Be your own boss! Set your own hours! Start a business that provides for the future and retirement. These are a few of the common dreams of the consultant/freelancer, but then reality quickly sets in. How do I manage new requests? What do I do when the client isn't happy and is refusing to pay? I've completed this project, how do I find the next one?
All developers who have stepped outside of the 9-5 have experienced varying levels of this anxiety. During this 45 minute session, I'll share my experiences, some of the adversities I've faced, and how I've managed to thrive within this lifestyle and begin building a sustainable business that eventually should allow me to work less and earn more.