Chris Hawkins

Founder, Cogeian Systems Joined over 2 years ago

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  • Posted to From Full-Time To Freelancing: How To Prepare Financially, Jul 14, 2017

    Hey! Chris here. I'm the interviewer.

    "How do I leave my day job and start freelancing?" is one of the most common questions I receive, but I rarely, if ever, address freelance start-up issues; most of my writing and podcasting is aimed at those who have some traction.

    This week, that all changed. I invited my pal Josh Doody - salary negotiation consultant and career coach - to help me lay out a plan that will allow aspiring freelancers to use their day job as seed-funding for their freelancing start-up.

    We cover things like how to get a raise (and keep the extra money!), how much money you need to save, when to start taking clients, and the most often-asked question of all, "how soon can I quit my job?" (hint: not as soon as you think).

    Anyway, I know a lot of the folks here aspire to freelance, so if you have any questions about the episode, or about the topic in general, post 'em up and I'll do my best to answer.

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  • Posted to Designer Laura Elizabeth on Attracting High-Value Clients, Jun 20, 2017

    Thanks! If anyone has any questions about the episode, feel free to post 'em up and I'll do my best to respond. :)

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  • Posted to How To System-ize, Delegate, Grow Your Freelancing, Jun 07, 2017

    Hey! Chris here. If you want to read the show notes, or download the episode, you can find both here: http://www.100kfreelancing.com/0119-systemize-delegate-and-grow-wmargaret-reffell/

    If anyone has any questions about this interview, I'll be happy to answer whatever questions you post.

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  • Posted to How to Know Your Professional Value As a Freelancer (interview w/Philip Morgan), Jun 01, 2017

    Hey! Interviewer here.

    I know you're listening to the episode, I can see the downloads. :) If you have any questions about the episode, I'll be happy answer them.

    Post 'em if you got 'em!

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  • Posted to Code when the baby sleeps, in reply to Justin Jackson , May 16, 2017

    That's the golden truth right there!

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  • Posted to Code when the baby sleeps, May 16, 2017

    I really loved recording this. Ryan is awesome, it's my 2nd time interviewing him (the first time was for Episode 19 of Chasing Product).

    I'm happy to answer questions about this episode or anything related, if anyone has any. I'll stick around a while. :)

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  • Posted to 7 Freelancing Trends For 2017, in reply to Paul Macgregor , May 11, 2017

    More details needed. What particular brand of snake oil? There are so many!

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  • Posted to 7 Freelancing Trends For 2017, May 11, 2017

    Hey! Author here. I'm willing to answer any questions anyone has about the article or the predictions made within it. I hope you find it useful! :)

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  • Posted to How To: Create a Repeatable Web Design Consulting Process (interview w/Kelsey Kreiling), May 09, 2017

    Interviewer here. Kelsey has a really cool process in a really unexpected (to me, at least) niche. Is anyone here doing consulting in that niche?

    I hope this interview gives you something you can apply to your practice!

    Anyway, if anyone has questions about the episode, I'll be happy to answer them here.

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  • Posted to Interview: Designer Jason Resnick on Recurring Work From Clients, May 02, 2017

    Jason is a fellow old-school web dev who's been in the business forever, and he has the whole "getting repeat work from clients" thing figured out. Solid, solid info in this episode.

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