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A4F 000: Episode Zero

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A4F 109: Answers for Non-Freelancers? A Follow-up Discussion of our Interview with Michael Gerber, the E-Myth man.

The E-Myth: A Follow Up

Following up on our interview with Michael Gerber in the previous episode.

The dynamic in this roundtable is kind of interesting because all three of us were coming from different directions. Chris was ready to jump the freelance ship and was already looking at different business models. Bob, after more than a cumulative decade of freelancing, was trying to figure out what was ‘next’, becaus…

A4F 108: Interview with Michael Gerber of E-Myth Worldwide and In The Dreaming Room

ichael Gerber, author, entrepreneur, and acclaimed business consultant, talks to us about what happens when Freelancers are ready to start growing their business into a true company; the kind of business that allows its owner to touch the world in a way that is truly meaningful to them and allows him the freedom to pursue those interests, both inside and outside of work, that he feels are t…

A4F 107: Interview with Pia Sjölin of Pia Sjölin Design LLC.

Pia is a Swedish-American designer and has been an independent artist since 1974. Pia has tried her hand at such disciplines as glass blowing, fabric and textile design, fashion design, mural and faux painting, importing, exporting, and resale, all of which she has been able to turn into viable businesses and make a living at. All while raising and home schooling her two children.

A4F 105: Wheel of Misfortune 2

The Wheel of Misfortune

In this episode, Bob spins a tale of woe caused by inexperience coupled with overconfidence. And nude lifedrawings.

A4F 104: Where Does the Time Go?

hen you work from home, you’re always at work.’ This sentiment emerged as a central theme to this 2006 episode, and is even more relevent today in our online industry. The truth is, the ‘freelance lifestyle’ used to be the domain of the self-employed only. These days, however, even full time employees may find themselves working from home one or more days per week, if not everyday. Tim…

A4F 102: Its a Small (online) World

n this, our second episode, we tackle the almost brand new concept of online portfolios. Seriously, at the time we recorded this, the idea of putting your portfolio online was just starting to take off. Bob and Chris had put up their first websites within the past five years, and Ken had just put his up that month. At the time we recorded this, it was still customary to find people who would ma…

A4F 101: Meet the Talkers

n this, our premier episode of Answers for Freelancers!, we hosts take a moment to introduce ourselves to you. Why? So that you will understand that you SHOULD LISTEN TO US! At the time we recorded this show, we had more than 50 years of experience between the three of us. Actually, at this point, eight years after we first launched this project, we’re at more than 75 years between the three of…

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    Monster Week – Kirk Fights the Gorn I don’t know what it is about monsters but they sure are fun to draw. Am I right? My favorite are probably movie monsters I’m not talking about the CG monsters in today’s movies, they’re great and all, but there’s just something about a guy in a mask. I don’t know, I love em. Especially the ones from the 50s and 60s. They […]
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    Superhero week has come and gone in a flash. Thanks to everyone who followed along with me and thanks to those of you who came and found me on Instagram. You guys are total rocks stars. Today I wanted to take a look at what the process looks like when developing characters for an actual client. Sure it’s fun to draw whatever comes to mind but what happens wh […]

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