I know what you’re probably thinking:
“Did you give up on your resolution already, Chelsea? You haven’t posted in a few days.”
Well the answer is — no, I didn’t. In fact, quite the opposite.
I decided to take my creative outlet to the NEXT LEVEL (insert booming explosion noise here).
But really though — over winter break I did a ton of research on how to become a freelance writer (I love you guys that faithfully read my blog, but getting paid is sweet). As many of you know, one of my biggest complaints of my current line of work is that the paycheck is so small —- so small. Well, just like most teachers, I needed to find a side hustle, and a side hustle that wasn’t going to require me losing massive amounts of sleep.
Enter my attempt at freelancing. I figured, I like to write, I can do it from home on my own schedule, and I can completely control the projects I take (or don’t), and I make some extra cash in addition to building my professional writing experience.
So, thanks to a lot of digging through Google and reading a lot of blogs, I found a site called Upwork. Now, don’t expect to jump on here and be making Kardashian level money or anything — it’s not like that, and they take 20% of your earnings, and some clients will take another 20%….and well, you can do the math. Definitely not going to replace my full-time job, BUT; I’m building legit writing experience, earning a little extra on the side
AND IT’S THE PERFECT REASON TO WRITE EVERY DAY!
For me, it’s a win-win.
You can check out my first *REAL* published article here!