In June, 2011, I gave my two-weeks notice at my full-time job. I trusted that God would continue to bless in the direction He seemed to be blessing, so I stepped out in faith with a time-limited savings account.
My last paycheck arrived in early July, and I made only $497.50 that first solo month. I knew that would happen, but I was still nervous.
Now, eight months later, I just mailed a check to someone for more money than I made in my first month.
As a freelance web designer, I offer a referral fee to anyone who sends a new client my way—10% of the client's first project. Several of my friends, current clients, and fellow podcasting professionals know about this and refer people to me.
When I wrote the 10% referral check to one friend, I watched my account balance drop, and I was so happy because I knew that it represented a recent major success in my business.
My client is happy because they got a fantastic website (with responsive web design, too!). My friend is happy with a far check he barely had to work for, and I'm happy because I got to do what I love and pass on the blessing to others!
You're welcome to also partake in this joyous exchange! Just let me know whom you're referring and I'll let you know how things go and you can expect a check.