I’m freelancing again!
I took a break around the time I worked on The Bright Side Project simply because I didn’t have the time to commit to my clients. I tried, but the few times I promised friends (friends!) that I would write something for them I couldn’t give the project the attention it deserved. Now that Lindsey has taken my place at The BSP (and made it better than ever) I am able to once again work with the indie businesses I love. And, well, we need the money and would sell my organs before I went back to practicing law.
Writing a press release seems less painful.
No, the blog doesn’t cost that much to run per year. Just a couple of hundred dollars in hosting fees and a few other incidental costs. If you really want to know, the real reason I am monetizing my blog is that I want to see my grandma.
She lives in Argentina and I live in California. She’s turning 90. I haven’t seen her in 15 years and she has never met The Mister or our children. That really bothers me. I feel the clock is ticking, loudly, and if I have to stay up until 2am every morning writing VCR instructions I will do it because we will be visiting her this Christmas.
We will. I hope. I really, really hope.
I almost didn’t do this, you know? I like writing about my life and my family without pressure. Writing for money? Pressure. There’s a risk in putting yourself out there and I am, yellow 1950s bedroom slippers notwithstanding, usually averse to risk. I wrote out my info page weeks ago and let it languish, waiting for the decision to make itself.
Two days before we left for Florida my car died while I was driving. Yay, I was driving down my street and no one was hurt. Boo, it cost over $400 to fix. This morning I was brushing my teeth and noticed that I was standing in a puddle of water thanks to an aggressively leaking pipe. The Mister’s severance is almost gone and our Argentina fund is zero so, yeah, the decision made itself.
Besides, with risk comes reward.
And! Guess what? I already have a client lined up for event wording. She has a modest budget (don’t we all) and needs a moving announcement. I’ll be writing the copy, but will need someone to design and print or design and .pdf format for printing at home. If you are interested, please shoot me an email or leave a comment below with a shop link or portfolio for her to check out.
Oh, and it goes without saying, stop on by my word shop and let me know if you need anything.