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:

  • 7/16/2010 - The Week in Freelance: July 16th

    It’s about time for that happy hour special. Not before you get the week in freelancing news for July 16th though.

  • 7/14/2010 - Freelancer Rage, Another Extension of Your Driving

    I’m not ashamed to admit that some of my biggest mistakes (and biggest lessons) as a freelancer came as a result of letting my emotions get too far out of control and take over my decision making.

    Such as the time long ago when I sent Mr. Henderson an email to the effect of, “YOU HAVEN’T PAID YET. PLEASE PAY NOW!” just three days removed from handing him a $50 invoice.

    Then there was the other time when I dropped some f-bombs on beloved colleagues who have been providing me plenty of work the last three years

  • 7/12/2010 - WebDev Corner: Are You Making This Mistake In Your MySQL Queries?

    I have a lot of respect for the designers who get their hands dirty and learn a little PHP and MySQL to code those websites themselves. I can sympathize with you that it doesn’t seem different from learning Chinese. Maybe not that hard but you get the picture. Unfortunately, I see a common mistake made, […]

  • 7/9/2010 - The Week In Freelance: July 9th

    Sitting with a fan on high, cold beverage and ice cream in hand to bring you the week in freelancing news for July 9th.

  • 7/5/2010 - Top Ten Freelancing Survival Tips For Summer

    Nothing like the heat of summer. Trips, barbecue, pool time and just general fun to be had. Hell, what are you even doing here reading this? Shouldn’t you be outside enjoying yourself? I guess since you’re here, might as well read a few tips to help make it the best one to be had.

    10. A real vacation is a trip to that new Starbucks all the way across town. Go ahead, spring for the Caramel Macchiato and crumb cake. Yeah, you know you deserve it.

    9. Harvesting that layer of dust on your desk makes excellent tinder for campfires.

  • 7/2/2010 - 4th of July Homework For Freelancers (After Your Barbecue)

    Yes, it’s one of those few celebrated holidays of the summer. So before you’re about to scarf down your allotment of barbecue and potato salad for the year or head out to Yosemite for a nice hike and a picnic, you may have already realized you’re at the midpoint of the year. Already!

    While you’re resting and recharging, it’s also a good time to reflect on the past year so far. Is your freelancing business going how it should? Is there anything you want to change or haven’t begun to do yet? What can you do better?

    Those are a few questions a serious freelancer would think about throughout the year. So I’ll leave a few compiled posts here to get you started for the holiday break.

  • 6/30/2010 - Recognizing The Red Flag Client (Like a Bad Date)

    Picture this: A potential client consults with you. You give a (rather pricey) estimate. He is still interested and looks like a nice project to keep you going for a while.

    Then you get to further discussons. He doesn’t pay attention to your suggestions. He is unclear of his goals and vision for the project. You just don’t see eye-to-eye.

    Memories of a bad date are popping into your head.

    So now you face an interesting dilemma in freelancing. Do I give up a great project and the nice income it will provide or do I take those red flags into account and let this client slip away to another freelancer?

  • 6/25/2010 - The Week In Freelance: June 25th

    Kicking off the summer with the week in freelancing news for June 25th which makes me wonder why aren’t you’re not outside instead.

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