This is a journal entry from Monday 5/26/2008
I had been weighing the option of having my next job be a contracting job instead of full time. Now I'm considering going off the grid altogether. Could I make enough money freelancing and with the Rex Harley website to support myself? How do people in the adult industry find contracting resources?
I could use Rex Harley as a showcase of my skills. It's a scary and powerful idea to be completely independent, without relying on a full time job to support me.
But I need help and time. I don't know how to do these things and it takes time to research them. I feel that I need to make some headway before quitting my job, but I won't be able to make any headway before quitting my job. It's hard to keep focus. I need a chart of things to manage or have managed. Insurance is the big one. Then taxes...
So the goals for the week include:
Finishing getting content on the Rex Harley website as soon as possible.
Finishing converting the old format pages to the new maintainable one.
Beginning the process of putting together a software toolkit so that I can quickly be productive as a freelance Java programmer.
Researching how one makes a living as a freelance web developer.
I think the key is going to be the ability to step back from time to time and not get stuck in details. And a willingness to change my approach.