007: Leaving your 9-5 job to go full-time freelance w/ Eléna Potter + Kate Busby
Elena Potter and Kate Busby from Busby Potter

007: Leaving your 9-5 job to go full-time freelance w/ Eléna Potter + Kate Busby

Joining me on today’s episode of Scaling Freelance is Eléna Potter and Kate Busby. Eléna is a freelance designer and illustrator in Chicago and Kate is a freelance web developer who is remote in Lisbon right now. They came together to form the boutique web design studio, fittingly called Busby-Potter. And by teaming up, they offer start to finish websites with Eléna handling the design and Kate handling development.
Eléna, Kate and I discuss:

  • How they quit their 9-5 to become full-time freelancers
  • How to get clients as a new freelancer
  • Hourly vs Value-based pricing (and why this can make you $$$$)
  • What it’s like being a nomadic freelancer
  • Why they decided to partner up instead of staying solo-freelancers.

Book Recommendations:

  1. Run Studio Run by Eli Altman 
  2. Creative Strategy and the Business of Design 
  3. Breaking the Time Barrier

Software Recommendations:

  1. Slack
  2. Zeplin
  3. Harvest
  4. TeuxDeux by Tina Roth-Eisenberg

People to Follow:

  1. https://clientsfromhell.net (blog and podcast)
  2. http://www.ghostlyferns.com (IG )

Guest Info:
Kate Busby and Eléna Potter
Website – Busby-Potter Instagram – @BUSBYPOTTER

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