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  • Consulting Zen Neal Kemp
  • California
  • What I Do Ruby / Rails Javascript / Angular HTML, CSS, etc...
  • What I Do Project Management Product Development Technical Advising
  • IMAKETHEINTERNET well,partofit...
  • What is consulting anyway?
  • FREELANCER
  • FREELANCER
  • CONSULTANT
  • Consulting is super.
  • Super? Why?
  • Super? Why? Real Problems
  • Super? Why? Real Problems New Projects
  • Super? Why? Real Problems New Projects Choose Your Adventure
  • 10 hours a week? (beach mode)
  • 70 hours a week? (investment banker mode)
  • Three Businesses
  • Three Businesses Finding clients Actually working Getting paid
  • Finding Clients
  • Finding Clients Local meetups
  • Finding Clients Local meetups Conferences (like TakeO!)
  • Finding Clients Local meetups Conferences (like TakeO!) Former clients, friends, etc
  • Finding Clients Local meetups Conferences (like TakeO!) Former clients, friends, etc Online communities
  • BEAPERSON
  • Dealing with Clients
  • Dealing with Clients Engineer happiness
  • Dealing with Clients Engineer happiness Empathize
  • Dealing with Clients Engineer happiness Empathize Communicate
  • Managing Time
  • Managing Time Use tools
  • No No No No No No
  • Userealtools.
  • Trello Task Management
  • Streak CRM
  • Harvest Time Tracking & Invoicing
  • Managing Time Use tools Avoid context-switching
  • Managing Time Use tools Avoid context-switching Eliminate distractions
  • On your side
  • On your side Tax person
  • On your side Tax person Financial Planner
  • Getalawyer.
  • Ohyea,usecontractstoo.
  • Invest
  • Invest Headphones with microphone Good chair
  • Stay Current
  • Stay Current Conferences Blogs Open Source
  • Experiment
  • Experiment Pricing
  • Experiment Pricing Projects
  • Experiment Pricing Projects Client search
  • Thank you! me@nealke.mp (I like emails!) @Neal_Kemp (I tweet)