Today is the last day of 9-month classes in the Clark County School District, which means my primary source of income for the past six months (substitute teaching) is going to all but stop. I started preparing for this situation in January by offering freelance writing, editing, publishing and content development services via Elance.com, and I’ve gradually built a clientele and a track record I can use as a platform for expanding my services.
Today is therefore the start of turning my home-based business into my primary source of income. I am quite pleased with this transition. In fact, yesterday one of my clients asked me to create a proposal for a book project worth several thousand dollars. It is beginning to look like I’ve found a way past the summer doldrums.
In September, the political season will begin anew and I’ll have consulting work. I am officially declaring my goal to survive the recession as completed. Now, my fingers are crossed that we don’t go into an actual depression! 3 years ago