It’s been awhile since I’ve had a blog entry. When this site was first launched, the intention was to continuously add content regarding design and all the good stuff that happens in a web designer’s world. However, my first and only post thus far wasn’t even about web design. Occasionally, you’ll get that here. Especially around a holiday or event that I’m very passionate about. To me, what the men and women in the service are doing is absolutely extraordinary and I appreciate all of their efforts.
The Business or Owner’s Fault?
With that being said, it’s been a slow start for me. A slow start to really getting Evad Design off the ground and going. There are a couple reasons for that.
1. Finding or getting work. Probably the most apparent and the toughest. But that comes with time, right?
2. Not going 110% into it…right away. Let me explain…and back up a little
Evad Design has been around since late 2004. The name anyway. The actual doing business and branding myself as Evad Design started in January of 2010. I started freelancing because having my own small design company has been a dream of mine for awhile. The fresh start in southern California also help get things started.
The Hold Up and Refreshment
But there was a lot of hesitation the first few months…and I wasn’t completely sold on being all in with Evad. Should I be doing just this or getting another job to pay for living expenses? I knew that if I landed another job, my time would be consumed to that and the dream of getting Evad Design to a small design company would pass under the bus.
It was a recent trip home in the summer that really got me going. But not because I landed new clients or more work, I made a new job by designing LED raised lettering for Yacht lettering and it was really exciting. Just the refresh or change of environment helps. I’m good at what I do and I’m in a great position to get this small design company started. And I know seeing most of my family really keeps me going, grounded, and inspired.
Evad Design is Ready to Dance
So I’m all in…and have been for the last couple months. Amazing where a little extra effort takes you. I’ve reached out to more local businesses and have seen an increase in clients, emails(of course), and hours of work. And we know what that generates! I have this vision of where I want Evad Design to be and it’s a long ways off, but taking steps is key. You have to crawl before you can walk and walk before you dance. Soon, Evad Design will be dancing.
What are your thoughts? Have you tried to start a new project? new job? new business? Was there any hesitation at first? Please share your ideas and comments.