• Freelancing Fulltime

    Aug 9 2006

    Big news: I'm quitting my job, moving back to Canada (with Svea of course) and taking the plunge into fulltime web development freelancing. This is something I've wanted to do for a long, long time (like seriously 10 years).

    I'll be available to do any sized projects, from debugging CSS to adding Ajax functionality to full-blown database-driven web applications in PHP or Ruby on Rails. I love doing it all, and I love the variety. I think that's why freelancing is going to be very fun for me. I also plan to have more time to work on my own projects and get some very interesting things started. Stay tuned for more on that.

    You can probably expect the content of this blog will start to include stuff about freelancing and self-employment. Hopefully I can help someone out by passing along any painful lessons learned. I'd also love to hear your stories and advice about going it alone.

    Anyway, if you'd like me to help you out with JavaScript, Ajax, CSS or whatever else, drop me a line.

  • Comments

    1. Joe at 11:26am on August 9, 2006

    Hey Jesse,

    Congratulations, I knew you had it in ya.  I could tell by some of the comments you leave on my blog.

    And thanks for joining the Forum.  You can contribute anything you like there, but make sure you leave a URL for people to link to either this site or a project you are working on.

    Joe

    2. Jesse Wilson at 11:39am on August 9, 2006

    Congrats dude. Where in Canada are you goin?

    3. Jesse Skinner at 11:45am on August 9, 2006

    I'm moving back to good ol' Barrie, Ontario. We'll stay at my parents' place for a few weeks until we can find ourselves an apartment. Of course, we'll probably go down to Toronto every couple weeks to visit friends and, you know, have something to do.. (Barrie's not so interesting)

    4. Mohamed ELZahaby at 2:24am on August 31, 2006

    about being a fulltime freelancer please take a look @ this article. and send me your advices.

    To Freelance or Not !!!!!!!
    http://blog.elzahaby.com/2006/07/03/to-freelance-or-not-.aspx

    Thanks.

    5. Jesse Skinner at 5:25am on August 31, 2006

    @Mohamed - Interesting article. I'm very confident that I'll be able to freelance easily. I'm not scared of not finding business. The worst that will happen is, I'll have to go get a normal job again. That's no problem.

    The thing I look forward to the most is having the flexibility to put time into my own projects and web sites, and to expand my knowledge and experience more than I ever could in one company.

    Thanks for the link!

    6. Mohamed ElZahaby at 5:03pm on September 18, 2006

    Thanks very much Jesse for your visit and comment.

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