Freelancing is a great way of finding employment. Imagine being your own boss and working on your own terms and conditions, that too from the comfort of your home or any place you love. Now, that’s what a dream job looks like. However, it can happen only if you know how to promote your work in the right way. [Read more…]
I used to work a traditional 9-to-5 office job, and it has its good and bad sides. On one side, I experienced job security, work benefits, scheduled time off, and a level of comfort that my freelance career doesn’t allow for. On the other side, that job security made for a pretty boring life, and it grew old fast. That’s why I began focusing more of my attention and time toward freelance projects, until I successfully launched my blogging and writing career. [Read more…]
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Your life sucks.
You work at a job you don’t even like. You collaborate with people whom you don’t care for. You’re doing this simply for the paycheck.
You’ve always wanted to turn blogging into a career, following the many things you’ve read about it. You want to do something that fulfills you as a person and gives your life meaning. You want to write about your passion and monetize it.
However, you find yourself stuck in the same situation for years. Still pissed off at your job, still longing for something better.
There is no point in spending most of your time being miserable.
You should always ways to make your life better, even if it means quitting your job.
I know what you’re thinking:
“I don’t know what to do!”
“There’s nothing out there for me!”
If you keep thinking this way, then you’ll be stuck with the same job before your retirement.
Therefore, you need to make a move now. Change your life forever by quitting your full-time job and become a freelance blogger.
In her quote about moving on, Vivian Greene says, “[l]ife is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
If you can’t afford to quit your job right now, then you can still develop your freelancing career on the side until you get it up and running. Below are steps that you should take to establishing your blogging career.
Editor’s note: This post was written by Seb Atkinson, a search marketer at Selesti, a multi-award winning creative digital agency. Seb has helped a range of clients grow their online presence, from start-ups and small businesses to large international corporations. Follow him on Twitter.
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