August 11, 2019 — Building an agency is tough. But, it’s even harder when you’re doing it the wrong way. Just like anything in life, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do build an agency. This session will talk about how to move from the do-it-all yourself, stressful life of a freelancer, to building an agency that can easily generate multiple 6-figures and above.
April 12, 2019 — As the world becomes more interconnected, there are multple opportunities for freelance developers. You may be thinking that striking out on your own is easy. The truth is that there are a number of factors to be aware of, and the modern freelance developer needs to be prepared in order to succeed.
Starting 2016 I left the world of employment to become a full time freelancer. I was fortunate in I had another source of income, but as a husband and father of two, with all the usual bills to pay, I was not prepared for the effect working for myself would have on my mental state, my health or my family.
Towards the end of 2016 I joined Codeable, a freelancing platform for WordPress. Where Codeable was different from all other platforms was that it held quality and customer service/communication as the most important factors of freelance development. Since joining Codeable I was able to turn my work situation around such that I now earn 3x as much as I did when I left employment and I am in the favourable position of being able to turn work away.
While Codeable had a big part in bringing me leads to quality work, it was the lessons I’ve learned since joining Codeable about being a successfull freelancer that are the focus of this topic. Being a part of the Codeable community means I have learned so much from other experienced freelancers about things like work/life balance, how to communicate with clients pre hire, how to prevent scope creep and how to manage time and projects on my own.
My talk will be split into two parts, The first will be around the 1st year of my time as a freelancer, scrounging for whatever work came my way because I wasnt in a position to say no, essentially all the things I was doing wrong. The second will be around my second year, when I learned from Codeable, and other Codeable developers, and how these lessons lead me to where I am today.
April 12, 2019 — Going to the office at 9 and coming back at 5 daily is not my cup of tea. Also, I am a student so I can’t afford to miss my classes on a daily basis. So what I do is that I work remotely with companies.
In my walk-through, I will be covering topics like How we communicate in remote companies, what tools we use, the joy of working at your own ease. I would also love to include how I travel around the globe and work remotely.
Through my walk-through, I want to help people to connect to remote companies and earn without sacrificing whatever they are doing full time.
January 4, 2019 — The freelance world can be an exciting life of waking up unemployed every morning, having a different view every week, and finding interesting clients.
When freedom is important, WordPress can allow you to live the life of your dreams with some of the best clients in the world. We will talk about the ups and downs of life on the road, finding clients, mixing fun, travel and code, how we get paid on the road, how we stay connected to the internet, and much more.
December 29, 2018 — How to build teams around your business as a freelancer and avoid breaking down or losing customers.
August 1, 2018 — Our success as freelancers is built upon the lessons we’ve learned from our biggest mistakes. In this talk, Nathan draws on more than 20 years of freelancing experience to share important lessons he had to learn the hard way and common mistakes we all can avoid. Each one is summarized in a succinct memorable statement and then unpacked with examples.
April 12, 2018 — A journey from a student who was a ghost writer for blogs to make pocket money to working as an editor and then jumping into freelancing and now working on customer support. All the while using WordPress in different roles and being able to put food on the table. With time learnt few lessons on how to work on the internet and make a living while learning how to learn, contribute and grow. WordPress taught me openness and inclusivity.
October 9, 2017 — Over the past year I’ve been quite successful at freelancing as a WordPress developer and I’ve developed some tips, tricks, and strategies that have proven to be extremely effective a earning a great living as a freelancer.
My talk is called “six figure freelancing” and it covers how I manage to earn at least $10,000 every month as a freelancer. I’d love to share my story with others and help them become more successful as well.
October 9, 2017 — Our success as freelancers is built upon the lessons we’ve learned from our biggest mistakes. In this talk, Nathan draws on more than 20 years of freelancing experience to share important lessons he had to learn the hard way and common mistakes we all can avoid.
August 16, 2017 — An interactive panel of business owners answering your questions on freelancing. What are some tips for getting clients? How can you make sure everyone stays on track?