[thelist] A Beginner Freelance Question

Seyon evoltlist at delime.com
Thu Jul 22 09:25:46 CDT 2004

Message from Rob Smith (7/22/2004 09:19 AM)
>...the pro bono sites...
>She had a plan to exchange commodities (scratch
>my back and I'll scratch yours attitude).

She would have flown you to Washington and cut your hair for free?

>Do you come across these often?

I've had a couple. Some I don't mind. Like the Tobago (Caribbean island, 
slice of paradise) guesthouse deal.

Tip. Tip, tip tip. hmm.
<tip type="Don Norman on errors">
"If an error is possible, someone will make it. The designer must assume 
that all possible errors will occur and design so as to minimize the chance 
of the error in the first place, or its effects once it gets made. Errors 
should be easy to detect, they should have minimal consequences, and, if 
possible, their effects should be reversible."
  -from "The Design of Everyday Things", Donald A. Norman.

If you haven't read it yet, you're missing out.

<tip type="running your web development business">
"I hate selling. I'm not a salesperson."
Sound familiar? But it's better for your business to have a professional 
[developer/designer/programmer] who can sell, than a professional salesperson.

Given recent discussions I'd like to resuggest "The Geek's Guide to 
Internet Business Success" by Bob Schmidt. Read the review on evolt - 

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