About The Freelance Guide

Where did this come from?

During my career, I've worked in a variety of different companies, whether they be large corporate machines, start-ups, smaller companies and worked as a solo freelancer.

One of the things I've found, is that each different situation has a lot of benefits (and weaknesses). Smaller companies have flexibility, while the more corporate environments have more structure, processes, knowledge bases and automation.

As I started to learn from my times at these different organisation, and implement various things with my freelancing work, I discovered how much easier my work became.

So what is The Freelance Guide?

There are so many amazing tools and techniques that make our life easier, but when you're working for yourself, sometimes you miss them.

So I decided to compile the things I've learnt, and share them with my fellow freelancers.

About Amy

Amy is a freelance developer, starting her own business, working with other freelancers and learning everything she can about the web. She’s been a freelancer on the side for 4 years, and most recently worked at an agency in Subiaco.

Amy also spends her time helping out as a co-organiser for Fenders (a community group of front-end developers in Perth), other community events (such as the JuniorDev Meetup and Perth Web Girls) and works as an evangelist for YOW! Conference. She blogs in her spare time (about tech, the web and life), and volunteers as a reviewer for the Fringe World Festival in Perth.

PS. I'm Amy if that wasn't clear 😄

What can I do?

Part of my vision for this project, is to allow sharing of wisdom between freelancers and other professionals in the industry (not just from me). I'm working on how this will work best, but in the meantime feel free to submit a PR to the site or ping me on Twitter if you have something you want to share!