Taking The Leap Into Self Employment

Posted April 09 2012

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Exciting news....I am now officially working for myself! Monday was my last day at my former employer, Vans, and I am now freelancing and working on my business, sass&peril, full-time! I am thrilled to have been able to be in the position to make this decision but it has certainly come with a lot of careful planning and research. What I would like to do is start a weekly post series giving others advice and insights on the self-employed life as well as chronicling my journey as an independent artist. I'd love it to be an open forum for discussion and questions. I'm not saying I have it all figured out, and I'm sure I will make mistakes along the way, but this is a very exciting time and I want others to be inspired to be able to take the leap as well. I'm still trying to decide what exactly to call the series, any suggestions are welcome!

And by the way, this blog post is heavily inspired by Etsy's very own feature series- Quit Your Day Job. I have been reading these articles for the past 2 years and they never fail to inspire and motivate me.

So I'm raising my coffee cup and saying "here's to a very productive, profitable, and promising future!"


*EDIT*- So just as soon as I left the full-time scene I was offered an in-house part-time freelance contract that I just could not pass up! It's a great arrangement where I work 3-4 days a week and then have the other days to focus on the business. I feel this is a nice transition into full-on self-employment and will better prepare me for what lies ahead. I'm going to hold off on the business posts until my contract is up but there shall certainly be more to come!

*Edit numero dos!* - Business posts will resume in 2012! I've kicked it off with a reflection post and will continue to write business-related entries each month. I've even added a little link icon over there in the sidebar so I'm committing ;)