Have you met my friend Daniel?

Daniel is a super nice guy who has tons of eCommerce and WordPress experience. He’s written lots of plugins and consults on awesome WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads projects. A few years ago, Daniel started Shop Plugins as a marketplace for some of his excellent plugins. But more than that, Daniel has his wife Amanda, have been a source of inspiration for my wife and I. You see, they have traveled extensively with their kids, they homeschool and are just generally kind and generous people.

As my family explores the next few years and what we want our lives to look like now that we’re a family of 5, we’ve been giving a lot of thought to homeschooling, work, and our goals. We’ve found that we value¬†several things very highly. One of those things is investing time and energy in being together as a family. Another is our education, both the kids and our own. Another is financial freedom. We arrived in Chattanooga with a fair amount of debt. We’ve been working hard to get rid of it. But one of the things we have been working on to get us out of debt and into financial freedom faster is building products and offering services outside of our normal work life. For me, this is selling products. For Cindi, it’s tutoring, writing, and editing on the side.

As part of this journey, I want to catalog some of the lessons I’m learning as I’ve started my business, Pritchett Media. It’s been a trying time but filled with awesome rewards and learnings. Recently, we began to see the first real financial fruits from this pursuit. While in no way do I believe this makes me an expert, it does give me an awesome opportunity to share. So over the next few months, look for a series of posts on building a plugin business from scratch as I journal thoughts, trials, and victories.