As of 9AM this morning, I officially joined the
ranks of the unemployed freelance community.
I’ve been keeping a radio silence this weekend to mull over and discuss the situation with a few trusted friends/advisors, and making sure I have everything in order. While TopSpot Internet Marketing has been nothing short of an excellent place to work and learn, my first love has always been my freelance gigs.
To the TopSpot friends I’ve made in my time there: Keep #winning. I’ve learned a lot from everyone there (and hey, maybe I taught someone a thing here and there). I couldn’t have asked for a better company to spend my time with. If you ever need anything, you know how to reach me.
There are two areas that I am specifically passionate about: WordPress and Search Engine Optimization. I like to think that I’m extremely talented in both areas. So, that is how I’ll be (and am) making my income, through providing WordPress-specific consulting and programming, and search engine optimization services.
I’ve got a great network of people that have inspired, helped, and pushed me to go for this goal, whether it’s been through an active interaction, or simply letting me observe them in their natural habitat. I won’t name names here, but thanks for letting me be a part of what you’re doing.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with working for someone else, for the things that I want to do, a “normal job” certainly isn’t in line with those things. Other than working, I’ve set goals to do a few things: travel to a foreign country (I’ve never been outside of the US), be on a panel or a presenter at SXSW, help build the best WordPress Meetup Group ever, and get in better shape than I’ve probably ever been in. There are plenty of other goals, but these are certainly near the top of the list.
Questions? Feel free to ask me in the comments below.
The Only Stephanie says
Ahh, Topher, I’m excited for you, friend! The adventure that you’re embarking upon is incredibly brave, but make no mistake– if anyone can do it, you can. Let me know how I can be of support.
Aimee Woodall says
So excited for you, my friend! Congratulations!
I hope we’ll get to work together. We’re always on the lookout for WordPress freelancers. I know where to find you…
Proud of you for going for it. It’s the only way to do things.
Brian Truax says
Boba Fett was a freelancer. So, you know, you’re automatically a badass.
Chris Smith says
Thanks! You can help by referring businesses who might be looking for someone with my skillset to guide them through launching a new website or marketing themselves online more efficiently in general.
Chris Smith says
Chris Smith says
So, do they just automatically ship my light saber, or do I need to file a request with someone?
Brian Lucas says
So, are you big into the backend/coding side of wordpress? And if so, are you interested in working as a developer alongside other designers? I work in wordpress pretty much all the time, and it’s still more coding than I like. I’d be down to find a developer to speed things along. Feel free to send a message if that sounds interesting at all. Either way, freelancing is great and amazing and horribly frightening all at once. Do well. Be rad. Work hard.