My job can give me everything that I could hope for when looking at a rewarding and sustainable career. It’s a job in which I can do all of the things that I love most and a job where I can see the difference it makes for my customers and the people they interact with.
As I’ve talked about briefly before, I came pretty late into writing. It started out with a short story scribbled on the back of a piece of homework, rewriting the ending of a novel I’d read that hadn’t ended the way I wanted it to. Fast forward 16 years, and I’m now a full-time professional business…
Success is never going to be in a number. It’s going to be in getting up each morning, having writing jobs in the queue, and feeling excited that you get to write and get paid for it.
When you fill your toolkit with your professional writing tools, all of them are designed to help you lower your frustration and maximize your productivity.
You don't have to decide between platform and private freelancing. As I said, I do both and enjoy both for unique reasons. The options are out there, so you may as well make use of them. Right?
There is a lot of content available that is scraped from a competitor or “written” by a spinning engine. It gives content writing a bad name since many average online readers don’t realize what’s going on behind the scenes. I manually write every single word that I deliver. Is it always loved by my customers? Of course not. Sometimes it might even be a piece of crap. But it’s genuinely and authentically my piece of crap.
There are quite a few things that I wish I had learned before becoming a professional writer. Still, these are the top ones that I use to help inspire the next generation of writers considering the career path. Use these as your compass!
Without question, moving while trying to keep up full-time hours as a self-employed professional is challenging and stressful. But, it is possible. Plus, when you get your new space and know that you did it, it’s a great power trip!
I had to learn a lot of things about writing “on the job” and understand how to put them in their place. Below, I’ve shared them in hopes that they’ll help strengthen another writer who is just starting out!
The way that we work is changing forever and, when it comes to freelance job positions, this is a good thing!