I’ve been following Rob Cubbon for some time now. I can’t remember how I came across him, it might have been from stumbling across the first edition of this book on Kindle. What I like about him is that he writes very honestly about what he’s doing and comes across as a real person who genuinely wants to help others.
I wish I’d had a copy of this book when we were first starting out. “Running a Web Design Business From Home” was exactly what we were doing to start with and we really would have benefited from his guide. It feels in some ways that we’ve had a similar experience – starting out in our spare time and building up to the point of being able to quit our jobs and concentrate on the business full time. But, Rob has found a way to make passive income as well as from actively working on websites, which is really something to aspire to.
This book is a really easy, enjoyable read, packed with brilliant advice. There’s the occasional thing I don’t completely agree with, but on the whole I think this is a really solid book. What I like about it is that Rob is really positive and encouraging – if I hadn’t already set up a business, this would give me the confidence to give it a go. I kind of feel like I want to work through the book and copy everything that Rob’s done. And then take him out for a pint to say thank you.
Actually, one thing that I’ve really taken away from this (apart from inspiration with regards to passive income) is that there is a different mindset to being freelance and running a business. It’s actually quite important and something worth reminding myself about every now and then.
If you’re thinking of setting up your own web design business, or are working freelance but would like to not be so reliant on the hours you work bringing in money, or, like me, are already running a web design business but feel you need a bit of inspiration – go get yourself a copy of this book. It’s really worth it.