The Ruby Freelancers Show 012 – Getting Starting as a Freelancer

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    Panel

    Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Summer Camp)
    Eric Davis (twitter github blog)
    Evan Light (twitter github blog)
    Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog)

    Discussion

    All you need is a client
    Business entity
    Startups for the Rest of Us
    Business Insurance
    iamindependent.com
    LegalZoom
    Get a Contract
    Health Insurance
    Dave Ramsey ELP's
    Aflac
    Group policies for companies
    SERP
    401k
    Find a CPA and talk to them
    INGDirect
    Pay Down Debt
    Get some savings
    Disability Insurance
    The Freelancer's Guide to Money
    Bob Walsh
    The Total Money Makeover
    Financial Peace
    The Richest Man in Babylon
    Marketing
    Start a Blog
    Pay it Forward
    Don't oversell your abilities
    Take a reduced rate if you're not experienced
    Subcontract to someone who is more experienced
    Chad Fowler
    Explain that they'll have to pay for you to learn to do the work
    Contribute to Open Source
    Experiment with the code
    StackOverflow
    rubypair.com

    Picks

    Pick an Open Source project, find a feature request, and build it and give it to the project. (Eric)
    If you don't know about business or marketing, take a day a month learning. (Eric)
    cells (Evan)
    proxylocal (Evan)
    ToDo by Appigo (Evan)
    Simply Noise + Sound Blocking headphones by Boze (Evan)
    The Power of Habit (Jeff)
    If you're not a Ruby person who is a designer, donate some time to an Open Source project. (Jeff)
    Startup Marketing (Jeff)
    Remote pairing (Jeff)
    48 days podcast (Chuck)
    Changelog podcast (Chuck)
    Mixergy (Chuck)
    Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me (Chuck)