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Adventures of a Contract Developer

Thinking about quitting that desk job and enjoying the freedom of contract development? Before you do that: get a bit of perspective from another developer.
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Tim Lytle

on 4 May 2017

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Transcript of Adventures of a Contract Developer


I Am The
I Don't
Scale
I Only Bill
Product
Hourly
What is a
Contract
develop
"So
contracts?"
you
"U
m..."
Developer?
The Briefcase
Contract
of a
Developer
m
Clients
Meet The
The Funnel
The Moonlighter
The Employer
The Optimist
The Firm
The Architect

Don't Do
what you don't do.
Overbid
and underbill.
On Rate.
Don't negotiate
The Shopper
The Mercenary
It may not work for you.
DISCLAIMER: This is what works for me.
First, what I don't do.
One Company
Long Term
Hired in Groups
Subcontracts
Manages
One-Man Shop
'Real Job'
Side Projects
Limited Hours
Some
A "Free Lance"
or the modern
term...
sell a commodity.
I don't want to
be a commodity.
I don't want to
Mercenaries
No fixed bids.
One Product: Me
One Rate: Mine
Mercenaries
Mercenaries
Max Time
= Max Money
+ Max Rate
Responsibility
Reselling =
Time +
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Thoughts
are specialists.
don't do waterfall.
Tips
aren't managers.
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