Episode 11

Ep. 11: Should You Go Freelance?

Published on: 18th March, 2021

Episode 11: Should You Go Freelance?

Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Cocktails & Content Creation Podcast! For this episode, we’re talking about going freelance, a huge subject that many content creators face at some point in their careers. And we’re chatting about it with Mia Scharphie, who coaches women at all points of their careers whether they’re working the 9 to 5, thinking about going freelance, or have established their own business.

In our eleventh episode you’ll learn:

  • What going freelance really means and why it isn’t just about being able to “be your own boss” and “name your own workdays and salary”
  • Why a huge step to going freelance is combating your inner critic as well as how to overcome those insecurities by pushing yourself to venture outside of your comfort zone
  • Why you should have a long term vision with short term approaches to really understand what steps you need to talk to get there 
  • How to rely on relationship building to get clients within your existing network 
  • Why having a business bestie for accountability and to bounce ideas off of can be a huge help in your freelance career
  • Why your first step to career happiness may be checking in with your boss before you make the jump to freelancing
  • Why you should set boundaries with your clients, even when you’re just starting out

About our Guest:

Mia Scharphie is a creative agent of change, a do-er, and a big-picture thinker. She founded Build Yourself to help women in creative fields, design and engineering move past the obstacles that hold them back in their businesses and careers, and to make their industries and workplaces better places for women's talent.

Named a 'cheerleader with devil horns' by students, Mia is skilled at helping ambitious and creative women see beyond limiting mindsets to envision--and achieve--more than they thought was possible for themselves--on their own terms. Mia is a trained facilitator, who's run a research effort on women in social impact design for the Harvard Business School. She's a founding member of the Equity Roundtable at the Boston Society of Architects and was named as one of Impact Design Hub’s Social Impact Design 40 under 40

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Cocktails & Content Creation
Sharing Easy Ways to Create Killer Content
Kate Andrews of Fashionably Kate & Co. and Jessie Wyman of Jessie Wyman Photography discuss easy ways take your own photos, build your brand, and garner a social media following all while living your best life.

We'll have expert guests on to discuss the best ways to use hashtags, how to build a booming Facebook group and how to find your message for your audience.

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About your hosts


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Jessie is a Boston commercial photographer specializing in branding, headshot, and product photography. She loves creating visual content that builds brands and helps her client's bottom line. Whether its getting them in front of their ideal audience as a service provider, or creating images for your products that boost sales, Jessie is here to help get you there.

There are a few things you should know about Jessie:

• She is completely obsessed with her weenie dog

• She loves sweatpants. If she's not out shooting, she can easily be found working all day in her pajamas.

• She loves watching murder mystery shows…the husband always did it

• She's always cold. It could be 90 degrees out and she will likely still be under a blanket while watching TV

• She never takes herself too seriously

• She constantly convinces her husband to ‘be a model for her’ - he’s learned to listen pretty well

Kate Andrews

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Kate Andrews is a fashion, lifestyle and travel blogger and freelance writer for several online outlets.

She began her professional career as a Television Producer, News Anchor, Reporter and Show Host in the Boston market. During her TV career, she interviewed celebrities like Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Nicholas Cage. She has also reported live from Pope Francis' 2015 visit to the United States and at the 2011 Academy Awards. She has covered movie premieres, elections, and the March on Washington.

In November 2017, she founded Fashionably Kate & Co. as a creative outlet to share her passion for fashion and travel. She lives just north of Boston with her husband, Alex, their daughter, Arielle, and two cats, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.