The COW Method: Being a Successful Freelance Owner

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America's creative workforce is not what it was in the days of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Large companies are now connecting to freelancers or small, niche community-driven agencies to perform the creative and development work they once reserved for larger agencies. But, with this new power comes more responsibility and we HAVE to be ready. In this presentation I cover what I call the COW method, which I have effectively used to help grow my WordPress design and development company, Ah So Designs.

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The COW Method: Being a Successful Freelance Owner

  1. 1. ARE YOU A COW? Keys to being aSuccessful freelance owner @ahsodesigns #bcncow
  2. 2. WHO AM I ? JOHN HOUSHOLDER Owner Ah So Designs Organizer Nashville WordCamp, Nashville WordPress Meetup Instructor Art Institute of TN#bcn12COW
  3. 3. WHO ARE YOU ?Who considers themselves a freelancer? Who works on teams with others from different companies?
  4. 4. C ommunityOwnership W atch – Out!
  5. 5. COMMUNITYWhere do they hang?
  6. 6. YOUR COMMUNITY IS . . .Your biggest supportersYour source for businessYour source for supportYour source for criticism
  7. 7. IMPORTANCE OFCOMMUNITY TO AHSO Referral Free Advice Community Paid Service OnlineLEADS SUPPORT
  8. 8. TAKE CARE OF YOUR COMMUNITY
  9. 9. A Story
  10. 10. OWNERSHIP
  11. 11. Employee vs Owner
  12. 12. Professional
  13. 13. Lawyer / LLC
  14. 14. Open Door
  15. 15. Team
  16. 16. A Story
  17. 17. WATCH OUT ! ! !
  18. 18. COMMUNICATIONtools
  19. 19. $4.99 a month
  20. 20. $20 a month
  21. 21. $19.95 a month
  22. 22. $5 a month
  23. 23. Nashville Freelance Pitch Day Interested? Nashvillefreelance.com
  24. 24. Questions?john@ahsodesigns.com@ahsodesigns http://mikeyburton.com/
  25. 25. All photos used under Creative commons licensingmonkey: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/4285860710/sizes/l/professional: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonomuellermatt andrews: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandrewsimage/2785459791/sizes/l/in/set-72157612261795128/Cow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/publicenergy/1846375599/sizes/l/Hamburger: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekinginyellow/2648042930/

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