Changing jobs is a bit like starting a new life. Becoming a freelancer surely is.
After about 7 years working in SEO agencies in Paris, and growing from intern to team director, I decided to try something new: as of today, I work on my own.
This will be a big change in my life, but I’m sure it’s for the best.
What will I do ?
I’ll do what I do best: helping people improve their websites in order to gain visibility in search engines.
In other words, I’ll still be a SEO consultant, with an emphasis on technical issues and big volumes of data.
I will also provide data analytics services for other webmarketing channels, and I might open some personal projects in the near future.
Why “Databulle” ?
Databulle is a play on words in French, sounding like “dans ta bulle”, which could be translated as “in your own world”.
It’s a bit of an antonym, as data should help us see things from a wider point of view.
But a bubble can be related to many other things:
- It’s also a reference to the area I live in, Champagne, which is home to the well known sparkling beverage.
- In French, we call bulles the speech balloons in comics: my job is also to make data talk.
- Finally, in physics, a bubble is a globule of one substance in another: a most interesting object.
I find it very important to set myself some goals and to try achieving them.
As a remote worker, it was very good motivation, and I don’t think it will be different as a freelancer.
I also learned that writing these goals down helps achieving them, so here are a few objectives I have in mind:
1. Work with great people.
I had a great team at Résonéo then at Clustaar, and great clients too. I intend to keep it that way.
2. Share knowledge.
We get better ideas when we share them, and I’ll try to share some nice stuff on this blog. Stay tuned !
3. Take some time to do other stuff.
Life does not stop at work, and it’s easier to enjoy our work if we enjoy our life too.
As I said, this is a big challenge for me, but I believe it’s the best way I can evolve.