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2 years a self-employed

2 years a self-employed

2nd May 2014: two years after the start of my new life as self-employed man. I decided to write this post first of all to put my thoughts in order and do some analysis about where I am and how far I did go. To do so, I chose to use the same format used [...]

June 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
The day I became a professional blogger

The day I became a professional blogger

  That day is today. But who is a professional blogger anyway? And how did I became one?   A definition of professional blogger. Oh, the profound uselessness of titles! When I play music I can call myself musician, and when I blog I can call myself blogger, right? One thing I had learn some [...]

October 3, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Buying a Website Case Study: break-even in 3.5 months

Buying a Website Case Study: break-even in 3.5 months

In this post, I’ll analyze brag about a real case study of a successful website investment, sharing the whole experience of searching, buying, and improving a web property. Website name and absolute numbers are confidential, but all the percentages and multiplying factors mentioned in this article are absolutely real. The website itself is a career website [...]

May 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
[Learnt what?] WordPress Development & CSS3

[Learnt what?] WordPress Development & CSS3

My first networking event in Amstedam, OpenCoffee, left me disappointed because there were a lot of freelancers hunting for customers. In between plenty of self-declared Social Media Experts, few “I make websites with WordPress” caught my attention. For the web-analphabets, WordPress is a free software that runs ~20% of all the Internet websites around. It [...]

March 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Learnt What?

Learnt What?

If I have to summarize in a sentence my experience since I started my entrepreneurial life, it’s gonna be: “I’ve learnt a lot of new stuff…” So I decided to list here the skills that I’ve learnt so far, that are helping and will help making my dreams come true, and to dedicate a series [...]

February 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
6 months after: the good, the best and the ugly.

6 months after: the good, the best and the ugly.

1st November 2012: 6 months after the start of my new life.   “How are you doing? How is business?” This is the new frequently answer question. I managed to convince more and more people that I’m an online entrepreneur. For the ones asking details, I have this answer ready: “I’m working on different projects, [...]

November 1, 2012 | By | 13 Replies More
3 months later

3 months later

1st August 2012: 3 months after the start of my new life.   ‘What are you doing now?” This has been the most frequent question I’ve been asked, closely followed by “What are you doing now, exactly?” and far ahead of “How’s the feet? Or was it the knee?”. The answer changes depending on who’s asking: [...]

August 3, 2012 | By | 10 Replies More
Connecting the dots – from Working Hard to Hardly Working

Connecting the dots – from Working Hard to Hardly Working

Looking backwards in the last 2,5 years I can now connect the dots, like Steve Jobs had explain in his renowned Stanford speech (and no, I’m not an i* fan). Here the video with the excerpt, it’s worth spending the 26 seconds: I can now clearly see the path I followed.

April 25, 2012 | By | 14 Replies More
What I appreciate in people

What I appreciate in people

This is the last post of the 3×3 challenge that Cloudio and I put together to experiment with writing, always selecting random subjects and inventing strange rules. It has been so much fun that Cloudio decided to set as a rule to condensate the last 3 articles in a single one, but of 333×3=999 words [...]

April 1, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
The art of dying

The art of dying

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life” said Steve Jobs during the Stanford speech, one of the most beautiful talks about life I heard, and one I particularly like to listen every now and then. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me [...]

March 24, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More