I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I look at my monthly freelance writing income.
Less than a year ago, I was making $2500 per month working as a full-time copywriter at a job that stressed me out so much that it gave me an eye twitch.
Now, I’m making double that. And I don’t have to worry about barf-inducing stuff like office politics, a micromanaging boss, or being punished for clocking in 30 seconds late.
Don’t get me wrong – it wasn’t easy to grow my freelance writing business at first. Continue »
I’ll be honest.
Picking a niche has always been a struggle for me.
Not just with writing, but with everything in life.
There are people who find a couple things they love to do and do those few things amazingly well.
And then you have people like me that have a thousand interests and dabble in just about everything they can get their hands on.
I’ve been like this ever since I was a kid. Continue »
How much time do you spend each day trying to find your next freelancing gig?
Are you combing through Craigslist ads from cities across the nation?
Is your bookmark bar full of free job boards, ready to check throughout the day?
Looking for decent gigs is time-consuming, I totally understand.
When I was first starting as a freelancer, I bootstrapped it. I didn’t spend a dime until I had earned the money.
Using only free listings, I landed my first gig.
This post is going to be short and sweet.
If you already read my blog post about my failing this past year, then you likely know that I this year is the year I want to up my blog and the content I’m creating.
Much of what I’ve written this year has to do with freelance writing, becoming a freelance writer, and overcoming some obstacles that naturally follow this path.
Next year, I want to be able to address this topic in a way that is the most helpful to you.
Not gonna lie — I’ve had a whirlwind week! I won’t go into details, but Wowza, what a week! However, I knew it would be and planned ahead. In my last TCC post, I said that usual Sunday post would be a bit late, but it’s here as promised.
Below are some job ads and great blog posts from the past week.
The Coffee Classifieds Freelance Writing Gig Round-Up — November 24th, 2014 Edition
Alrighty guys, here is the round up of job ads and posts from last week.
The Coffee Classifieds Freelance Writing Gig Round-Up — November 9th, 2014 Edition
The Coffee Classifieds Freelance Writing Gigs List from FWJ
Can you be a stay-at-home mom and still work while making decent money as a freelance writer?
The short answer: Yes, you can.
The slightly longer answer: Yes, you can, but oh my dear Lord is it difficult!
How do I know?
Because I speak from experience.
My son is coming up on 3 and he is about as boyish and energetic as a 2 1/2-year-old boy could be. At this point in his life, everything is about Spiderman,
Like with most people, Sundays are my lazy days. I still get up before everyone else in the house, but I use the quiet time to sort of reset for the week ahead. As with every morning, I start my day off with a cup of coffee (because I’d die without my cup-of-joe — don’t judge me, I’m a mom) and I browse the web to catch up on the blog articles I’ve been saving to read up till now.