The interview question that made me turn pro

The interview question that made me turn pro

Before becoming a freelancer I was in an interview for a full-time remote job. This is what Steven Pressfield in “Turning Pro” would call a shadow career… I was interviewing for remote work after my partner and I decided we would move west to be closer to his work. He...
Shipping for the Uninitiated

Shipping for the Uninitiated

A friend pointed out that not everyone is quite as indoctrinated in Godin-isms and that it might be wise to define what it means to “ship”. It’s been said the term has roots in a Steve Jobs quote, “real artists ship”, and the term was used heavily in Seth Godin’s book...
Setting client expectations for availability

Setting client expectations for availability

I realized over the weekend that I have been a very naughty freelancer. It was my partners birthday weekend so, aside from shipping a blog both days, I mostly unplugged from my inbox and social accounts. I received late Friday/Saturday emails from 2 separate clients....

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