As from late September, I will be back out in the scary world of freelancing. I’ve done it before, so it doesn’t scare me in that respect. I’ve spent the last two and a half years working for my good friends at Sero Consulting, and I will continue to do so in the future, but I will be free to do other things too.
There is a big difference between the last time I was a freelance and now, That is the rise of Social Media. Looking back at the early part of 2008, the last time I was touting myself as a freelancer, it seems like a different world. I had only recently joined Twitter, I had only penned a few blog posts, and I reckon no more than a handful of people thought Facebook had any serious uses.
Now, we all know people who constantly spam social networks trying to sell you something, or endlessly going on about how good they are. I fervently hope that I can avoid being one of those people, and, if you ever see me doing it, please tell me about it. But, I DO have to make a living, so I will be dusting off my CV, tweaking my Linkedin profile (I really must work out properly how Linkedin works), and, and…. Well, that’s just it, can I really bring myself to use social media as a marketing channel? We’ll just have to see about that.
Well, I suppose this is the start of it, if you’ve read this, you’ve been marketed at, I hope it was a gentle experience, and hasn’t left you feeling too soiled. I’ve made some really lovely friends through social media over the past few years, and the last thing I want to do is to alienate any of you.
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Good luck John…
… hope it all works out ok.
Things will really rock once we all get access to the fat pipes.
I’m sure you will be a great success – it’s a great time to be working for yourself 🙂
Good luck with everything! And stop apologising for “marketing” yourself
all the best
There are exceptions. I too am sure you’ll be a great success. You deserve it. Good luck 🙂
Good luck out there John – I’ll sling you a recommendation up on LinkedIn 😉
Yes, I agree with one of your earlier commenters – it’s a great time to be working for yourself. There’s lots to do around social media, in spite of the huge numbers using things like facebook, people, groups and organisations are only just beginning to get to grips with the possibilities, potentials (and pitfalls, I guess it is fair to add).
Here’s to the future!
Well done on taking the leap, not that its anything new to you 😉 You have been a great support to me and also others on Twitter and across the social web. I’m nothing but sure that you will have many fruitful opportunities come rolling your way effortlessly.
Good luck John (not that you need it 😉 )
Wishing you every success – best of luck with your freelance adventures.
All the very best, John. Thanks for all your encouragement personally and for guiding me into social networking. Now if you can work out how LinkedIn works – let me know!
Hope everything goes well for you John, I know it will.
Best of British.
Best of luck John and keep in touch you never know what opportunities there may be.
Good luck mate 🙂