[Season 2] Ep 4: What to Do When Clients Don’t Pay

“I’ll pay you next month,” the client says. And then next month becomes next month and before you know it, a year has passed. Perhaps you eventually write it off as a loss and tell yourself it’s a lesson learned. But you don’t always have to do that. In today’s episode, we talk to Justin…

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[Season 2] Ep 3: Paying Taxes as A Freelancer in Malaysia

“I’m looking forward to filing my taxes!” said no new freelancer ever. It’s more like a flurry of thoughts: Which form do I fill in? Was I supposed to keep track of my invoices? How? Do I get to claim tax on certain items? How do I do a final calculation and… what if I…

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[Season 2] Ep 2: What to Think of When Choosing a Business Name or a Brand Name

Choosing a name for your business or brand is one of the most important parts in setting up your freelance career. It becomes your public identity and at times, it will also determine the first impression people have of you and your work. We talk about the power of names for brands and businesses, what…

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[Season 2] Ep 1: How and Why to Register Your Freelancing Business

If you’re a freelancer or a solopreneur in Malaysia, do you need to register a business? What are the benefits of having a registered business? And how do you go about setting your company up? We answer some of these questions in this episode, going into some of the different types of companies in Malaysia…

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Ep 5: Intro to Financial Planning for Freelancers

One very important thing that we learned as freelancers is how to manage our finances. Since we don’t always a fixed monthly salary, it’s vital that we have our finances in order so that we are able to keep up with our expenses, while having a cash runway so that we are never in a…

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Ep 4: How Your Hobbies Enhance Your Work

The responsibilities of typical working adult life can make hobbies seem like a thing of the past. Part of a childhood that is long forgotten, that we’ve “grown out of”. Not for us. In fact, we see our hobbies and interests as something that makes us better at what we do as solopreneurs… or as human beings, really!

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Ep 3: Taking Time Off

If you’re working for yourself — as a freelancer or solopreneur — you need discipline to finish tasks. But you also need the discipline to take time off. In this episode, we talk about why it’s important to take breaks (even if they’re just mid-afternoon coffee breaks) and how to take time off without worrying…

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Ep 2: How To Charge

One of the first few questions that a new freelancer often has is, “How to charge?”. You’ll soon realise there are many ways of doing this. In this episode we talk about different ways to calculate your hourly rate (read: value) as a freelancer, how this might look different across a few industries, and how…

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Ep 1: Wondering How To Start Freelancing?

Here’s how we did it. Starting out as a freelancer can be one of the most exciting experiences you’ll have. Since this is our first episode (and our first podcast together), we start with how we both ended up freelancing and why we love it so much. We also share our thought process when it…

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Introducing The Solo Sync Podcast

There are some people who know they’re meant to start something of their own someday. To be an entrepreneur of an Original Idea. They’ve known it from the start, and they’ve taken every step towards preparing themselves for the day they hand in that letter and say goodbye to the comfort and familiarity of employment…

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