You may or may not know that writer John Price has moved on from Freelance Shack to bigger and better things. John is working on some really exciting projects and unfortunately that doesn’t leave much time to crank up the blog with new content.
I’ve taken over Writing and Editing for Freelance Shack, which is an awesome blog with some really great insight on the world of freelancing. I’ve been doing some general housekeeping work over the last few days to make sure the transition goes smoothly. So far everything is looking good. I’d love to hear any suggestions you might have and I’ll post some info about myself so you can get to know me.
Freelancer at heart
My background is in graphic design and web development. I’ve been building wonderful things on the web for over 10 years. I mainly did web apps, user experience design, PSD slicing and various freelance work until 2007 and since settled into a permanent job with a large IT solution company doing what I love.
Although I don’t do much freelancing now, I’ve been on the front line and know all about building client relationships, managing cash flow and running a respectful freelance business. I am still surrounded by freelancers who work next to me and contact me via Email and Skype.
As cliché as it might be, I’m a huge fan of freelancing and have been after a friend introduced me to the concept of a freelancer and the “reverse auction” process by showing me his pay cheque from RentACoder back in 2004. From then I’ve spent most of my time learning all I could about the freelance industry.
In 2006, with the help of freelancers, I built a freelance marketplace that helps people find high quality freelance jobs and is still in operation today. I’ve also worked on some fun projects that stem from the same idea, like matching empty trucks with loads and tradespeople with customers.
Things to come
So what can you expect to see from Freelance Shack? I am currently working on a fresh new design for the site and have been preparing some topics to share. You will see a new forum and a resource section to help you work smarter and not harder.
Also expect more articles with more useful ideas from real world experience. To really get moving I’ll need some help, so who better to turn to than freelancers? If you are a freelance writer and have some advice or tips to share then get in touch.
Over to you
I’d love to hear any suggestions you have. Is there anything you would like to see implemented on Freelance Shack? Feel free to leave a comment with any questions you have about me or the site below.