RAMBLINGS
OF A FREELANCE
DEVELOPER

Now Viewing
the business
Category

Subscribe via RSS

Creative Break: Progress On The New Office

I have no real blog post for you guys today because I stayed up late working on the new office. While it’s not even close to being done, it’s good enough to move into. I finally get a nice bright sunny room with a beautiful view!! What I’m Waiting On: New chairs Custom floating shelves in the the open walk...

Read More

The Price of Being Great

Most of the people I graduated with have no job, or are holding a job different from their field. Why? Because they say they can’t find work in the design field. This is however, simply untrue. The problem isn’t that there’s no work in the design field, the problem is simply that there’s no longer much work in the print...

Read More

Contribute Fridays: Giving Back

No matter how rich you get freelancing (or how poor lol) you’ll never be fully satisfied until you give something back to something you care about deeply. What do I care about? Well, I have an awesome secretary (photo of him on his desk at right). He’s the best secretary in the whole world (and if you don’t agree with...

Read More

What To Do When Constant Client Emails Keep You From Working

I love my clients. They keep me in business and they allow me to have the kind of career and lifestyle I’ve always wanted. However that’s not to saythey aren’t without their vices. The busier we get as freelancers, the less time we have to answer emails, yet the more emails we seem to get. What’s worse is that we often...

Read More

Contribute Fridays: Preferred Method of Payment

How do you prefer to be paid? PayPal? Cash? Check? Google Checkout? Why? I like PayPal because I get the money instantly, but hate the fees. I like checks because there are no fees, but hate the mailing time. 🙁 image by AMagill

Read More

Is That Client Legit or Just a Tire Kicker?

When you’re first starting out as a freelancer it’s very tempting to spend a ton of time with each potential client that shows you some interest. After all, you don’t have much work, so it’s important that you try to get every client you can. However, when you move past the beginning stage of freelancing, it’s important that you don’t...

Read More

Ten Essential Items Every Freelance Office Needs to Get Started

Becoming a freelancer is one of the easiest business to start, because–unlike starting a bakery, gym or other kind of business–it doesn’t require much capital to begin. Most people already have what they need to begin, but there are still some essential items you’ll need to become a freelancer that you may (or may not) have. Some of these are...

Read More

Why You Are Failing Your Business And How To Stop

In these economic times, a lot of businesses are failing. However I believe in taking control and responsibility for your life and not blaming failures on outside conditions (like the economy). People will always need business, so during tough times the trick is to be the business that they need. There will always be a lot of competition out there...

Read More

Why You Should Never Charge Hourly

One of the biggest and oldest debates between freelancers is whether you should charge hourly or by the project. While both sides of the debate have valid points, if you want to really go anywhere in your freelance career, you should never charge hourly. Why? There are several reasons for charging by the project. This method has also seemed to...

Read More

8 Things Every Geek's Office Must Have

I’m currently renovating an upstairs bedroom to become my new office. My current office (minus my new puters) is a sad, dark and scary place. The new room has the best light in the whole house and is quite charming. I’m going for a calm, cottage, Pottery Barn look, but I’m also wanting to include several nerd items, since I...

Read More