The rebalancing headache

RebalancingHeadachePhew! What a tiring year.

I’m writing this during a brief lull.

I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m really bad at being semi-retired. Oh well, time to scrap this site I suppose!

Or maybe not.

As you may remember, I’ve been stuck in to a long-term project and it’s taken up most of my non-freelancing time for the last year. I’ve managed to squeeze in a couple of nerdy Coursera courses too, but it’s been mainly programming and electronics around here for quite some time. (more…)

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Our money: The Tank and the Taps

TapsMy version of living a life of freedom and autonomy revolves around having and applying two complementary sets of skills: entrepreneurship and personal finance.

I believe very strongly that being good at both of these things is the key to quickly achieving the type of life balance you would like. Mastering either of these disciplines in isolation definitely has the potential to improve your life vastly (and eventually give you the freedom you desire) but putting them together is like pouring lighter fuel on a fire.


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How I get freelance clients

NotepadPhoneLaptopSo far, I’ve focussed on trying to get my readers to see that, in order to build a life which doesn’t require a 9-5 job to fuel it, they need to be willing to put in the effort, and direct that effort towards appropriate actions.

Whilst these things are true, they are quite abstract concepts. Knowing that you need to put in some effort, for instance to sell your services to existing businesses, is not the same as knowing how exactly to go about doing that.

So, to give you some help in that area, my aim for this post is to take you through the exact process I use to find the freelance work I rely on to feed my kids.

Caveat Emptor

This is my process. I hope that taking you through what I do helps you to achieve what you want. However the things that have worked for me might not work for you. Your personality, family responsibilities, existing skills and professional network are likely to be completely different from mine.


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