You Too Can Be A Successful Freelancer

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Slides for the talk I gave at the Australian web conference, Edge of the Web, on 4th November 2009.

http://www.edgeoftheweb.org.au

See my book, The Principles of Successful Freelancing, at http://tinyurl.com/posfbook for these and plenty of other hints and tips to get started in Freelancing.

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You Too Can Be A Successful Freelancer

  1. Sir Walter Scott
  2. Old school Freelancer http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpdehaan/63094993/
  3. New school Freelancer http://www.flickr.com/photos/eurleif/255241547/
  4. freelancer: Someone who sells his or her services to employers or clients without a long-term contract.
  5. + Positives
  6. Work your own time http://www.flickr.com/photos/badwsky/299669640/
  7. Wear what you like http://www.flickr.com/photos/neil_b/17223788/
  8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/francesconegri/291042211/ You choose the work
  9. - Negatives
  10. Financial insecurity http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartpilbrow/2942333106/
  11. Loneliness http://www.flickr.com/photos/frielp/2661943/
  12. So much (boring) biz http://www.flickr.com/photos/pyxopotamus/3064525926/
  13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecaucas/2597813380/
  14. Wear many hats http://www.flickr.com/photos/slimjim/2786503962/
  15. Technical http://www.flickr.com/photos/deadfredflickr/2450564090/
  16. Business http://www.flickr.com/photos/ansik/304526237/
  17. Interpersonal http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilcrabbygal/510269615/
  18. Organisational http://www.flickr.com/photos/marsi/2208227079/
  19. ~ Tips
  20. Plan the leap http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrjorgen/272497780/
  21. Do a SWOT http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristin-and-adam/2820840833/
  22. Establish SMART goals http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicshed/267682113/
  23. Brand yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/taiger808/2724420209/
  24. Manage your $ http://www.flickr.com/photos/merfam/3715426248/
  25. Rainy day? http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielygo/2051810786/
  26. Develop your pitch http://www.flickr.com/photos/eqqman/375190767/
  27. Network http://www.flickr.com/photos/bz3rk/3046285674/
  28. Enjoy sales http://www.flickr.com/photos/timparkinson/ 930660427/
  29. Be Ethical http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/20392534/
  30. Ask for advice http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimi3/3096166092/
  31. Keep organised http://www.flickr.com/photos/myeye/458651399/
  32. Track time http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/64581364/
  33. Give great service http://www.flickr.com/photos/mypouss/3564830536/
  34. Look after yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/monkeyc/95547024/
  35. Keep learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/heycoach/1197947341/
  36. Enjoy life http://www.flickr.com/photos/smileygeekgirl/3387815623/
  37. Gratuitous Book Plug
  38. Thanks!

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