Hey I'm John Morris. I'm a freelance web designer from Nebraska and I help other web designers with two things: 1) how to code and 2) how to market yourself so you can turn your coding skills into a full-time income online.
This is my podcast where I share my tips, tricks, and techniques for fast-tracking your coding career, quitting your day job, and earning a (substantial) full-time income as a coder. Be sure to FOLLOW me so you don't miss out on any of the day-job-killing info I'll be sharing.
JMS422: The Nightmare-Inducing Freelancing Lesson From Coronavirus
A lot of people think things are just going to go back to normal once this pandemic is over. But, as Maria Bartiromo points out, that's simply not the case. If anything, the Coronavirus pandemic is accelerating what was already happening with the digital economy. There ARE things you can do to not only survive the pandemic, but to come out the other stronger and poised to grow even bigger. That's what we discuss in this episode.
JMS421: Surviving Coronavirus
Two years ago, I started making my life and my business "apocalypse-proof". Back then, I got laughed at. I had family members who called me crazy to my face. Today, they're not laughing.
This episode I share the things I did to pandemic-proof my business and survive the Coronavirus.
JMS420: The Den of Thieves Conspiring Against Your Freelance Success
“Change your math, change your business, change your life.” Those are the very first words in Dan Kennedy’s book, Almost Alchemy.
So, too, as a freelancer.
Your math often determines your outcomes. But, as Dan points out, there's a "gaggle" of folks out there try to obscure and confuse the truth in order to sell you their wares.
This episode, we talk about those folks and the math that really matters.
JMS419: How to Seduce Potential Clients Into Hiring You
Shortly after I divorced from my first wife, I found myself going down the rabbit hole of the online PUA/dating/seduction world. And, to be honest, it helped me in a lot of ways. A lot of weird stuff. A lot of stuff that I tried and it failed miserable. And, a few things that worked. I remarried, have 3 kids with my second wife and we're going on 14 years, now.
In any case, when I started freelancing, I noticed the parallels between dating and selling. And, there's one "technique" I learned from the online dating world that I've used to devastating effect when negotiating with potential clients. That's what I cover in this episode.
JMS418: The Next Time a Freelance Client Bitches About Your Rate
Most people tend to equate skill with value with price. More skill, more value, more price. But, that's not always the case. And, it it has important implications for choosing what freelance services you should offer. Here's a better way to look at it.
JMS417: Freelancing Non-Secrets From Grumpy Ol' St. John
That’s the inescapable reality of all this. Some people seem to think they can compartmentalize their success. Be a great developer, but a sh!@#y human being. Be a successful freelancer with a terrible work ethic. Etc..
Life doesn’t work that way.