One of my “New Year’s Resolutions” this 2012 was to relaunch my website. So I did. Today is December 31, 2012. I guess that still counts. Right?
I touched on why it took so long for me in the previous post (written last Sept). But today I’d like to talk about something else. It’s somewhat of an announcement:
After 8 years of being 100% self-employed (except for a short stint at a non-profit), I now have a full time job- doing what I love most (Internet Marketing for Small businesses and Startups!), for an amazing company.
For the most part, I was living the dream. Work at my own pace and schedule, work from my underwear (of course never letting my clients feel that), spend as much time as possible with my wife and son, have an amazing employee who I only see via Skype, be able to take my laptop anywhere in the world and still produce great work. The income was great, the people I met were terrific, but somewhere in my mind was a question: how far can you take this and how much can you grow? Also, I was juggling many clients rather than doing One Thing.
Then, an opportunity came knocking at my door. A chance to work with amazing and really really smart people, in the only Space in the world I am interested in (the startup community). The chance to do One Thing, with One Team, for One Venture and do it really well. I want to grow. And I want to see how far I can take everything I already know, while adding new knowledge along the way that I can only get by focusing my life more.
The cost? Well I have to trade in my “work in my underwear” badge. I’ll have to reset my life into neat compartments (which at this point is a welcome thought. 4-5 clients on retainer and a few one-offs can drive you mad). A little freedom for a lot of growth. That’s where 2013 and beyond will take me, and now that this website is launched, I’ll take you along on the ride.
Now that I don’t have to worry about self-promotion, getting new clients, and having to rummage through my work archives to create case studies, I can just focus on blogging. I’ll be blogging about:
- Getting Traffic
- Content Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Social Media
- …and a million other things for Small businesses (and startups).
Have fun reading.