This is the new home for the podcast show Answers for Freelancers! Those of you who have been following us from the beginning know that we originally started in May of 2005 and ran for several years under the name of Answers for Freelancers! However, you also know that after the first couple of years, the show content became split between the topics of freelancing as a career, and looking at alternate income sources for creative individuals.
As the show progressed, it became obvious that the topic of freelancing was becoming less and less prevalent in the course of the show. In August of 2008, Bob and Chris decided to make it official and formally put a halt to Answers for Freelancers! and shifted focus to a new show called Creative Independence which looked to explore the many ways creative individuals were finding to make a living besides being freelance guns for hire. However, the one problem we were facing was that the new show lived in the same space on the web as the old show, and it was becoming confusing to many of our listeners; sometimes even for us.
In December of 2009, we have taken the time to split the feeds. Creative Independence has taken over the old feed and the branding for the show. However, with 33 episodes already in the can, we have chosen to archive the old shows here. What will we do next with Answers for Freelancers!? We’re not entirely sure. Obviously, there’s a lot of life left in the show and the concept, however, we simply don’t have the time or resources to really do it justice. Perhaps it will find a rebirth with Bob and Chris at some point in the future. Perhaps it will morph into a different concept. Or perhaps a new set of hosts will take the reins and move it in an as of yet unseen direction.
Until then, we hope that if you’ve recently found these, that you enjoy them and that you eventually join us over at Creative Independence.
Bob Ostrom & Chris Wilson