No one knows more about executing multi-million dollar freelance projects than Brandon Bright. In this interview, we’ll learn: 1: Why companies hire freelancers 2: Some of the most impressive freelance projects and feats from individual freelancers he’s seen 3: Drivers you can implement today to drive complex freelance projects 5: How to position yourself to take on complex freelance projects Thanks Brandon and hope you all enjoy!!!

Key Takeaways

What do you need to run a complex freelance project?

1: Clear expectations with the client. This is the hardest thing to write down on paper. It’s never going to be perfect. Even working in a company, expectations are still hard to set. Imagine having freelancers all around the world, where their not in the same place and they don’t work for the same company (they don’t have a company email).

2: Having a good relationship with the client.

3: Every project needs a lead project manager and a lead architect working with the client at least once a week.

What you need to consistently win complex freelance projects?

1: A collective, or a team of other freelancers you trust and that can turn to  – “It’s really hard to get interesting or large projects unless you have a collective set of people that you trust and a team. Most companies that are looking for a solution (could be freelancers or a consultancy) don’t want to have to create that for themselves.”

Your collective needs a skill in at least these six things – “At the minimum you should have atleast one person that you trust in each of these”:

1: Design

2: Product

3: Architecture

4: Backend

5: Web

6: iOs

7: Android

 2: Make it easy to work with you.

3: Be professional and look professional (atleast at first).



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CEO of Venture L, Author of The Human Cloud

Matthew R Mottola is a global leader on the Human Cloud - the transition from physical and full time work to digital, remote, independent models.

At Microsoft, in joint partnership with Upwork, he built the Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit - the unlock for enterprises to embrace the human cloud at scale - bringing Microsoft from nascent to an industry leader in under two years.

At Gigster, he built Ideation - enabling freelance developers, data scientists, and product managers to consistently generate what should be built in the software development lifecycle.

His work has been featured by Forbes and Fortune to name a few. He is an international keynote speaker, speaking at leading conferences Remote Work Summit and YPO’s Innovation Week to name a few. He is the author of StartUp Not StartDown, upcoming book The Human Cloud, and contributor to leading industry reports.