“I have total control over what technologies I want to learn and work on.”
“It took me a while to mentally make the jump from being an employee to being self-employed. In my case, there was very little risk and I probably could have made the change sooner. As an employee, the majority of my interactions were with our clients and I usually worked on site with them as a member of their teams. That is the same work that I am doing now, except that I don’t have an office to go to.
The challenge of finding new clients might arise in the future but it hasn’t been an issue yet. Other than that, the only changes so far have been for the positive. I have total control over what technologies I want to learn and work on.”
“I would say to just start, even if everything is not figured out.”
“Most ideas—no matter how good—never happen because they never get off the ground. If you are anxious about making changes realistically determine what would be the worst that could happen and decide what you would do to recover from it. In my case if I was unable to find enough work as an independent contractor, I could always get a job.”