by Thomas Myer
If you're a freelancer, you know that your existence comes down to chasing after lots of client engagements, projects, gigs, whatever you want to call them. If you stop working for any reason (illness, travel, you just want or need a break) then the income stops.
Adding products to the mix can be a really great way to add small (but potentially large!) streams of income that you can count on month after month. I'll talk about using your talents and strengths to create products (ebooks, themes/templates, photography/artwork, plugins/apps, membership sites) that will appeal to an audience and generate sales.
Remember, even if you only create a $100/week product, it only takes 5 or 6 of those to really start making a big difference in the way you work and live. This isn't about creating a "four hour workweek" or some other hyped BS, this is about creating repeatable, realistic income streams.
by Jonathan Spillman, Juan Moreno, Lindsey Simon, Neil Hueston and Toni Wallace
Since its inception, the SXSW Interactive PanelPicker has provided a unique avenue for everyday movers and shakers to project their voice in front of industry peers. This panel will chronicle the idealist origin and creation of the PanelPicker proposal system and follow its historical path of growth and evolution throughout the years.
In addition, 2011 industry trends and an overview of the current interactive landscape (a product of the expansive PanelPicker database) will be analyzed and dissected. The panel will conclude with a look into the future, and how PanelPicker can be utilized as a tool to help predict and identify emerging interactive industry trends.
11th–15th March 2011