Some of you might remember my posts from earlier this year as I got my business up-and-running. I’ve wanted to try and build a legit business, but thought I’d start slowly and mostly do side-work for the time.
Then, around mid-March, I lost my full-time job. My bosses called me into a meeting and lied, ridiculed, and hurled all kinds of accusations at me, then gave me 3 months worth of rent while telling me to keep my mouth shut and don’t say anything bad about them. As the father of a not-quite 1-year old, that lit a fire under my butt. What started as a side-gig and potential full-time job immediately became my family’s only way to keep a roof over our heads.
Anyway, with my wife working full-time, I could only run my business 2 days a week max (still working that way). Using the skills I’ve acquired over the years, and with much help from you all here, I’ve already surpassed my 2022 income goal! I wanted to gross $20k in my first 12 months, and I’m currently at $26k gross with enough personal income in the bank to pay the bills for the next 3 months!
Still getting jobs scheduled, still taking care of my equipment, and still reaching for those goals. Some people have offered me - or suggested I apply - for other jobs, including teaching at a university. No way! Building my own business and not having to sit under the fear of being abused and tossed around by corporate culture is one of the best things in the world!
Thank you all, and I’m sure I’ll be thanking you all again in the future as I continue learning and listening.