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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…

Latest from Bob

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  • What happens to all that rejected art?
    I’ve been in business a long time. For every project I create there are at least  three or more sketches that are rejected along the way.  It goes without saying that in that vast pile there are a few I feel shouldn’t be in there. I mean, I get it, it’s all part of the […]
  • From the sketchbook
    Back in the day I drew in a paper sketchbook but now I do all my sketching on the iPad. It is better in almost every way. I’m sure there are some artists out there who might argue with me but honestly I’d have a hard time agreeing with them. I won’t bore you with […]

Latest from Chris

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  • WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” Released November 16, 2017
    WordPress 4.9, Codenamed “Tipton” was released on Novemer 16, 2017. Tipton, named after jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, is a planned features update. For information on what new features will await you in this new release, visit: https://wordpress.org/news/2017/11/tipton/ There’s a nifty video showcasing the highlights and you can read more about them on […]
  • WordPress 4.8.2 Security & Maintenace Release – September 19, 2017
    On September 19th, WordPress published an unscheduled release that fixed 9 security issues that were present in the previous and many earlier versions of WordPress. More information on the nature of the security issues can be found here: https://wordpress.org/news/2017/09/wordpress-4-8-2-security-and-maintenance-release/ In addition to the update to WordPress, just over a dozen of the plugins regularly used […]

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