As freelancers, we all want to enjoy the freedom, control and flexibility our businesses bring. On this podcast, Freelance Forward, host Qing Chen interviews fellow freelancers from different industries to discuss lessons learned, ideas and strategies, challenges and opportunities, so we can connect, share best practices and gather tools and resources to move our freelance business forward.


EP01. The Benefits and Pitfalls of Selling Digital Products

Front-End Developer Maarten Belmans

Maarten Belmans shares his work routine as a freelance front-end developer and discusses two exciting digital products he's launched. Topics include how to stand out in a saturated market as website plugin development, the challenges and rewards of selling software, VAT regulations for digital product sales in Europe, the happiness that comes with remote work. and the importance of self-reflection for business and personal growth. Additionally, he talks about his plans to create a community for customers to learn about eCommerce best practices.

EP02. In Tune With Sound: Exploring Nature, Music, and Business

Yoga Teacher, aspiring DJ, Molly Henderson, Founder SoundOnYoga

Join us on an inspiring yogic journey as I sit down with Molly Henderson, an Australian expat who found her calling in Belgium. Molly shares her story of starting a thriving yoga studio and how she seamlessly blends mother nature, headphones, music, and outdoor landscape into her unique yoga practice. Discover how Molly's innovative approach helps her stand out in a competitive field, as she shares valuable insights on cultivating an abundance mindset for success. We also delve into the joys and challenges of having a life partner also as your business partner, offering a glimpse into the beautiful synergy of personal and professional fulfillment.

EP03. Mastering Freelance Sales: Pricing Strategies for Success, Navigating the Feast-Famine Cycle and Maximising Value

Business Development Expert, Jean-François Bodart

Discover Jean-François Bodart's proven freelance sales framework, gain insights on escaping the freelance trap and navigating the feast-famine cycle, and explore various pricing strategies, with a focus on the value-based model. Whether you're a freelancer seeking to level up your sales game or a business owner looking for effective strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice to help you thrive in the freelance sales arena.

About the host

Qing Chen

Conference Interpreter | Language Instructor

Qing believes that words shape worlds. As an interpreter, she provides bidirectional interpreting service in English and Mandarin that help cross the language barriers and bridge cultural gaps at high-profile conferences for international organizations, multinational powerhouses and brainy academia. As a language instructor, she guides her students in the world of business English communication towards linguistic fluency, ensuring their voices are heard with confidence, clarity and conciseness. 

She has a broad interest and loves exploring unchartered territories that tickle her curiosity and bring her joy and fulfilment.



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