January Freelancer Meetup Notes – 2021 Goals

Some of our wins of 2020 and goals of 2021 Client-developer mutual respect Educate clients Set boundaries/expectations Find work/life balance Grow! Focus on big new projects Keep up with all the tech Get through 2021 Make side gig the main thing Nurture partnerships Subcontracting Whitelabeling Outsourcing Learn marketing better Run business more efficiently More long …

November Freelancer Meetup Notes – Workflow Automation

Workflow Automation Jessica S presents on Zapier Zapier is an online tool for automating tasks by connecting different web apps with step-by-step workflows. In Zapier, you create workflows, or Zaps, which consist of Triggers that lead to Actions. Once created, Zaps run automatically, completing Tasks that you may otherwise have needed to complete manually. You …

October Freelancer Meetup Notes – Client Management

What tools, processes, practices does everybody use to manage leads and clients? Trying out Hubspot (can report back how that goes) Push everything to Gmail. Insightly for tasks pushes to Gmail using Zapier. Task group called follow up in Gmail. Spreadsheet with headers for each step of the workflow. Rescuetime for time tracking. Trello board …

August 2020 Freelancers Meetup – Time Management with Annie LaCroix

We invited Annie LaCroix to join us for our August meetup. She shared tips on evaluating your time and restructuring your calendar to group like tasks together. The full recording can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/xNFpDL7N0V5Oc6_I5GH-U6w-Gtvfaaa8gSAbq_sJy0poGnXOhcXitZhbmdqDiAwE?startTime=1596734108000 She graciously shared her slides: Time Management Some tools that were mentioned during the discussion: https://www.rescuetime.com/ https://www.getharvest.com/