June 11, 2018 — Get ready to dive into the most important legal issues freelancers should know. We’ll cover:
1 – What you should know about starting and running an LLC
2 – How to report and pay taxes
3 – How to protect your intellectual property and best practices for dealing with IP with your clients
4 – How to hire and manage employees and subcontractors; and (5) A primer on how to use contracts to improve your freelance business.
There will also be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions!
May 31, 2018 — In this presentation, I will go over what it takes to not just survive as a WordPress freelancer but hopefully thrive as well. I will provide useful tools, links, and info on how to find work, where to look for inspiration, mental health, and work/life balance as a freelancer.
March 8, 2018 — Are you a freelancer or small business owner considering returning to a full-time role? Whether a career transition is on your short term roadmap or just an option you’d like to keep on the table for the future, there are concrete things you can be doing now to ensure you’ll be successful in finding and landing the job you want.
Join this interactive session to learn strategies to prepare for and execute a job search and discover how to translate the experience you’ve built in your business to market yourself to the organizations you’d like to work for.
February 26, 2018 — Balancing life as a freelancer in the real world. From surviving to thriving in business, relationships, and health.
Note: due to an operations glitch we did not have video for this presentation, so we’re paired the slides with the audio.
February 8, 2018 — Being in IT industry for over a decade Anju knows impactful ways to connect more effectively with client and will be enlightening us on the various aspects of handling difficult clients in a conclusive win-win manner.
She will discuss practical and effective strategies to deal with such clients on the points of retaining them and develop a much stronger client and service provider bonding.
Anju will also discuss client communication balance, some specific tips and, techniques to help you execute and achieve effective results.
November 13, 2017 — Working for yourself, whether as a freelancer or the owner of an agency is hard work, and the stress of wearing a dozen hats can be overwhelming.
But it doesn’t have to be. In this talk, I’ll share my knowledge from 5 years of running a growing agency.
We’ll cover topics like:
1. Working less without sacrificing income.
2. Managing client expectations.
3. Hiring your first (or second or third) employee
4. Working on and in your company at the same time.
Running a business is a process, and one that can never be absolutely perfected, but it can simultaneously be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
October 2, 2017 — This is a panel discussion meant to help anyone (such as freelancers, content creators, and small business owners) with questions about WordPress-related business issues.
September 27, 2017 — While freelancing, Tomaz made so many mistakes, he could write a book just about them. When speaking with his peers, he discovered he wasn’t the only one making them and soon after founded Codeable, with precisely the goal to make other freelancers’ lives easier by allowing them to focus on what they are best at and educating them where they lack.
In this talk, Tomaz would like to present the most common mistakes freelancers make and how to avoid them.
August 31, 2017 — My talk will focus on the genesis of creativity, whether it occurs out of necessity (oh god I have no job), boredom (this job is lame), or good ol’ fashioned ambition (I think I’ll write 3000 words about elves today). I’ll talk about the unmitigated disaster that was my first Wordcamp talk back in Edmonton in 2013, plus how people can use their own personal story as a backdrop to creative outlet. My talk should be about 20 minutes long. My basic outline: Intro: Wordcamp 2013 when my computer died and I was forced to be creative. Part 1. Unacceptable boredom: backing up to life in a tiny cubicle Part 2.