February Freelancer Meetup Notes – Scoping, Contracts, etc.

Scoping: Adrian: doesn’t charge hourly but bases it on percentage of needed salary E.g. 6 billable hours / workday x 200 work days / year divided by needed salary So broad scope then refine then negotiate w/ client Turns into a fixed price bid Vanessa: see Vanessa’s hourly calculator David: “Dictatorial” approach – tell them …

January 2020 Freelancer Meetup – Business Planning with Lean Canvas

Topic: Business Planning – The Lean Canvas https://leanstack.com/leancanvas The group reviewed the Lean Canvas template and filled out each section. Below is the recommended order: Customer Segments Problem (client pain points) Unique Value Proposition Solution Channels Revenue Streams Cost Structure Key Metrics Unfair Advantage Resources: Sheila shared an exercise she participated in previously, using a pen …

October 2019 Freelancer Meetup Notes

Topics: Managing Clients Expectations During Review Cycles Site Content Strategies Accessibility Site Audits Email TODOs Register for the Slack channel on wpseattle.org Check out WordCamp conference coming up in November 9-10, $50 for 2 days @ WSCC: https://2019.seattle.wordcamp.org/ Register as Wordcamp volunteer! (via the website) Submit topics for next FL meetup group to Sheila and …

September 2019 Freelancer Meetup Notes

Client Relations Make client relations part of your business model Be timely with responses Be a little flexible in your process to help balance different types of clients Expectation Management Define project goals at the start and be up front with clients about requests that constitute scope changes. If you are struggling defining project scopes to …