Earlier this year I was furloughed from my job for 2 months, then laid off (like many people all over the world).
I spent that time setting up my own business so I can start working from my home where I have a computer, internet, and really everything I need to take care of myself. I used the web development skills I already have to do help other people with their websites.
I started off on unemployment, then dropped it when I started making money. Now I have clients. I’m busy every day. I’m billing at 2-3 times the hourly rate I used to get paid.
I’m happier. I’m healthier. There’s no more workplace discrimination for my gender or my chronic health issues (both have happened in previous jobs but I’m not pointing fingers right now). I can easily work around doctor’s appointments or symptom flareups.
This is amazing and I’m very grateful to be in this situation.
If you would like to check out my business, I’d be grateful. Code Rocket Studios, LLC