The Rollercoaster

Sometimes you have months that are amazing. The work goes well, the clients are great and the money flows in.

But that’s not the majority. Most months you’re very busy, the clients are a bit annoying and you do OK for money.

And then there are those “oh shit oh shit oh shit” months. Where you struggle and fight your way through and only just cover your bills.

It’s a common situation. The inconsistency. The unpredictability.

There are five steps to smoothing this over. So you can add some reliability and predictability to how your business works.

Attract a steady stream of potential new clients.

Prove why they should work with you.

Deliver projects quickly, efficiently and to a high standard.

Put money aside to deal with the unexpected.

Stay consistent so your business becomes consistent.

None of this is complex. Each piece is a step by step process. Answer the right questions, do the right things, get results.

For my freelance software business, that result was £5k/month. Every month. Clients who appreciated the work I did and paid up reliably and consistently. So I always knew where I stood.

I've got some time available so let's have a chat and see if we connect.

Rahoul Baruah

Rahoul Baruah

Rubyist since 1.8.6. Freelancer since 2007, dedicated to building incredible, low-cost, bespoke software for tiny businesses. Also CTO at Collabor8Online.
Leeds, England