30 Consulting, Freelance, and Side Projects

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    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