Saturday, July 14, 2012

#63 - In Business

At what point can you say you've legitimately started your own small business? When you've had a company website launched, of course!

Check it out: Rogue Wave Communications is official as of today.

I've registered the company name, handed out business cards, taken some business courses, and oh, yeah, invoiced clients and gotten paid. So far, it's been mostly web video, but I've also contracted for some writing and a few photo sessions. I've got some more clients lined up and plans for some major networking coming up.

Keeping the books and all that isn't very fun, but it's worth it to have my own company and do work I love. The thing about being self-employed, even if it's only a side gig, is that sometimes you have to remind yourself not to feel guilty for having fun on the job. Sometimes you end up staying up until the wee hours, losing track of time while you're editing video, or get a really sweet photo and can't stop smiling for the rest of the day, or write a sentence so witty or poetic you have to call your mom to brag about it as soon as it's on the page... and that's how you know you're in the right line of work. And being the boss is the cherry on top. It's pretty rad to have a business website. I bet this is how Mark Zuckerberg felt when Facebook went live.

Do what you love. Love what you do.

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