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Everything I Know About Making Money and Being Happy as a Freelancer Everything I Know About Making Money and Being Happy as a Freelancer Presentation Transcript

  • Let’s hear it for freelancing!
  • Reasons
  • Reasons Job security
  • Reasons Job security Independence
  • Reasons Job security Independence Mobility
  • Reasons Job security Independence Mobility Greater rewards
  • Resistance to vision
  • Resistance to vision Recognize the influence of past failure
  • Resistance to vision Recognize the influence of past failure It’s an exercise in articulation, not creation
  • Resistance to vision Recognize the influence of past failure It’s an exercise in articulation, not creation Visions will change, and that’s okay
  • Questions
  • Questions How much do I want to make?
  • Questions How much do I want to make? How much do I want to work?
  • Questions How much do I want to make? How much do I want to work? How do I define retirement? When do I want it?
  • Questions How much do I want to make? How much do I want to work? How do I define retirement? When do I want it? Who do I want to work with?
  • Questions How much do I want to make? How much do I want to work? How do I define retirement? When do I want it? Who do I want to work with? What is my overall vision for my life?
  • Questions How much do I want to make? How much do I want to work? How do I define retirement? When do I want it? Who do I want to work with? What is my overall vision for my life? Is freelancing an end or a means?
  • Methods of charging
  • Methods of charging Flat bid
  • Methods of charging Flat bid Retainer
  • Methods of charging Flat bid Retainer Hourly
  • Structure and taxes
  • Structure and taxes Make you and your company separate entities
  • Structure and taxes Make you and your company separate entities Get taxed as a S-corporation
  • Structure and taxes Make you and your company separate entities Get taxed as a S-corporation Get an accountant
  • The office within
  • The office within
  • The office within Imprisonment
  • The office within Imprisonment Mental constipation
  • The office within Imprisonment Mental constipation The walk away
  • The office without
  • The office without
  • The office without Make a sanctuary
  • The office without Make a sanctuary Put doors on it
  • The office without Make a sanctuary Put doors on it The most important piece of office furniture is your body
  • Getting it out of your head
  • OmniFocus http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/
  • Evernote http://www.evernote.com/
  • Increasing income
  • Increasing income Product development
  • Increasing income Product development Investing http://www.bogleheads.org
  • Decreasing expenses
  • Decreasing expenses Buy a (inexpensive) house
  • Decreasing expenses Buy a (inexpensive) house Get a cheap cell service
  • Decreasing expenses Buy a (inexpensive) house Get a cheap cell service Call around to your vendors
  • http://chrisshattuck.com Credits Poster from FakePosters.com “CREATION II: Birth of a sculpture” by Akbar Simons http://www.flickr.com/photos/simeon_barkas/2423991719/ “Moment zen” by melolou http://www.flickr.com/photos/melolou/3706208796/ “number zero” by TheTruthAbout http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetruthabout/2665403018/ “Empty head” by laszy http://www.flickr.com/photos/laszy/1690924811/