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Taking Care of Business: Tools for being a Successful Freelancer


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Taking Care of Business: Tools for being a Successful Freelancer

  1. 1. Taking Care of Business Tools and Tech for Running your Freelance Business @anthony_caruana
  2. 2. What are you? You might think you’re writer - but you’re not.You’re a business that sells words
  3. 3. Freelancing is hard Working Running the Business Running the Business Working
  4. 4. Freelancing is hard Working Running the Business Running the Business WorkingWhich are you?
  5. 5. CEOFinance Marketing Operations HR IT Legal Sales
  6. 6. YouOperationsMarketing Legal Sales HR IT Finance CEO
  7. 7. YouMarketingOperations Finance Legal Sales CEO IT HR
  8. 8. CEO HROperations Finance Legal IT SalesMarketing
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. CEO HR Set goals and have aOperations plan Finance 1 - Survive Legal 2 - Live well IT Sales 3 - BHAG (big hairy audacious goal)Marketing
  11. 11. CEO HROperations Pay yourself a regular Finance salary Legal Treat yourself as an IT employee SalesMarketing
  12. 12. CEO HR SuperannuationOperations Payroll Finance Holidays Legal IT Training and Sales developmentMarketing
  13. 13. CEO HR Organising your timeOperations Whatever system Finance works - stick to it Legal Allocate time to each IT major business Sales functionMarketing
  14. 14. CEO HR Separate personal andOperations business accounts Finance Suggest income Legal account, tax account IT and separate credit Sales cardMarketing
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. CEO HR SolicitorOperations Alliance Finance Ask friends in the Legal business IT Sales Read contractsMarketing
  17. 17. CEO HROperations http:// Finance Legal contracts/ IT Not legal advice SalesMarketing
  18. 18. CEO HROperations Finance Legal IT Get what works for Sales youMarketing
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. CEO HROperations Finance Google - email, docs Dropbox - storage Legal IT SalesMarketing Evernote - notes Saasu - accounting
  21. 21. CEO HR Set aside time and beOperations purposeful when Finance looking for new clients Legal Don’t be random IT Relationships are Sales everythingMarketing
  22. 22. CEO HR BlogsOperations Forums Finance Conferences Legal Socialise IT Sales Never be scared toMarketing pitch
  23. 23. @anthony_caruana