Ok, after almost a month and a half doing some off-line stuff such as repairing my apartment, I am back in the online business. There is one big difference after this period – I quit my daily job and I decided to become a freelancer/entrepreneur.
Why I did this?
Well, this was planned form a long time ago and I think it’s normal in the professional evolution – to try to be independent, to try to do things which you like and not, because you should do them. Probably there will be voices saying – well, doing your own business you have more responsibilities. Yes, it’s true, now I wont have 1 employer, but I will have all my clients, but this also give you a freedom to plan and to accept tasks depending from your mood and availability.
Anyway, I feel optimistic and really think this step need to happen sooner or later. The time will show am I right or not.
What is the first think which I should do?
This I think it’s an important step following the first one – the decision.
So far I did a freelance work, but I never try to find such work. With other words most of the projects comes from my friends and people which I’ve worked in the past and knowing my skills. I never had a portfolio /at least serious one/, I never had website showing what I can do and what I could provide to my potential clients. So, this is the first step. Some marketing materials need to be produced. It’s true that no one can buy you and your services, without knowing your previous work or at least without seeing what you can do.
This also mean that I will have more time to update my blog by adding more content related to CakePHP, because I will use this framework in the future as well.
So, that’s it, if there are people which could share their opinion with entrepreneurship I am glad to listen their advises. 🙂