Working a Networking Event

As much as I do like going out to meet ups and local events, I’m terrible at networking for my business. I suppose I should follow tips like this but it just doesn’t feel like me. By nature I’m not pushy, I figure that my work and clients will speak for themselves. I do good […]

Getting Your Freelance Business to Succeed

When looking at becoming a Freelancer (yes I dislike that term but it’s understood) you need to make sure that you have a marketable skill. Design, development, photography, writing, all translate easy to a marketable skill. Even if you have that skill there is something way more important to have or you’re not going to […]

Learning To Write Well, Fast

Obviously I’ve really stepped up the publishing schedule of the site. As with any blog the main struggle weekly is figuring out what exactly to write, and of course to make sure it’s not terrible. This week I came across (hat tip Freelancing Weekly) a vid with 8 tips for writing good content quickly. The […]

What is a Minimum Viable Product

The whole notion of a minimum viable product stems from the fact that you don’t want to work away on ‘the next big thing’ only to launch it and find out that you’re the only one that thinks it’s worth any money. But there is some danger in getting something bare bones out. Sometimes, though, […]

Getting Customers for a New Product

I’ve mentioned before that I have a product in the works so I’m obviously interested in how to get customers for it. While there are a number of good tips in the article a few seem off base, or at least shady. Build a network of landing pages that target various other long tail keywords […]

Twitter as a Free Service

A recent comment on my post about staying away from services with no business models noted the irony that they found the link to the post via my Twitter account. Twitter if course is by an large a free service, but it’s not really a service that has no business model. Currently Twitter has the […]

It Seems that Targeted Traffic Comes not from large Tech Sites

I never really planned on hitting up the big tech sites but it’s nice to have some confirmation. My original start-up, eNovella, and its latest incarnation, Jottify, have each been featured on TechCrunch…The day that eNovella was featured, we got 26 referrals from TechCrunch. The day that Jottify was featured – with a video and […]

Don’t Call Yourself a Programmer or a Freelancer Even

Great article on why you should not call yourself a programmer. A few highlights below. Software solves business problems. Software often solves business problems despite being soul-crushingly boring and of minimal technical complexity. and: Engineers are hired to create business value, not to program things. Same goes for most sites, clients need to establish a […]

Motivating Yourself to Freelance and Work Fulltime

I was recently asked what motivated me to keep working and freelance. There was a time, about a year ago now, that I worked 40 hours a week at my full time job and 30 hours a week freelancing. Add to that the fact that we own one car and my wife finished 1 – […]

The Basics of Writing Good Content for Your Site

A while ago I wrote that Seo Isn’t Magic but It’s Hard work. I too find that writing targeted content that potential clients will be searching for is hard work. Being a bit of a gear head I’m way more likely to be interested in expounding on technical topics that will interest others of my […]