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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
      Vi...
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 wa...
Questions



       How much do I want to make?
       How much do I want to work?
How do I define retirement? When do I wa...
Questions



       How much do I want to make?
       How much do I want to work?
How do I define retirement? When do I wa...
Questions



       How much do I want to make?
       How much do I want to work?
How do I define retirement? When do I wa...
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...
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 ...
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



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

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

  1. 1. Let’s hear it for freelancing!
  2. 2. Reasons
  3. 3. Reasons Job security
  4. 4. Reasons Job security Independence
  5. 5. Reasons Job security Independence Mobility
  6. 6. Reasons Job security Independence Mobility Greater rewards
  7. 7. Resistance to vision
  8. 8. Resistance to vision Recognize the influence of past failure
  9. 9. Resistance to vision Recognize the influence of past failure It’s an exercise in articulation, not creation
  10. 10. Resistance to vision Recognize the influence of past failure It’s an exercise in articulation, not creation Visions will change, and that’s okay
  11. 11. Questions
  12. 12. Questions How much do I want to make?
  13. 13. Questions How much do I want to make? How much do I want to work?
  14. 14. 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?
  15. 15. 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?
  16. 16. 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?
  17. 17. 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?
  18. 18. Methods of charging
  19. 19. Methods of charging Flat bid
  20. 20. Methods of charging Flat bid Retainer
  21. 21. Methods of charging Flat bid Retainer Hourly
  22. 22. Structure and taxes
  23. 23. Structure and taxes Make you and your company separate entities
  24. 24. Structure and taxes Make you and your company separate entities Get taxed as a S-corporation
  25. 25. Structure and taxes Make you and your company separate entities Get taxed as a S-corporation Get an accountant
  26. 26. The office within
  27. 27. The office within
  28. 28. The office within Imprisonment
  29. 29. The office within Imprisonment Mental constipation
  30. 30. The office within Imprisonment Mental constipation The walk away
  31. 31. The office without
  32. 32. The office without
  33. 33. The office without Make a sanctuary
  34. 34. The office without Make a sanctuary Put doors on it
  35. 35. The office without Make a sanctuary Put doors on it The most important piece of office furniture is your body
  36. 36. Getting it out of your head
  37. 37. OmniFocus http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/
  38. 38. Evernote http://www.evernote.com/
  39. 39. Increasing income
  40. 40. Increasing income Product development
  41. 41. Increasing income Product development Investing http://www.bogleheads.org
  42. 42. Decreasing expenses
  43. 43. Decreasing expenses Buy a (inexpensive) house
  44. 44. Decreasing expenses Buy a (inexpensive) house Get a cheap cell service
  45. 45. Decreasing expenses Buy a (inexpensive) house Get a cheap cell service Call around to your vendors
  46. 46. 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/

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