Episode 10: Q&A: Impractical client requests, the lack of maternity leave as a solo business, partners who don't have an income changes the freelancer equation, mentors

August 28th, 2018  •  40 mins 11 secs  •  Download (19.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Rob discusses a client request to print and mail invoices when it disrupts his dearly-held streamlined freelancer systems. When freelancing, whether to accommodate a client request that undermines your efficiencies is a question to be debated and mulled over. They then take a listener question about stay-at-home partners and how the considerations about freelancing change in the context of having only one spouse bringing in traditional income. Rob explains how having a wife who is also a freelancer worked financially when they had their daughter. They discuss how having a supportive spouse managing the family's life can be productive and helpful when running a business. They touch on the importance of having your partner's support of your plans to freelance and finding a good mentor. They discuss how they would approach employment differently after their experience running their own businesses.