How do you get paid? How do you invoice? What do you do if a client isn’t paying? How much should you require for a deposit? Should you bill hourly or use a flat fee?
These are the questions we discuss in this week’s episode with special guest Michael Hughes of Red Dog Designs in Vancouver, Canada. Michael…well we like to call him Mike…is a freelance web designer and developer who has been out on his own for over ten years. He shares with us some of the things he’s learned about billing clients, getting paid, and making a living on the web. He also gives us a brief virtual tour of his house.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Dave: @daveyank, Lift Development, CommonSpace, Anywhere Man
- Brian: @casjam, CasJam Media, ThemeJam, briancasel.com
- Freelance Switch survey results
- Twitter turns five
- New York Times goes paywall
- We all love Freshbooks for painless billing
This episode’s soundtrack:
We’re going with a very retro/soul sound from a modern group in this episode. The group is Fitz & the Tantrums and the album is Pickin’ Up The Pieces. You need to be pickin’ up the album.
Opening clip: “Dear Mr. President”
Closing track: “MoneyGrabber”