The Decision the other day about scaling down my attempts to ‘fight for time’ to find customers until Jay starts daycare and Char’s hand can heal … that had some interesting consequences.
I mean, I’ve had – what? – five different people contact me since then with prompts for quotes on webdesign tasks.… Read more
I want to renew my vow to myself about making it my key priority to have a better life experience, regardless of circumstances – some of which I can control, others not so much.
As always, there’s a concrete context for a vow:
I’m not saying I can live without money.… Read more
I worked today, in bit and pieces of time again but that is not important. What is, is that I often wake up feeling afraid for my finances – what if I run out of credit again before I can earn enough on my webdesign business to cover my expenses?
Surprise.… Read more
Another day of the mix of trying to work a little and then do family, but with a focus on family since it is weekend – in spite of my insecurity about how much I can earn in the near future with the few hours at my disposal during normal weekdays.… Read more
Managed to do a hour’s marketing and an hour’s work today on an old customer’s website, otherwise I helped Char with Jay – and wondered how satisfied I was with the overall balance between work and family, and what I would do to change it from now on.
The first question is easily answered: I am not satisfied – 2 hours per day is too little, although that has been the norm very often these past few weeks due to reasons you know by now if you have read the past month or so on The Blog: My mother’s illness, Char’s inflammation of the hand and general baby-chaos.… Read more
Met with clients for a course I’m doing for startups on WordPress-websites and wasn’t sure how to feel about this gig.
On the one hand it’s kind of a victory. I was asked by the coordinator of the start-up program at the insurance company that pays out insurance for the unemployed to do this for, well, unemployed people who wish to do a start up business.… Read more
I’ve decided to go ahead with my first product for my webdesign-business – again. Which means that even though I feel very aware of what kind of income stream this is and its limits, I am also aware it might very well fail to take off, like so many times before.… Read more
First test of will and decision about not to worry, since today I was doing my accounting. (And didn’t finish.)
So I am not sure about my economy in detail and even if I was I would not be sure about my income. Such is the life, now, of a self-employed person: Me.… Read more
All right, I’m done with trying to create ‘passive income’. At least for now.
I tried some short time ago – again – creating the first of a series of products, this time for my company’s webshop. It seemed like a good product, a good idea, and then … it fizzled and I didn’t feel good about it and pulled it.… Read more
I’m dead tired this day and I know it because this blog about the day is written … later. On Tuesday to be exact. When I had rested more.
Time to catch up and clean up.
But a point that I’m aware of here is that I’ll also have to clean up my way of thinking about goals, so they don’t revert to the old.… Read more
Taking my first break from Robinson Crusoe-posting, I simply need to say that maybe I have fucked up all this time – trying to find more enjoyable ways to make money.
At least as regards the way I’ve tried …
I was thinking that if I don’t feel good still, perhaps worse, than when I started trying to find that way to make money in a more enjoyable, passionate way, then perhaps my goal is wrong – or the way to the goal is wrong!… Read more
My webdesign business is certainly one step up on the ladder if we talk about doing something I am passionate about, although ‘passion’ is not the right word. It is just … better. I get to use more of my skills, meet more people to help.
I don’t earn that well yet, but that’s because I don’t have a real large network of clients yet.… Read more
Writing this Saturday is interesting, because Monday could be crap. As usual. With Big Photographer Client and all his Mess.
However, after feeling like crap Saturday I’ve made a few good decisions. Here they are:
Replacing the 1500 USD per month I earn from Big Photographer Client is of paramount importance.… Read more
Got late to the office space today and spent most of said day upgrading my company website so it looks more pro. I’m honestly tired of the standard WordPress designs.
I want to show that you can do a lot with free WordPress, but I can do so with other free themes (Wordpres jargon for design templates).… Read more