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Being a part-time freelance writer at the same time as holding down another job can feel exhausting. Like, falling-asleep-on-your-keyboard exhausting.
But when the alternative is to give up writing and focus on your day job, somehow you find the time and energy for freelance blogging work after all. Being a writer matters to you; you’d write even if nobody was paying.
The big question, then, is can you make freelance writing pay your living?
And the answer is yes, you can — if you do it right.
Finding out exactly what’s right for you and your career usually involves some wrong turns and course corrections along the way. And it helps if you’ve got common-sense guidance to see you through the tricky parts of setting up a freelance business!
Alexis Grant is a successful entrepreneur who offers a huge range of expert guides and training courses for freelancers, with a focus on writers. If you’re looking for career tips, she’s your library. [That’s why I invited her to teach my students how to make Twitter work for them in my Freelance Blogger’s Client Hunting Masterclass.]
Here’s what she wrote about breaking out of her day job and turning her side gig into a fully-fledged freelance business:
On several occasions, I thought about leaving my day job to pursue my business full time. But… quite frankly, I didn’t see how it would work financially.
Alexis Grant, Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Business & Surpass Your Day Job Income in Just 6 Months (affiliate link)
Alexis learned a lot while freelance writing and social media strategy were merely sidelines to her career as a journalist. Then she used that knowledge to turn her freelance business into her only business and make it work.
Now you can learn her methods and do the same. 🙂
Win a Guide to Freelance Success
Today’s prize is a copy of Alexis Grant’s ebook Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Business & Surpass Your Day Job Income in Just 6 Months.
To enter the contest, all you have to do is tweet this message [click here to tweet it now]:
“Thanks @sophielizard @alexisgrant for showing the way to freelance freedom! http://beafreelanceblogger.com/side-gig-freelance-career #bafb”
If you’ve tweeted that, you’re entered into the contest. I’ll choose the winner at the end of 31st December. Good luck!