Qualifying Freelance Leads & Prospects

So you've received a lead via your website or whatever you're using to intercept new business. What now? Do you have a process or do you just wing it each time? The problem with not having a qualifying process for incoming leads is that you end up wasting not just your time, but a potential … [Read more...]

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Client Tip: How to get a Freelancer to Kick Ass on Your Project

Here's a short one for any clients out there: Be cool and pay quickly. That's it and the rest will fall into place. I'm thankful that I maintain a bunch of clients that have two big things going for them: they are great to work with and they pay really quickly. Sometimes within minutes or … [Read more...]

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When I Grow Up I Want To Be a Developer

I doubt many people spent their childhood dreaming of coding and becoming a developer. Probably not any my age at least. I’m just old enough to remember our first household computer. Now I’m starting at two just on my desk alone. Like most kids I wanted to be a lot of things from Doctor to … [Read more...]

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Don’t lose sight, stay the course

Unfortunately this is something I have to tell myself often. You see I have a lot of ideas. So many that I sometimes wake up to them. No I'm not some idea machine, most are just thoughts or someone is already doing it way better or the space is super crowded. But more than those things - because … [Read more...]

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Are you a Freelancer or a Weekend Warrior?

If you’re contemplating freelancing but have some holdbacks and are afraid to make the jump, it’s likely you never will. Sometimes you’ve got to Just Do it. That’s just kind of a reality with not just freelancing but any business really. Often I come across people who really want to freelance and … [Read more...]

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Dealing With Scope Creep

Scope creep happens. You can't scope out every project so perfectly that you hit every nail right on the head. It does happen, but I find it's rare. Not always because it was a missed set of work, but maybe you've reached that point in a project where things are more defined and you notice there are … [Read more...]

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