If you’ve never heard of an unconference before, it basically entails Barcamp, Podcamp and WordCamp. Unconferences are informal get togethers where freelancers and web professional come together to network, attend informative 25-minute talks and come out with some neat swag.
Most cities offer these unconferences once a year and they’re the perfect place to get out there and meet your community. While I don’t go there expecting to get any work out of it, I find these are important events to attend–you never know when someone local will need your services. Plus, the cool swag and t-shirts are too awesome to pass up
So how can you make the most out of these unconferences and use them to your benefit?
Note–I recently attended WordCamp Louisville!
Posted December 5, 2010 in Tools/Resources
A few weeks ago, I shared with you a list of excellent podcasts for freelancers. This time, I’ve been scouring YouTube for the best channels on freelancing.
I was surprised to find very few channels dedicated to freelancing and freelancers. However, after much searching and investigating, I did manage to find 13 YouTube channels, which may be worthwhile for freelancers to explore.
Are you new to freelancing online and having trouble landing that first job? It’s not as difficult as you might think. Within 24 hours of signing up with an online bidding site, I landed my first job (though I’m sure my past experience as an offline freelancing artist gave me a little help.)
Here’s what I’ve done to succeed and what I did may help you as well.
Rules. Standards. Doing things the way they’ve ‘always been done.’ There are good reasons to rely on and follow these things, but we often forget that they all originated somewhere. There is an inherent danger for a freelancer who only ever strives to maintain the status quo and stick to proven methods, and this choice can not only impact the freelancer’s future but also has the potential to affect countless others.
In this post, we will look at how stepping outside of the norm and doing things differently could be the best possible approach for modern day freelancers.
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