Why Did I Become A Freelance Writer?

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.

35 thoughts on “Why Did I Become A Freelance Writer?

  1. I love reading why people decided to pursue their careers. It is great that you became a freelance writer to turn your thoughts into real life creations. I am glad that you are giving it another chance. Keep it up!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  2. Thanks a lot for your post.
    I feel like reading through my own words.
    Writing is such a huge part of my life too.
    It’s refreshing to find bloggers who feel the same way 🙂
    I have been consistently searching for ways to engage in activities that I could use words to earn from the craft. Lately, I found https://www.therisr.com/ and I hope I can share this with others who might also want to find a way to use their skill to earn.

    Thanks again for your post. Hope to hear more from you soon.

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  3. We have so much in common! Freelance writing has been an amazing second career for me. When I was in college, writing as much as I loved it, was much more difficult to make a living doing. Now the internet (I’m dating myself) provides us with so many opportunities. I used to think writing well was something everyone did but now I realize it’s a true gift.

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  4. Love your advice for new freelancers. I’m one of those (blogger turned Pinterest manager) and love hearing about how other people ended up freelancing too! I love the freedom it brings, but there is definitely a lot of room to make mistakes along the way. Thanks for sharing your journey!

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  5. I truly enjoyed reading about your passion for words! I can also completely relate to your love for books! When I was little, I would order library books in the mail and remember the feeling of opening up the mailbox to see a brand new set of books. It was the best feeling! It’s great to hear that you are continuing to pursue your dreams! Good luck with everything!.

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  6. “I love taking words and twisting them into a masterpiece that is a sentence.”

    LOVE that statement!

    And, same here. There’s something about being able to put together words in a string of sentences that moves people to emotion or action! ❤

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