Mixing Babies And Business™

028 | Being a freelancer and a parent, treating yourself as a client and the importance of not going it alone with Steve Folland | PT1

April 30, 2021 Amy Maureen Lynch Season 2 Episode 28
Mixing Babies And Business™
028 | Being a freelancer and a parent, treating yourself as a client and the importance of not going it alone with Steve Folland | PT1
Show Notes

PT 1: The final interview series in Season 2 features Steve Folland, a parent, video and audio creator and the founder of Being Freelance.

This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in March. We talk about our current work spaces, why it's NOT business as usual right now and the importance of connecting with other freelancers who understand what you're doing.

Stay tuned for future episodes where we talk about consistency, being freelance (and a parent), and why you should treat your work as a business.


  • The spaces we're currently working from
  • A segue about cats and our kids 
  • Podcasting from odd places and getting creative with his work
  • Managing expectations with clients and working with other freelancers
  • What an average working day looks like for him during the pandemic
  • How the past year has created even more flexibility between his work and home life
  • Focusing on what we can control right now, including DIY projects 
  • Creating an accidental brand as a freelancer
  • What freelancers want to know when they're starting out

Thanks to Steve for speaking with us about parenthood and adapting his business during the pandemic!



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Steve Folland is a parent, video and audio creator for businesses and freelancers. He’s the founder of Being Freelance, a podcast and online community to help people around the world in various stages of their freelance journey. Together with fellow community founder and freelancer Frankie Tortora, he also co-hosts Doing It For The Kids, which won bronze for Best Business Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in 2020.

Website https://www.beingfreelance.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beingfreelance/
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevefolland/


I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.

Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!

- Amy Lynch (+ Family)
Founder | Event + Podcast Host

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