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Recently a friend posted a freelancing question on Google+, and I realized, hey, I did that from late 2011 to late 2014. I wasn't terribly serious about it -- if I'd pursued it hard I probably could have made a lot more money -- but then, it turns out I actually loathe working solo. (If I have to freelance again, I'll need to budget $250-500/mo for a desk at a coworking space.)

Anyway, I found these resources had concrete how-to info about freelancing:

  • Ramit Sethi's website has a lot of info on getting started with freelancing. I've never purchased the Earn1K product; being a cheapass, instead I read all of Sethi's free material (some publically available on the website and some from his mailing list) and then bought his CreativeLive class on money for creative professionals, while it was airing. (The course used to rerun on CL pretty frequently; if you buy it while it's airing, it's cheaper by I think $100.)

  • CreativeLive's raison d'ĂȘtre is creative professionals who are often freelancers such as photographers and graphic artists; so if you're in that niche, it's a good site to hit. You can watch the live streaming classes without paying a dollar, and if you see something that seems worth a couple hundred dollars, then you can buy.

  • Patrick McKenzie has stopped consulting (aka freelancing), but he used to do it quite a bit; an old newsletter talks about some key lessons from consulting, as do some early podcasts (Getting Your First Consulting Client, Charging More, and Growing Your Consulting Practice). McKenzie is a developer, but he and his co-hosts talk about lessons that are broadly applicable to all freelancers/consultants.

Also: Freshbooks

Date: 2015-04-16 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jinasphinx.livejournal.com
It's a tool, not a resource, but it was so great for automatically invoicing, reminding me when someone hadn't paid, and of course getting a total for taxes.

August 2016


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