Then, I get into what I write. I’m a copywriter and blogger. I write marketing messages, communicate stories through social media, etc. I also provide consulting to people who want to gain an online presence but don’t know how to do it themselves.
Do you actually make money doing that stuff?
Yes. Yes I do. Actually, I’m doing quite well, thank you. (Do people think when they ask these questions?)
Last year at this time, I was just starting out as a self-employed writer and consultant. I was lucky because I got to start out with my former employer as my biggest client, and I was already writing for a local marketing company. (I still work with both. A lot. And I love it.)
Over the past year, I’ve had the chance to figure out the type of services I want to offer (and not offer), the type of clients I work with the best, and how to work efficiently from a home office. I’ve also had the chance to enjoy long walks on nice days and make personal appointments any time I want.
Working for myself has been great. And I feel like I’ve only begun to really enjoy and understand what it is to be an entrepreneur. I’m busy, and my business is shifting to where I want it to be. This blog is growing more and more. Opportunities are coming my way. Big opportunities. And I’m working my butt off to make it all happen.
I love being an entrepreneur. Even if it does mean that I have to write posts at 10:00pm or work a few hours on the weekends. I still make plenty of time for my kids and family, and I get to do what I want. On my terms.
It doesn’t get a whole lot better than that.
I can’t wait to see where I’ll be in one year. Because when you’re doing what you love and really work at it, the sky’s the limit.