About Me

Hi, I’m Julia, freelance designer + developer, side hustler, and blogger behind Happier Freelancing.

I pretty much live my life online and would love to connect with you, find me on TwitterFacebookInstagram, or Pinterest.

Here’s how (and why) I got started:

My side hustle journey began back in 2015 when I decided to go back to college.

Going back to school requires a large investment of time and money as an adult student. I already had a mortgage and no more space for extra debt like student loans at the time.

So, I started to investigate different ways to make extra money on top of my job.

I’ve tried 8 side hustle in my spare time between 2015 and 2019 and earned over $20K net income. I know, it’s not a lot of money but definitely helped me avoid getting into debt.

After graduating from college, I started this site to share my freelance lifestyle and side hustle income reports. It showcases my successes and failures, as well as the actionable lessons from real experience.

I hope to use this blog to educate and inform others and myself about money and work from home.

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25 Random Facts About Me:

  1. I’m a tea person.
  2. Afternoon tea is one of my favorite things to do.
  3. I’m a big foodie.
  4. I’m a geeky traveler.
  5. I’ve been to all 50 states and 10 countries.
  6. I’m passionate about “luxury travel for less.”
  7. For domestic, Las Vegas is my favorite place to visit.
  8. I’m an HGVC owner.
  9. I spend money on experiences rather than things.
  10. I often shop at discount stores like Nordstrom Rack, T.J.Maxx, and Marshalls.
  11. I also shop second-hand.
  12. I was a kid who gets overly excited about going to bookstores.
  13. Now, I’m a girl who gets excited about going to Target.
  14. Nintendo Game Boy was my first ever video game console to own.
  15. I believe people who developed Super Mario Bros. deserve Nobel Prize.
  16. I have BA in graphic design and media art from an online university.
  17. I learned Oracle SQL & PHP from books at home and got hired by one of the software companies.
  18. Worked as a self-taught software engineer in the software industry was very rough.
  19. I chose to be a freelancer because of that experience.
  20. I enjoy visiting museums.
  21. The most memorable museums were The Tech Interactive, LACMA, Ben & Jerry’s Factory, and Meow Wolf Las Vegas.
  22. I sometimes skip lunch but never skip snacks.
  23. I like drawing.
  24. I like stationery.
  25. I work online, shop online, met my husband online. (dating with him online)

Got a question?

Have a question? Interested in working together? I’d love to hear from you! Shoot me an email at happierfreelancing(at)gmail(dot)com

If you’d just like to say hi or have a quick question you don’t mind other people seeing, I would appreciate a quick message on my Twitter.

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