fat-moonkin replied to your post “take break from tumblr/wow for three weeks to start a business and lose 3 followers, come back to tumblr and lose 3 more, what the heck bros :(”
ooooo start a business?! watcha been up to zanbon
I’ve been working as a freelance graphic designer for the past 6 or 7 years but always did it as a supplement to my 9-5 regular job.
Earlier this year, I lost my job because I went to the ER and had to have emergency surgery then take 2 weeks off to recover (literally I got fired for being in the hospital, yes this is illegal). That, combined with the fact that I wasn’t even remotely upset with losing my job because I was *so miserable* working there, prompted me to reassess whether or not I wanted to continue working in a shitty job just to pay my bills and treat my passion as a hobby or if I wanted to actually work in the field I love and have a degree in.
I pursued other jobs for a few months, worked a couple odd jobs, but finally decided to stop half-assing two things and whole-ass one thing. I am extremely blessed to be in a relationship with someone who not only can financially support me through the lull that comes with first starting a business, but he also enthusiastically supports me to follow my dreams, so I figured why not, now is as good a time as any!
So…. long story short, I teamed up with some friends, came up with a name/brand, designed us a logo, built a website, ordered business cards, and finally launched a new business:
The timing is probably not the smartest, since I’m essentially wanting to spend the entire month of October building my Blizzcon cosplay rather than doing client work, but I’m going to treat the next few months as a soft opening and try to start marketing pretty heavily at the beginning of 2015!
(Source: mattbors.com, via kiango)