I used to be just like you. My old job as an executive recruiter meant long hours with little to show for my work. I was working my tail off and making a lot of money for the companies that employed me, but I wasn’t profiting at all. If you’re like me, that sounds about as appealing as actually eating those proverbial sour grapes.
Because I’ve always had a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit, I let it take hold of me. My drive to build something of my own motivated me to go the freelance route. I sold my car, moved to a smaller apartment, and cut my bills in half. Everything grew from there.