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Freelance


August 3, 2017  10:14 AM

The Freelance Portfolio

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Business, Freelance, IT

freelanceLast week Justin Rohrman...

July 31, 2017  11:36 AM

More on Freelance Myths: Your Rate

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Billing and customer care, Budgeting, Freelance, IT contractors

In June I wrote a piece about what life has been like for me working as a technology contractor. This was mostly focused on the myth that all of contracting is the wild wild west. You have to be prepared to lose your gig in a moments notice. While that might be true for some people, that


June 7, 2017  3:28 PM

Life as a Technology Contractor

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Contracting, contractors, Freelance, Freelancer

I have been doing contract work in technology for the past three years or so. I have always had the goal of doing independent work as far back as I can remember, but wanted everything to be just right to start. It was bits and pieces of work at first -- an article here, some crowd source work...


January 23, 2017  9:02 AM

Freelance to Founder

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
founder, Freelance, Freelancer

For me the idea of serving as an employee has always felt a bit surreal. I did not want a day job. From my first technology job I wanted to build something for myself, to strike out on my own. I've been freelancing for nearly two years now. I still do not want a boss, or to have to be...


June 15, 2015  8:38 AM

Freelance As I See It

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
freedom, Freelance

I'm in a few skype threads themed around software testing. Last week, I was chatting with a friend there about the topic of being freelance/independent full time. She mentioned that the word independent is a weird way to describe the way I work. Even though I'm not traditionally employed, my...


April 20, 2015  11:44 AM

Surviving Layoffs

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
freedom, Freelance

One argument for choosing a full time day job over independent work or running your own business is stability. Having a full time job means you aren't in the wilderness hunting new clients every few months, and you will get a paycheck every couple of weeks even when work slows down a little bit....


October 15, 2014  11:55 AM

Starting freelance: Maintaining your pipeline

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
freedom, Freelance


Developing and maintaining a pipeline of work, existing clients, and potential clients has been one of the more tricky aspects of doing freelance work so far. When I was starting out, all I had was a vision of how I wanted my career to progress. Unfortunately, that vision didn't come with...


September 9, 2014  12:44 PM

Starting freelance: Budgets and personal finance

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
freedom, Freelance

In the first part of my Starting freelance series, I talked about a few tactics for developing negotiation skills. Hopefully you were able to use that to get a little more money from your...


January 11, 2013  6:11 PM

Two More Ways to Live Independent

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
freedom, Freelance

My...


January 8, 2013  11:01 PM

Four Requirements for Independence

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
freedom, Freelance

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