The Ruby Freelancers Show 030 – How to Prepare for the Lean Times


Eric Davis (twitter github blog)
Evan Light (twitter github blog)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Intro to CoffeeScript)


Preparing for lean times
Cash on hand
Marketing (BCP - Business Continuation Practices)
List of productive activities
Bank account fuel meter
Emergency funds
Acquiring skills
Small but consistent jobs
$15,000 In Income From An EBook, How I Did It: Jim Gay
Prioritizing your expenses
Changing your style of living and knowing what to cut
Reviewing expenses
Wish list of companies
User Groups
Knowing what’s coming before it does: line up work
Get Clients Now!(TM): A 28-Day Marketing Program for Professionals, Consultants, and Coaches: C.J. Hayden
Focus on sales
Cash flow vs income
Getting paid up front/deposits
Getting organized
Having next steps
CouchDB and Me: Damien Katz’s RubyFringe Presentation


iPad + Linode, 1 Year Later: Mark O’Connor (Eric)
Damien Katz Relaxing on CouchDB (Evan)
Regrets of the Dying (Evan)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Steven Covey (Evan)
Mac Power Users (Chuck)
NPR Sunday Puzzles Podcast (Chuck)
No More Mondays Show (Chuck)
48 Days Podcast (Chuck)
EntreLeadership Podcast (Chuck)