Freelancing

360|Flex Slides and Links - How to Scale Your Freelance Business and Maximize Profit

In this session we talked about subcontracting, interviewing, qualifying opportunities, relationships and much more…all leading to a stronger, more profitable business.

One point I didn’t touch on, but which I think is very cool is that scaling goes both up and down. When business slows, we can scale back down to a solo operation without killing our business. And then as things heat up, we can scale to meet those challenges.

Below are the slides from the presentation and additional links to resources I’ve found extremely useful over the years.

Additional Links

The Pipeline - a podcast from Dan Benjamin
RIA Radio - a podcast from Garth Braithwaite and others
The E-Myth Revisited
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Rework
Making Ideas Happen
The Art of War
The One Minute Manager
Pricing on Purpose: Creating and Capturing Value
First Break All The Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership


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360|Flex Slides and Links - The Invaluable Freelance Flasher

A big thanks to John and Nicole Wilker for another great 360Flex conference! And to everyone that braved my sessions, we had a lot of fun and hopefully took away something useful and encouraging.

The sessions were recorded. When those are made available I’ll post links.

Here are the slides from this session and additional links to resources I referenced.

Additional Links

The Pipeline - a podcast from Dan Benjamin
RIA Radio - a podcast from Garth Braithwaite and others
The E-Myth Revisited
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Rework
Making Ideas Happen
The Art of War
The One Minute Manager
Pricing on Purpose: Creating and Capturing Value


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Give Respect

It recently occurred to me that when meeting someone for the first time, you can’t go wrong by giving them respect. You just never know who that person might be, what amazing talents they may possess, or what their relationship might mean to you in the future.

Fundamental to giving someone respect is setting your attention on them rather than posturing yourself. If your tendency is to think more about showing your new acquaintance all the coolness that is you, perhaps this is the right exercise for you. Give some respect on credit and probe for what is unique and valuable about them to warrant such respect.

My bet is you’ll find something, and you won’t make a fool of yourself in the process.


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