One month of flying
It has been a month since I started working in my own business. My former employer has been very kind and let me explore this while on a leave of absense, i.e. I have somewhere to return to.
This Monday I sent my first large invoice to my biggest customer. Now, time to wait for the next pay. What have I learned this far?
- Bookkeeping - there are a lot of receipts to handle, especially when starting. Insurances, web servers, car insurance, etc.
- Working from home - it works fairly well for me. I've come up with a scheme to keep myself motivated and actually working. However, a simple business lunch now takes three hours instead of one.
- Money takes time - I've been given offers, signing deals, working more than ever, and my next pay check is still not due until mid January. Worth thinking about.
- Time is not money - at least not yet. By being self employed I'm so much more flexible so that I get more quality time with my family, while making the money that I need (and some extra, but I guess that is for future expenses).