About Jared White
It all started in the heady “dot com” days of the late 90s.
The year was 1997. I struck out as a part-time freelance web designer, and through a process of trial-and-plenty-of-error, I learned the fundamentals of providing creative services to clients and getting paid for the privilege. Little did I realize in my years as teenage computer geek how fortunate I was to pick up these skills!
Yet the pressures of emerging adulthood finally got the better of me, and I entered the world of corporate America. Yup. I sat in a cubicle and drank bad coffee and filed TPS reports. (Not really, but some days I might as well have….) Truth be told, in ways both bad and good, I learned a lot from the experience. The know-how and discipline I have today as a programmer (mainly the Ruby on Rails and Jekyll technologies) was largely forged within those enterprises.
However, in 2010 after a series of difficult circumstances, I was forced to take the plunge and embark on the journey of making a living as a “free agent.” With the exception of a 6-month employment stint in 2014, I’ve spent these last 8 years discovering what it means to find success and thrive as an independent creative worker. My “day job” is working as a web designer & developer for my freelance business Whitefusion. I also write a frequent blog and host a podcast about the open web and other geeky interests at JaredWhite.com.
And then there’s Pygmy Nuthatch. Though I’m not so full of myself as to self-identify as a “freelancing guru”—I am ready to impart a few nuggets of wisdom I might have picked up along the way. I’m here to encourage YOU to succeed outrageously as an independent creator. I don’t have all the answers, but I might have the answer you seek today.
Thriving, not just surviving, as a free agent: doesn’t that sound nice? Even if you feel like you’re too old, or too married, or too whatever, to make it big working for yourself…don’t let the negative self-talk get you down. I’ve made virtually every mistake in the book—and I’m still here! If I’ve somehow fumbled and bumbled my way to a solid revenue stream, cool clients, groovy projects, and a lifestyle that gets me excited to wake up every morning, YOU CAN TOO!
So what do you say? Are you ready to take the journey with me? Here’s what I want you to do. I want you to sign up for my Pygmy Nuthatch newsletter. It doesn’t cost a dime, and it’s the gateway to me sending you regular and fresh insights on how to supercharge your career as a independent creator. In addition, you’ll be the first to know when excerpts from my upcoming book, Free Agent Blast Off! roll out. It’s a win-win scenario.
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Thanks for your time! I know there’s a lot to see and do on the internet, and your interest in Pygmy Nuthatch is what keeps me going. I appreciate it.
Rock on! 😎