Writing

I Want To Start Freelancing

I want to start freelancing, but I’m not too sure where to begin. I love writing, blogging, and editing.

My major is Book and Media Studies. My minors are English as well as Writing and Rhetoric.

I’ve been blogging for five years and writing for about seven.

So I hope to work with words in some capacity.

I know starting anything is hard, even scary sometimes. I’m sort of starting from scratch. But I’ve gained a bit of experience over the years that I think will be helpful.

As with almost everything, there’s a learning curve. I’ll learn along the way.

I want to keep my eyes and ears open for new opportunities. I’m fond of saying if there isn’t an opportunity, make one yourself. Create your own chances. Because if I’ve learned anything so far, it’s that nothing will fall from the sky and land on your lap.

I like to believe I’ve become more patient over the years. Besides, success doesn’t happen overnight.

I’m on my own unique journey. So I can’t compare myself to people double my age with triple the experience.

In a perfect world, I’d hit the ground running. But it’s OK to start slow. I have my whole life ahead of me. I feel ready. At the very least, I want to set things in motion.

If I realize being a freelancer isn’t for me, that’s fine. I need to figure out what I don’t like in order to find out what I do. So I’m going to give freelancing a go.

I have a feeling I’ll learn a lot about myself along the way. I’m excited and nervous, but I look forward to freelancing in the future.

13 thoughts on “I Want To Start Freelancing

  1. Do you have some contacts or leads to follow up on? Do you know any writers who freelance? Maybe the answers to these questions will give you a place to start. You are very brave. I, for one, wouldn’t know where to begin. Good luck, Hon.

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  2. Good luck with it! I’m trying to do that now and while I’ve gotten a few gigs for experience, I need to start making some income so I can pay bills. Let me know if you find any methods that work for you and I’ll do the same. I wish you all the best with it! It’s not easy, but I’m sure you’ll excel at it when you get started. 🙂

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    1. Thanks. I can relate to that. Experience and exposure doesn’t pay the bills, unfortunately. Will do. I’m still trying to get my feet wet. It’s been a slow start. Aw likewise.

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      1. If I could work for free, I would. I love doing the work. But… life, lol.
        I know what you mean about the slow start though, lol.

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      2. Life would be so much simpler if money wasn’t involved. Everyone would be happier too, I think. And yeah, progress can be so slow sometimes.

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