In this fun video discussion, me (Jason Scott Montoya) and Jim Karwisch talk about the transition from Corporate America to full-time freelancing. Jim shared with us in a previous blog about his jump from fortune 500 to freelancing and we dive into that story in a much deeper way.
In a recent blog post, I shared the results of a small survey we conducted indicating 23% of working folks want to freelance but currently are not. If you fit this mold, this is the video for you. Dive in and explore the story, the challenges, and solutions for overcoming the many problems freelancers face.
Freelance Talk - Video Timeline
- From The Start: We discuss how 23% of people are not freelancing, but want to. Jim introduces himself and shares his back story.
- ~3 Minutes: Jim shares his transition from corporate America to freelancing.
- ~11 Minutes: Jim talks about how it went down when his company shut down the department.
- ~15 Minutes: We share the story of how Jim and I got connected on Twitter.
- ~19 Minutes: Jim was about to start freelancing, and I was compelled to help him. We discuss how I began sharing ideas and insights that eventually came to be the book.
- ~26 Minutes: We talk about how Jim's transition played out and what the severence did for him.
- ~30 Minutes: We share about freelancing with a family, and providing for them and refining our message.
- ~33 Minutes: We talk about having a financial buffer in freelancing.
- ~37 Minutes: Jim shares how his business evolved year over year in regards to the feast and famine seasons.
- ~42 Minutes: We discuss pacing ourselves in freelancing and how we go about unifying our personal and work lives.
- ~45 Minutes: Jim shares his advice to freelancers.
- ~48 Minutes: Jim shares a few thoughts about Path Of The Freelancer.
- ~53 Minutes: Jim's last words.
Buy The Path Of The Freelancer Book
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Connect with me (Jason Scott Montoya)
- Jason's Website
- Jason's Twitter
Connect with James Karwisch
- Jim's Website
- Jim's Twitter
- Jim's Improv Company
Other Referenced Resources, Organizations & People
- A Real Life Inspirational Example Of Authentic Personal Branding