Wow, this year is almost half-way over! How are you doing with your goals for this year?
This month was crazy and chock full of changes for me. For one, I officially quit my full-time job and jumped straight into being my own boss. Next, I moved to Denver for the summer to help some family members going through some medical stuff.
I also opened up my latest project, The Freelancers Club, to the public and it’s been a fantastic way for me to connect and collaborate with other online entrepreneurs.
Lastly, I celebrated my one year anniversary of getting out of debt, and did a little something fun to celebrate. Yep, May has been full of surprises and changes, but I’m embracing them and looking at it as one big adventure.
I’ve never been someone who likes change or embraces the unknown. But after living a nominal life, getting divorced and needing a fresh start, I’ve been on this new path and couldn’t be happier.
Top 4 Favorite Posts
How to Quit Your Day Job and Travel the World – PostMasculine. Ninety percent of your plans are going to fail no matter what you do, so why not grab hold of something you love and follow your
passion obsession? Once you’ve made the decision to quit and carved out a plan, it’s time to pull the trigger.
To Land the Job, Do Something Different – Mashable (by Alexis Grant). Landing a job isn’t as easy as it used to be, so in order to set yourself a part, you’ve got to create something different. Show that you’re a go-getter and an action-taker. Then you’ll have your dream employer banging down your door.
You Don’t Have to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business to Follow Your Passion – Frugal Beautiful. Being a full-time freelancer isn’t for everyone, nor is it right for every stage of your life. If you find that your career isn’t making you happy, then change it. You don’t have to quit your job and “live the dream” if it isn’t the right fit.
Why Millenials Are the Entrepreneur Generation – VatorNews. Almost 60% of millennials call themselves entrepreneurs, and thanks to virtual business tools like Odesk, Skype and Dropbox, that number keeps climbing. I’m proud to be part of this generation of changers and out-of-the-box thinkers!
Popular Guest Posts I’ve Written
- 3 Ways to Streamline Your Business by Working Smarter Not Harder – Strategic Growth and Development
- Why Freelancers Need an Online Community – Amanda Abella
- How to Get Started Freelancing – PT Money
Freelance Business and Blog News
1. Moving to Colorado
Like I mentioned, I spent the first week or so of May moving to Denver. It was nice to take a road trip across the U.S. and see some of the beautiful country in the springtime.
This move wasn’t something we planned, and we had to set aside our “Unstuck to Unstoppable” goal so we could put family first. But if you plan for everything in life, you wouldn’t leave room for surprises.
One of the biggest perks of being a freelancer is that you can do your work from anywhere, which means you really can build a business that revolves around your lifestyle.
2. Hosting my First Webinar
After several months of procrastinating, I finally decided that I’m going to host my first webinar sometime this summer. If I can just figure out how to do the technical stuff (create the landing page, email opt-ins and use the webinar software) everything will be all set.
I actually already created all the slides and have the presentation ready to go. The topic is on “How to Make Your First $500 Freelancing”. More details to come!
3. My Team is Awesome!
I just want to take a second to give a huge thanks to the team of go-getters who helped me with this crazy transition this month. If it wasn’t for Erin’s excellent writing skills and Tatiana’s awesome community skills, my business would probably fall apart. You ladies rock!
Books I’m Reading
Back to making progress on my New Year’s resolution to read more this year, here are some of the books/ebooks I’m currently reading.