Chapter 20. A Future Without Clients

Sooner or later, the idea of self-employment without the need to deal with clients—that is, being able to generate passive income—is going to enter your head. I love working with good clients, don’t get me wrong, but I chose self-employment because there’s a bit of an entrepreneur in me, and who doesn’t see the appeal in earning while asleep?

I was only a couple of years into my business when I began thinking of a future exit strategy. If I were starting over, I’d be planning my exit from the outset. Again, this is not because I don’t like clients, but it just makes sense: You can earn even when you’re not actively working, and you can devote more time to your family without needing to worry so much about ...

Get Work for Money, Design for Love: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.