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Freelancer Survival Guide

Freelancer Survival Guide

A talk I gave at FOWD 2010 on freelancing

Anna Debenham

May 17, 2010

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. £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