Money. Charging. Pricing.
Here we’ve compiled a few resources and tools to help bring your A-game in that category.
Harvest’s Pricing Guide
A pretty thorough field guide on pricing. Excellent to step back for a second, explore different options, and consider if you could be doing your charging differently.
The Guy That Stopped Charging Clients and Has Zero Regrets
Do you dread the whole negotiation phase with clients? Check out the approach this guy took, how he’s banned that scene from his life, and how’s it working out for him.
Inside Five Businesses That Let Their Customers Name Their Price
Real-life examples of how businesses are going about letting consumers pay what they want. A few insights as to what is working and what isn’t.
And… Getting Paid Online While Looking Golden
Want to receive payment from a client for your kick-ass and hard-earned work but don’t want to wait for a check in the snail-mail? Do it instantly with Harvest and Stripe.
Have anything to add? You know what to do.
With freedom comes responsibility.
As fantastic as it is to own your time, it can be a challenge to make use of it in a smart way. There is a huge difference between being busy and being productive. Being able to tell the difference is an art.
Thankfully, we aren’t alone in this quest, and some very clever people have come up with their own methods to keep yourself in check and focused.
The Pomodoro Technique
In essence, it is a way to divide time in chunks with short breaks in between. There are two huge pros about this method. For one, you get to keep your sanity, it’s a way to develop the mind’s stamina by constantly re-energizing it instead of working non-stop until it’s completely burned out. The other huge pro, is that by starting and stopping constantly it’s easier to stay on track instead of realizing hours later that you completely sidetracked and haven’t accomplished what you had set out to.
The Bullet Journal
In a nutshell, a way to keep a close eye on what you have to do, your notes, and your thoughts. As helpful as technology is, in some cases it’s just easier to keep things analog. The method helps keep things organized, focused, and right in front of you.
What might work for someone might not for someone else. So give this methods a try, take what is useful to you, and throw out the rest.
Bonus: To help you get even better at time management without wasting time by doing processes that can be automated, here are two tools that can get the internet working for you with a couple clicks:
What works for you when it comes to keeping yourself focused and productive? Let us know.
This week we’re stoked to have hosted our first Coworking Meetup, which we’ll continue to host until we open on April Fools’ Day (no joke!). Sign up for next Friday’s meet and don’t miss out.
Some of us start a panicky runaway sprint at the mere hint of the word “networking,” and rightfully so.
Since this week was all about meeting new people at the Meetup and simply making friends, we gathered a collection on precisely that:
Sharing Is The New Networking by @scottbelsky
Old school networking feels too salesly and superficial. Belsky shares that the best collaborations he’s had have come from efforts to share something with someone else.
Non-Creepy Networking in a Nutshell by @jessicahische
“Networking. What an awful word.” How you approach “networking” and what it means to you makes all the difference. Make friends, don’t “network.
How to Network Without Networking by @NathanBransford
Stuff you build are expressions of yourself, and by doing so you draw in people that are interested what your creation projects.
Get some rest this weekend. You’ll need it to keep killing it next week!