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The Business of Freelance

Collin Robinson



I am a freelancing web designer and developer, and has been for the better part of this century. I've has worked with dozens of companies from coast to coast, and even overseas. I'm currently focused locally here in Bend, working with a handful of incredible companies.

With so many people being laid off right now the freelance world is being flooded with new talent, new talent that may have never freelanced before. Having been a freelancer since the first dot com bust, and now continuing after the second I hope to give a real life look at some of the common misconceptions about freelancing. A guide to the do's and do nots of freelancing. Some of the do nots include "Just because it's FREElance, doesn't mean it's FREE" and "Don't be a Jack of all trades, unless you want to end up like the king of hearts"



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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