About Me Who is Brad Hussey?

If you’d have told me in 2012 that I would be supporting my family of four on a single income from money made online, I would have thought you were crazy (or that I was officially a scam artist). Yet here I am, making an honest living from online business, supporting my family, and experiencing a life of freedom I never knew was available to me.

That being said, I’m not a popular blogger or a YouTube celebrity, I don’t have the online impact of Tim Ferris nor do I have an impressive email list like Pat Flynn. I am Brad Hussey, a 30-something freelance web developer who grew up in a tiny northern Canadian town (seriously, I’m from the sub-arctic).

Map of Canada & USA, showing that Yellowknife is 2400km from the USA border
My hometown. And no, we didn’t ride polar bears to school. We did build igloos though.

There's nothing overly fancy about me - I'm a pretty normal guy and I don't put tremendous value on material possessions, fancy cars, mansions, or being perceived as high on a socio-economic ladder. What I do value is my amazing wife, my intensely lovely little daughter, my sweet baby son, travelling, life adventures, and happiness. I don't consider what I do to be "work" — I call it my mission — and each day, my mission allows me to be home with my family doing what I love.

My Story The Story of a Dreamer

I used to dream of being a famous broadway actor, or rock star. It wasn't just because I loved singing and performing—it was because I thought it was the only way I'd be able to live a dream life. I trained & educated to be a theatre performer, but I soon realized it wasn't my calling.

Fast forward to 2011 — I graduated from a college program that taught me to be a web designer. I eventually landed a gig as a front-end web developer at a studio in Calgary, Canada. After a year of working at what most people would consider a "dream job", I realized something was missing — I just wasn't happy. I was spending the majority of my time away from the most important person in my life—my wife, Laura. Call me a dreamer, but I've always wished to spend most of my time with her — not at a job. I never knew if this dream could ever be a reality, but I knew that spending most of my time at an office everyday was not the way to go about it.

In the summer of 2012, Laura and I found out she was pregnant. Most people would take this as a strong reason to stay put and keep their job. In true Brad Hussey fashion, I did the opposite — I quit my job. And to top it off, we moved 200km south of the big city to a town where there were no jobs for me in my field.

I might sound crazy, but hear me out: I may have my head in the clouds, but that doesn't mean I don't know what I'm doing. I'd been freelancing as a web designer & developer on the side for a few years at this point. I'd built up enough business to be confident in my ability to provide for our basic needs, and that was a risk I was willing to take because it would mean that I would be home with Laura and our baby — 100% of the time.

Let's just put it this way: It's been more than 3 years since taking the leap, and I'm living my dream life.

Why Read My Blog?

I believe everybody has the ability to live their dream life! Sometimes the "real world" is just too low a bar to aim for. I'm not trying to say everybody's dream life is the same — not everybody wants to travel the world, live entirely off passive income, or work from home.

What I'm trying to say is, you really can achieve your dream life — whatever it may be. And you can start today!

I write about starting a freelance career, I teach how to design & code websites, I show how to grow a thriving online business, and I share my successes and my failures in life and in business.

One Last Thing

I want to add value to your life. I want to inspire you. I want to help you get your head in the clouds.

What I write about here works for me — not everything I share will work for you, and that's okay.

Thank you for taking some time out to read this. I hope to see you here soon — the view is quite nice from up here in the clouds 😉