The holiday hangout will go online tomorrow! If there's anything in the regular subforums that you're going to want to access over the holidays, copy it now while it's still accessible.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Starting as a Freelance Developer - Guides or Books?
After being laid off early this year, I decided to take my chances as a Freelance Web Developer and things are going pretty great so far. I've managed to figure out how to write invoices and such, but I still am not quite confident that I'm doing everything correctly.
So far I've only had a few small clients and now I'm 2 weeks into my first in-house contract and I need to submit my first invoice. Of course I forgot all about getting a GST number and now I have to take care of that mess.
To prevent me forgetting anything else important like that in the future, and just to get some tips on how to run things better overall, can anyone recommend any books or online resources?
There are a million "How to run your own business" books out there, and I figure I would come here for some recommendations on something a little more focused on Freelance web development (or similar) and that actually has some quality information inside.