When people find out I’m a freelance writer I typically get a combination of three types of responses:
I love working as a writer and many of the things I have done throughout my career. It’s been an unconventional, wild ride and though it has come with many ups and downs, I still feel really good about my decision to be a freelance writer. Now I need to add a little disclosure real quick: As I was writing this post all about bring a freelancer, I accepted a full-time staff writing position with a digital ad agency. Taking this job is in no way a reflection on my views towards freelancing (I love freelancing), but it is an opportunity to do some work I’m really excited about. (We’ll see how well I make the lifestyle transition from freelancer to staffer). I will still be updating my blog on a (mostly) weekly bases. That’s my promise to you!
Okay, back to my planned blog. During my time as a freelancer, I have learned some valuable lessons—often through trial-and-error:
Have a thought, question, or your own personal story about working as a freelancer? Feel free to leave it in the comments section below.
GRETCHEN IS A WRITER-BASED IN PORTLAND, ORE. SHE GOT HER START AS A JOURNALIST WORKING ON THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND RESTAURANT BEAT BEFORE MOVING INTO COPYWRITING. SHE CURRENTLY BLOGS, AND IS A COPYWRITER AT AN ADVERTISING AGENCY.