David Rogers is a community organizer and freelance developer. He wrangles nerds and clients in sunny Orlando, Florida, with a small team of contractors and copious amounts of emails, phone calls, and lunch meetings. He regularly teaches on programming, agile development, and software engineering best practices with an emphasis on practicality. And he’s generally a nice guy.
IndieConf Session: Anatomy of a Freelancer
What makes a person a successful or unsuccessful freelancer? Are there certain traits that, if cultivated, always lead to success? Are there some people, no matter how hard they try, that will not be successful? What is the definition of a successful freelancer, anyway? Personally, I have NOT made millions of dollars, built the next Facebook-killer, or even worked for someone who has, yet I am still a very successful freelancer. Let me share with you my definition of success, and why I have been successful over the last ten years of my freelancing career. Along the way, we’ll meet some folks with various degrees of success at freelancing and where this road eventually leads.