Date for Desert Code Camp - 2014.2  Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM - Saturday, October 18, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Starting and Growing Your Career as a Freelancer/Consultant

You’ve worked with consultants and you have friends that consult or freelance on a full time basis. The thought of “going out on your own” looks very intriguing, so much so that you you continually think about it. The pay looks great and the freedom looks better but the only thing is … you don’t know how to start and it seems risky. There are many unanswered questions to the likes of: “How much do I bill? Where do I find clients? How do I keep clients? Do I need a contract? Do I need a lawyer? OMG, I don’t want to die, WHAT ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE?” (and many many more). In this session I’ll show you how I’ve calmed my fears, answered all those same questions as well as kept my client pipeline full of interesting and intriguing work for the last seven years (yes, even through the recession). I’ll discuss how you can stay on top of your industry as a leader to ensure you’re never in a famine scenario, but I’ll also discuss how to plan for a consulting famine as well. I’ll also talk about working on site vs working remote. We’ll wrap up with tips and tricks to stay effective in a remote work environment while consulting. Please bring your questions, this is a very interactive presentation and discussion. When you leave I hope this presentation will have provided you with the confidence needed to take the next step to achieving your dreams.

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