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Making Money Writing, part 0 of 3

Posted on: September 11, 2012

There are a few things in my life that I’m changing. Not the core things: who I am, my values, or the people I love, but I’m reorganising my time.

Why the change? At the moment I’m so busy that I’m always stressed. I’m constantly behind; at uni, at housework, at my writing. And I’m getting sick of playing catch up. So here’s the plan:

I’m quitting my job. I work one day a week, usually Mondays. I work 7 hours, and if you take into account the time it takes for me to get there and back, I earn $12/hr.

It’s a job that I enjoy, but I enjoy other things more. My plan is to make some money doing something I adore, and would be doing anyway: writing. I plan to live the dream…

I have to give 4 weeks notice, and I have enough savings to last me 15 weeks (if I’m stingy).

Which means that within 20 weeks I need to be earning enough money through my writing to supplement youth allowance.

I really need $110 per week, if I want to keep saving, but I plan to build up slowly.

My short term aim is $50 per week, and here’s how I’m going to make it work:

1.Blogging
2.Freelance articles
3.Ebooks (genre style)

Over the next three Tuesdays I’m going to be blogging about each of these in detail. Enough detail that hopefully by reading my blog you can also take the first small steps towards writing for your living.

Maybe you’ll decide it’s not for you. Maybe I will too. Or maybe you’re already well on the path, and have advise that I can use. Wherever you are on the journey, I’d love to hear from you!

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1 Response to "Making Money Writing, part 0 of 3"

Hey, good luck! I know you can do it. I would love to become a freelance writer, but I know I have a long way to go (as far as my time management and dedication) before I can. Hopefully, your experiences will be able to help people like me.

Cheers!

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