Yup, you read it here first. LF is a freelancer. Okay, that’s going a bit far but I am happy to say that I got my first paid writing assignment with a very popular Toronto blog. I am being paid a whopping $25 but more importantly, I’m gaining exposure and finally will have my first real writing sample. I’m hoping this will be the catalyst I need to kickstart my part time career in writing. The daunting part is the fact that I have need to do a
bit lot of research. The plus side is the research involves eating! Mmm, eating.
I know that I’m going to put a lot more than $25 worth of effort into this because the quality of this piece will really make all the difference. I also need to set forward a plan for how I am going to secure more assignments after this one. In order to put in the effort level I need to make the time. In order to do that, I need to cut down waitressing hours. In order to do that, I need to secure a full time job. So much to do! I’ve been trying to network like crazy instead of solely relying on online job applications that I am fairly certain fall into a black hole of oblivion. There are a few good prospects and I have also put some pressure on my boss to give me something conclusive regarding my chance at securing a permanent position. I really love where I work and I would be pleased to stay but we’ll see!
Do you do any freelancing writing? Do you have any tips for securing assignments?