Success: Start With Why Then What and How

Start With Why, Why? This may seem like an odd post for a sound recordist to be writing on a sound blog but apart from the typical questions of what gear next or what job next there are a lot of questions around how and not so much around why? The origins of start...

Leverage Means You’re Doing Something Right

Why Leverage? Leverage is an exertion of force on a lever to lift something. In a business context it is used in terms of give and take of a relationship. Now, the more valuable something is in this context means a heavier item you want to lift. In Business it’s...

How I Ended Up As A Sound Recordist

Hey Guys and Gals, Using the new platform Anchor.fm app I am starting to do more audio content to explain difference aspects of being a Sound Recordist and it’s freelance lifestyle. Anchor being like the SnapChat of podcasting makes it easy for me to also...

3 Areas To Focus On To Make More Money

Money is always a hot topic for freelancers. If you are low or having cash problems then I would focus on these 3 areas to figure out where you are weak. Then once you plug the gap you should stop seeing money just pass you buy and have more chances to give more value to your clients.

For More Work: Focus On What You Have Already

Continuing the theme of getting more work as a freelancer I wanted to cover the concept of focusing on what you have instead of what you haven’t. Might sound silly but in practice is very lucrative as you maximise value to the clients that keep hiring you and in turn become more appealing to other clients through referrals and word of mouth.

What I Do When Work Dries Up

This is a common issue especially for newer freelancers, work drying up. The trick is to be able to predict these dry spells as best you can. Often your client base will be made up of a mix of people making regular content but some may make 2 projects a month, some 1 project every 2 years. Having a wide array of clients and project types should keep you working all year round.

Q&A #3 – Tips to getting paid on time

Might sound silly as when you set your invoice terms (Usually 30 days) then the client or production company should pay you on time, but this doesn’t happen 100% of the time for me. So there are a few things you can do as gentle reminders to help maintain your cashflow and all the adult things like rent and bills.