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Build and grow the skills that will allow you to find clients, build skills, manage your lifestyle, and grow your freelance business.

The Freelancers' Show chuck@topenddevs.com (Charles Max Wood)

    • Business
    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings

Build and grow the skills that will allow you to find clients, build skills, manage your lifestyle, and grow your freelance business.

    Scaling a Freelance Business into an Agency - TFS 390

    Scaling a Freelance Business into an Agency - TFS 390

    Petra and our guest Kevin discuss the various elements that go into getting a freelance business to the next level of growth (if you choose) including systems, marketing, employees (including a few what not to do stories!) and sales. We'll discuss how we overcame certain challenges, and the one secret that caused Kevin's business to go from a team of three to a team of 25 within a short timeframe.





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    Petra Manos





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    Kevin Urrutia





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    Dev Influencers Accelerator






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    The E-Myth Revisited
    Coding Platform for Kids | Tynker
    #1 Facebook Ads Agency
    Twitter: Kevin Urrutia ( @danest )





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    Kevin- DotCom Secrets

    Petra- A Series of Unfortunate Events

    • 58 min
    The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes - BONUS

    The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes - BONUS

    Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that's something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas.





    First, building skills. The most obvious type of skills you'll need is technical skills. However, don't neglect your people skills and your organizational skills as well since you're often paid for how you work with people and enhance their work and how you put your work together in the most efficient ways.





    Second, building relationships. Often other people will be able to help you find the opportunities or will be the ones to make the decisions that impact your ability to get the outcome you want. Having good relationships is key to having good outcomes.





    Third, building recognition. Being known for being valuable in important ways allows you to leverage the skills you have to build better relationships and create opportunities to get what you need to get the outcomes you want by giving people what they want. A podcast is a great way to do all three. Chuck explains exactly how that works in this podcast and goes deeper as part of the Dev Influencers Accelerator.





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    Charles Max Wood

    • 35 min
    The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes - BONUS

    The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes - BONUS

    Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that's something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas.





    First, building skills. The most obvious type of skills you'll need is technical skills. However, don't neglect your people skills and your organizational skills as well since you're often paid for how you work with people and enhance their work and how you put your work together in the most efficient ways.





    Second, building relationships. Often other people will be able to help you find the opportunities or will be the ones to make the decisions that impact your ability to get the outcome you want. Having good relationships is key to having good outcomes.





    Third, building recognition. Being known for being valuable in important ways allows you to leverage the skills you have to build better relationships and create opportunities to get what you need to get the outcomes you want by giving people what they want. A podcast is a great way to do all three. Chuck explains exactly how that works in this podcast and goes deeper as part of the Dev Influencers Accelerator.





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    Charles Max Wood





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    Dev Influencers Accelerator

    • 37 min
    How to Get Hired at a FANG Company - BONUS

    How to Get Hired at a FANG Company - BONUS

    Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want you to succeed. And how to build the reputation that has the company wanting you regardless of the outcome.
    This approach also works for speaking at conferences, selling courses, and other outcomes as well as it's the core of building a successful career as an influencer.





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    Charles Max Wood

    • 22 min
    How to Get Hired at a FANG Company - BONUS

    How to Get Hired at a FANG Company - BONUS

    Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want you to succeed. And how to build the reputation that has the company wanting you regardless of the outcome.
    This approach also works for speaking at conferences, selling courses, and other outcomes as well as it's the core of building a successful career as an influencer.





    Panel





    Charles Max Wood





    Sponsors





    Dev Influencers Accelerator

    • 24 min
    Becoming the Go-To Person in Your Technology Area - BONUS

    Becoming the Go-To Person in Your Technology Area - BONUS

    Chuck was on a strategic call with one of his potential coaching clients talking about cryptocurrencies and realized that this is one of the major reasons that people want to become influencers. Or, rather, that many people aspire to make a difference and/or make money and the best way to do that is to become the person people go to for what you do.





    So, how do you become the first person people think of when they think of that thing you know how to do? Let Chuck tell you.





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    Charles Max Wood

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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Helped me to become a freelancer

I’ve listened to this podcast since inception and it helped me make the leap into freelancing full time. Rarely I missed an episode, full of practicable advice, helpful real experiences. Great podcast, I’d strongly recommend.

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I regularly listen to this podcast on my 10km run and as soon as I get home I dive into the show notes for links! Sound advice and takeaways for freelancing.

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