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My First Day as a Full-time Home Business Owner

by Jean Murray on December 1st, 2008

Today, December 1, 2008, is my first day as a full-time home business owner.  Pretty exciting.  Pretty scary.

I “retired” from my very well-paid job in educational administration, to work full-time on my freelance writing/book sales business.  I have been doing this part-time since 2003, but much of that time was spent working and traveling on my “real” job, so I haven’t done much.

It’s exciting, because I have lots of plans and ideas.  I have several books to write, and working with a coach on a major re-branding effort, and I have the possibility of some joint venture opportunities.  And, of course my 2 blogs for Bizzia (Small Business Boomers and this one) and my gig as Guide for U.S. Business Law and Taxes on About.com.

It’s scary because I need an income every month, to replace at least some of the income from my other job.  I know I can do it.  I believe I can do it.  It’s about (1) working hard, and (2) working smart.  If it’s to be, it’s up to me.

Tags: full-time home business, new businesses

POSTED IN: Branding Your Home Business, Personal Experience, Planning

3 opinions for My First Day as a Full-time Home Business Owner

  • Jeff
    Dec 1, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Congratulations, You have accomplished what many of us are still aspiring to.

  • Sean
    Dec 1, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Congrats on taking the plunge, Jean

    We’re looking forward to watching you succeed!


  • Jenny Cromie
    Dec 1, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Congratulations for taking the plunge Jean!

    I remember taking that same leap three years ago this January. I had freelanced part time for a number of years, but just didn’t feel ready to leave the security of a job with benefits and a 401(k) behind. That courageous first step into the freelance life is a big one, so give yourself a huge pat on the back for taking it.

    It’s a tough economy, but with the right tools and entrepreneurial spirit, I know you will succeed. And if there’s anything I can help you out with or blog about that would be helpful to you, just let me know. :-)

    Jenny Cromie

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