So this blog is going to be about my freelancing career and the hiccups and successes that I have had a long the way, so a good place to start would be a beginning.
I’ve always been fairly interested in Web technologies, ever since an early age. I enjoy logic and structure and order, and this was brought up with me though early steps in programming for the Windows command line, and when I was introduced to the world of the internet at about the age of 8 or so, I was instantly curious as to how to how it all worked and how pages were made.
This immediately prompted me to poke around and learn. One of the best days of my life was when I discovered the view source button in Internet Explorer (So sure me, I was young and naive).
I quickly started building little HTML pages and discovered that I quite enjoyed it. And from there I started delving more and more into various programming technologies, especially those relating to web programming, which quickly brought me into the world of PHP websites, and then Data driven websites utilizing some kind of database back end.
I figured that I could probably make a career out of doing so and in every single job I have had, I have either done web work as a side line, or been able to find internal projects to attach myself to that I could use to stretch my design and development muscles and get some experience under my belt.
My enthusiasm for developing never dampened and I like picking apart other peoples systems and seeing if I can make them better. Solving problems can be a lot of fun.
So I decided to make a career out of it, and subsequently I have done some work as a freelancer while in other jobs, and I try to keep up with it and take on client work alongside my regular day job.
But over the next 2 years, I am going to make it my goal to see if I can actually make a real career out of it, when my current work contract ends, and go for it full time.
This blog will keep up with that goal as well as follow with tutorials for technologies that I find interesting as well as interesting bits of information that I find.
To any body else looking to do something like this, I suggest as a good starting point that you check out the wonderful website Freelance Switch, which is filled with advice for people looking to start out on this path, with a lot of good tips and advice. It makes for some good reading material, and to those of you already familiar with my twitter feed, you will occasionally see me post links to some of their material that I think people should give a good look over.
So where I am at now: I have my Portfolio and general freelancing work done here at Sivocha.com, but for most of the business stuff, I am starting new with ThreeHive, which will be my little Design and Development agency, and I look forward to the challenges.
First and Foremost of which I think will be the incorporation paperwork for the business. (Setting up as a limited is always a good idea)
Wish me the best of luck.