Want lots of great advice on pitching as a journalist? Rosie has it! She's freelance following jobs at Cosmopolitan, where she worked for 9 years, and the Co-op food magazine and shares the idea of a pitching spreadsheet, the tenacity it takes to find new editors and email them as well as how she makes time for a proper home-cooked lunch and juggling work/life balance. Find Rosie at https://www.rosiemullender.co.uk/
Andy Cope spent years studying happy people and now delivers keynote speeches and training - he talks about the idea of pronoia (as opposed to paranoia), destination addiction, where we're always thinking 'I'll be happy when...' and how we need a 'to be' list as well as a 'to do' list.
Find him at www.artofbrilliance.co.uk on Twitter @beingbriliant and instagram @artofbrilliance
Louise founded the Homeworker Magazine, which explores everything to do with working for yourself - from home! It's an online magazine with a print edition, too. She talked about the decision to found the mag, as well as the balance of using your living space for your office or business, as well as the concept of a 'to-dont' list. Find her at https://www.thehomeworker.com/
For the final episode of 2019, I was joined by Bec Evans, founder of Prolifiko - a writer's mentoring company - and author of How to Have a Happy Hustle - and we talked about setting goals for the new decade, how to choose and pursue a side hustle, the love/hate of LinkedIn and moving out of London for a new life in Yorkshire and how that's helped her freelance feels. Find Bec at https://www.happyhustlebook.com/ and https://prolifiko.com/
It's almost Christmas and it's the first male guest for Freelance Feels! Steve - who runs two podcasts and a Facebook community alongside his day job as audio and video producer - talks about being positive, insurance and Christmas party feels as well as juggling life, work and parenthood over a mince pie. Find Steve at www.beingfreelance.com and @sfolland.
It's party season! So we put the biscuits to one side and had a glass of wine. Amy is a broadcaster and journalist as well as author of Confessions of a Single Mum. She's often on telly, and is very honest with her feelings. We talk about being your own cheerleader and the 'pitch abyss' (AKA Professional Ghosting). Find her on social media @solo.mamma
This episode I travelled down to Brighton to speak to Lisa, who founded Radish, a womenswear label, two and a half years ago. Lisa talks about her inspirations, challenges, the joys of travelling to LA for work (and why work travel isn't just a jolly!) as well as why freelancers still mop their own floors.
Bringing the freelance feels to a fiction thriller is all in a day's work for author Caroline, who shares her experiences of freelance life from moving out of the 'big city' of London, finding your freelance tribe and the realities of 'freelance maternity leave'.
Through the Wall is out now in bookshops, on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.
Writing recipes for a living might sound easy but for Felicity Cloake - columnist with the Guardian and New Statesman, it can involve a lot of feels. She talks cycling, croissants and how she didn't call in sick when she had chicken pox. Felicity's book One More Croissant For the Road is out now.
Author of self help memoir Help Me! Marianne Power talks networking, 'reaching out', walking to clear your mind and why we all need to pick up the phone more. Oh, and why Hob Nobs are a reliable biscuit!
Help Me: How self-help did NOT change my life, is published by Picador. Find Marianne on Instagram @marianne_power_writer