When I look back over my three-year path to a steady and flourishing freelancing career, I noticed several activities that played a large role in my success. It all began by aggressively engaging in my community and network.
Don Giannatti is the founder of Lighting Essentials, an online resource center for photographers. The two of us were connected by a mutual friend and the writer of the book's introduction Keith Taylor. In this interview, Don and I discuss my story, the book, and insights to help you thrive as a freelancer. It's a fun and casual discussion on the roller coaster of freelancing.
Watch the video interview below.
When I ended my marketing company in 2014, I didn’t know my next career step. I was open to the possibilities of working as an employee for another company, starting a new venture, working with business founders as a freelancer, or doing something completely different in the nonprofit arena. It turns out freelancing would initially choose me.
Do you know what it takes to flourish as a freelancer? If you don't you'll be interested in reading this article on BrainLeaf that summarizes the eight pillars of successful freelancers. Enjoy!
Click here to read, 'What Are The Eight Achievements Successful Freelancers Sustain?'
After I finished writing Path Of The Freelancer, I sought out places I could write as a way to build my platform so I could promote the book. One of the places was at the BrainLeaf blog. Brainleaf is a technology company launched by my friend Jason Long, to help freelancers and marketing companies scope projects. It's a great tool and one I wish we had during my Noodlehead Marketing days.
This week, my third physical proof of Path Of The Freelancer will arrive. My goal is to identify and fix any remaining issues with the book and make it available for presale on Amazon. While I've started marketing the newly launched website, I'll kick up my external marketing and promotion efforts by focusing on driving people to pre-order the book when it's ready.
Read About Path Of The Freelancer's Website Launch
What began in 2014 and continued in 2015, has now become an annual tradition. This reflection point yearly blog post is my last write-up for 2016.
2016 has been a jam packed and accomplished year for my family and me. In February, we had Elihu Axel Montoya, our fourth child. In the spring, we began the process of buying a house, and I also published IDEMA. This fall, I've launched The Island Story and just recently finished writing Path Of The Freelancer, my first book. All of this was on top of excelling in my best financial year ever, as a freelancer.
It is by God's grace, the support of my love wife and family, and the encouragement of my community that has empowered me to succeed. Looking out on the horizon, there are also new and exciting changes coming ahead. Looking back, I am excited about the progress we've made and looking out on the horizon; there are new and exciting changes ahead. Let's dive in.
About My Year 2016