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Freelancing, Redundancy

Becoming A Freelance Writer

Becoming A Freelance Writer

Before I even took voluntary redundancy, I was looking into ways to source freelance writing gigs. To be honest, I first considered it before I started my blog and looked into signing up to freelance job sites, however there appeared to be a lot of competition for the jobs advertised and I was sure I would be bypassed by advertisers for established writers with good feedback.

And so I started my blog

Starting a blog was the perfect platform to get my writing ‘out there’ and to find my voice. I already write differently to how I did when I published my first post and it’s been great finding topics to write about. My blog will also serve as a reminder of my daughter’s accomplishments and milestones to look back on in years to come and things I could so easily forget she achieved and when are now documented forever, such as her 8 month milestones.

Now, 6 months down the line, I have plans to go self-hosted with my blog and want to change the design and layout and header to something much more visually appealing and more professional looking. But that’s to come on the coming months, for now, I’m focusing on building my freelance writing business.


First freelance writing job

Surprisingly, I found it relatively easy to get my first job. The day before I received confirmation that my voluntary redundancy had been accepted, I spotted a couple of ads online looking for freelance writers and so I applied. Within 48 hours, I’d received paid pieces of work to complete from both companies. I was nervous at first and didn’t feel confident that my writing was good enough for them, but I received good feedback and almost two months later, I’m still going strong and am thoroughly enjoying the writing work I’m doing. Both companies are providing me with regular writing jobs which I’m managing to fit in when little one is napping or with her Nanna and in the evenings and weekends when my other half is home.

For now, I’m making a small income from freelance writing, but it’s enough to tide us over for the time being and I hope over the coming months I can build the freelance writing career I so desperately want and take on bigger and better jobs.

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  1. It's great that you've managed to get freelance work so quickly and hopefully more work will come. Good luck!

  2. Happy that you managed to find freelance work and that it is helping you financially. Hoping that you get more. Good luck!#fortheloveofBLOG

  3. That is fantastic! Go you! Good luck & hope the work keeps coming 😀 x

  4. Well done you!! Such an achievement and lots of fun if not challenging, hope it continues to be good for you and thanks for linking up #BloggersBests

  5. Well done – this is great! Really pleased for you. #bloggersbest

  6. congrats on the freelance work – where did you spot these ads? I've been keeping an eye out but everything is for like $1 per 5000 words!!!

  7. Oh wow that’s brilliant news that you managed it and have paid work coming in. Well done. A blog is a fantastic way to show off your writing skills….see it like an online live CV. Good luck with making it work for you, it sounds like you’re heading down the right path. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  8. Thanks – it was on Craigs list, but beware of the dodgy stuff!

  9. Thank you very much 🙂

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