Friday, September 17, 2010

Courage and Freelancing...


I've finally bitten the bullet and decided to give Freelancing a go. I'm nervously waiting for my reviews on two sites, Demand Studios and Constant Content.
Demand offers topics for you to write and has strict guidelines as to how each article should be written. I see this as a learning experience. Constant Content is more open. You post what you want and someone can buy it. They also have fairly strict copy editors who will review your work before it is accepted.

This is something I've always wanted to do but never had the courage to try. Even after the amazing Mark Terry put up a wonderful online course in freelancing I still worried that what I wrote wouldn't be good enough. Courage is a funny thing. We don't always have it when we need it. Some days its there and we feel like lions, but then it disappears like a whisper fading into the wind and we're left cowering under the desk.

I once read that courage was just fear holding out a moment longer. Do you think that's true? Where is your courage? Does it come from your convictions or your fears?

4 comments:

Natasha Fondren said...

Hah! LOL. DS is good, quick money when you need it, and better than doing a lot of things. I burnt out after a month, but you know me and non-fiction. I'll probably write a little more in November or December.

Good luck!

Mary said...

Good luck with your new endeavor. Hope it all goes well for you.
My courage usually shows up with an outside push.

Charles Gramlich said...

Defintely not an easy job but there's freedom in it. Good luck.

RACNicole said...

Hey Aimless,

You might want to give vWorker a try too. vWorker doesn't work the same way as Constant Content or Demand Studios, but the potential to earn a *lot* as a writer is certainly possible. In fact, you can earn/charge as much as you want to there.

I started as a writer at vWorker in 2005 and I haven't left since. I'm extremly satisfied with the way the company operates. (So much so, I wrote a book about it! :-)

You should give it a serious look! It could be a great way to supplement your writing opportunities between Constant Content or Demand Studios gigs.