It’s never been easier for media production professionals to go out on their own and become solopreneurs.
Working as a freelancer can often be more lucrative, more flexible and offer far more creative opportunities!
If you’re craving to quench your creative thirst or tired of not getting paid your worth, listen to the 5 media production professionals below share how and why they decided to start working for themselves.
William Brown turned his job as an audio-visual technician into a business for himself, and is now using his business skills to help other entrepreneurs as a business life coach.
He says his approach is to listen to his clients talk about their lives, so he can then offer business recommendations in alignment with the needs of their lifestyle, not just what’s good for their business. Listen to Full Interview
Scott Donnell fell into freelancing sooner than he anticipated once he graduated from college. Weighed down by the looming specter of student loans and the slog of looking for a job, freelancing suddenly became an attractive option.
Full disclosure, Scott is actually our podcast editor! In our interview, he shares solopreneur lessons from his own journey as well as lessons he’s picked up from listening to our podcast guests. Listen to Full Interview
Richard Fawal spent the early part of his career working on political campaigns and even owned a political consultancy along the way.
He wanted to explore his creative urges, so he started Junto Media Partners. It’s a consultancy that creates storytelling opportunities for trade organizations, small businesses and nonprofits using podcasts. Listen to Full Interview
Jeff Brown shares how crucial it is to create a learning habit to increase and even maintain your value in today’s economy.
He’s the host of the popular Read to Lead Podcast. Each week he breaks down key lessons from books on leadership, as well as interviewing authors of must-read leadership books! Listen to Full Interview
Jordan Agolli is the founder of Force Media, a video production agency that helps business tell their story.
He shares how and why he “dropped out” of high school to focus full-time on his landscaping business with his parents’ full blessing!
His business generated $400,000 in revenue the year he focused on it full time! He completed his credits to graduate from high school by taking classes online. Listen to Full Interview
As you read and listen to the stories of why these 5 media production professionals want out on their own, take some notes about recurring actions they took as inspiration for actions you can take to create work that works for you!
This article was written with the help of writer and inner peace coach Jordin James.