How to Freelance for Mobile Developers             Lesson 6 of 6             Final Tips                                 Ap...
THE NDA●   If you are taking on contracts and meeting new    clients, at some point one of them will ask you to sign    an...
Working From Home●   Working from home and avoiding the daily commute can be    fantastic.●   However, working form home c...
Focus●   If you want to get really good at something, the only way this is    really going to happen is through focus, eff...
Slow Times●   As I mentioned in previous lessons, there are times    when freelances may go several weeks or even    month...
Mental and Physical Health●   You cant work all the time, although some of you out there sure    do try.●   You are not a ...
Burn Out●   Burnout is every bit as much a possibility for a freelancer    as it is for a corporate nine to fiver.●   When...
End Game●   This is going to sound obvious, but as a freelance service    provider, you provide your services in exchange ...
Final Words●   I hope you have enjoyed this 6 part series on How to    Freelance for Mobile Developers.●   This series rep...
●   If you are interested in learning more about    how to develop mobile Apps, visit    www.appBuilderTV.com    and get i...
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How to Freelance or Mobile Developers - Lesson 6 - Final Tips. In the final episode of this series I share some tips on NDA's, working from home, the importance of focus, mental and physical health, burnout and more.

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How to Freelance for Mobile Developers Lesson 6 Final Tips

  1. 1. How to Freelance for Mobile Developers Lesson 6 of 6 Final Tips AppBuilderTV.com
  2. 2. THE NDA● If you are taking on contracts and meeting new clients, at some point one of them will ask you to sign an NDA.● More less an NDA states in writing that you wont talk about and share the info the client is about to tell you.● NDAs should be short (1-3 pages). If you find the NDA is longer than this, then be careful, because there could be more in there than you bargained for.● Make sure you read the entire NDA and ask questions and be prepared to ask for revisions.● At the end of the day, NDAs are really only as good as the people that sign them. AppBuilderTV.com
  3. 3. Working From Home● Working from home and avoiding the daily commute can be fantastic.● However, working form home can also be a real challenge.● There are a million things at home to distract you, like the phone ringing, kids playing, your significant other....● It can be challenging setting up and enforcing boundaries when working from home.● Despite this, you need to find times and places where you can get work down with minimal distraction.● Having a separate room in your house with a door that shuts can really help.● During work times, try to avoid answering the phone or checking your email. Just because it rings doesnt mean you have to answer it. AppBuilderTV.com
  4. 4. Focus● If you want to get really good at something, the only way this is really going to happen is through focus, effort and time.● I can be very easy in the realm of technology to become distracted by the latest technology or fad and lose sight of your main objective.● There are many studies that indicate that anyone can become an expert in just about anything, as long as there are willing to invest about 10,000 hours in it.● When you jump around and hop from one thing to another, you constantly reset the clock on your 10,000 hours.● Like a laser, once you learn to focus your mind and your energy in one direction, you can cut through steel and accomplish just about anything you set your mind to. AppBuilderTV.com
  5. 5. Slow Times● As I mentioned in previous lessons, there are times when freelances may go several weeks or even months without a paid project.● When this happens, this is your opportunity to sharpen the sword. If youre not earning, you should be learning, so get busy and start pushing your skills and knowledge to the next level.● Is there a personal project that youve been meaning to get to? Nows the time!● Been a while since you took a vacation? If the finances are in check, go for it. AppBuilderTV.com
  6. 6. Mental and Physical Health● You cant work all the time, although some of you out there sure do try.● You are not a machine, you are a human being.● As a human being your body and mind require rest and rejuvenation.● You need to make sure you are getting exercise on a daily basis. This could involve a morning walk, yoga, working out, going for a run, going on a hike, riding your bike or a whole host of other activities.● There is overwhelming scientific evidence that shows exercise impacts the brains ability to function and our mental health significantly.● Take breaks, learn to meditate, go on day trips and get away from things whenever you have a chance. AppBuilderTV.com
  7. 7. Burn Out● Burnout is every bit as much a possibility for a freelancer as it is for a corporate nine to fiver.● When you run at full power for to long and under stress, eventually something has to give.● If you wake up one day and seriously question why you are even doing this anymore this can be a warning sign.● You may feel like you just dont care anymore and that youve had enough.● There is nothing saying you have to do this for the rest of your life, so this could be a sign that its time to move on and try something new.● Remember, you went down the freelance road for freedom, so if it feels like a prison, its time to bust out. AppBuilderTV.com
  8. 8. End Game● This is going to sound obvious, but as a freelance service provider, you provide your services in exchange for revenue.● But have you considered that as a freelancer, you have to keep continuously providing services, over and over again and that if you stop, then the revenue stops.● For many of you this may be ok, you want to be the one constantly doing the work and moving from project to project.● However, they may be some of you out there that may want to consider eventually replacing themselves with employees and building a business.● As a business owner, you could assemble a top notch team to take care of doing most of the work and concentrate on building your business. Eventually you could remove yourself entirely.● If you are considering this route, Id highly recommend you check out a book called Built to Sell by John Warrillow. AppBuilderTV.com
  9. 9. Final Words● I hope you have enjoyed this 6 part series on How to Freelance for Mobile Developers.● This series represents a great deal of what Ive learned through experience over the past decade as a freelance developer.● If you found value in what you learned in this series, I now have something to ask of you.● Help spread the word. I put this information out there for all freelance developers to benefit from, so feel free to tweet out, embed the presentations in your blog, post links on Facebook and LinkedIn.● Oh and one more thing, happy freelancing! AppBuilderTV.com
  10. 10. ● If you are interested in learning more about how to develop mobile Apps, visit www.appBuilderTV.com and get instant access to over 30 free videos today!● Follow me on twitter at @appbuildertv

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