After Quitting My Job

It’s been a while since my last post where I talked about quitting my job so I figure I’m due for an update. Lots has happened since I quit my job and I’ve almost settled into a routine. Don’t really have a routine yet because of the big move to Washington state.

Moving…

Yep, I’m leaving south Florida for good to head over to Spokane, Washington. We closed on a house a month ago and some renovation work is taking place. I’ve been packing and getting everything in order in West Palm Beach, FL while my wife has been taking care of the new house stuff in Washington. It’s a busy time but I’m super excited about this move! Can’t wait 🙂

Being my own boss…

It’s been about three months since I stopped working for the man and with all the other stuff going on in my personal life I’m just starting to enjoy on my own. I actually took about a month and a half off so I’m just now getting into a routine.

I’m not a morning person so when I had a job I was always rushing in the morning because I was late. Totally the wrong way to start your mornings!

Nowadays I take my time and ease into the mornings. It’s great and I’m really enjoying the freedom. I work on Bidsketch related stuff about 3 or 4 hours a day (which includes 10 to 20 minutes of support). The rest of the time I’ve been spending packing or doing other chores. Needless to say I’m looking forward to settling into a different routine when I get to Washington.

Conferences…

I’ve been to LessConf, SuperConf and MicroConf in the last three months and had an awesome time at each of them. There’s so much to cover on the conference front that there’s no way I’ll be able to cover it all here; I’ll follow up in the next few days with more details. For now, I’ll just say that the thousand or so dollars that I spend going to these conferences is waaay worth it.

Revenue…

Bidsketch has been growing at a nice pace lately. In fact, I’ve almost doubled my revenue since I quit. It’s funny, I didn’t expect for it to earn this much when I first launched.

That said, I do have days where I feel like it’s not growing fast enough. Go figure. I just have to stop and remember to enjoy the journey when that happens.

Marketing….

Lots to cover on the marketing front. Too much for a summary so I’ll have to put out several posts about the sorts of things I’ve been doing and what I’ve learned these last few months. I’ve been digging into analytics and have tried a few interesting experiments so far. Nothing that has doubled my revenue by itself so far but there have been a few interesting moments.

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