The New Freelancer: Launching Your Virtual Company

So you’re ready to head off into the awesome world of freelance development: be your own boss, call your own shots, hire people, fire people, and rake in the money. The new freelancer is the virtual company: a team of individuals, each with their own unique talents – loosely associated with each other that come together on a project-by-project basis according to the needs of each assignment.

Consolidation Is Coming

The trends are everywhere. Facebook just bought FriendFeed. Google Voice is currently in beta, and Google is launching Wave later this year. What do all these tools help to do? They consolidate multiple streams of information into one thread. With FriendFeed, you can now see all of your friends’ status updates from Twitter, Facebook, and […]

Seth Godin and The 7% Solution

Seth Godin asks his readers to imagine they’re real estate brokers and need to charge above the standard 6% commission. How can they justify a higher rate. This is a great exercise to reevaluate what you’re offering your customers. What if you had to charge more than your competitors? What will distinguish you? Can you do that for what you already charge? Clear and simple, Seth.

A List Apart: Findings from the Web Design Survey

A List Apart has pieced together results from a survey given to close to 33,000 web professionals. There are some interesting findings about who we are and why we do what we do.