This weekend represents the two year birthday of this freelancing lark which for me is a resounding success. A few weeks ago I reached a milestone with the amount of jobs crossing my desk exceeded one hundred which was in itself a real celebration for Ruth and I. It seems like eons ago when I first started – remember this:
Over the past two years I have worked on some amazing projects with some amazing people and I have loved (almost) every single moment of it. Here’s some stats:
- Cups of tea consumed: 1600
- biscuits consumed: 1300
- Pints of water/squash: 1095
- Websites build: 19
- Vimeo Posts: 57
- Megabytes of video shot: 2725
- Hours of editing: 580
- Emails Sent: 3515
- Emails Read: 5857
- Hours spent on phone: 178
- Tweets sent: 2990
- Blog posts written: 14
- Hours spent staring out my window thinking: 134
- Post-its used: 264
- Tracks listened to: 13824
- Freelancers used: 5
- Part Timers hired: 1
So what’s next? Well – I want to continue and I want to grow the business.
I don’t really know anything about growing a business but I do know that we feel compelled to keep going and to see what happens. We’ve always held lightly to our ambitions and wanted to give more room to organic growth and f course to see what God’s hand in all of this might be.
My hopes are to grow and collaborate a lot more this year. There are still different types of projects I want to do and have yet had the pleasure. I want to combine the great network of professionals I’m connected with. I want to make the business sustainable so I can support a family! I want to create some AMAZING things!
Over the next few months I’ll be looking at bigger business plans, networking opportunities that doesn’t suck, and possibly some rebranding!