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Sleeping in

April 21, 2012
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Ahhhh..Saturday..it’s the weekend baby..Time to kick back, relax and enjoy some time in the backyard.
Maybe I’ll pull out the grill and make today one big bundle of fun….

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Hmm.. no, I think you should actually charge me this…

April 21, 2012

Boy I tell yuh… some stories I have.. some people I meet, makes me wonder…

A few months ago, a client buzzed me and asked me to modify an widget I had built for them the previous year. They also asked if I could perform some additional services regarding the widget – don’t go off on a tangent with your perverted mind – let’s stay on point🙂

I sent them the modified widget and said yes I can perform the services – I then sent my quote for the additional services. They said they would get back to me when they were ready… Cool, no prob…

Some time went by and one I received a call… Read more…

I didn’t budget for that…

March 16, 2011

So a client calls…

Hey man, I want a super duper website, graphic, tv ad….
It’s got to be wicked cool, mad fly and totally awesome!!!”

I’m already excited at this point… (yes, I get excited easily)
OK, cool! This sounds great, let’s get started. It’s going to cost $20 and it’s going to take me 2 weeks.
I have already started spending the money in my head.. I’m going to pay off for this.. I’m going to by some new shoes.. I’ll do this, I’ll do that… Read more…

Types of Clients: The Dream

March 15, 2011

The Dream Client

I was thinking this week about the different types of clients you encounter as a freelancer and it struck me that they really are very different in almost every way.

They differ in their approach, their reactions and all else in between.

Let’s talk about the Dream Client today…

I am actually very lucky to have one of these. I call them the Dream Client because they are loyal and faithful to you even in you moments of weakness.

Let’s face it, as much as you try to deliver on time, or come in under budget, it’s not always going to happen. There are periods when you will be their shining star and their saviour and then times when you will be the bane of their existence…. ok, that’s a little harsh, but you get the point.

The main thing is that they stick with you. They praise your work and delivery when you excel and offer practical, meaningful solutions to help ensure timely delivery and satisfactory work when you don’t. Read more…

Creative people are weird

March 10, 2011

Oga booga jooha fulle zaquh…

If you don’t understand what that means, then you are not creative. Take a deep breath and accept it…
In… Out… OK

Indeed, most of the people that I know that consider themselves to be creative are weird. The keep weird hours, the eat weird food, they have weird friends.
Weird, however, is a relative term. What is weird for one person or group is not necessarily weird for another group. Read more…

WTF?? Since Feb??

December 16, 2010

I checked just now and realized it’s been about 10 months since I wrote something here…

When I started this blog I said one of my reasons for writing was for some sort of theraphy I read about.

One of the main reasons I began a blog is because I read (was told, heard – take you pick) that blogging is very theraputic.
I think it is in some ways, but nothing beats telling that person that is irritating you exactly how you feel about them.

What does this mean? Does it mean the last 10 months have been great? Clients have been awesome? Paying on time? Accepting designs without demanding 4, 5, 6 revisions? HELL NO!

Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been 10 months of pain and torture… but it has been tight. I will admit I got overwhelmed at times, work came fast and furious. I slapped right, I slapped left, ducked, dodged… sometimes I hid. Well, not really hid… I chose seclusion. Just for a few moments. Just for some time to settle myself and get some strength in my knees.

Ah well.. all in the life and times of an entrepreneur.  If I knew it was gonna be this tough I would have stayed at 18🙂

I’m not gonna promise brand new, amazing posts every week… but I can tell you I am a lot more focused now and maybe… just maybe I’ll be able to convince a client to take a design on a first revision and I’ll use that time to jot down some of my adventures.

Until… Peace

Burnout…

February 13, 2010

So I’m here again, ` together another post on this blog of mine that I started for some reason, I can’t remember.

I would like to write some more. Really I would, but there aren’t enough hours in the day, too many meetings to attend, too many urgent client requests….ahh  shaddup! I’m lying, I’m just lazy. I have lots of things to write about but hate the thought of sitting at my pc writing. In fact, I balk at the thought of having to sit at my desk for another minute more than I have to.
This, of course, is not really a good sign for someone in my profession. Spending time at the computer usually means I’m producing,which translates to billable hours🙂  But recently, I look for every excuse to get up. Any little reason to not be ‘there’. Read more…