For Hire

For Hire
A podcast about freelancers who are making it work.

Planning For A Baby & Shedding Negotiating Guilt With Erika Velazquez Alpern
Jun 25, 2019 • 72 min
This week’s episode features someone who I basically met right before our interview, but she’s become someone I still go to for advice (and sometimes commiseration): Erika Velazquez Alpern, the CEO & Founder of Tactile, an agency that supports…
Getting Your “Amazon MBA” & “Faking It” With Kiki Von Glinow
May 28, 2019 • 64 min
For this week’s episode, I talked to Kiki Von Glinow. She’s the co-founder of Toast Media Group, a Brooklyn-based digital marketing collective, and she works with clients from startups to legacy media companies to help them tell their stories and connect…
A Compelling Argument For Hourly Rates & Doing The Math With Puno
May 7, 2019 • 78 min
I’m so excited about this week’s guest — she’s basically a For Hire celebrity. I’m talking about web designer and digital entrepreneur Puno, who you might remember from Casey Zhang’s episode. Casey told me to check out Puno and her Do The Math…
A Quick Update From Rebecca
Apr 23, 2019 • 2 min
In lieu of my normal programming, I have a quick update on the podcast. Follow For Hire on Instagram: @forhirepodcastSign up for the For Hire newsletter: www.forhirepodcast.comSend me an email:
Writer Contracts & Asking For More On Principle With Doree Shafrir
Apr 16, 2019 • 54 min
This week, I talk to Doree Shafrir, a fellow writer, editor, and podcast host, and author of the novel Startup. Doree co-hosts Matt & Doree’s Eggcellent Adventure and the Forever35 podcast, and I’ve been such a huge fan of her podcasts, so I was excited…
Making It As A Photographer With No Connections Or Money With Frankie Marin
Apr 9, 2019 • 71 min
This week, I talk to Frankie Marin, a photographer who shoots for major brands like Kenneth Cole, Levis, and Rebecca Minkoff. We’ve actually been friends since college when he hired me to be a copy editor for our college newspaper The Daily Texan. If…
Drawing The Line Between Free Labor & Marketing With Minaa B
Apr 2, 2019 • 69 min
This week, I talk to Minaa B. She’s a licensed social worker, creative expressive coach, and author of the book Rivers Are Coming, a collection of essays and poems about healing from emotional trauma. You might know her for her Instagram account or her…
“How To Freelance With Small Brands & The Power Of “No, But…” With Emily Schildt “
Mar 26, 2019 • 63 min
On today’s show, I talk to Emily Schildt, a brand communications and marketing consultant based in New York City. If you’re looking for news you can use, this episode is beyond inspiring and useful for anyone considering doing any sort of brand…
How To Pivot From Freelancing To Your *Dream* Staff Job With Sean Santiago
Mar 19, 2019 • 56 min
On today’s show, I talk to Sean Santiago. Funny story: When I asked him to be on the show, he had been a freelance art director and creative consultant, and had worked with companies like Converse, Target, Architectural Digest and Refinery29 (though we…
Being A One-Person Show & Creative Consulting With Casey Zhang
Mar 12, 2019 • 60 min
On today’s show, I talk to creative consultant Casey Zhang. I had been casually social media-stalking Casey for a few months before I reached out, so I already knew how talented she is and what a great eye she has before I arrived at her dreamily…
The Vulnerability Of Freelancing & Saying “No” To Ketchup With Alison Roman
Mar 5, 2019 • 69 min
On today’s show, I talk to Alison Roman. She’s a cook, NYTimes columnist, contributor to Bon Appétit, and author of Dining In. If you don’t know her name, you probably know her Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies—otherwise known as “the cookies.”…
Payment Plans With The IRS & A Buzzfeed “Blood Feud” With Akilah Hughes
Feb 26, 2019 • 62 min
This week, I was lucky enough to talk to Akilah Hughes, the funny, smart human that some of you might know from YouTube or Twitter or any of her various TV appearances. She was so honest about money and the nobility of asking for it—which is definitely…
Book Advances & Asking “Stupid” Questions With Kelsey Miller
Feb 13, 2019 • 77 min
This week, I talked to Kelsey Miller, a writer, editor, and speaker based in Brooklyn. She’s the author of the new book I’ll Be There For You, a fascinating historical deep dive on the show “Friends.” She also launched the Anti-Diet Project at Refinery29…