My name is Jose Rojas and I am naturally from a small town called Cadiz, in the south of Spain.
I have been away for a long time though, nearly 8 years! Most of that time I have been in a rainy and gloomy city called Manchester, in the northwest of England. However, last year I moved to Melbourne in Australia where I currently live, and I couldn’t be happier that I took the decision to move here!
I am a software developer who works exclusively as an independent contractor. Currently, my client is an agency near the CBD of Melbourne. Most of my time in the UK I was perm, but just before I left I started to do contract work only and again I couldn’t be happier that I decided to do that. Basically, I take a long holiday to travel and explore every single time I finish a contract, so I end up working around 7-8 months per year.
That’s a pretty good arrangement, however I would like to do more. And that’s why I decided to join this fabulous community
I’ll finish my current contract in early January at the latest, and although there is still plenty of time, I would like to plan it well in advance since I am intending to do something a bit different this time. Basically, I’d like to set up my own business and do what I love.
I don’t know exactly where I am going though. So far, I’ve got four possible destinations, but I haven’t decided which one yet: Ko Samui, Ko Lanta, Goa and Chennai.
I’ve got many memories from my travels. I guess a can highlight a couple of them: Walking from Fira to Oia in the Greek island of Santorini and running out of breath very quickly at the top of the volcano Teide in the Canary Islands of Spain.
It’s very unlikely that I will move back home anytime soon (specially now that I live in this awesome city!), although I am intending to visit it every 2 years or so.
I think one of the most important lessons that I have learned over the years is to trust individuals and to not trust businesses. Another important lesson I learned is that I am going to die anytime so it’s preferable to live life at its fullest rather than waiting for later.
Finally, this is my question for you: where would you go to start building your own digital business?