My life after leaving the 9 to 5 – Week 1

It’s been somewhat of a hectic week, settling into Hub Southern Cross, dealing with Magento and Web App Development leads, meetings and not as many billable hours as I’d like. I worked out at my client’s office in Mitcham (which is where I’m staying at the moment) for a day and a half which is more than half of the billable hours. I did a total of 16 billable hours @ $150 this week which is $2,400.

What I realised is – getting money from sources other than an employer is not an issue at all. There are 3 decent, 10k+ leads in the pipeline – one of which I have a meeting for today over beers. There is also a monthly retainer lead in the works.

My dedicated desk @ Hub Melbourne (Southern Cross)

My dedicated desk @ Hub Melbourne (Southern Cross)

As I write this, things are looking reassuring! Quitting the 9 to 5 was honestly a scary move but if every week is like this first week, I’d need to clone myself pretty quickly to meet the demand.

Note to self: More billable hours. Don’t fall behind schedule.


Week 1: 09/01/2017 – 15/01/2017

Invoiced 1 $300
Active projects 5
Meetings 4 2 hours
On the phone 115 minutes
Web Enquiries 3


  • Steve The Monkey

    January 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I want you to be my friend.

    I’ll pay you in $1 711 Coffees.


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