Separation of Concerns, MVC, and How to Get Started as a Freelance Coder

Build Better Websites Using a Separation of Concerns Easily one of the biggest mistakes new coders make… inter-mingling content, presentation, and behavior… making it a nightmare to maintain and update your code. In the first segment of this episode of the John Morris Show, I reveal how to avoid that whole mess by building your websites […]

Have You Lost Your Passion for Coding?

Ever felt unmotivated or uninspired while working on a project? You felt it at first… you were super excited to get started… you felt like you could take on the world… Then, about halfway through it was ALL gone. No passion. No inspiration. No motivation. It happens for a reason. It’s not chance or luck. […]

These 5 steps fast-track your coding career

One of the biggest mistakes I think coders make is getting so caught up in the technical side of their coding career that they lose track of all the other (often MORE important) aspects of being a successful coder. I know I did. In fact, for the longest time I held this completely erroneous belief […]

How to Set Yourself Apart and Get Clients to Chase You

Several years ago, I was in a really tough spot with my freelance coding business. I kept getting undercut by low bidders on Elance and oDesk and it was hurting my family financially. Then, I discovered a little-known strategy for branding yourself as a coder. Now, I turn down more work than I accept, clients […]

How I Get Clients to Chase Me

Notes: Here’s the link to Michael Hyatt’s FREE Platform Revolution Series: http://j.mp/1gaFYwX The transcript of this video is posted below for your reference – As coders, we all want more money… We all want more freedom… to NOT be chained to our computers 24/7… to work with clients we like and care about… to be able […]

Why YOUR Freelance Jobs are Getting Outsourced to Someone Who’ll Do It Cheaper

Why Outsourcing Is Your Fault

The answer: You’re not branding yourself effectively. If you were, your potential clients would never hire another developer just because they’re cheaper. As business guru, Tom Peters, puts it: “All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important […]

Justin Bieber Should Learn How to Code

Justin Bieber: Bad-Ass Coder?

Apparently, the Biebs was arrested this morning in Miami for drag racing and driving under the influence. If you’ve paid even a little attention, you know this has been coming for awhile now. I don’t really hate on the kid too much because I understand he’s a kid with a lot of money and a […]

Should You Just Give Up Learning How to Code?

Give Up Coding

I was recently asked: Man… I truly hope I can just know what to do at some point without having to ask. You think PHP is an easy language to learn though? When I read that, it reminds of the frustration I felt when I first started learning how to code. It can be very frustrating […]

Why I Code

Why I Code

It was mid-June 2011 in Texas. I had just been released from Active Duty for the Army and was on my way to pick up my then 3-year-old son, Davin, from daycare. I pulled into the parking lot, hopped out of my car and headed toward the front door of the daycare. I remember feeling […]