How to start freelancing (finally) and rock at it- Video interview with Jonathan Wold

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It’s a new year again and with many of you wondering if now is the time to start freelancing, or how to take your freelance business to the next level, I’ve got the perfect resource for you!

It’s a nearly-forty-minute-long video interview with Jonathan Wold, an amazing, impressive, successful entrepreneur who’s been making a killing as a designer/developer for a while now.

In the interview, Jonathan shares his secrets on building a successful freelance business from scratch (and he’s got some great advice!)

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Short on time? Here’s the best stuff

If you don’t have time to watch the nearly 40 minutes of excellent content, feel free to use the following timestamps to navigate to the content that will most help you achieve your goals this year!

CHAPTERS (click the timestamp to navigate)
Building a freelance business from scratch
1:58 – Using wordpress to build a successful design business
5:20 – How to motivate yourself to take your business to the next level
8:40 – How to start freelancing and build a thriving client base from scratch

Finding and impressing freelance clients
16:00 – How to get new clients to seek you out
20:30 – The truth about what clients look for in a freelancer
23:50 — The easiest way to have a strong client base
26:50 — how to beat out your competition and impress your clients

OTHER SHOW NOTES
Booklet content, “The ultimate guide to designing a better business website” http://bit.ly/GDBTV1_1
Book, How to Win Friends and Influence People http://bit.ly/GDB_WinFriends
Blog post, “Stop looking for new freelance clients” http://bit.ly/GDBTV1_2
Blog post, “What does your pricing strategy say about you as a freelancer?” http://bit.ly/GDBTV1_3

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About Preston D Lee

Preston is a web designer, entrepreneur, and the founder of this blog. @prestondlee

  • http://www.graphicblueprint.com Brandon Halliburton

    Very Nice. I actually his article on Freelance Switch. It appears that it got alot of buzz. Good interview.

    • http://www.prestondlee.com Preston D Lee

      Brandon,
      He did a great job with that article and with this interview for sure. A very smart and talented guy. Thanks for watching!

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  • http://www.nicolefosterdesigns.com Nicole Foster

    This was a great interview! Keep up the great work :)

    • http://www.prestondlee.com Preston D Lee

      Nicole,
      Nice to see you in the comments again. Best of luck in the new year! Thanks for watching and for the kind words.

  • http://www.cindydaoust.com Cindy

    Just watched the video interview with Jonathan Wold and I am so motivated to use the resources around me and build my business of marketing and design. I look forward to reading each Graphic Design Blender email and keep up the good work!

  • http://jonathanwold.com Jonathan Wold

    I thoroughly enjoyed the interview, Preston! Happy I could be a part of your new series and I look forward to seeing what’s next!

  • http://foidesigns.com Ryan Tomlinson

    Hey Preston, Really enjoyed the video. I watched it the minute I got the notification and think I was the first to comment on it on youtube. Anyways, just super excited to devour the next one. Just curious when you think you might have another one up? Thanks for everything!

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