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30 Consulting, Freelance, and Side Projects


React Native Radio | Episode 30

Panel

Nader Dabit

Peter Piekarczyk

Lee Johnson

 Kevin Old 

Discussions and Questions: Consulting, Freelance, and Side Projects.

 

0:40

Nader talks about his freelance and consulting experience.

 

1:16

Peter shares his experience with consulting after leaving Trunk Club. Peter talks about starting an LLC business to protect your business.

2:16

Nader talks about the cost of an LLC license, and getting clients, and building a networking with a meet up group.

4:40

What about you guy any experience in getting and keeping clients? Peter talks about putting yourself out there, using social media.

6:00

More talk one building a local networking for your business. The importance of a networking, equity, and things to watch out for in working with people. Kevin talks about getting taken and looking at things realistically.

9:55

Nader talks about being hired as a technical cofounder. Lee talks about taking a equity share.

11:00

How do you manage your work load and pick your projects?

12:25

Nader talks about billing correctly and figuring out the scope of the project. Nader suggest treating for consulting as a job.

19:50

So Peter how do you do your billing? Is it hourly, fixed bid, or chucks of time?

26:30

Nader talks about charging a higher rate verse a low rate, and communication with your clients. Also some information on paying self employment taxes. Nader also brings up billing based blocks of time on a retainer.

31:00

Kevin talk about deliverables and timeline of projects, and having a contract or written document for work. Kevin share more information on taxes an paying self employment taxes or a Schedule C.

38:00

Nader ask about how to take payment for clients on consulting jobs. The panel discuss vaults, passwords, and charging for keeping up servers..

53:00

Lee shares why he does not do freelancing. How did you transition in to freelancing or consulting.

 

Picks

Nader

Cheng Lou: The Spectrum of Abstraction

 The Freelancer Show

https://devchat.tv/freelancers

Kevin

Discourse

Recipes

Peter

Recompose

 Lee

Pepperoni

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

 

https://github.com/BrowserSync/recipes/tree/master/recipes/webpack.react-transform-hmr

 

https://github.com/BrowserSync/recipes/tree/master/recipes/webpack.react-transform-hmr

 

https://medium.com/apollo-stack/discourse-in-graphql-part-1-ee1ffd8a22df#.dtqx27hfy

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