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Side Gigs & Freelance

July 16th, 2014 at 03:52 pm

Did some maintenance on one of my previous website jobs. That is an easy and fun $20. That client is an absolute delight to work with, I wish they were all like that! Ha.

Also a friend referred their teacher to me that needed some help with a php web program for a class project. Outside my usual line of work. But I didnt take those classes for nothing I suppose. I was able to rattle my brain enough to remember some programming, and I am quite proud that I was able to complete it in only a couple hours.

I have no idea if he is paying me or not, he did mention it, but I am not expecting it. It would be a welcome surprise.

I usually only design complete wordpress websites for small businesses. That is my specialty, and what I enjoy. But this has certainly got me thinking. Maybe I could drum up a few little side gigs, designing programs. It is always a good idea to keep your skills sharp, in case I need them for a job one day. The pay is a lot less than a full website, but so is the work.

I need to update my portfolio soon. Ive done quite a few more websites. I am about maxed right now, working on 2, and maintenance on 1. But I expect to finish them soon, and then I will be taking more projects again. Need to keep my information relevant.

I have now done 7 complete websites. I get better and faster each time. Eventually I would love to quit my day job, get a fun part time job, and spend the rest of my time doing freelance and increasing my goat herd.

I would have to do at least 6+ websites a year. Which is very doable as far as time. But I am unsure if I could reliably find that many new clients.

If I could find 12 a year, I could completely work from home. That is an awesome idea!

So far this year I have done 4 websites, and the year is only half over. This is also on top of going to school, and my day job. Surely I could do even better if I was doing it full time, and actually trying to get business... Hmm. Something to ponder.

2 Responses to “Side Gigs & Freelance”

  1. klarose Says:

    Just for reference. One website nets me almost the same as my monthly pay check. While it usually takes a month or more to finish one, that is mostly wait time, for people to get information to me, or approve things. That isnt me working on it daily for hours. If I was doing freelance full time, I could easily do 3 or more a month at the same time. IF I could find that many new clients. That is the part I am wary of.

  2. SecretarySaving Says:

    Do you have a price list and description of what all that entails? I'm interested. Could you email me some info?

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