Facts About Me - Freelance Writing
January 25, 2018 10:37pm CST
Heyyyy, everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a “Facts About Me” post, and I decided to do one based on freelance writing, which is what I do for a living. 1. I got my start in freelance writing in 2009, when I started submitting articles to Associated Content (which later became the Yahoo! Contributor Network, before closing a few years ago). I don’t think I started submitting weekly until 2010. 2. I also joined Bukisa, Triond, Xomba and Bright Hub in 2011ish. The sites either aren’t around anymore, or they don’t accept writers anymore, but they all gave me my start in freelance writing. 3. I eventually moved on to Textbroker in August of 2011, and I have been working with clients on that website ever since. I also write on Zerys occasionally, but I found my first private client on that website (from 2012-2015 before that specific client went out of business). 4. I’ve joined other sites here and there, but the main ones I am active on are Textbroker and Zerys. 5. I also created a gig (for writing) on Fiverr, but it was very recent so I’m still pretty new on there, plus I spent yesterday evening editing the gig. 6. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a kid, so even if it’s freelance writing, I’m glad I can do it today. Well, that’s it. I’m not gonna share any links because I think that’s against the rules. I just wanted to talk about my little journey as a freelance writer. Who knows where this journey will take me next? Speaking of which, I’m gonna get back to the order I have now. You all have a good night -or morning- and take care. :) Photo Credit: Pixabay.com.
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• United States
@Plethos LOL. I was talking about stuff with my best friend today, how I felt back during the Orton/Wyatt angle --- that Luke Harper could've been a good face, but how they just turned him heel and put him back in a tag team. Sometimes those things come to mind, like how I'd book this guy or that guy.
I hope you can share with us the ups and downs, the successes and the struggles of freelance writing? Are you doing it full time? Are any of the stuff you write of interest to you? I'm clearly interested to do this as well but don't know where to start. I was hired before, 6 or 7 years ago but when I saw the articles, I was very clueless what to do that I gave up on day 1
• Paso Robles, California
I have considered freelancing, but I want to enjoy writing and choosing subjects instead of writing for hire. So I stick to blogging and online writing sites. I got my start on the now defunct Squidoo, and also opened a HubPages account before it bought out Squidoo. My earnings keep decreasing there because I don't keep revising my work and adding new work since I started more serious blogging. As my work goes offline there because of changing formats and standards, I will revise what's worth revising and publish it on one of my own sites. I currently have work on HubPages, Wizzley, Virily (which I'm not sure will last, so I don't do much there except for fun), and Review This Reviews -- a multi-contributor product review blog owned by a former Squidoo member. I have about six blogs of my own but only keep about three active. Although I also started writing on line in 2009, I never wrote for any of the sites you did, though I had friends who did.
• United States
I've done stuff like Squidoo and HubPages; I think I do better with freelance writing. I have certain clients I write for throughout the month, and I enjoy writing for them, BUT I try to expand it (I'll never rely on just one client again). I'll have to look into other sites (like HubPages) to fill in the gaps when work is slow. I also want to get my Fiverr gig out there, but I need to make a few revisions first.