As many people here will know, I quit the day job to go full time in IM last September. So it's been almost a year now - you know, I still can't believe how time flies when you are enjoying yourself. I have been busy over this time forging strategic partnerships with people on a win-win basis and things are really beginning to pay off now.
We moved to Somerset because I wanted to live by the sea and that's one of the best things about working on the internet; you can live wherever you want. It is such a lovely day here that I decided to take the afternoon off, just walking along the beach with my wife and our dog.
I just got back and logged in to check how things are going. Another couple of hundred bucks had just dropped in to my account whilst I had been out. It is a wonderful feeling after all the time and effort I put in - many people here will know that I have dedicated myself to this project for the past 8 years - but now, finally, things are moving much more quickly than they have in the past and you just can't get the smile off my face.
To anyone just starting out, I hope this post gives you some encouragement. It's not rocket science; it's common sense coupled with focus and dedication and you can do it too.