It’s taken me a really long time to figure this out: web development is just not my thing. It used to be, but I’ve realized over the past couple of years that I enjoy data science and digital marketing (and not so much web development). I really am over combing through code and updating people’s contact information every day. My brain needs more exercise. Soooo, what do I do?
Several of my friends have jumped the higher ed ship & have started their own web businesses. I would like for consulting to be my full-time job, but I am scared to take the leap, mainly because of insurance and other benefits. The people I know that exited are happy and they seem to be successful. I am afraid that I won’t be able to find enough work to say adios right now.
Please, let me know about your experiences. Are there things you checked off the list of to-do items before you did your own thing? I need some advice!