Smudgie rightly pointed out that I had been remiss in adressing the reasons that Rev and I have parted company.
Actually, it isn’t just Rev I have parted company from. I have, in fact, put the agency babysitting work on hold!! Hooray! There are a couple of clients I am happy to return to, (well, just one actually) so I will have first refusal of going to them, but basically I have one private client I go to and one agency client. And that is all.
Did I hear you ask why I have put the agency on hold?
Well… it’s because I landed the contract to build 2 websites… And it’s a big contract!! So big I have had to register my business name, get a business bank account, an ABN number and actually start taking this work seriously.. Yikes? Yes… Yikes indeed!
So, I have sent an invoice for 1 quarter of the money I will be expecting from this new client and it took me 3 days to send because the amount of it was so scary that I had to convince myself that I actually desereved the money.
You see, this is the 1st time in my life that I have skills that are more valuable than babysitting at $16.00 per hour.
I really feel the favour of God on the whole situation. I haven’t had to advertise for any business at all. In fact someone else has contacted me and asked me to give him a quote on doing the web interface for 2 sites and then for sale and install of a content management system. I quoted too high… Way too high… because I was busy and hadn’t really quizzed him on what he needed but we are still talking about the work and look like we might be able to come to an arrangement that suits… which is very cool and of course… means more work!!!
THEN… I met up with another contact here who had done some design for one of our departments which I had turned into web content… He was so impressed with what I had done he is planning to give me work as well…
So, my plans for my own website are on hold because I couldn’t handle any more work than I have been offered without advertising!!
So, after spending 3 Saturdays with him,I had to prioritise all the stuff in my world (real work, fun work, home, card playing, Jonah and blogging) and Rev could well have become the straw that broke this camel’s back…