Developers: Are you working with designers?

Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. I'll never forget the video where Steve Ballmer danced around a stage chanting that, because he thinks developers are the future of everything and anything. That’s probably why the UI on anything Microsoft is awful. I’ve always been a firm … [Read more...]

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Walk Away From Work

If there’s one single action I can point to that had made my life less stressful, it’s been walking away from work when I’ve had issues. There’s been times I have been working on really difficult projects and I just can’t figure out why something isn’t working and I'm frustrated with it. Taking … [Read more...]

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Freelancing Retainers

Having a retainer sounds awesome doesn’t it? Guaranteed work, who doesn’t love that? Because guaranteed work is guaranteed income. But you have to dedicate that time back to them. So for X hours a month, you better be available. Here’s where the problem lies...you book a few projects and time … [Read more...]

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When a client asks about time

Watch any social media venue for more than a week and you’re bound to see a freelancer bemoaning the idoicy of a client asking for an accounting of time. On the surface we think that the complaint is valid. You’re a professional and should be trusted. Asking for an account of time is the … [Read more...]

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Quantifying Expertise of Others

Lately it seems like a new freelancing site pops up everyday with someone who wants to share their knowledge with other freelancers. That’s great because it shows movement for freelancers as a whole — it’s growing. But how do we know if we should listen to them or not? Hell, why should you even … [Read more...]

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I’m Here To Help

If there's one thing I know for certain it's that I don't know everything. What I do know for sure is that I've screwed up a ton of times. I've worked with crappy clients, amazing clients, small clients, large clients, and some really oddball clients. The list is phenominal of stupid things I've … [Read more...]

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