Why Build In Public?

It is time for me to go from “working for myself” to “having other people work for me”.

I love new challenges and building a team that serves a community I love is an exciting challenge.

Not to mention, I could probably 2x-3x my income with freelance copywriting (my main source of income for the last 2.5 years), but I could never 20-30x my income by writing more. This means I need to find a different problem to solve. 

The 2 books that are my biggest inspiration for this next chapter in my life are 4-Hour Workweek and The Minimalist Entrepreneur.

After extensive note-taking from both books, I have decided that my next side hustle must fall into one of the following categories:

I am a digital nomad and these business models are more likely to fit into my lifestyle. 

Another aspect of my next side hustle is that the community I will serve is one that I am a part of.

In other words, I must scratch my own itch.

As far as freelance writing goes, I have reduced my client base so I work about 5 hours per week on client work, and I am making $1,000 USD per month. Not a lot of money, which is the point. 

I want to feel financial pressure to make a successful side hustle, and I moved to Bali where I know exactly 0 people. 

The point is to force me to make something happen here. (and yes, I did save up a bit of a runway to do this)

I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on side hustles, but I have lived many exciting and entertaining stories – so I know for a fact that this will be the next one. 

I am documenting this to inspire other people to make money in alternative ways that allow them to have a more enjoyable and fulfilling lifestyle. 

I will post once per week about my journey and what is going on with my side hustle(s).