Cutting the Cord: How to Make the Jump to Freelance!

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Cutting the Cord: How to Make the Jump to Freelance!

Who Is This Guy?

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Kyle Tyacke

Flash / Web Dev

Developer Evangelist Respoke

Beer Geek

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Who Are You?

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Why Freelance?

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The Good!

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Freedom

Money

Tax Benefits

Cool Projects

Make Your Own Hours

Freedom

Freedom

FREEDOM!

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The Bad!

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Hard Work

No Job Security

No Free Benefits

Business Expenses

Running a Business

Make Your Own Hours

Long Hours

Long Hours

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The Ugly!

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"Difficult" Clients

Double Social Security Tax

Deadbeat Clients

Dry Spells

Too Much Alone Time

Procrastination

Lack of "Office Hours"

Clients

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Is Freelancing for You?

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Self-Motivated

Driven

Organized

Outgoing / Social

Making the Jump

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Crawl

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Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. 

–Alexander Graham Bell

Create a Budget

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Start Networking

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Update All the Things

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Resume

Cover Letter

Business Card

Portfolio / Website

LinkedIn

I am not a doctor, lawyer, attorney, or accountant, and I don’t even play one on TV. The information presented in this session is purely based on my own experiences and I am not accountable for how you use the information presented within. If you go out there and get yourself in trouble with the IRS, you’re on your own.

Hugs and Kisses,

Kyle

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Find a Good Accountant

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Pick an Entity

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Sole Proprietorship

LLC

S-Corp

More Info

Register Your Business

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State and Federal

DIY

How

Federal Tax ID (EIN)

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Setup Business Banking

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Accounting

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Quickbooks

Expensify

Accountant

Setup an Office

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Find Insurance

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Walk

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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

–Thomas Jefferson

Finding Work

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Job Sites

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Craigslist

Freelancing Sites

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Agencies

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Network

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Friends

Family

Past Clients

Applying for Jobs

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Negotiating Terms

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Contracts and The

"L-Word"

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Do Work!

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Get PAID!

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Run

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You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

–Albert Einstein

Market Your Brand

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Never Stop Learning!

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Bookkeeping

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I am not a doctor, lawyer, attorney, or accountant, and I don’t even play one on TV. The information presented in this session is purely based on my own experiences and I am not accountable for how you use the information presented within. If you go out there and get yourself in trouble with the IRS, you’re on your own.

Hugs and Kisses,

Kyle

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The Almighty Tax Deduction!

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What Can You Deduct?

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Rent

Utilities

Hardware

Software

Travel

Professional Memberships

Meals and Entertainment

What Can You Deduct?

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Insurance Premiums

Out of Pocket Health Care

Education

Employee Benefits

Find a Good Accountant!

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Pay the Man

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Quarterly Payments

Tax Deadlines

Corporate Franchise Tax

Is Freelancing Right

For You?

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Kyle Tyacke

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Special Thanks to N.C. Winters: http://ncwinters.com/comics/freelance-freedom/

Cutting the Cord: How to Make the Jump to Freelance!

By Kyle Tyacke

Cutting the Cord: How to Make the Jump to Freelance!

A presentation about making the transition from full-time employee to freelance entrepreneur.

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