Lydia Lee is a transition coach, helping people get to the core of the unique services they can offer the world, and then prepare to leave their unfulfilling work beyond and launch a business they can love and really believe in. All of the details about what Lydia does can be found at ScrewTheCubicle.com. She called in for this episodes from the island of Bali. You may hear some wildlife periodically in the background. I did ask and it seems that there were no Moose on the island that morning. It remained as Elusive as ever. Hopefully today’s conversation will help you find an Elusive solution to a challenge you’re facing.
Jason welcomes Joel Bergeron, the founder of The Future Is Creative, a website dedicated to helping creatives start, launch, and grow freelance businesses where the sky's the limit. Joel is originally from Canada and currently located in Melbourne, Australia, but lives a location independent lifestyle. In the past year he has lived and worked in a number of countries around the world and he joins us on the podcast to talk about the pros and cons of the location independence.
What happens after a project rolls out and the software you have created is being used everyday? Software needs to be maintained and supported. New ideas need to be implemented, features need to be modified, and issues need to be resolved. So what are the options for managing this work and how valuable is it?
The first month of 2017 flew by and suddenly we're in the thick of the new year once again. We're very excited to be back publishing regular podcast episodes! In this first episode of 2017 we took a look back to share our favorite takeaways from the last FindYourMoose conference that we hosted in Chicago in September 2016.
Our next Find Your Moose conference coming up on September 7 & 8 in Chicago. It’s two days of learning, sharing, and connecting with other software developers and consultants who are facing the same challenges you face launching, building, and growing a successful and fulfilling small business. You’ll not only walk away from Find Your Moose inspired and energized, you’ll also have a new toolbox filled with techniques for dramatic improvement in your work.
Lead generation is critical for any consultant to keep working. If you’re not generating leads, even during the busy times, at some point in the future you will inevitably run out of stuff to do and have to scramble to get work in the door. This is particularly relevant when you’re ready to grow your business by hiring subcontractors or employees and suddenly have more than one mouth to feed. On this episode of the podcast, Jason welcomes Philip Morgan, a lead generation specialist, who has created an awesome tool to help you decide the lead generation techniques you should try and who offers programs to help you get started.
Nick Disabato (aka Nick D) is a designer. He runs a solo design consultancy in Chicago called Draft that uses research-driven A/B testing to generate revenue for ecommerce businesses. It’s a thoughtful design strategy that works. Nick will be speaking at the upcoming Find Your Moose 2016 conference in Chicago on September 7 & 8.
In the words of Jonathan Stark, value pricing is “fixed bid on steroids”. Jonathan is a mobile consultant who helps consumer brands thrive in the post-PC era. He is the author of three books on mobile and web development and a business coach helping other consultants transform their businesses using Value Pricing. He has been interviewed by national media outlets MSNBC and the Wall Street Journal and can be heard on numerous podcasts every week. On this episode, Jonathan and Jason discuss Value Pricing, a method of pricing consulting work that he has used successfully for the past ten years.