Category: Freelance

  • Someone Going To Emergency

    Someone Going To Emergency

    As a freelancer, one of the most stressful parts of the job is the lack of a safety net. When life happens, there is no one else in the office to take on a little more work to keep projects flowing through the pipeline. Support requests are delayed. Deadlines are impacted. This weekend, the biggest…

  • Return of the Kraft

    A little primer about me. Some time has passed since I’ve given tender loving care to the website and a number of readers have recently signed up to receive my daily (er, rather, daily-when-I-write-something) e-mail. This blog is about a stay-at-home dad of two three girls who also runs a web development shop. On the…

  • Making Ends Meet

    Making Ends Meet

    As my extended social network learns that I’m staying at home with the girls, I’ve been increasingly asked for advice on how to make it work financially. There is no one-size fits all approach to this issue or else, I believe, more people would stay at home with their kids. The easy answer would be…

  • Logos and More

    I’ve been working on advancing my freelancing to the next level lately. I’ve received work, so far, through word of mouth and each project is a┬ánegotiation. Becoming a freelancer was not my intention; just to pick up a few side projects here and there. As I’ve started putting myself forward as being available for projects,…

  • FIC Ethics

    As a field agent with the Knights of Columbus, I work with members access their fraternal benefits with us. The most valuable of these benefits is our insurance portfolio–various forms of life insurance, retirement annuities and long-term care insurance. Advising members on these issues require a great deal of training–both initially and continuing–and it requires…

  • Designations Galore

    I’m slowly becoming more settled into my new position with the Knights of Columbus. I do a number of things for my councils–assist with recruitment, integrate new members into council life (although, ideally, the council itself wouldn’t need me for this), assist members with financial planning and helping them with the various options to implement…