Things have been going a little better as far as allocating time toward Snip goes. Last Friday I fired a 20 hr/wk consulting client for being disrespectful. What’s funny is that at first I thought, “Yes! I just freed up 20 hours a week!” but then I realized I have another client that I also… Read More »
I’ve been increasingly “successful” with consulting in the sense that I’m making good money with it. I’m also being UNsuccessful in the sense that consulting is taking up pretty much all my waking hours. I haven’t really worked on Snip at all this week. I did get a new customer, though. Number 10. This brings… Read More »
About a month ago I started two new engagements roughly at the same time. Prior to that I had had a rule – that I was pretty good about following – that I would “pay myself first” and spend the first hour of every day working on Snip. One of my new engagements involves teaching… Read More »
As of late 2013 I was ranking on the first page of Google for “hair salon software”. Unfortunately my domain name was sniphq.com and I figured I was unlikely to outrank competitors who had “salonsoftware” in their domain names. (Most of the keywords I care about involve the terms “salon” and “software”.) So I switched from… Read More »
Super busy with 45+ billable hours of client work per week now. I’ve done almost nothing with Snip except an interview with Ivan Zoot. Gonna be super busy for about the next 3 weeks. Oh, almost forgot: on Monday I received my first payment from my second out-of-state customer. Super pumped about that.
I now have 6 client engagements going at once, which is of course completely insane. I frankly probably won’t even be working on Snip at all for the next month. The good news is that working more means more income, so maybe I can finally afford to have the Snip site redesigned soon.
I’m in the middle of a one-week trial period for a client project that requires me to start at like 7am each day. This has totally fucked up my schedule of working on Snip for the first hour of each day. I haven’t really worked on Snip at all this week. I find out tomorrow… Read More »
This somehow never occurred to me to do before but I finally started tracking what I call “inbound communication” in a spreadsheet. So far inbound communication includes Olark and my 800 number. In the 12 days I’ve been tracking this stuff (10/17 to 10/29) I’ve gotten 12 pieces of inbound communication. Six of those were… Read More »
A common problem for freelancers/consultants is the “boom or bust” nature of freelancing. You oscillate between too much work and too little. I believe this is a fixable problem, and I think the answer to this problem is probably a solid marketing system that has been tested and proven to consistently bring in new work. I think… Read More »
I’m working at a rate that’s 2X what I had worked for most of 2013, sometimes 3X I have 9 Snip customers instead of the 3 or 4 I had in October 2013 Snip is profitable I have the satisfaction of knowing I can earn a whole year’s “real” income while self-employed The Snip website… Read More »