Tech Douchebags Retired

Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

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12: The Hopeful Freelancer

June 16, 2014 at 3:00PM • 59 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Aaron Mahnke of 5by5's Home Work podcast shares how he deals with clients as a graphic designer, handling those clients who believe they know more than you about design, how being easy to work with is as important as the deliverables, and the misconceptions people generally have about freelancers and remote workers.

In addition, we discuss "dressing up" for your home office, how normal people prefer e-mail over project management systems, the difference between rudeness and bluntness, and why creatives hate the business side of running anything.

It concludes with Aaron completing step twelve by raising prices on his new eBooks to practice what he preaches to freelancers on properly valuing their products or services.

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