How Freelance Work Changed my Life
I am often asked how I became a blogger. My road to this job was paved with a lot of intentions. I did this by scouring the internet for a very long time finding freelance writing gigs. Often they did not pay a lot, but they got my foot back in the door of writing after not writing for years. When I was younger I wrote for a local magazine and also our local newspaper. I really enjoyed those positions, but as I got older and my family dynamic changed I didn’t have time to travel to my jobs anymore and sit through the interview process, photograph and then come home to write, edit and everything that came with those positions.
Freelance writing jobs on the internet were a huge lifesaver for me. We had a time where like most newlywed couples we did not have a lot of money coming in. I was able to use my money to treat us to an extra night out for dinner, save for something we really wanted or have some holiday cash.
Many people wonder what is a freelance write. While the term is pretty loose and can mean so many things, here is a great definition provided by The Writer’s Bureau:
A freelance writer is a writer who works on a self-employed basis. They can work for just one magazine or, more often, they write for several different publications at a time. The more diverse a writer can be, the more likely they are to be published and paid for their work.
I often look to other entrepreneurs such as Adrian Rubin for inspiration when things are not looking the best for me. It is often hard to feel very pushed to the side when you are competing with the internet as a whole or feel as if you are.
When I started blogging 7 years ago I felt like I had the whole world at my fingertips. I wanted to blog about everything and narrowing down to a single topic was nearly impossible. That is when I learned that I had a passion for writing product reviews and sharing my opinions with the world as well as mingling in parts of my personal life into those reviews. This has worked wonderfully for me and I not love sharing my blogging story with others who are interested in working for themselves as well.
There are also great opportunities for those looking to become entrepreneurs themselves such as the Adrian Rubin scholarship for those entering college. A wonderful opportunity to save a little money on the rising costs of higher education.
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