I’ve recently made the move to freelance consulting. Yes, I gave up a very good job to be my own boss. What can I say? I think I’d make a great boss.
I’ve been struggling with my career choices for the past 6 months. I wasn’t feeling completely fulfilled at my position with Syncapse. Please don’t get me wrong – the job was great and the people I worked with were talented and hilarious. It was just that where my career was heading was not where I wanted to be. And it doesn’t matter how good something is, if it’s not what you want then you aren’t happy.
I think the most difficult thing was trying to figure out what exactly I DID want. Only hindsight is 20/20 and you can think you want something only to get it and then find out you feel…meh.
But this feels right, in every way. The timing is perfect, things are just falling into place. Making this decision was difficult, but not as difficult as I had thought. Plus, the contract that enabled me to make this jump is something I’m so excited to get started on!
I am going to be working as a Community Manager for HomeStars.com. Does the name sound familiar to you? If you read my blog it should because I’ve written about them before. This was the site that James and I used to find StoneCote, the amazing company that did our amazing floors.
My job is a mix of things but the focus is really to increase the content on the site. I’ll do this by finding and interviewing people who have had work done on their homes, working with home renovators and contractors to build up their social media profiles and working with the team at trade shows and events to boost awareness and build relationships.
What attracted me was that I am going to have a hands on approach to social media and what it can do for us and for our customers. That was something that I was missing at my previous jobs. It’s probably why I love blogging and Twittering so much! I want to create and be a part of this. I want to see direct results from the efforts I put in. And I want to see people get excited (not irritated) with the work that’s being done.
While my main focus will be on HomeStars.com I do have time to take on other projects. So if you know of anyone that is in need of social media guidance, let me know.