13 Sep 2011
Last month I was doodling radar diagrams of people's characteristics and trying to match them to personality types (interesting but maybe a bit odd), but regardless it led me to do the same for different types of freelance work. After a little Google Charts tinkering I now have a few for your viewing pleasure - they compare
Of course this applies to my own experiences of freelance and charts the criteria I deem important, hopefully you can see how data like this can help make decisions. In my case drive me to say no to certain types of work and hunt down others.
Get in the comments and with some feedback I'll look at making a printable cheat-sheet for your wall :-)
If you want to create your own, and to save you reading (the rather excellent) documentation, this is the URL format I used to create these.
https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?cht=r &chs=400x400 &chtt=Consultancy &chxl=1:|Safe+Returns|High+Returns|Quick+Returns|Low+Input|Further+Work|Likelyhood &chd=t:60,70,80,90,50,50,60 &chxt=y,x &chls=2 &chco=CC3366 &chts=000000,18 &chxr=0,0.0,100.0 &chxp=0,0,20,40,60,80,100 &chxs=0,000000,12|1,000000,12 &chm=o,CC3366,0,-1,8