Facts About Me - Freelance Writing

Photo Credit: Pixabay.com.
@tammys85 (11777)
United States
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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@Courtlynn (55025)
• United States
26 Jan
I'm glad you're doing what you love.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
Thanks a bunches, girl! :)
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@Courtlynn (55025)
• United States
3 Feb
@tammys85 always
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
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@hereandthere (32753)
• Philippines
26 Jan
when you say as a kid you've always wanted to be a writer, what do you remember writing back then, and imagined what you will be writing when you grow up?
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
It was more creative writing when I was younger, but I'm not sure I had any idea what I'd be writing now.
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@Jeff2030 (247)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Jan
@tammys85 Thank you for sharing your life as a freelance writer. I am also a freelance writer/blogger and am happy to hear from you.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy freelance writing/blogging! :)
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@Jeff2030 (247)
• Nairobi, Kenya
3 Feb
@tammys85 Yes I do enjoy it so much. Wish you all the best.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
5 Feb
@Jeff2030 I'm glad you're doing something you enjoy. :) And thank you, I wish you all the best as well! :)
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@Plethos (10803)
• United States
26 Jan
You should write for wwe, because thier stuff is out of touch.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
LOL, I thought about that years ago, but ehhhh, I don't know lol. I don't have the experience/credentials they'd be looking for lol.
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@Plethos (10803)
• United States
3 Feb
@tammys85 - you should fantasy book a ppv.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
@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.
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
26 Jan
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
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
3 Feb
@tammys85 I will have a look on this one. You think this is available everywhere?
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
7 Feb
@tammys85 Thanks I will suss it out :)
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
12 Feb
@Theresaaiza No problem. :)
@Hannihar (41688)
7 Feb
Enjoy your freelance writng. Do you have a blog too?
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
12 Feb
Thanks! :) I don't right now.
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@Hannihar (41688)
12 Feb
@tammys85 You are welcome Tammy.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
13 Feb
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@Meramar (2661)
26 Jan
It's nice that you can do what you always wanted. Converting dreams into reality is important in life and it seems that you have been very busy.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
Aw thank you so much. :)
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@Meramar (2661)
3 Feb
@tammys85 You are welcome!
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@bagarad (12716)
• Paso Robles, California
28 Jan
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.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
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.
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@HazySue (22960)
• United States
27 Jan
Have you ever thought of writing a book? It seems that you have been determined and industrious when it comes to writing. I am so glad that you have been.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
Hmmm. I'm not sure. Maybe one day though. Thanks a bunches! :)
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@shaggin (37596)
• United States
27 Jan
I wanted to be an author when I was a kid but realized around high school age I didn’t have it me to do that. I think freelance writing is wonderful I’m glad your doing so well with it!
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
Sometimes things change, and that's totally okay. :) Thank you so much! :)
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@allen0187 (33851)
• Philippines
27 Jan
Freelance is the way to go. Studies show that by 2027, there will be more freelancers than actual employees around the world.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
Oh wow. I hope people who would rather not freelance still have the opportunity to work.
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@JESSY3236 (7264)
• United States
26 Jan
I wanted to be a writer too. I'm also on Textbroker.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
Oh awesome! I hope you're doing well on TB. :)
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@dodo19 (33572)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
26 Jan
I'm glad to hear that you're doing something that you enjoy and you've been able to do it for so long.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
Thank you so much. :)
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
26 Jan
You are lucky to be able to do it. It takes some hard work. Good luck! I am also starting my career as a freelancer now.
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
3 Feb
Oh yeah, and a lot of self-discipline. My biggest enemy is procrastination lol. Thank you, and I wish you luck on your freelance career! :)