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  • What I’m talking about is what works for me\nI’ve come from a background that has largely been in the corporate world so that influences my approach\nBut I’ve also spent a lot of time talking with other freelancers that I see as successful\nAnd I’ve spent time with sole traders in a number of other industries asking them about how they've been successful\n
  • Where are you? How much time are you burning on stuff that doesn’t make money\n
  • Where are you? How much time are you burning on stuff that doesn’t make money\n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
  • All businesses - large or small - do all of these things. Neglecting any one of them gives rise to potential problems. \n
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  • Survive - food, roof, clothes\nLive well - holiday, free time (I schedule half a weekday off when things are going well)\nBHAG - big, hairy audacious goal - funds a frivolous “something”\n
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  • Lay off debit cards as if there a fraud issue it’ll be your trading account that gets hammered and it can take many weeks or longer to recover funds. \nWith a credit card, it’s the bank’s money that’s at risk and not your’s.\n
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  • The cloud services I rely on\nGoogle - gmail, calendar, docs\nDropbox - storage. I have my documents automatically syncing to all the computers I use inc phones and tablets\nEvernote - note taking with images, recording, etc. \nSaasu - online accounts software. I can check on things and invoice from anywhere on just about any device as long as I have internet access\n
  • The cloud services I rely on\nGoogle - gmail, calendar, docs\nDropbox - storage. I have my documents automatically syncing to all the computers I use inc phones and tablets\nEvernote - note taking with images, recording, etc. \nSaasu - online accounts software. I can check on things and invoice from anywhere on just about any device as long as I have internet access\n
  • My experience has been that as editors have moved around that I’ve been able to keep their old publication as a client and get their new one.\n
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Taking Care of Business: Tools for being a Successful Freelancer Taking Care of Business: Tools for being a Successful Freelancer Presentation Transcript

  • Taking Care of Business Tools and Tech for Running your Freelance Business www.journoadvice.com @anthony_caruana
  • What are you? You might think you’re writer - but you’re not.You’re a business that sells words
  • Freelancing is hard Working Running the Business Running the Business Working
  • Freelancing is hard Working Running the Business Running the Business WorkingWhich are you?
  • CEOFinance Marketing Operations HR IT Legal Sales
  • YouOperationsMarketing Legal Sales HR IT Finance CEO
  • YouMarketingOperations Finance Legal Sales CEO IT HR
  • CEO HROperations Finance Legal IT SalesMarketing
  • CEO HR Spend time looking atOperations the big picture. Finance Don’t look at how Legal you’re doing things - IT look at what you’re Sales doing.Marketing
  • CEO HR Set goals and have aOperations plan Finance 1 - Survive Legal 2 - Live well IT Sales 3 - BHAG (big hairy audacious goal)Marketing
  • CEO HROperations Pay yourself a regular Finance salary Legal Treat yourself as an IT employee SalesMarketing
  • CEO HR SuperannuationOperations Payroll Finance Holidays Legal IT Training and Sales developmentMarketing
  • CEO HR Organising your timeOperations Whatever system Finance works - stick to it Legal Allocate time to each IT major business Sales functionMarketing
  • CEO HR Separate personal andOperations business accounts Finance Suggest income Legal account, tax account IT and separate credit Sales cardMarketing
  • CEO Lots of tools out there HROperations Most are designed for Finance bookeepers/ Legal accountants IT Find what works for Sales you and get yourMarketing accountant to fit you
  • CEO HR SolicitorOperations Alliance Finance Ask friends in the Legal business IT Sales Read contractsMarketing
  • CEO HROperations http:// Finance journoadvice.com/tag/ Legal contracts/ IT Not legal advice SalesMarketing
  • CEO HROperations Finance Legal IT Get what works for Sales youMarketing
  • CEO HR Cloud services - justOperations about every app on Finance your desktop has a Legal cloud equivalent IT Cloud is a new way to Sales outsourceMarketing
  • CEO HROperations Finance Google - email, docs Dropbox - storage Legal IT SalesMarketing Evernote - notes Saasu - accounting
  • CEO HR Set aside time and beOperations purposeful when Finance looking for new clients Legal Don’t be random IT Relationships are Sales everythingMarketing
  • CEO HR BlogsOperations Forums Finance Conferences Legal Socialise IT Sales Never be scared toMarketing pitch
  • www.journoadvice.com @anthony_caruana