The menu on the left is a directory for my current and past endeavors.
I've been exploring the world of self-employment full-time since 2000.
For some, self-employment is a choice......for others it's their only option. After believing
for years it was my choice I've finally conceded that it
really is my only option. Most of the time I cherish being self-employed but
there are occasional days when I wish upon a genie that there were other occupational paths
that felt like a better fit.
During my journey I've found some things I enjoy that generate profits, and I've
found things that aren't nearly as great as they appear from the outside looking
in. In 2013 my health was declining. A change in living location, style
and occupation was in order. I decided to 'focus' on building web based
software to simplify the lives of those who are destined to be
sole-practitioners, sole-proprietors, and micro business owners, after I figured
out how to try to fix my body.
2014 saw six surgeries to add to 9 prior. 2015 saw a fraud I thought I'd never
see. 2016 and 2017 saw me turn into a publisher I never thought I'd be. 2017 and
2018 saw me build an accounting solution in Google Sheets that actually fulfills
my dream of offering an accounting solution to the masses that is open source
and data independent. 2018 and early 2019 saw my writing books and dealing with
more physical dysfunction.
2019 is going to be a very interesting year for sure. I think it might be the
BIG ONE! :-) Accounting software will be rolling out. Books will be rolling out
and I'm going to be rolling out all kinds of things ( or so I think! ). Got to
do something, my cash flow is tanking!!
From a cash flow perspective, I am barely above break even with my remaining
vacation rental in Baltimore which is being operated in an incredibly corrupt
short term rental market place. I earn a few pennies managing the
remainder of the rehabs I got stuck with due to the 2007 and 2008 real estate
and mortgage crisis. I am the Business Manager of Ric Valentine Acupuncture and
that's pretty darn cool when the work comp companies aren't playing hide and
seek with our medical bills!
I suspect Ric and I will be starting some Practice Management and Consulting
businesses this year. I envision a lot of new Accounting Software users, but
time will tell.
This is not
an easy way to earn a living, but I've come to know it's where I belong.