(This is a guest post by Brian Casel, a speaker at the upcoming Double Your Freelancing Conference. Don’t have your ticket yet? Buy your ticket while they’re still available and join Brian and 13 other speakers in Norfolk, Virginia, this September 16th – 18th)
In 2011 I made my fulltime living from billing clients for my time. Financially, that was a pretty good year for me.
But was I happy? Did I see a bright future ahead of me? Not really. I knew I needed a change.
So in 2012, I made it my mission to transition from being a freelance web designer to being an owner of a product business. A product business could scale and grow over time. That idea excited me. That’s where I wanted my career to go.
I thought it would take about year to get there.
It took three.
It turns out, launching a product business, and growing it to a point where it can fully replace a comfortable freelance income is a lot harder than it seems!