T1K Development

The other day I went into my boss’ office and resigned from my comfortable, well paying, insurance providing job.

“Why on earth?!?!” I can hear you asking yourself. Allow me to explain. No, it is too much, let me sum up.

I started doing freelance web development on the side while in college 15 years ago, and never really quit. Work has ebbed and flowed over the years, because I’ve never really sought it. 99% of my work has come to me.

About 2 years ago things started to pick up more. I got a nice ongoing contract with a client and got hooked up with my friend Steve. Since then I’ve really had more side work than I can handle. Working all evening every evening gets old after a while.

My choice was really to either quit doing freelance work, or quit the day job. I chose to quit the day job. Hopefully my new day job won’t continue to creep into my evenings.

We know there are a zillion things to think about when going freelance, and we’ve been working hard to think about them. Insurance, taxes, slow times, etc. We’re praying a lot these days. 🙂

So, if you know anyone in need of web development services, send them on over to!

15 thoughts on “Freelance Freedom

  1. Nice! I wish you the best! I’m too unambitious to switch to freelance. But, like you, 99% of my freelance work comes to me. It just hasn’t been lately cause not enough people needing websites and willing to pay a decent price know I do web dev. Plus I’m NOT willing to spend much of my evenings working. Anyway, I wish you the best!

  2. Huge Congrats! That’s an exciting adventure and what a reward to know that your services have been appreciated to warrant the need to make that decision.

  3. Congratulations! I tried sending you some more business, and I expect that before long she will come back to you. I wish you guys the best and wouldn’t mind learning enough to join you. I’m a ways away from that though.

  4. Hey, man, you’ll do well. Thanks for all the work you’ve done for me in the past! Now I won’t have to feel guilty for taking up your evenings. 🙂

  5. heh, like the “let me sum up” reference — you recall our cats are named Wesley and Buttercup? 🙂

    Yay! I join Paul in saying I’ll be happy to request your services now without feeling like I’ve drained your last ounce of free time — now it’s all ‘free time’. 😉

  6. Way to go Toph! You will excel at it buddy.
    I have always been astounded with your knowledge and know that you will put it to great use in your new venture.

    All the best

  7. Thanks for your years of putting CU Radio on line and keeping things running so well. AND for all the support e-mails along the way. AND for introducing me to Linus T’s wide world of Linux!

    Keep love what you’re doing and doing what you love. And may you prosper in the doing. 🙂

  8. Woo Hooo…I am so proud of you!!! I am glad you are now your own boss.

    There is life after radio and it is awesome.

    Congrats Topher 🙂

    You will be just fine.

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