There I was, two years ago—sick as hell and knowing I couldn’t go back to a stressful full-time (and then some) job outside the home.
Side note: Who wants a job when you can have a career?
But that’s not the A-ha moment.
I’d been a writer for 20 years; I didn’t need to “go to a place” in order to do that work. So what gives?
No One Wants “Just” a Writer
This was the hard truth I accepted that rescued me from producing TV news. Even as a producer, I was more than just a writer. I was also an editor, circus master, reporter, interviewer, social media writer, and so on.
When I did SEO writing, I was more than just a writer. I was also an SEO!
In radio, I was more than just a writer. I was a guest booker, marketer, promoter, audio editor, talent, producer, social media manager, speaker, and event marketer…
If You Want a Writing Job, Market Yourself as More Than Just a Writer
What kind of writer are you?
Are you a tech writer, marketing writer, or—like me—a journalist turned marketing writer? More specifically, I became a writer of B2B social media writer for tech startups.
🚨 Spoiler alert: Being a writer doesn’t pay. Being an idealistic journalist doesn’t pay.
But when I defined what kind of writer I was and used 20+ years of career experience to back it up, that became the first step to becoming a freelance remote worker who has more control over my life.
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