My name is Yolanda Solo and I am ... well I am a lot of things, depending on the day of the week, how I feel and the projects that are active at any one time. Years of searching for a way out of the daily grind, and self-imposed working from home when we moved to Spain, opened up new streams of income I would never have considered before.
My family and friends still don´t understand what I ´am´ and regularly ask me “So what is it you do again?” One week I am helping someone with their website. The next week I am writing articles, translating or software testing. For people used to ´regular´ work , freelancing seems like a very alien concept, but it suits me because I have a very short attention span! Right now for instance, I am sitting on my terrace, in sunny Spain, writing this introduction, instead of sitting in an office bored out of my mind!
So what qualifies me to tell you how to change your life? I made all the mistakes for you! Procrastination, lack of self-confidence, lack of focus, mediocrity, following the crowd, self-criticism etc. were all firm friends of mine for many, many years. I tried to squeeze myself into one box and then another, until I realised, that it is ok for me to be different.
I may be impatient, get bored easily and want more than the stability of a paycheck at the end of the month, but that also makes me more creative, daring and open to new ideas. It is because I am like that people are always saying to me “Where do you find all these things?”
In theory, I should have made millions with the amount of information I uncovered, but here I am in my humble finca, happy with a simple life because of the choices I made. My priorities are clear, and I want time to spend with my family instead of working myself into the ground. I tried the work hard, play hard lifestyle when I was in London and it was a great roller-coaster ride while it lasted, but it was also exhausting.
So I gladly take on the role of information gatherer, facilitator and transformation coach if it means that I can help you to take the first step out of the box you have shoehorned yourself into. I spent years researching different ways to make money and I am going to share them with you.
The only rule to creating alternative streams of income is there are no rules. You choose the level of change you want to create, the time you want to commit and whether you just want to dip your toe in the water or dive head-first into a complete change of career. You can do it to get some experience, make a small side income or go full out into creating a multi-million dollar empire. The recipe for each is smaller or larger amounts of the exact same ingredients: effort + persistence.