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LIKE A BOSS.DAVID FUDGE

who am i?full-time freelance web developerfull-time startup business ownerpart-time teacher @redfull-time professional musicianpart-time drum teacherfull-time daddy

working

MY PATH

musichumber college

tech supportglobalserve (isp)

tech supportnortel networks

core developerhostopia

humber college

music

mgr web devair miles

business development

business developmentnetworkinggo to meetups, conferences, local eventsjoin slack roomsconnect and stay in touch with people

business developmentbe active on linkedinupdate our profile/resume oftenrespond to every message you getchange your headline regularly

business developmentuse recruitersgreat for short-term contracts as well as permanent rolesget feedback from them on positions you didn't getmake friends with your recruiterkeep in touch even if you are not working with them

business developmentuse craigslistlook for "developer wanted" (or your profession)good for short-term, low effort/low pay jobsbe careful!trust your instincts about potential clients

running a business

running a businesstaxesregister for an hst # http://bit.ly/register-hstorganize your client information (contact information, invoices, payments)use an accountant that specializes in returns for self-employed

running a businessexpenses (aka "write-offs")keep and file receipts for EVERYTHINGto claim expenses, you need to claim income related to that expensedirect and indirect expenses are valid

running a businessgetting paidcheque, money order, paypal, credit card (stripe, wave, etc)consistent invoices (ms word template, wave, paypal, etc)get retainer up front (judgement call)be net 30, send reminders

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.Mike Tyson

contact@_rkstarhttps://ca.linkedin.com/in/rkstarhttps://facebook.com/rkstar