Last week I mentioned I submitted my first app to the app store. I found out on Valentine’s Day that it was approved for sale. If you’re curious what I’ve been talking about, it’s Math Minute Addition. I’m excited. If you have little ones, 5-7 years old, that enjoy or need practice with addition, this app can help.
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The other side of Matt’s How Designers can help Developers post.
These Entrepreneur.com articles tend to be for general business instead of just solo/micro/freelance businesses, but they still have some solid points. Like this one: “Stop being a bank to your customers”.
Laura presents a great list of times you should say “no” to potential or existing clients. Hard to rank my favorites, but this is among the top 3: “The client wants you to do more work when they haven’t paid for the last project”. F*ck You. Pay me..
James has another good article, this time on getting over yourself and the feeling that sales and selling is unnatural. I’m not sure where I heard it from, maybe Michael Port, but think of how you’re depriving your potential customers of your service/solution/product. I think the example was the cure for some cancer, maybe all cancer, would you want to keep that to yourself?
This applies more to me over the winter holidays and the summer, when everyone including my wife is home. It’s great to have lunch with the family, or take a break to chill with my daughters, but it can be hell on my productivity.
Split test, split test, purge the dead weight.
If you’re not sure how to make eye contact without skeeving someone out, read on. The curmudgeon in me wants to blame social media, texting and ever other form of indirect communication. The hacker in me wants to beat the curmudgeon with a hammer.
You’ll make much less than you think. You’ll make much less than you think.
Notice how lack of communication is the first one…
There’s really no redeeming value in this one, just humor and WTF? I could make up something about coworking and power napping, but I won’t insult you. The rest of the photos on Ostrich’s site are definitely worth the click.
If you haven’t seen these around the web, it’s worth looking at, once or twice.
I think I’ll fail if I dont’ find some way to mention that you should only check your email two or three times a day and shut it off the rest of the time. Nick’s post isn’t just about email, it’s about scheduling your day (which is about email, in a way).
I’ve had that visual so many times before…
Really, really cool looking contact form. Oh, and a tutorial to go along with it.
I know this is Freelancing Weekly, but if you don’t stretch your mind even a little bit you’ll be in the same place this time next week/month/year. These guys probably aren’t in the same business or market that you are but they talk a good talk. This episode talks about outsourcing, specifically to the Phillipenes.
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