As an entrepreneur, and consultant, getting contracts is a very important part of business. I’m constantly trying to sell myself and my services (hmm rather naughty sounding if you think about it). However at the end of the day if I have a signed contract or two in my hand, I’m feeling pretty darned good.
Last month I managed to get a small 5 hours/month contract with a local start-up, which was really awesome. There is definitely a lot of growth potential there in the future. However 5 hours/month isn’t a lot – it barely covers any of my monthly expenses. So I kept looking for more contracts and finally I found one (yippee!). I’ll be working with an agency in Atlanta, doing analytics work for them on a per-project basis. The current contract is through June 15th (not long, but it’s a start – if I do good work I’m hoping they will extend the contract). This contract also pays me the most per hour I’ve yet earned ($65/hour). Not bad, if I do say so myself. :)
I’m pretty excited because this agency mainly deals with clients using my favorite analytics tool (Omniture). I have been chomping at the bit to get back into an Omniture account again – I really love working with their service, and if I could afford it, I’d be using it on my site.
At any rate I’m feeling a lot more successful than I have in the past few weeks and hopeful that my being self-employed might actually work out – which would so completely rock. Being able to be my own boss is fabulous and I hope I can keep it going.