I dont know what other peoples work situation is in this forum. I left a job to do independent web site development and general internet marketing from a UK base (could be anywhere).
I expect anyone in a similar situation has encountered the same issues.
It is working fine so far I am / have been:
- finding and winning plenty of work,
- completing work (to deadlines) getting paid, (not fast enough in either case :-)
- can just about keep up with the new issues (though this is one of the biggest challenges)
- used subcontractors where needed technically. Usually where I dont have a specific skill.
However I need to grow to be able to do more work per year and evolve into a more proper business.
If I were selling all the time I could generate more work than I could handle, at the moment I am on the balancing act of selling enough to win the work and working enough to complete it. It seems a hard balance to strike because the skills and routines are not 100% compatible ...
Has anyone in here come a similar route and is willing to share any tips on moving from a one man show to something more substantial in this line of work?