Online communities can be powerful network builders for freelancers. But, they are also personal spaces that are sensitive to outsiders trying to take advantage of their audience. In this session, we’ll discuss the right way to network via online communities and how to participate within them in order to establish yourself as a reliable member and, with that, a reliable business partner.
There’s tons of freelancing advice to be found on the intertubes. Some of it rings true, but a fair amount doesn’t apply to freelance programming, or even to freelancing in general. In this talk, we’ll dig into several popular misconceptions about freelancing to find the kernel of truth and hopefully get a laugh along the way.
by Doug Foster
Everyone sells, even you. Learn a simple, easy way to sell by thinking like a buyer, not a seller. Every sales cycle has four phases, but learn why the second one – educating your buyer – can make or break the deal. I’ll teach you the 5 step CM!™ process, set you up with a toolbox full of ideas, and get you started on how to become a convincing expert.
by Brandon Eley
Are you handling client communication with email, updating your clients’ sites with FTP, making manual backups when you think of it, and crossing your fingers that everything gets done and nothing breaks? I’ve been there, and I’m here to tell you: it doesn’t have to be that way. In this talk, you’ll learn how to incorporate the git version control system and a ticketing system into your workflow to bring sanity and peace of mind to your development process, and why you don’t want to work on any collaborative project without them. Specifically, you’ll learn how to:
13th November 2010