Welcome to the first Freelance Newbie podcast! In this podcast we’re talking all about freelancing. If you’ve got tech skills, you’ve got a way to make money. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started learning HTML & CSS or you’re a senior developer at a large company –– the things we talk about apply to all abilities.
Episode 1: Your First 3 Months Freelancing
The first couple of months of any business are the most exciting, but also the most stressful. How are you going to get your name out there as a freelance web developer? Where will the clients come from? Why am I not getting calls or emails? What if this was a bad idea? HALPPPP!! In this episode we’re exploring the good, the bad and the ugly of not only starting a freelance web development business, but participating in it. Buckle up!
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4:40 How good of a developer do you need to be for freelancing?
11:00 Investments needed
17:35 Should you spend money on ads?
22:10: Time management & business mindedness
24:16 How to get clients if you’ve never had clients
32:05 Starter Clients & Social Proof
35:01 How to treat clients (it’s not like a 9-5 job)
41:06 Killer technique for getting clients
46:40 Overcoming shyness and being “genetically shy”
51:15 You don’t need to be born with business skills
53:30 How much to charge your very first clients (“starter clients”)?
55:55 Celina the cat is peeved