I am delighted to announce that I have been shortlisted for a Big Chip award in the Best Established Freelancer / Micro Enterprise category.
WordPress, is my CMS of choice for nearly all web projects (where I have a say) and over the years I’ve got to the point where I’ve written some pretty useful and generic plugins for those projects.
Last month (October 2011) I made a decision: I was going to start tracking business leads. The idea being that this would help me to see how business was doing in the future. Also I like looking at stats so it’s all win as far as I am concerned.
One of things, I always said to myself as an employee, was that if I was ever the boss, everyone I employed would have top of the range equipment – and not have to struggle by on old machines and archaic software.
I’ve been a full-time freelancer for over three years and in that time, I’ve changed from being quite shy about the topic of money and charging clients to being very upfront and realistic but, even now, one of the hardest concepts is cash flow management.