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David Thorpe talks to other developers about their career and explores techniques to help foster great soft skills and get you where you want to be in the world of engineering.

The Average Dev Podcast podcast@theaveragedev.co.uk

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David Thorpe talks to other developers about their career and explores techniques to help foster great soft skills and get you where you want to be in the world of engineering.

    #4 - Design, marketing and personal branding with Jack McDade

    #4 - Design, marketing and personal branding with Jack McDade

    **In this episode, Jack McDade & I discuss:**
    * Jack's career to present
    * How to embrace your personality in your branding
    * Positioning yourself as a freelancer

    Jack can be found at [jackmcdade.com](https://jackmcdade.com/)

    Jack is currently building his Radical Design Course that is definitely worth at least checking out: [radicaldesigncourse.com](https://radicaldesigncourse.com/)

    • 43 min
    #3 - Pricing, positioning & confidence with Tom Hirst

    #3 - Pricing, positioning & confidence with Tom Hirst

    **In this episode, Tom Hirst & I discuss:**
    * Pricing strategies
    * Confidence in business
    * Embracing marketing
    * Positioning yourself as a freelancer

    You can find Tom at [tomhirst.com](https://www.tomhirst.com/)

    He's also recently written a great article about different pricing strategies: [Tom's Pricing Guide](https://www.tomhirst.com/pricing-freelance-projects/)

    Tom runs a mentorship programme that might benefit you if you're just starting out, take a look: [tomhirst.com/mentorship/](https://www.tomhirst.com/mentorship/)

    • 28 min
    #2 - Sole Trader vs Limited with Richard Bagshaw

    #2 - Sole Trader vs Limited with Richard Bagshaw

    **In this episode, Richard & I discuss:**
    * The differences between Sole Trader & Limited Company Status
    * Imposter Syndrome Amongst Developers
    * How We Pitch Ourselves To Clients
    * How We Charge Clients

    You can find Richard at [richardbagshaw.co.uk](https://www.richardbagshaw.co.uk)

    He also runs a podcast that I highly recommend listening to: [thefreelancedeveloper.co.uk](https://www.thefreelancedeveloper.co.uk)

    ### This week's sponsor is Octohook

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    • 34 min
    #1 - Simon Bennett and Snapshooter.io

    #1 - Simon Bennett and Snapshooter.io

    **In this episode, Simon & I discuss:**
    * Aeropress
    * His story of how Snapshooter came to be
    * How and when he decided to make the move into it full time
    * Why Agile can sometimes suck

    You can find Simon's SaaS at [Snapshooter.io](https://snapshooter.io)

    • 29 min

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