Taking the plunge

I nicked the title for this post from my good friend Marco, who decided to quit his job and work as a freelancer a couple of years ago. Mostly because of Dutch tax law I myself am trying to avoid the term ‘freelancer’, but I did just quit my job. From January 2008 on, I’ll be focusing solely on my own web design business.

It’s been a tough decision, and one I’ve been struggling with for years. I love the people I work with, and will miss definitely many of them. But the direction my employer is moving in does not match my interests, talents and ambitions. Becoming an entrepreneur will allow me work with WordPress more, look into other CMSs, learn PHP and do way more design work. I’ve got plans for developing a Flash-based toolkit that will allow designers anyone to create cool websites with no programming skills needed, and tons of other projects.

Hopefully, I’ll also be able to devote more time to creating new WordPress themes and plugins and improving/updating the current ones. Marco has since his ‘plunge’ been tempted into not one but two seriously cool jobs, which goes to show that things always turn out how you least expect them to.


  1. Waarvoor hulde. Gefeliciteerd en alvast veel succes. Als dat geen reden is om elkaar weer eens te spreken…

    Comment by roy — December 10, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

  2. Congrats and good luck! I hope you’ll be sending me lots of invoices in 2008 after we work on some cool projects together 🙂

    Comment by Suzero — December 12, 2007 @ 9:32 pm