Posted on June 27, 2013 by

“Fuck you. Pay me.” by Mike Monteiro

I recently had a friend and old freelance partner mention to me they were having long term issues getting paid by a client and sent them this video. Besides the humorous title it’s actually a really informative video on why you need a lawyer, good contracts and how to protect yourself in business relationships. Disclaimer: Read More

Posted on January 12, 2013 by

Inspiration: Time as Money

One thing I have learned over my years of freelancing is the value of the saying “time is money.” Sure it’s cliché and overused, but opportunity cost is something very few people keep front of mind and ensure they are doing their best to be aware of. Wasted time is wasted money.

Posted on October 11, 2012 by

It’s Dangerous To Go Alone

One of the toughest things about working as a freelancer and/or in startups is that it’s risky. It seems obvious, but it certainly takes a certain type of person to be comfortable with the level of risk involved. You have to back yourself, your ideas, your colleagues and you have to have confidence that things Read More

Posted on October 10, 2012 by

Forever Learning

One of the bonuses and also challenges of being a coder is that you’re often required to learn more and expand your knowledge. Even with a role as defined as mine I am still learning more and at the moment I have two challenges for the next few months to try and get my head Read More

Posted on October 2, 2012 by

Doing What I Do

I talk about work often. Not just online but also in general conversation. There are a few reasons for this, but mostly it’s because I enjoy my work and that the type of work I do is quite consuming of my brain. It occupies enough of my thoughts that some nights I dream up solutions Read More

Posted on September 25, 2012 by

The Startup Guy

One of the ways which I think a lot of people distinguish themselves is through their work. They carry around their job like a badge of honor, even if it’s not a job they love. My parents are both blue collared workers and my father will tell you that he hates his work, but I’ve Read More