Why did I become a freelance writer you ask (or didn’t) I’ll explain but first you have to know a bit of the back story.
When I was a kid, even in elementary school I loved two subjects; English and reading. I know, weird right?
Who likes writing those paragraphs and reading those books? 👉🏼this girl👈🏼
I got so excited when the book fair would arrive, I’d buy a stack of books to jam into my book bag that I couldn’t wait to read through the weekend.
One of my favorite hobbies besides reading new books is reading books I’ve previously already read.
I like to fill my bookshelf so I don’t buy Kindle or Audiobooks. I know it sounds really weird but i love the smell of books too.
I told you that to tell you this; I fell in love with words as a child before I even knew what love was.
As I got older I wrote in a journal everyday, wrote poetry, and oftentimes those words got me in a lot of trouble and even broke my heart on a few occasions.
Why did I become a freelance writer?
I became a freelance writer to help companies find and use their words in a voice that talks to their readers.
You’d be surprised how many voices writing can entail. There’s friendly, sales pitches, informational. It’s all about the writer’s tone.
I love so much to get testimonials back about how my article or blog post helped a client with their business or converted visitors into buyers.
Think of it this way, whatever brings you the most joy, that is what writing feels like to me.
I love taking words and twisting them into a masterpiece that is a sentence. Some masterpieces are art, others are cars, relationships, or homes but to me it’s words.
In 2017, I tried starting a writing business but i had a full time job and things weren’t working out with trying to grow it and working 55+ hours a week so I let it fall to the wayside.
In recent months I’ve felt it nagging at me to give it a try again. I’m working part time now so I’ll have more time to grow it, let it prosper to become what it’s intended to be.
It’s a little harder than I first remember I’ll admit, with all the different hats everyday and trying to figure out the perfect business plan. I’m not completely there yet but I can’t wait to write great content for the clients I get.
If I have one piece of advice for new freelancers and entrepreneurs it’s to take it slow at first, it’s not a race to the finish. To do it right the first time is better than having to go over to do it again (believe me I know). Take each day one step at a time with your growth of social platforms because trying to do them all at once will certainly burn you out. Enjoy what you do!
What’s something you have a passion for? That lights that spark that shines in your eyes every time you think about it.