Freelancer F*ck Ups — Dont Make My Mistakes

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1. Freelancer F*ck Ups Dont Make My Mistakes!Matt SchiffmanUX Designer / Developer / Technologist #sxmistakeshttp://is.gd/freelancemistakes@darrownet darrownet.com 2. Freelancer F*ck Ups Dont Make My Mistakes!Matt SchiffmanUX Designer / Developer / Technologist #sxmistakeshttp://is.gd/freelancemistakes@darrownet darrownet.com 3. as a freelancer I... 4. as a freelancer I... pay higher taxes :| 5. as a freelancer I... pay higher taxes :| 7.5% FICA/Medicare 6. as a freelancer I... pay higher taxes :| 7.5% FICA/Medicare 0.35% NYC MCTMT WTF?! 7. as a freelancer I... pay higher taxes :| 7.5% FICA/Medicare 0.35% NYC MCTMT WTF?! dont enjoy stability as compared to my fulltime counterparts 8. as a freelancer I... pay higher taxes :| 7.5% FICA/Medicare 0.35% NYC MCTMT WTF?! dont enjoy stability as compared to my fulltime counterparts rarely enjoy common workplace benets 9. as a freelancer I... can write off work related expenses(tax breaks!) 10. as a freelancer I... can write off work related expenses(tax breaks!) enjoy professional latitude YES! 11. as a freelancer I... can write off work related expenses(tax breaks!) enjoy professional latitude YES! can deal with the morning commute on myown terms 12. My mistakes... Youre not a lawyer (unless youre a lawyer) 13. My mistakes... Youre not a lawyer (unless youre a lawyer) wrote my own SOWs (Statements of Work) 14. My mistakes... Youre not a lawyer (unless youre a lawyer) wrote my own SOWs (Statements of Work) attached my signature without consultingan attorney 15. My mistakes... Youre not a lawyer (unless youre a lawyer) Keep an attorney on retainer 16. My mistakes... Youre not a lawyer (unless youre a lawyer) Keep an attorney on retainer Keep them in the loop when you initiate newbusiness and execute contracts 17. My mistakes...You know better thanyour clients. Really. You do. 18. My mistakes...You know better thanyour clients. Really. You do. vision channeling letting afrmation deneproject concepts and their execution 19. My mistakes...You know better thanyour clients. Really. You do. vision channeling letting afrmation deneproject concepts and their execution stitching let third party contractors denemy efcacy and execution 20. My mistakes...Dont be a yes manyour client will roll over youyes sir may I have anotherbad idea please 21. My mistakes...You know better thanyour clients. Really. You do. dene yourself as the expert 22. My mistakes...You know better thanyour clients. Really. You do. dene yourself as the expert show and tell manage outside vendorswith examples and prototypes 23. My mistakes...One trick ponies end up inserious trouble. Seriously. 24. My mistakes...One trick ponies end up inserious trouble. Seriously. consolidated most of my professionalattention on one client and business sector 25. My mistakes...One trick ponies end up inserious trouble. Seriously. consolidated most of my professionalattention on one client and business sector focused my skills on one platform/specialty 26. My mistakes...One trick ponies end up inserious trouble. Seriously. Try to bill at least two clients within thesame billing cycle 27. My mistakes...One trick ponies end up inserious trouble. Seriously. Try to bill at least two clients within thesame billing cycle Keep learning and stay on top of the latesttechnology and trends 28. My mistakes... Some good resources... 29. My mistakes... Realize when it just becomestoo much 30. My mistakes... Realize when it just becomestoo much perceived irrational client demands as astandard practice 31. My mistakes... Realize when it just becomestoo much perceived irrational client demands as astandard practice became addicted to the prospects of mybusiness and its needs 32. My mistakes... Realize when it just becomestoo much 33. My mistakes... Realize when it just becomestoo much Lay down the law 34. My mistakes... Realize when it just becomestoo much Lay down the law Dont take on more work than you canhandle sub-contract if necessary 35. My mistakes... Realize when it just becomestoo much 36. My mistakes... Realize when it just becomestoo much Lay down the law Dont take on more work than you canhandle sub-contract if necessary Dont alienate your support system 37. Freelancer F*ck UpsDont Make MyMistakes!Matt SchiffmanUX Designer / Developer / Technologist #sxmistakeshttp://is.gd/freelancemistakes@darrownet darrownet.com