(Photo Credit: St3ve)
Today is officially the first day of the rest of my life. I am finally free of the cubicle and all the crap that goes along with it. I no longer have to be the “tech” guy that everyone comes to for problems and stupid questions.
The above quote is from a post I wrote a year ago entitled A New Journey Starts Today. It was officially the first day of my new life after leaving my cubicle job. Well guess what? It’s been a year since that happened!
I can’t believe a year has come and gone. When I first quit my job, my main goal was to make it a year without having to get another job. All I wanted to do was work for myself for a year without having to commute, sit in a cubicle, or answer to a boss. Luckily, I managed to do just that. I learned a lot along the way and wanted to put together a list of some of the things I’ve learned from a year of self-employment. Read More →
(Photo By Tim Patterson) Justin recently asked me an excellent question on my post about living cash-flow free for almost a year. The post detailed my financial struggles after escaping the corporate cubicle world last April. Justin asked me: How bad do you miss the cube farm? Of course, my response was not at all! […] Read More →
This weeks episode of Digital Nomad Radio is all about bookkeeping and taxes. I agree, it’s the most boring part of having a business. Unfortunately, it’s something we all have to do at some point.
The reason I chose this topic this week is because I spent about 8 hours (at least it felt that long) last night printing and scanning receipts, entering invoices, and catching up on all the books. It took me a lot of researching before I had any idea what I was doing. I have a feeling some of you are in the same boat as I was and are clueless about what to do.
Some of the topics I will cover include:
- Accounts Receivable - How to keep track of all your income.
- Accounts Payable – What you should be keeping track of for business expenses.
- Tax Deductions For Bloggers/Freelancers – I’ll share some of the tax deductions that you might be able to take if you are a blogger or freelancer.
- Invoicing Software - I’ll share a really useful tool I use for invoicing.
That pretty much wraps it up for this weeks episode. Click the continue reading link below (or the post title above) to listen to this weeks show. Read More →
Imagine what life would be like if you could work from anywhere. You would no longer be confined to your 9 to 5 work schedule and you could go out and do the things you enjoy. The good news is that this scenario is completely possible. How? By becoming a digital nomad. One of the […] Read More →
It’s Monday once again and that means it’s time for another episode of Digital Nomad Radio. In this weeks podcast, I answer the common question: How do I quit my day job? I discuss how I did it and what I experienced as a result. I also discuss what you should do to make it as easy as possible. I cover things like dealing with benefits, savings, and stress. You can’t miss it!
20 minutes and 45 seconds to be exact…
Here’s a quick peak at some of the points I make in this weeks episode:
- Have An Existing Blog/Website – I talk a little about how important it is to already have an existing blog or website before you quit your job.
- Be Ready To Work A Lot Harder – I give you some insight into life after quitting and why it’s more difficult at first.
- Take A Look At Your Benefits – I discuss benefits and what you need to think about before you quit. A very important step, especially if you have a family.
So click the read more button below or the post title above to listen to the podcast. I hope you enjoy it! Read More →
When it comes to promoting a blog or website, there is nothing better than some good ol’ fashion business cards. They give people a quick impression and provide some valuable information about who you are. However, it’s very important to take a look at your cards and ask yourself what they say about you.
Above is two new designs I had printed for my freelance website, ZoopMedia.com.
Business Cards Are An Important Tool
A business card says a lot about a person. The more unique and creative a card is, the more likely that person is unique and creative. It also gives a first impression that can last a lifetime, especially if you give it to someone you may never see in person again. That card might sit on someones desk for a long time and create an image in their head. Read More →