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What Are Your Freelancing Dreams?


This week, Tamara and I each wrote about why we decided that freelance writing was the path for us.  I talked about how writing fulfillied a sense of self worth and how freelancing satisfied a entrepreneurial lust within me.  Tamara looked at how her love of reading and the English language culminated in the discovery that she could make a living by offering her skills and talents to other people.

Because we want Freelance Parent to be a community, we’re asking you to share your ideas about what really gets you excited.

  • Have you started your own freelancing career, or do you aspire to?
  • Are you an artist, a writer, a designer, or something else entirely?
  • If you work in a field other than the one you’re passionate about, how do you balance the two?

We’re really new at this, but so far we’ve been having a blast and even making a little money.  Our hope is that by following along, you’ll feel like you can pursue your freelancing dreams, too!

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    On September 22nd, 2007 at 5:31 am, Kaj said:

    I’m starting to freelancing. I work 2 hours a week as a webjournalist for a website on special education. Working as a freelance gave me the feeling that I wanted to do that more. So now I’m trying with my blogs to earn some money and start a little business with my blogs. I’m working as a teacher beside that, so I write about things on education. But I would like to do more on blogs and making money with them. I hope that one day I earn some money with it to have enough for the whole family (my wife and 2 kids).
    I’m Dutch, so not al will be perfect English.

    On September 22nd, 2007 at 9:34 am, Genesis said:

    I´m a work at home mom of two boys under 2 and a writer. I stayed home with my eldest because he was born with a small problem that required a colostomy and several surgeries. At first, I wasn´t working, but it drove me nuts not to have something to do besides change diapers and feed a baby!

    So, I started working as a freelance writer again and then moved on to blogging. Now I do both, look after my kids and work and everyone is a lot happier!

    On September 22nd, 2007 at 9:34 pm, Immomsdaughter said:

    I aspire to be a WAHM and that’s why I decided to embark on my journey of going freelance. My 1st job did not go too well as the client still owed me for 2 weeks pay. However, I’m doing quite well with writing product reviews on my shopping blog. Not enough to pay the bills but a good amount of pocket money though.

    On September 23rd, 2007 at 9:51 pm, holli jo said:

    I’ve had the dream of being a writer since I was in third grade. It’s only recently that I decided to follow some dreams. I’ve started blogging, and I’m hoping to get into freelance writing.

    I want to work for myself and not go back to the 8-5 cubicle gig anymore.

    Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and things you learn along the way - I really think you’ll help a lot of people follow their dreams!

    On September 24th, 2007 at 4:30 pm, lornadoone said:

    Kaj - Writing about education seems like a perfect fit for you. Good luck with your blogs!

    Genesis - I am really looking forward to the fact that writing will soon not only be a means of making a living, but it will also seem like a nice distraction from diapers and such. Thanks for the glimpse into my future.

    lmmomsdaughter - Ooh, not getting paid . . . we’ve already experienced that a couple of times, and it is so frustrating! I think we’ll probably be writing about it here, soon. I’d love to know if you have any suggestions for staying out of that kind of situation.

    holli jo - Maybe today’s post about combining blogging with freelance writing will give you some ideas!

    On September 25th, 2007 at 1:24 am, Kaj said:

    It is best to write where your heart is and mine is in education. Especially special needs education.

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