I was scared af that on May I'll run out of money (500€ MRR).
Life proved me wrong. I jumped to €5300 MRR and expect to have €15.000 on the side until the end of 2021.
I made the small-bets strategy of @dvassallo work. I made freelancing work in a way that doesn't take my whole week and provides enough $$$ to survive.
I capped freelancing to max 20h per week.
I was lucky and persistent enough and a client (restocks.net) found me on LinkedIn in March. They bought the 12h per week for €4300pm option. On top of this I got a 2nd UX coaching client (€500 x 2 = €1000)
Total freelance income: €5300 per month for 14 hours per week.
Now I have 26 hours left to work on other projects, and also a steady revenue to stay calm and enjoy the process!
Life is random and unexpected. On April I was literally stressed and afraid that I'll have to get a full-time job again.
But new clients showed up!
Why? Because I focused on showing up and sharing my work and my mission.
As you can see I can do it, which means that YOU can do it as well. Building something is a combination of patience, persistence, strategy and luck.
Biggest learnings so far:
Have faith into the process and yourself. I was very close sometimes to quit. Thank god I didn't.
Accept that randomness is something I have to live with. Focus on things I can control and hope for the best.
That's all! 🙌
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If you are new to my journey, on June 2020 I quit my job with a year of savings (32.000€) to chase my dream of becoming a full-time IndieHacker. I had no specific plans or project ideas to work on. Only a goal, some savings and my skills. Since then I share every week what happens behind the scenes.
Feel free to join me on my journey, and to check all the updates I 've published so far!