Taking the Plunge: Going Full-time Freelance

"A free lance" imageJust a quick bit of news…

For over two years, ever since leaving Confused.com in 2011, I’ve considered going self-employed as a full-time SEO freelancer. However, the timing never quite seemed right. But on Friday just gone, I worked my last day at Box UK, which could be my last day in employment for a while. Yep… I’ve taken the plunge. I’m now officially a freelancer – full-time self-employed.

My family have been a big inspiration. My parents have been self-employed for decades, running their own IT recruitment agency, a Spanish rental property business and my dad is also a landlord more locally. I guess you could say that I want to follow in their footsteps.

So… if you’d like to work with me then please let me know. There’s just a brief bit of info about it on this site for now, but soon I will have a separate website for the freelance side of things: MorganOnlineMarketing.co.uk (at the moment it just redirects to SEOno, effectively sending you in an infinite loop… but it’ll be its own site soon).

It’s also pertinent to mention here, as it means that I’ll probably be updating SEOno less often from now on, especially for the next few months, while I get things going. The goal for SEOno was to publish one post per month, and I reckon I can still hit that.

[Knight/lance image credit: Martin Sharman (and before you think “what a weird image choice,” you may want to check out the origin of the word “freelance”… Personally I would’ve preferred to go for the much more cool ‘gun for hire,’ but that might’ve given people the wrong idea about what I do…)]

13 Comments

  • Laura

    May 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Congrats Steve, hope the adventure into full-time self employment goes swimmingly.

    • Steve

      May 7, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply

      Thanks Laura! πŸ™‚ You’ll have to let me know if you’re ever visiting Cardiff (and likewise I’ll let you know if I’m ever by Brum)!

  • Emma

    May 7, 2013 at 8:12 am Reply

    Good luck mate – I’m sure it will be worth the plunge!

    • Steve

      May 7, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply

      Thanks Emma! πŸ™‚

  • David Wilkinson

    May 7, 2013 at 8:15 am Reply

    Good luck Steve!

    • Steve

      May 7, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply

      Thanks mate! πŸ™‚

  • Jay Stallard

    May 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm Reply

    Good Luck Stevie Phi. Will keep an eye out for any work / clients that could be passed across…..

    All the best

    • Steve

      May 9, 2013 at 7:59 am Reply

      Thanks Jay! πŸ™‚

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