I wear a lot of hats these days. I am a freelance writer based in Breckenridge Colorado (although I often take trips down to Denver), and I am part owner of an iPhone app company I started up last year. I do many things for a living, but I primarily see myself as an entrepreneur. I come up with ideas, develop them, pitch them to people, and then my products somehow generate money. It could be an article today, an iPhone app tomorrow, or something totally different who knows when. I do whatever is necessary to execute my ideas properly. That is all I am thinking about.
I blog extensively for myself and others, write interesting copy, take pictures, develop software, and snowboard way more than I should. They say you can’t be a jack of all trades. I strongly disagree. No opportunity is ever the same. You have to learn new skills in order to be on the cutting edge of anything. In our world, the jack of all trades wins because he’s the one who has the skill before anyone else. That’s how I see it.
Yes, I have a degree. It’s a philosophy degree with a minor in computer science from the University of Colorado. Everyone asks me if that’s necessary for making iPhone apps, and I’m rather indifferent to it. How could it matter that much when there are 12 year olds building apps? I don’t really think the degree has much of anything to do with it. I studied these things because I was interested in them. I still am.
I have been freelancing for two years now, and I get most of my income from the same clients I have had for years. I also get revenue from the sales of my apps. Could I tell you where I’m going to find my next big source of income? Nope, and that’s the fun of it. Being self-employed is an adventure I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
If you got here because of some piece of content I’ve written, an app my team and I have developed, or just out of sheer luck, please contact me. I can help in a number of capacities, and my experience keeps growing. I’d love to partner up with you on your next venture.