Originally from Australia, freelance writer Viv is now based in London with her English partner. We talked about choosing to have a home base, managing Airbnb rentals, how we get clients, and lots more.
In This Episode
- Choosing to have a home base
- Being an Airbnb host
- Our struggles to find subcontractors
- Tips for getting clients as a freelancer
- Creating a platform for digital nomad women’s voices and concerns
- And so much more
Resources We Talked About
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- 7in7 conference* for nomads
- Airsorted rental manager
- Nomadtopia Radio interview with Viv’s podcast co-host, Kit Whelan, and her partner Nick
- The 4-Hour Work Week* by Tim Ferriss
- Nomadtopia Radio interview with father of six kids
- Nomadtopia Radio mini solo episode
Viv’s list of ways she’s found freelance writing clients:
- Through Facebook groups (tip: I’ve never had much luck with the larger ones with thousands of members)
- Through friends (chatting about being a freelancer at a party)
- Through former colleagues
- Cold emailing people in my niche and asking them if they were looking for someone to look after their blog
- Contacting people through LinkedIn to ask if they ever take on freelancers (startup type companies are great for this)
- Signing up for a paid jobs board (Rachel’s List)
- Typing variations of “we’re always looking for talented freelancers” into Google, which often leads to agencies (speaking of which, if anyone with content/SEO/PPC skills are happy to do agency work, get in touch with Viv and she will refer you; they’re always looking for people, especially those with languages other than English)
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