Hit Subscribe Freelancer Q&A

We’re publishing the freelancer Q&A series as a podcast. Hope you enjoy!

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Episodes

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

If you're a relatively new freelancer, how do you go about marketing yourself? The answer is simple, but not easy. Marketing is about being memorable, and being a generalist isn't memorable, so one of the most powerful things you can do is identify a niche. But, if you haven't done that or don't know how, I have some tips you can use while still in generalist-land.
Join us to learn more.
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As someone who (reluctantly) spends a good bit of time in Slack, I like what Wrangle has to offer, which is automation around Slack ticketing and workflows.
In producing this podcast, I've been getting a lot of mileage out of this free tool, that you can use to extract the audio from YouTube videos.
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These videos are courtesy of Hit Subscribe, a digital marketing partner in the tech space.

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

If you're just getting started as a freelancer, you might wonder what you need a lawyer's help with. Do you need a contract? Help setting up an LLC? In this video I offer a take based on my experience setting up multiple businesses of what you do and don't need a lawyer for.
Join us to learn more.
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For the content work we do, web performance is an important subject, so check out this guide on synthetic testing and real user monitoring.
Speaking of content, shameless plug for my DaedTech series about, well, SEO, called "SEO for non-scumbags."
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These episodes are courtesy of Hit Subscribe, a digital marketing partner in the tech space.

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

Are you thinking about hanging out your shingle and don't know how taxes work? Maybe you've never thought about how taxes work (you should, though). In this video, I walk you through how taxes work for freelancers in the US.
Join us to learn more.
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A while back, one of our authors, Carlos, wrote an article about Git statistics, which I, as a connoisseur of static analysis, can appreciate.
Speaking of which, if you're a .NET engineer and like you some static analysis, check out NDepend.
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These episodes are courtesy of Hit Subscribe, a digital marketing partner in the tech space.

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

Are you just starting out as a freelancer or moonlighter, and wondering how to go about finding clients? In this video I lay out a series of fairly specific tactics freelancers can use for finding clients.
Join us to learn more.
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This is a little older, but here's an article from a Hit Subscribe author about the test data manager role.
If you ever need a good way to automatically filter out background noise when recording audio, give krisp.ai a look.
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These episodes are courtesy of Hit Subscribe, a digital marketing partner in the tech space.

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

How do you set your rate as a freelancer? I offer two things in this video:
A detailed explanation of the philosophical with the idea of "having a rate"
A super actionable piece of easy advice for setting it, if you insist on doing this.
Join us to learn more.
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I'm always one for a little orchestration, so check out this guide to orchestrating microservices.
I've been enjoying using ClickUp for quick and easy documentation of my personal SOPs.
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These episodes are courtesy of Hit Subscribe, a marketing partner in the tech space.

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

In this edition, I tackled the subject of dos and don'ts for starting a new business. Join me for a list of things that I think you ought to do, and a list of things I don't think you should bother with -- some of those might surprise you.
Join us to learn more.
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One of HS's longest established authors, Peter Morlion, created this guide on iOS unit testing.
In a self-referential, meta-concern, I'm really enjoying Podbean, which I'm using to generate this podcast.
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These episodes are courtesy of Hit Subscribe, a marketing partner in the tech space.

Wednesday Jan 18, 2023

I tackle the question that everyone asks sooner or later: should I create some kind of business or just do business as myself?
 
These episodes are courtesy of Hit Subscribe, a content shop.

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