The Simple Dollar Podcast #9: The Realities of Freelancing

The ninth episode focuses on the realities and challenges of freelancing, a topic requested by podcast listeners and Simple Dollar readers. Total length: 15:20

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Episode Notes
Here are some additional notes that go alongside the comments in the podcast. Approximate times for the corresponding links and notes are listed.

0:00 – The theme song is a snippet of a Camper van Beethoven concert on October 25, 1986, shared via their very open taping policy. Listen to the concert in its entirety.
0:25 – Several of the requests came after my appearance on the July 6 episode of The Personal Finance Hour, where these topics were touched on but not delved into.
1:13 – My primary libraries for such use are Ames Public Library and Parks Library, both in Ames, Iowa.
5:17 – 365 Ways to Live Cheap is basically a small compendium of frugality tips sold at a very low price.
7:45 – Thus, my true hourly wage is higher even though I’m not working more and I’m earning a bit less.
11:22 – Deliberate practice is a big key to getting better at anything.
14:45 – A little preview of next week.

One thing I’d like to do in a future episode is have an audio reader’s mailbag. If you have a microphone on your computer and can record an MP3 of a simple, short question you might have on personal finance, careers, pop culture, or anything else you’d like me to answer, record it as an MP3 and send it to me. Keep the total recording under 15 seconds, please. Also, if you use Skype, feel free to ask your question that way – my username is trenttsd.

Comments and suggestions welcome.

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