About Leaving Work Behind

My aim with this blog is to help as many people as I can to realize their own dreams of quitting their jobs and building their own online businesses.

I do this by sharing, in detail, my own stories and experiences. If I have succeeded in something, you can learn about it here. If I have failed, you can read about that too. I am completely transparent in sharing everything relating to my online businesses.

I firmly believe that there is no reason why almost anyone can’t follow the same path as me. I am sure that you can match or exceed my achievements and this blog is my way of teaching you how to do just that.

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About Tom Ewer, Founder

Myself, Jack and Maggie (one of my two nephews and my niece). Please excuse the Movember mustache ;-)

Me, Jack and Maggie (one of my two nephews and my niece).

Hey! I’m Tom. I am a 28 year old guy from a town called Rugby in the UK. These days I am a freelance writer and a professional blogger. I make a living with my laptop and can work from anywhere in the world (as long as there is a power supply and an internet connection).

I have been published on Lifehacker, interviewed by FreelanceSwitch, featured in Blog Design for Dummies and named a ProBlogger “Blogger to Watch.” In two years I have written around 1,000 blog posts across nearly one hundred blogs.

I have worked from my home in Rugby, my sister’s home in Texas, a condo in Colorado, a hotel room in Serbia, a cruise ship in the Atlantic and many other places. I am completely free from the constraints of a 9-to-5 job and live life on my own terms.

But it hasn’t always been like this. Not for a long at all in fact – my life was completely different just a few months ago.

I quit a lucrative and secure job in property management at the end of 2011 to pursue a dream, which was to run my own successful business. I didn’t want someone else dictating how I should spend the majority of each working day — I wanted the freedom to do what I wanted in order to further myself.

It turns out that my rather bold decision to quit my job was a very good one as I am now producing a full-time income while only working part-time hours. That means I now have loads of time to work on all sorts of exciting projects, which I share here on Leaving Work Behind.

If you want to know more about me and my story, check these posts out:

About Jo Davies, Community Manager

Jo DaviesIf you introduce yourself over on the community forums, Jo will be one of the first to welcome you. As Community Manager, her job is to make sure that every member of the Leaving Work Behind community is made to feel welcome and helped.

Jo is a Canadian work at home mom of three (Colton, Cayden and Cullen). She quit her job in order to focus on creating a life that enables to care for her kids and create a rewarding (and profitable!) online business.

Speaking of which, Jo is a blogger and research consultant extraordinaire. She specializes in audience, resource and competition research and analysis. In a nutshell, she helps businesses and entrepreneurs find their competitive edge so that they can stand out from the crowd!

She also does the more “usual” side of online research for books, blog posts and so on.

Register on the community forums now and say hey to Jo!