All in Side Hustle & Freelancing
In August I will celebrate the first month that I will replace my day job income from – you guessed it – writing. I enacted a new series of habits and routines that I discovered through some very affordable online courses on how to earn a living by freelance writing. I found the affordable systems of support and began to LEARN BY DOING, not by expecting perfection.
This Baltimore truck delivers free school supplies to teachers and students in need. And no surprise—it was started by a teacher.
I turned to freelance writing last year as a way to take my earning potential into my own hands after realizing I that 1-3% annual raises were not enough to actually fund the life and the legacy I want for myself.
In 2015 I wanted to be a writer, but professionally, I was not there yet. The problem was not that I didn't have any editor contacts, or that I had never taken an internship at a magazine, or that I hadn't accumulated enough bylines. The problem was this: I still thought of myself as an employee.