Travel Blog Life Podcast Episode 4: The Highs and Lows of Freelancing

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Hey everyone, welcome to the fourth episode of the Travel Blog Life podcast!

In this episode, I’m talking with Julia Dent of Through Julia’s Lens and Julia Renee Consulting all about her freelance career – both the triumphs, the disappointments and everything in between. 

We talk all about how to use “failure” to redirect your focus and figure out what you really want to do, as well as her experience in finding clients for her business locally rather than just relying on online methods. 

She’s got a ton of fantastic insight into honing in on what you want to do and why “failure” is not a bad thing – if it exists, anyway!

When this podcast was recorded, she was at a crossroads in her career and talks about what has and hasn’t worked – now she runs both her travel blog, Through Julia’s Lens, as well as a social media and SEO consulting business that you can find here, and she works as a photographer for various clients AND she has her own eBook for small businesses who want to learn how to use SEO successfully to attract clients to their businesses. 

The Highs and Lows of Freelancing with Julia Dent

I’ve “known” Julia Dent of Through Julia’s Lens for a couple of years now through various travel blog and blogging tips Facebook groups, and I was really happy to get to speak to her and learn more about her story on this episode.

Julia is an incredible photographer and has paved her way over the year of using both her visual skills and her business skills to create new paths for herself. 

Of course, as with any business or venture, there are always going to be “lows,” and I loved Julia’s thoughts on how to overcome the times when things don’t go as planned.

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Whether life throws something unexpected at you or your idea just isn’t working (yet), she talks about using these as learning experiences and moving on from them with strength and direction. 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Julia’s backstory and how Through Julia’s Lens came to be
  • How she began her freelancing career and why
  • The major tips she has for anyone wanted to pursue a career in freelancing or consulting
  • How to use your less successful moments as fuel and perspective to help you reconfigure
  • Her experience attracting clients through local word-of-mouth

You can find Julia at Through Julia’s Lens and Julia Renee Consulting and her social media links are below so do check her out!

Julia’s Facebook page
Julia’s Twitter
Julia’s Instagram
Julia’s Pinterest


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