Freelancing & Traveling

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August 24, 2016
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Freelancing & Traveling

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Ben Hughes

August 24, 2016
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  1. F R E E L A N C I N

    G & L O C AT I O N I N D E P E N D E N C E B E N H U G H E S | @ R U B I E T Y H T T P : / / F L I G H T L E V E R A G E . C O M | H T T P : / / B E N H U G H E S . N A M E
  2. W H Y F R E E L A N

    C E ? • Full Control • Location Flexibility • Decide how much to work • Project Variety • Productivity Rewarded • Better Marginal Decision-Making
  3. W H Y N O T F R E E

    L A N C E ? • Income variability • Stress variability • You’re ephemeral • Lack of camaraderie & office banter • Pipeline Management Overhead • Business & Government Compliance Overhead
  4. F R E E L A N C I N

    G S T Y L E S
  5. B U S I N E S S F O

    R M AT I O N • Sole Proprietorship / Partnership • LLC • S-Corp • C-Corp
  6. G E T T I N G S TA R

    T E D
  7. C L I E N T R E L AT

    I O N S H I P • Communicate early & often • Be Firm with Expectations • Double or Triple Time Estimates • Stay Within Allocated Budget • Clear Invoices & Precise Time Entries • Don’t over-promise
  8. T O O L S I U S E •

    GitHub & GitHub Issues • Heroku • Freshbooks (Accounting) • Docracy for Contracts • Skype & Google Hangouts • Jing for Screencasts • Text File & vim for Task Management
  9. W O R K I N G & T R

    AV E L I N G
  10. P R O G R A M M E R

    S A R E U N I Q U E LY P O S I T I O N E D T O W O R K F R O M A N Y W H E R E
  11. W O R K & T R AV E L

    N E E D N O T B E D I S C R E T E S T R I K I N G T H E R I G H T B A L A N C E
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  14. C O N S I D E R N O

    M A D I N G : • Can you work remotely? • Get restless in one place? • Love variety of cultures, food, people, circumstance? • Enjoy riding on airplanes (or boats, trains)?
  15. W H E R E T O G E T

    M A I L ? • Digital Mail (Earth Class Mail) • UPS Store Mailbox • Parents
  16. W H E R E T O S TAY ?

    • Hostels, Couchsurfing • Hotels • Friends • Airbnb
  17. W H E R E T O W O R

    K ? • Coffee Shops • Coworking Spaces (Day Passes) • At Home (Airbnb, Hotel, Hostel) • At the Airport
  18. W O R K I N G O F F

    L I N E
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  22. T R AV E L H A C K I

    N G
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  26. H I D D E N C I T Y

    T I C K E T I N G
  27. H I D D E N C I T Y

    T I C K E T I N G
  28. F R E Q U E N T F LY

    E R M I L E S
  29. M I L E S C A N B E

    
 A C C R U E D T O A N D R E D E E M E D O N 
 A N Y O T H E R A I R L I N E I N T H E A L L I A N C E !
  30. A D VA N TA G E S O F

    U S I N G M I L E S • Last-Minute Travel (Funerals, Random Trips, Binds) • Lower Cancelation Fees, Free for Top Elites • Flexible Routing Rules • Stopovers & Open Jaws • Premium Cabins
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  34. T R AV E L H A C K I

    N G R E S O U R C E S • FlyerTalk, MilePoint • One Mile at a Time • View from the Wing • The Points Guy • MileValue • HackMyTrip.com • TheFlightDeal.com • FlyerTalk Mileage Runs Forum • Flight Fishing • Google Flights
  35. I T ’ S A N I N C R

    E D I B L E T I M E I N H U M A N H I S T O RY
  36. F R E E L A N C I N

    G & L O C AT I O N I N D E P E N D E N C E B E N H U G H E S | @ R U B I E T Y H T T P : / / F L I G H T L E V E R A G E . C O M | H T T P : / / B E N H U G H E S . N A M E