Hey everyone! So I have been working for a startup for around a year now. I was brought on a few months after they initially raised. I was brought on to help with marketing and specifically social media as an independent contractor.
Throughout the months I helped organically build an audience for their marketplace, and we experienced a good amount of success. I have worked remotely the entire time, and was in school also. I put in a lot of effort, and helped actually build something which was cool, and inspiring.
But over the recent few months my work has become less and less involved. When I first joined the startup I played a bigger role with planning, ideas etc. During this time I started building up other streams of income, (I had a lot of free time with covid, which helped). Also more recently, another person was brought on who kinda took the position/responsibilities I would have grown into. Now currently, this startup brings in 10% of my income, but like 20-25% of my time. And I’m still just an independent contractor.
Basically I am spending a lot of time at this startup every single day, I’m not staying because of the money, and I don’t see myself in a position to grow further in this company. How do I respectfully leave? I’ve never really quit a job before, I want to have references for this experience also though if possible, I don’t want to leave anyone in a bad position. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks