Posts tagged Freelance Writing
The 3 habits I practice daily to build my side hustle

For better or worse, I value intrinsic motivation. I've always placed more emphasis on following what sparks my curiosity than on fulfilling outside expectations placed upon me. This made finding a career path ... interesting.

I loved being a teacher, but eventually I wanted more control over my time and income. So, I overhauled my life by getting a more flexible job, and I also picked up a freelance-writing side hustle. In one year I was able to grow my income by 50%, and I did it by networking online and holding myself accountable.

Read the rest of the article to learn my 3 daily habits on Business Insider. (originally published July, 2019)

Why I became a freelance personal finance writer
 

I turned to freelance writing last year as a way to take my earning potential into my own hands after realizing that 1-3% annual raises were not enough to actually fund the life and the legacy I want for myself. I quickly began building my portfolio, and I now write for well-known publications like Business Insider, WeAreTeachers, and a handful of other creative content marketing clients, both ghostwritten and bylined.

I realize now that I chose personal finance writing because what better way to self educate than to interview experts and write on topics like debt, real estate, and budgeting?

I am interested in helping people (especially millennials) make empowered life choices. I like writing to be fun, collaborative, and uplifting, but also give people the information they need to live life on their terms.

Click here to see all of my personal finance articles.

 
A life without Sunday Scaries (or any kind of "scaries" for that matter)

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.