I was very excited when I saw that Tammy Strobel of RowdyKittens has published another e-book.
Smalltopia is for everyone who is interested in generating their own income. Bloggers, freelancers, artists…. It’s full of tips on how to make a living online.
Much of the focus is on downsizing your expenses, starting small and manageable and building from there. I bought the book yesterday afternoon and read it straight through. We even postponed dinner, which hardly ever happens in this house!
And after reading all the hints and tips and how-to’s as well as the inspirational stories from the likes of Leo Babauta, Chris Guillebeau and Everett Bogue I felt really excited and empowered. Like maybe these ideas that Alan and I have been kicking around aren’t so crazy after all. And maybe quitting my job last month because the stress was making my gallbladder swell up alarmingly (it’s coming out in two weeks – I envision the surgical team showing up in bomb disposal gear) was less of a cop-out and possibly, maybe a decent career move.
There are even sections for people who aren’t quite ready to chuck the 9 to 5 just yet, ways that you can try out a new path while still going into work every day, steps you can put in place to make your transition a whole lot smoother than mine has been.
I’ve decided to become and affiliate seller for this book – it’s just that good. So if you’re interested, please click on the Smalltopia book cover in my side bar. If you decide to buy, a portion of the price goes to supporting HappySimple.