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Out of Office Podcast
Out of Office Podcast
Fiona Thomas

The podcast for people who want to go freelance or are already doing it. Hosted by freelance writer and author of 'Out... more

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Pricing and chronic illness with Ruth Poundwhite

Now anyone who has read Out of Office will know that I’ve written about how to raise your prices, I... more

17 Nov 2021 · 45 minutes
Patriarchy stress disorder with Dr Valerie Rein

All of the hard work, success, and achievement aren’t actually satisfying...You know you’re here for more. You might have tried... more

10 Nov 2021 · 38 minutes
Follow your passions with Alison Powell from Write Club

Alison Powell is a freelance writer and creativity coach. She facilitates workshops and courses as part of Write Club,... more

13 Oct 2021 · 45 minutes
Why therapy is magic with Jo Love

EDIT: Jo's book will now be published on Nov 4th 2021 Let me introduce you to Jo Love. She is... more

06 Oct 2021 · 43 minutes
Mental health at work with Lorna Scully from Digital Discussions Unflitered

In this episode we cover How I discovered I wanted to be a writer My journey through employment and... more

15 Sep 2021 · 50 minutes
Make money blogging with Jenna Farmer AKA The Bloglancer

This week Jenna from The Bloglancer is sharing 5 steps to make money from your blog. This episode is perfect... more

08 Sep 2021 · 22 minutes
Self-promotion tips for when you're feeling low

Oh lordy it's been a bad spell for me and my mental health. But a girl gotta eat. And pay... more

25 Aug 2021 · 21 minutes
Strategies for dealing with imposter syndrome

Do you ever feel like you're an imposter waiting to be found out? Like all your successes are just good... more

18 Aug 2021 · 17 minutes
Are these corporate habits ruining your freelance life?

Corporate hangovers are more common than you think. Here are 5 habits that might be ruining your freelance life. Sign... more

11 Aug 2021 · 34 minutes
Burnout and boundaries with Jo Hooper

I want to introduce you to Jo Hooper, my freelance pal and mental health mentor. She's an absolute rock and... more

04 Aug 2021 · 57 minutes
How to make the leap with Jess Berry from The Coworking Club

In this week’s episode, I’m talking to Jess from the Coworking Club about how to make the leap into freelancing.... more

28 Jul 2021 · 47 minutes
Pitching to publications (Part 2)

  Do you dream of seeing your name in print? But not got a clue where to start? The good... more

21 Jul 2021 · 27 minutes
Pitching to publications (Part 1)

Do you dream of seeing your name in print? But not got a clue where to start? The good news... more

14 Jul 2021 · 29 minutes
My 3 biggest business fears

I'm all for offering practical advice on the podcast, but sometimes it's just as important to share the reality of... more

07 Jul 2021 · 35 minutes
How to make time for your passion project

Too often, our dreams are put on hold because life gets in the way. We end up binge-watching The Office... more

30 Jun 2021 · 30 minutes
Using IG reels to sell your services

Instagram reels are here to stay, but how can you use them to promote and ultimately sell more of your... more

23 Jun 2021 · 25 minutes
Is it ever OK to work for free?

There's an ongoing joke in the freelancing community that you can't pay your rent/feed your kids with 'exposure'. We all... more

16 Jun 2021 · 23 minutes
How to manage your schedule when you have depression

Freelancing can offer so many positives. But what about when you have depression? How can you factor that into your... more

08 Jun 2021 · 29 minutes
How to overcome self-doubt in business

Do you struggle with confidence? Do you remember all the negative feedback and blatantly ignore the positive? Are you plagued... more

02 Jun 2021 · 25 minutes
How to host an online event

OK this a proper deep dive! I've been hosting regular online events for a year now and have learned so... more

26 May 2021 · 47 minutes
Are you financially ready to go freelance?

Ahh the money worries are real! In this episode, I'm sharing some tips that will give you the confidence to... more

19 May 2021 · 22 minutes
How I used Instagram to sell out my writing program in 36 hours

Here is the second part of a series that takes you behind the scenes of the marketing strategy that I... more

12 May 2021 · 41 minutes
Sharing the launch strategy for my sold-out writing program

Ola! Welcome to this highly requested two-part podcast all about how I sold out my most recent program launch in... more

05 May 2021 · 43 minutes
Growing your online platform

Today I'm sharing tried and tested ways to grow your platform online to boost your freelance business. Grab a notebook... more

28 Apr 2021 · 18 minutes
Using your blog to get more clients

Blogging is what started my freelance career so I felt it only made sense to share my thoughts on how... more

21 Apr 2021 · 26 minutes
Falling in love with freelancing again

I've had periods in my life as a freelancer where I've felt a bit stuck and I've questioned if I... more

14 Apr 2021 · 42 minutes
Strategies for coping with stress, depression and anxiety

Pandemic life has well and truly impacted my mental health so I wanted to do another mental health episode to... more

07 Apr 2021 · 32 minutes
4 monthly habits to boost your business

These are my tried and tested systems for ending the month on a high and feeling prepared for the one... more

31 Mar 2021 · 18 minutes
Managing loneliness when working from home

Freelancers are more at risk of social isolation than regular workers, but in 2021 it's a widespread issue for so... more

24 Mar 2021 · 18 minutes
Free tools that make freelancing easier

I know how hard it can be to get going in the early days of freelancing, when every penny counts.... more

17 Mar 2021 · 27 minutes
The longterm impact of toxic work culture

Bit of a personal one today, I wanted to open up about my work history and the impact it's had... more

10 Mar 2021 · 27 minutes
US publication day and getting free PR for your business

It's US publication day! To celebrate I thought I'd share my skills on how to get free PR for your... more

01 Mar 2021 · 23 minutes
How to plan a non-fiction book

Do you dream about writing a business book one day? Maybe you think your life would make a good memoir?... more

17 Feb 2021 · 23 minutes
How to add personality to your website

Are you embarrassed to send potential clients to your website? Does your web presence feel disconnected from you, the real... more

10 Feb 2021 · 25 minutes
How to turn passion into profit

Are you craving a career change? On the lookout for a more fulfilling freelance life? This week I'm sharing my... more

03 Feb 2021 · 35 minutes
Writing Q&A

This week I'm answering your questions about writing. We get into fears, vulnerability, editors and whether eBooks are worth the... more

21 Jan 2021 · 27 minutes
How I went part-time in my business

This week I'm talking about how you can take advantage of the flexibility of freelancing and go part-time in your... more

07 Jan 2021 · 42 minutes
Publication day and pivoting from hospitality to freelance writing

Out of Office is available now! My book https://amzn.to/3aefjNR Get your ticket to the virtual launch Check out my... more

01 Oct 2020 · 24 minutes
Finding purpose and motivation

I am just back to work after 3 weeks in Scotland. It was only supposed to be 2 weeks but... more

30 Aug 2020 · 15 minutes
Are routines really that good for you?

As a freelancer, you’ve got to find a routine that works for you. And that's not necessarily going to happen... more

24 Jul 2020 · 14 minutes
Out of Office Podcast
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Out of Office Podcast

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Do you dream about writing a business book one day? Maybe you think your life would make a good memoir? Today I'm... more