Episodes

Aug. 19, 2022

Navigating the "free-work" dilemma

EP 85: We've all been told that doing the free job is destructive to our career and the industry we're in. "Value yourself", "Kn…

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Aug. 12, 2022

Should you pursue a staffed job or full-time freelance?

EP 84: Every once in a while, there pops up a fork in the road, where one side leads toward full-time employment and the other s…

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Aug. 6, 2022

Does Instagram really hate photographers?

EP 83: Instagram has long been the most preferred and efficient way for photographers to display their work to the masses. Howev…

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July 29, 2022

Lightroom updates we might actually like!

EP 82: For years, I have felt that the best lightroom updates went unnoticed, because the ones that were noticeable, were either…

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July 22, 2022

Should you send your leads an estimate or a quote?

EP 81: What do you send in when a new lead asks for your pricing? Are you sending them an estimate or are you sending them a quo…

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July 15, 2022

Recession proof your mind

EP 80: Building a recession-proof business is no easy task, but it might be near impossible to accomplish with a brittle mindset …

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July 8, 2022

Jacob Basheer Anton: An introspection into male modeling

EP 79: As visual creatives, it's important to grasp the responsibilities and roles of your creative team for optimizing your proj…

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June 25, 2022

How to implement zero-based budgeting

EP 78: Budgeting has a dirty feel to it doesn't it? It makes you feel like you did something wrong or that you're in a timeout …

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June 17, 2022

Do you need a DBA for your Sole Proprietorship business?

EP 77: DBA's, also known as Doing Business As, can be a brand-building decision for your business, but is it all that it's crack…

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June 10, 2022

The Freelance Isn't Free Act

EP 76: A bill has passed in the state of New York that impacts freelancers in a great way! One of the struggles of being a freel…

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June 4, 2022

3 Financial targets for your post college career

EP 75: Congratulations college graduates, it is your time to shine! The road ahead promises many great adventures and obstacles …

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May 27, 2022

The importance of valuing your Intellectual Property, and not just yo…

EP 74: One of the common traps I find freelancers fall into is they price themselves without taking into account the intellectual…

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May 20, 2022

The constant struggle between creativity and commerce

EP 73: I'm not sure if there is an easy way to reconcile the conundrum of prioritizing both creativity and income. If you ask 1…

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May 13, 2022

Uh oh...your client has run out of money...

EP 72: The longer I've freelanced, the more common I've seen this occurrence among industry colleagues. Their clients, my clie…

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May 6, 2022

First impressions of mirrorless cameras

EP 71: After working exclusively with DSLRs for the past decade, I've finally accommodated mirrorless camera bodies in my workfl…

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April 29, 2022

Is there anything we can do about hyper inflation?

EP 70: Facing 8.5% inflation rates is no easy pill to swallow. Regardless of how we got here, we have our own choices to make t…

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April 22, 2022

Should I be using an Employer Identification Number instead of my Soc…

EP 69: We constantly fill out forms that require a Tax ID, whether it's for business, for banking, or for taxes. The question i…

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April 15, 2022

Intro to Quarterly Taxes Pt. 2: How do you calculate what you owe an…

EP 68: We are continuing our investigation on quarterly estimated payments for 1099 creatives, and in this episode, we break down…

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April 8, 2022

Intro to Quarterly Taxes Pt. 1: What are they and who are they for?

EP 67: Freelancing and full-time employment vary in a number of different ways, and one of the most important differences to not…

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April 1, 2022

Why wedding photographers love prime lenses

EP 66: The debate between prime lenses and zoom lenses can be both sensible and fickle at the same time. Each photographer has h…

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March 25, 2022

Does it really take money, to make money?

EP 65: We've all been told, that it takes money, to make money. And while some facets of that may ring true, it might not be a u…

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March 18, 2022

Who owns the copyright when you take a picture?

EP 64: Copyright law is extensive and occasionally difficult to wrap one's head around. There are progressively more and more sc…

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March 11, 2022

The value of professional redundancies

EP 63: Identifying potential points of failure can be just as critical to success as developing great work. It's not a matter o…

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March 4, 2022

Should I buy or should I lease?

EP 62: The benefits to owning gear are numerous, but it is not without challenges either. Not every small business owner has th…

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