So, am I bonkers?
That’s the question I set out to answer a month ago when I quit the day job and started fresh as a freelancer. The purpose of the blog series was to detail the details to help me (and you) on the rocky freelancing journey.
We started off by discussing planning out the year (or time off) month by month and creating a resume to showcase your knowledge and experience, what topics you’re an authority on, and what skills and qualifications you have.
Next we covered ideas for making money freelancing, setting up your new writing business and discovered that actually the subject of tax IS taxing!
After boggling you all with tax, it was time to lay out the frame of mind foundations for being a writer and my 5 pointers for staying on track as a freelancer:
Create your own definition of success based on what is important to YOU
Be prepared to make sacrifices
Don't panic if you lose your mojo, it happens! Bring yourself back to the status quo gradually
Surround yourself with people who will support you
Keep the vision clear so you keep moving forward
How do you fight isolation, disorganisation and lack of motivation when you work from home? I covered 10 tips to combat these negatives. We were then staying focused by narrowing down our specialised topics and creating a marketing plan to give you a better idea of how to network with other businesses and writers each week.
Next up was challenging ideas and thinking like an Editor, writing feature articles and avoiding content failure.
Top tip! Worldwide Freelance is a fabulous resource for worldwide markets.
Finally we looked at filling your Inbox with replies, how to invoice like a pro, tackle Writer’s Block and create the perfect work / life balance.
Now that the 30 Things project is in full swing, it’s time to get serious!
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.