282 Coding, Freelancing & Choosing Your Own Adventure with Rob Joseph

Podcast Junkies

Dec 17 2021 • 58 mins

Episode SummaryHarry welcomes to the show app developer, freelancer and podcaster, Rob Joseph. Rob is the host of the Coffee & Coding podcast, a show that provides interviews & insights with experienced developer's across all aspects of App Development, including topics ranging from Flutter, Cyber Security, Freelancing, Android & iOS. In this episode, Harry and Rob discuss Rob’s background in coding and the inspiration to launch his own podcast. They talk about the freedom that comes with freelancing and how it differs from running your own business. Finally, Rob shares his process for curating meaningful interview questions and his decision to launch a podcast about podcasting.  Episode SponsorsFocusrite –http://pjnk.es/focusrite ( http://pjnk.es/focusrite) FullCast –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Key Takeaways06:17 – Harry and Rob talk about Rob’s background in coding and the freedom that comes with freelancing  19:18 – The distinction between freelancing and starting your own business  24:29 – Why app design?  30:22 – The inspiration behind the Coffee & Coding podcast and Rob’s first guest  34:13 – Rob’s interview process and his growth as a podcast host  46:22 – The decision to launch a podcast about podcasting  54:51 – Something Rob has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him  58:24 – Harry thanks Rob for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him  Tweetable Quotes“The biggest thing [about freelancing] comes down to trust. And I think if you have an objective way to measure the goal that you want, then really the in-between doesn’t matter.” (15:14) (Rob)  “The biggest thing that drove me into app developing was actually two things. One, I read an article on Life Hacker that said this is our perfect to do list app. So, in my young brain I’m thinking, ‘Right, if I build this app, that’s the million dollar idea.’ I started to kinda learn app development from there. I didn’t really make a dent, but what it taught me was that I could do some of it.” (25:09) (Rob) “I approached it [Coffee & Coding] pretty much the same way that I approach my apps, which is that I build stuff that I want. So I really wanted to listen to a show that was about app development but it wasn’t technical.” (30:39) (Rob) “You want to get the best conversation from them. You want to get the best content for your guest. Personally, I want to have a great conversation. So, why would I ask you questions that I know the answer to?” (44:33) (Rob) Resources MentionedFullCast Website –https://fullcast.co/ ( https://fullcast.co/) Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/) Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit –https://podfestexpo.com/ ( https://podfestexpo.com/) Link to Follow Up Then – https://www.followupthen.com/ (https://www.followupthen.com/)  Rob’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/therobj/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/therobj/)  Rob’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lowcarbrob/ (https://www.instagram.com/lowcarbrob/)  Rob’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/LowCarbRob (https://twitter.com/LowCarbRob)  Rob’s Podcasts:  Coffee & Coding – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coffee-coding-the-app-developer-podcast/id1516149785 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coffee-coding-the-app-developer-podcast/id1516149785)  Inside the Podcast Studio – https://insidethepod.co/ (https://insidethepod.co/)  Link to ‘Make Noise’ – https://www.amazon.com/Make-Noise-Creators-Podcasting-Storytelling/dp/1523504552/ref=asc_df_1523504552?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=80401880071863&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584001425728657&psc=1...