wondering How to Start Freelancing this is the podcast for you! Listen here to find out how I got my start in freelancing, what I did and what I didn’t do – especially as a new freelancer. 

This episode covers:

  • Freelancing Do’s and Don’ts
  • How to talk to clients 
  • Why Freelancing is great
  • Why Freelancing is’t all it’s hyped up to be.

Episode #2 - How To Get Over Imposter Syndrome when Freelancing

Everyone gets that daunting feeling of “I’m not good enough” Also known as “Imposter Syndrome”. In Episode 2, I  discuss how to get over imposter syndrome and that constant fear inside your mind where you “think” you aren’t good enough to start on your freelance journey. Remember Mindset is Everything.

This episode covers:

  • What is Imposter Syndrome?
  • Why do we get imposter syndrome?
  • How does Imposter Syndrome effect you in life and as a freelancer.
  • How to overcome Imposter Syndrome as a freelancer.

Episode #3 - How to Get More Leads (Clients) When Freelancing.

When you first start as a Freelancer – getting leads (aka Clients) is extremely difficult – but it doesn’t have to be. 

This episode covers:

  • How I found clients when I started out.
  • Should You Use Upwork or Fivver as a freelancer?
  • How to use social media to get clients (or not)
  • Extra tips to find freelance work in 2022.

Episode #4 - Set Freelancing Goals - Business Goals.

Focus is so important especially when you just start out as a Freelancer. I’m sharing ways to really focus down on a few professional goals for a successful business as a freelancer.

This episode covers:

  • What is a goal, really?
  • Finding your purpose in life.
  • How to create professional and personal goals.
  • How to focus and stick to your business goals.

Episode #5 - How To Price Your Freelancing Services

How Much To Charge When You’re Freelancing?? – The most common question among freelancers and I’m here to help you get to to the bottom of it so you are making a profit!

This episode covers:

  • Understating pricing as a freelancer.
  • How to find what others are charging.
  • How to charge what you’re worth.
  • The importance of Freelance Contracts.

Episode #6 - How To Create a Project Proposal (w/ visuals)

Have you Created a Project Proposal and a Contract? Wondering How? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. Today I share how to write a project proposal, why one is important and I share examples of ones I’ve created that has won me over tons of clients in my career.

This episode covers:

  • What is a project proposal?
  • Why should you create a project proposal as a freelancer?
  • Examples of project proposals and extra’s to win clients over. 

Episode #7 - Learn All About Paying Taxes as a Freelancer

We all know that it’s difficult to figure out taxes – especially when you are starting out as a freelancer, but I spoke to a CPA and got the inside information every freelancer needs! Listen here to Episode #7.

This episode covers:

  • How are Taxes Different when you are a Freelancer?
  • How to figure out what amount you owe on your taxes.
  • What you can and cannot deduct on your taxes being self-employed as a freelancer in 2022.

Episode #8 - Five MUST HAVE Apps Every Freelancer Needs

Episode #09 - Recap of Everything we've covered so far.

Episode #10 - Client Red Flags and How to Spot Them Earlier.

Not all clients are created equally and when you are just starting out as a freelancer, its hard to spot a good client from a really bad one. In Episode 10, I am sharing with you ways to avoid and notice Client Red Flags ahead of time.  (P.S You’re Welcome)

This episode covers:

  • What is a Red Flag?
  • How to Spot a Bad Client Ahead of Time?
  • Examples of Red Flags and keywords to look out for.

Episode #11 - Learn How To Create the Perfect Work / Life Balance as a Freelancer.

Working as a Freelancer takes a toll on you and when you are just starting out – you might not know how to manage your time, your work and your life all while building your business. Luckily, I’ve been there before and I’m here to help.

This episode covers:

  • Why a work/life balance is important.
  • How to spot a burnout before it happens.
  • How to focus on what’s important and still build a successful freelance business. 

Episode #12 - How To Market Your (Product Based) Business

Marketing is everything and when you are a freelancer or you have a small business, it’s imperative. I’m sharing ways to market your product based business and navigating through the competition in 2022.

This episode covers:

  • What is a product based business, really?
  • What is marketing and why you need to master it.
  • Ways to market your product based business that will stand out from the competition.
  • Marketing tricks for 2022.

Episode #13 - Learn How To Market Your (Service Based) Business.

Many of us freelancers have a “Service Based Business” and it’s even harder to market one since there’s no tangible item or product to showcase, Luckily I’ve been working at this for some time and have figured out ways to help and I wanted to share those ways with you. 

This episode covers:

  • What is a service based business, really?
  • Why is it important to market your business.
  • Ways to market your service based business that will stand out from the competition.
  • Additional Marketing tricks for 2022.

Episode #14 - Setting Boundaries and Taking Self-Care Breaks as a Freelancer.

Freelancing takes a toll on you – whether you just started or you have been at it for some time (like I have). Either way, it’s extremely important to take breaks and to take care of yourself and your mental health and that’s what I am covering in this episode of The Flyin’ Solo Freelancer Podcast. 

This episode covers:

  • What is self-care, really?
  • How to set boundaries with your clients as a freelancer.
  • What to do when you are burnt out while freelancing?
  • How important mental health is for everyone – especially those of us working for yourself. 

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