Freelancer Survival Guide

Freelancer Survival Guide

A talk I gave at FOWD 2010 on freelancing

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Anna Debenham

May 17, 2010
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  1. FREELANCER SURVIVAL GUIDE @anna_debenham

  2. 2007

  3. 2008

  4. 2009

  5. 2010

  6. Screenshot from Fallout 3 by Bethesda Software Ltd.

  7. THE FREELANCING LANDSCAPE

  8. A List Apart Survey Report 2008

  9. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  10. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  11. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  12. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  13. BASICS OF SURVIVAL

  14. BASIC NEEDS

  15. SAFETY & SECURITY BASIC NEEDS

  16. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  17. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  18. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  19. LOVE & BELONGING SAFETY & SECURITY BASIC NEEDS

  20. SELF ESTEEM LOVE & BELONGING SAFETY & SECURITY BASIC NEEDS

  21. SELF ACTUALISATION SELF ESTEEM LOVE & BELONGING SAFETY & SECURITY

    BASIC NEEDS
  22. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  23. Albert Einstein “ One should guard against preaching to young

    people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community
  24. Hermain Cain “ Success is not the key to happiness.

    Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
  25. SELF ACTUALISATION SELF ESTEEM LOVE & BELONGING SAFETY & SECURITY

    BASIC NEEDS
  26. SURVIVAL BAG

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  28. SETTING UP CAMP

  29. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  30. Five Minutes’ Peace by Jill Murphy

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  34. SURVIVE OR THRIVE

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  42. AVOIDING HAZARDS

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  51. If you do not already take some form of payment

    prior to launching a site, no matter how difficult you think it might be, I urge you to re-think as I have never lost business due to it. While you are in possession of your hard work and while the client wants possession of their new website, the ball is in your court. http://sazzy.co.uk/2009/04/why-payment-prior-to-launch-is-so-important “ Sarah Parmenter
  52. http://24ways.org/2008/contract-killer

  53. HUNTING & FORAGING

  54. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

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  62. MAKING A FIRE

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  65. Habit Fields by Jack Cheng on A List Apart

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  67. http://getconcentrating.com/

  68. KEEPING WARM

  69. 22% 22% 43% 13% FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  70. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

  71. FreelanceSwitch Survey Report 2008

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  76. £500 over 4 weeks divided by 2 people works out

    at £1.56 per hour – I’m not showing you those sums to be patronising at all, please don’t think that, but I’m just merely trying to point out why it would have to be increased considerably before we could look to producing the site for you. http://sazzy.co.uk/2009/04/why-i-cant-build-a-website-for-500 “ Sarah Parmenter
  77. SIGNALLING FOR RESCUE

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  81. DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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  85. SURVIVING THE WILDERNESS

  86. Screenshot from Fallout 3 by Bethesda Software Ltd.

  87. Screenshot from Fallout 3 by Bethesda Software Ltd.

  88. Screenshot from Fallout 3 by Bethesda Software Ltd.

  89. Screenshot from Fallout 3 by Bethesda Software Ltd.

  90. Screenshot from Fallout 3 by Bethesda Software Ltd.

  91. Screenshot from Fallout 3 by Bethesda Software Ltd.

  92. Screenshot from Fallout 3 by Bethesda Software Ltd.

  93. Screenshot from Fallout 3 by Bethesda Software Ltd.

  94. THANK YOU!