Taking control of your career can be lifechanging. In 2004 I was commuting 90 minutes each way to spend my day in a cubicle doing a job I loathed. Something had to change.
In this 60 minute video, I'll show you how to:
Simply announcing your availability for contract work on Twitter is not good enough. You need to have a solid foundation beneath you so that you're legally and financially protected. You don't just write a single file full of a jumbled mess of code, do you? No, you take your time, apply structure and patterns, and then push. Do the same for your career!
You can't get somewhere if you don't know where you're going. In this segment we put together a single page document to help you think it through.
CPAs and Lawyers might seem expensive, but they are indispensible, especially when you find yourself needing financial and legal advice... which is just about every month!
Your books tell you the health of your business. They should be simple to use, otherwise you won't use them! We'll setup Quickbooks properly, so you know what's going on.
I am not a naturally social person, which is a problem if you plan on running your own business. Luckily I've learned a few tricks along the way, which I'll share with you.
Your virtual presence says a lot about you. From the tone of your social media posts to the font size and image selection on your blog. Spend some time polishing your impression.
Insurance, bank accounts, corporate structure, collection strategies and contracts! So many details that can be overwhelming. They don't have to be, if you have a plan, which you will!
Need to get out of a job fast and do something completely different? Cover all of your bases by prepping for the big interview and setting yourself up to go out on your own. Contract work can be highly rewarding and incredibly freeing. You just need to set yourself up right from the start. We're here to make this happen for you!
Get Both at 15% Off!
You get the Mission: Interview package with basic review materials ($69) plus our Going Solo production ($15), which is a full hour devoted to showing you how to set yourself up properly so you can go out on your own as a solo developer.
Have you been parked in a Big Job for the last few years? Feel like you need to pull a miracle together? This package is for you. Pump up your CS skills with The Imposter's Handbook and then get yourself ready for the Big Interview with Mission: Interview. Keep your options open with Going Solo in case the next Big Job doesn't work out! Learning is fun!
Get All 3 at 15% Off!
You get the basic Mission: Interview package along with the basic (just the book) Imposter's Handbook ($30), plus our Going Solo production ($15). You will be prepared!
Big Machine was founded in 2015 by Rob Conery (me). Before this happened, Rob (me) made videos for Pluralsight, and before that he made videos (and wrote stuff) for himself through his company Tekpub. Rob likes to explore things - perhaps a better way of putting it is that Rob likes to break things - it's what he does best. He wants you to be educated in your strong opinion. To care a bit more deeply about a given technology that you cling to. He wants you to love what you do. That's Big Machine.
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