It’s Time to Stake Your Claim

It’s been an incredible couple of weeks for newsworthy crowdsourced fundraising campaigns over on Kickstarter and Indiegogo: Adam Baker and team are very close to having the most individual backers ever for a documentary Seth Godin raised a buhjillion dollars in 24 hours for his newest book Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal has raised over $200k for two charitable causes in a hilarious symbolic middle finger to a website who stole a bunch of his comics Great for these guys, you might be saying, they each already have big followings. But what if you’re just “joe creative” off the street?

4 Ways to Leave Your Job

New readers write me weekly asking how I made the transition from corporate work to self employed. Specifically, they want to know how it works from a financial perspective.