Solopreneurist is about…

Creating a lifestyle that balances family, business, travel, and self — where the ultimate precious commodity is time.

We talk a lot about how to start an online business, building a profitable side hustle, travel and personal finance.

Who is this site for?

Solopreneirist is for people who want to create a different lifestyle.

It’s for people who want to build a profitable side hustle or online business that strikes a balance between client work, personal projects and semi-passive income.

If you’re tired of traveling the beaten path and you refuse to give in to conventional wisdom, you’re in the right place.

Solopreneurist might be just what you’re looking for.

About Me:

Hi there. I’m Daryn.

Whether you arrived here via byline, Twitter or organic search, you’re probably wondering who’s behind this website.

I’m just an average guy working to build a profitable, diversified online business.

A little bit about what I do:

  • I’m the CTO at HorkeyHandbook.com where we help people launch and grow their own virtual assistant business. My primary focus is SEO, content strategy and platforms. But in all honesty, I do a little bit of everything.
  • I help small business owners —online and brick and mortar—to improve their digital reach at Metcon Digital.

My goal in business is to free my family from the 9-5 grind — allowing us to travel and spend more time together.

I can’t tell you about the expensive car I drive, or my garage full of material possessions. I don’t own that stuff. In fact, I don’t want any of it either.

The ultimate reward for me is time-freedom — the ability to spend my time doing what I enjoy. As I entered my 40’s, I found myself facing an overwhelming need to seek new experiences, not things.

Although my passion now lies in building online businesses, I’ve owned a handful of offline businesses over the last 20 years — some successful, others not so much. I also spent 8+ years working online as a Series 7 licensed equities trader — a career where I learned how to be humble in the face of making five-figures one month and losing even more in the next.

If any of this speaks to you, I hope you’ll pull up a chair and stick around.