In the freelance world, talk of money inevitably centers around basics such as efficient invoicing, nailing down contracts that work, tax deductions, setting up LLCs, and so on. D’Agnese and Kiernan are more interested in the concept of wealth-building: How can you consistently build your net worth and ride out the feast-or-famine cycle on a freelance income? How do you manage your filthy freelance lucre once it comes in the door? In this session, the presenters offer a simple to-do list that gives session participants the info they need to “geek out” on their finances and put a system in place that will help build their nest egg as quickly as possible upon leaving indieconf. Some tips are inspirational. The rest are solid methods for money management that have stood the test of time and are culled from The Money Book for Freelancers (Random House).
19th November 2011