About Author Johnny

Johnny is the founder of The Freelance Rant and a freelance web programmer with 8 years in the business. Have a visit at his company Oscarrr!web or see what he's up to on Twitter.

Posts by Johnny:

  • 11/5/2010 - Thank God It’s Friday, But We Shall Not Letteth Forget We Work

    • Usually, there are telltale signs that a client will end up screwing you on a payment and usually it’s the hard way you end up learning these. Once in a while, however, there is always a new client that passes cleanly through the bastard filter and leaves you hanging. Solution: a threat to resell the work.

    • Is there such a thing as an affordable lawyer for freelancers? Apparently there is. Maybe they were getting too cold in hell.

  • 11/3/2010 - No Wonder I’m Dumber By The Day

    The Joy of Being An Information Broker

    There is not a day that goes by where I marvel at the whole Twitter hootenanny. Check the ticker, come across an article or some clever humor, read it, retweet it . Repeat.

    Of course, I make my own contributions by choking down my own RSS feedbag and adding on to everyone else’s endless ticker. It’s somewhat comforting knowing that I’m doing my little part to provide something useful to others while simultaneously enhancing their eye strain.

  • 10/21/2010 - Top Ten Failed Freelance Ventures

    Nearly very freelancer has tried to expand their income through some idea that runs through his mind. Unfortunately, not every one of those is a success. Here’s a list of those that didn’t make the grade so you aren’t doomed to repeat history:

    10. “Teaching Photoshop to Grandpa” ebook.

    9. Viagra email marketing.

  • 10/19/2010 - Death By Pixels, PHP and 13 point Georgia

    I had an interesting conversation with a colleague and good friend of mine after a while of not seeing each other due to our busy schedules. Typically, our conversations are about the usual… work. I vomit up leftovers of programming drivel and he burps up the latest of the 24 column 960 pixel standard layout standard.

    Not that we mean to bore each other or that we are sick of each other. We work a lot. We work hard.

    We just may be a little too drunk in our work for our own good though.

  • 9/29/2010 - Where In The World Is The Freelance Rant

    If you’re a regular visitor to The Freelance Rant, you may have noticed I’ve been absent here for the past month of September.

    No, I haven’t thrown in the cards and given up on blogging. Nope, I’m not back working for the man either.

    The truth is actually the whole freelancing thing is going REALLY good for me right now, proving that maybe taking my own advice would do some wonders for me. Also proving that reading my own typed words has a shorter reach to my conscious then, say, the knowledge center of my brain does.

  • 9/15/2010 - Dem Der Marketers And Why You Should Get To Know Them

    If you haven’t figured out Twitter by now, then you wouldn’t notice there is a tendency to follow anyone out there who sends a random tweet your way. Hell, I’m even guilty here.

    Over time, though, when you really think about who you interact with, isn’t it safe to say that you remain within your “clique” of users who do exactly what you do, say web design or writing?

    Not that there is anything wrong with this. I mean, we’ve been in cliques since the days when we were three feet tall. Besides, we naturally converse better with those with similar interests, not to mention, share some ideas that help us in our work.

  • 8/30/2010 - Murphy’s Laws of Freelancing

    Murphy’s Laws apply to all aspects of life and work. When you think about though, weren’t they made especially for freelancing? For example…

    If anything can go wrong in freelancing, it will. You’ll survive though. Maybe.

    Work always comes at you when you are busiest. When you are not busy at all, lots of luck to you.

  • 8/27/2010 - Freelancing Links You Can Shake a Stick At

    Cutting the first day of class to bring you the week in freelancing links worth the minute checking out.

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