Episode 1

The Ruby Freelancers Show 001 – Getting Started


January 24th, 2012

47 mins 2 secs

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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)


Transition from other work to freelancing
Finding clients
Have money in the bank
Have no money in the bank
Selling yourself short
Billable time, administrative work and time spent working
Finding prospects
Get involved with user groups, the community, for networking
Host events, get behind podium, have credibility
Confidence for getting clients and not selling one's self short
First and second degree contacts
Find out where your customers are


Harvest (Chuck)
VIM (Chuck)
MacVIM (Chuck)
Freshbooks (Evan)
Getting Things Done by David Allen (Evan)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (Evan)
Pinboard (Jeff)
Skype (anti-pick) (Jeff and Evan)
Cashboard (Jeff)
James Bond by Ian Flemingy (Jeff)
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (Jeff)
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (Jeff)
Reading for fun (Evan)
Get Clients Now!(TM): A 28-Day Marketing Program for Professionals, Consultants, and Coaches by C. J. Hayden (Eric)
Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port (Eric)
Duct Tape Marketing: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide by John Jantsch (Evan)
Freelancing Weekly (Eric)