I’ve been meaning to do this for the last three weeks – say happy anniversary to my wonderful husband Richard. Not our anniversary, but his – being in business as a freelance web designer and developer for one whole year!
If I’m honest it was a nerve-racking time when he handed in his notice at the agency and decided to go freelance. We’d been together less than a year, were getting married and had bills to pay. I never once doubted his ability but the economy was struggling so would he as well? And Rich gets ants in his pants, would he be able to settle into a rhythm
working home alone?
After lots of networking and getting himself into a routine things started to pick up quickly and I’m immensely proud of where he’s ended up 12 months later. It’s had its stressful moments and I hate that Rich is glued to his phone and responding to work emails at all hours but it’s because of his dedication to his work that he’s done so well. I listen to him on the phone wooing customers with his personable and relaxed but professional attitude, I see him working on and creating some fab designs and websites and I see the smile on his face when the cheques roll in with some fantastic feedback from his clients.
He’s grown as a designer and developer, become a businessman and learned some valuable lessons along the way – and I’m no longer the breadwinner in this family. So, here’s to another 12 months and more in business as westfourstreet with my full support and my full admiration. Love you lots Bateman!
Check out Richard’s guest blog post on one year as a freelancer here.