Hi new here, I just finished binging the Free Agents podcast. Like I finished a few minutes ago while driving. I will continue to catchup in the Focused content, but I arrived at the destination I was driving to.
I have been building a engineering consulting practice on the side since November of last year when I put up my squarespace website. ( www.geiger.engineering ) The goal was to become a free agent. I landed one client earlier on for about 15-30 hours/month. Last week I closed on a consulting job that will keep me busy mostly full-time for 6 weeks. Today I am at that job for the kickoff meeting. (That’s where I was driving too, very poetic if you ask me) The plan is for me to give notice to my employer next week and be a full free agent by May 6th.
With the current contracts and my savings I have about a 3 month runway. I would like that to be a little longer, but I don’t think I should pass on this new opportunity just for more savings. I am not happy with the day job for a variety of reasons.
So 1) thanks to Jason, David, and Mike for all that they have shared. It has been very encouraging and helpful while I make this transition. 2) for you free agents out there what is you best advice for me right now? I really like the question that gets asked on the podcast: “what do you wish you could go back and tell yourself when you got started?” 3) now is your chance to talk me off the cliff, but you better talk fast.
Thanks for putting this community together I hope to be part of it.