Tuesday, April 9, 2019

I'm Freelancing Again

Several years ago, I made my first attempt at earning money as a freelance writer. Ultimately, I ran into complications and I moved away from that and created my publishing company as a side gig and ended up working another job which has now become my main source of monthly income. In between, I've slowly built the publishing company up but haven't yet reached a point where I could subsist solely on that income. 

My life circumstances have changed over the last few years and I've thought about changing the shape of my life into one that better fits my new focus and plays to the strengths and skills I've gained. I've been employed in the same job for almost six years now and as time has gone on, I've become less and less satisfied with the work. It has pulled me away, again and again, from my focus as a publisher and a writer, and given its physical demands, I've just come to the end of it and it is time to move on.

So, I've decided to become a freelancer again, with an emphasis on writing, editing, and proofreading. These are all related to what I am doing elsewhere, especially in Founders House. Honestly, I will be doing a little bit of freelance book design and eBook formatting, as well as ghostwriting. 

These days, there is a lot to be said for the so-called gig economy. Larger numbers of people are jumping into it at different points using different providers. I've started that process myself, and have stepped into Upwork and Fiverr, but I've also decided to ply my skills locally too. Lots of self-promotion and client searching lie before me. 

I'm hoping to find work sooner rather than later as my desire to get away from my current job grows. I'm ready to be creative again and ready to help others with their writing, including giving feedback as an editor by offering beta reading services.

With luck, I'll find a way to step fully into this work.

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