Month: September 2016

Slaying Self-Doubt

by on September 19, 2016

Creating stuff is hard. After all, why create when consuming is so much easier? Distractions are everywhere. On a daily basis, I’m told about another 9-season series I need to binge on Netflix. Twitter and Facebook want any excuse to ding my phone. I could sit in front of my computer and write something like what…

Double Your Freelancing Podcast, Episode 61: Barry O’Kane on How He Chose a Niche and Went Location Independent

by on September 19, 2016

Today I’m talking with Barry O’Kane on niching down and creating a location independent business. He’s a Double Your Freelancing Academy student who has been working with Philip Morgan for the past few months while living in Edinburgh, Scotland and running his online business: Happy Porch. Barry has over 15 years experience in the web…

Skills That Every Freelancer Should Have

by on September 12, 2016

I used to think of myself as a developer. I’d go to conferences and code retreats with other developers. I’d buy books detailing new frameworks and languages that I could use to keep myself relevant. And when talking to and pitching clients, I’d rely on my developer-ness to win the project. But as I grew my agency,…