I’ve been freelancing off and on for over 20 years as a writer, user experience (UX) designer, and project manager, dipping in and out of the full-time workforce as my family requires. When I found Sophie’s blog on becoming a freelance blogger, it totally inspired me to go for it.
Here’s how I got my freelance blogging business off the ground despite some pretty big personal challenges, and how things changed from my original plan.
The Countdown Begins
On March 1, 2013, I had exactly 90 days before a long-term consulting contract ended, or so I thought.
At the end of 2012 I had quit my full-time job at an ad agency so I could spend more time with my 9-year-old daughter. I figured the consulting assignment would be a great opportunity to learn some new skills, make a steady income, and eventually make the transition to part-time freelancing. [Read more…]