Month: July 2013

What Socrates Taught Me About Uncovering Client Pain Points

by on July 16, 2013

Trent asked a great question last week that outlined his fears on digging too deep for the pain behind a project: I can’t just keep asking, “Why?” Eventually I’ll reach the issue they don’t want to talk about – their point of shame – and the prospect will get uncomfortable and the conversation is over….

The Business of Freelancing, Episode 10: What Sets You Apart?

by on July 14, 2013

Today I talked with Nick Hance of Reenhanced about ways of setting yourself apart from your competition. If you’ve ever wondered how you, as say a Ruby developer, are any different than me (a Ruby developer) or thousands of other Ruby developers, you’ll want to listen to this discussion. I also opened the show by talking about my upcoming…

Happier Freelancing

by on July 8, 2013

“I’m not enjoying freelancing. It was supposed to be this amazing blend of great money and freedom, but I find myself stressed, bored, or overworked. I’m either chasing down invoices, hustling after new work, or discouraged at yet another wordpress install.” – most freelancers at some point There are many highs of freelancing: big paychecks,…