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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Monadnock, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Monadnock

    Monadnock Registered Member

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    Hi everyone
    I am a software developer from Africa, and I want to be my own boss. Simple as that. I have a son of about two years old, and we have another little one coming July. I want to be able to make my own schedule, so I can have the time to spend with the kids and my wife. I currently work 8 hour days (which is great for the industry I am in, plenty of others work 60+ hour workweeks), but I also spend close to two hours in traffic on top of that. That means I spend 10 hours at least being away from home, and the kids. I would love to get to a point where I can quit my day job, and just focus on IM, and perhaps providing some software\consulting services to some small clients of my own.

    I have been reading a few threads on BHW over the last couple of weeks, and have ordered some services as well. So I'm a bit late to the party as far as the introduction goes, but better late than never.

    I am new to IM. Have a couple of AdSense sites built out, not ranking yet. And I am working on a site that will be more authoritative in its niche, and I hope to monetize it through Amazon.

    I just feel with my background in software (have been developing for about 9 years now), and having above average intelligence (if I can be a bit cocky) I feel that I should be able to create something where I don't have a boss, and a fixed time schedule. I know for a fact that my journey to this kind of freedom will not depend on the knowledge(I have everything I need on BHW, it seems), but rather on the determination to keep going. I tend to get bored with ideas quickly, and then move on to the next one. This remains my biggest challenge in most things I do. I have to figure out how to persevere more.

    Have enjoyed reading some of the threads, especially like the method and journey type threads. And I hope at some point I can share my own journey.
     
  2. tojamie

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    Congrats !! Welcome to BHW Cheers :)
     
  3. Rokebono

    Rokebono Senior Member

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    Welcome aboard! :)
     
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    nethead01 Regular Member

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    sign up for all the freelancing sites and you will be well on your way to being your own boss. especially if you got skills :)
     
  6. Galbaotone

    Galbaotone Registered Member

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    Welcome aboard cheers
     
  7. Monadnock

    Monadnock Registered Member

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    Hi guys
    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    Appreciate the advice nethead01, but I really want to move away from trading time for money. I want to create a few web properties that bring in some cash, and then if required, I will do some consulting with small businesses. I really enjoy helping small business owners with the technology stuff.

    Forgot to mention, that I am already running a small e-Commerce store in my country. This is in the wedding niche, selling physical products. It is mildly successful, but nowhere near the point of generating a full time income. To be honest, I think the market isn't big enough to create a full time income. But I am constantly looking at ways to grow that site as well.
     
  8. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Power Member

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    Hello there, Africa. :)
    Serbia over here. Wish you best of luck in that journey.
     
  9. tahworld

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    What's up Africa,

    Welcome to BHW

    I applaud you for this:

    Good job, a real father.
     
  10. Falrish

    Falrish Regular Member

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    Hello Monadnock welcome to BHW. I have been attempting to contact you via PM buy your inbox is full. Please clear it out so I can talk to you :)
     
  11. Birdson

    Birdson Newbie

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    Good luck with your internet marketing journey! :)