Making money writing wasn’t anything I ever thought was even possible.
I’d have done this twenty years ago rather than going to grad school to become a therapist (NOT a fit!), then back to school to study accounting (hahahahah – yeah, that didn’t really fit so well either), then try my hand at about a dozen other businesses that all pretty much crashed and burned. Could have something to do with the fact the Internet wasn’t around back then when I was barking up all the wrong trees.
But here’s how I did it:
I hired a business coach.
I had NO clue what kind of business I wanted to have (kind of hoped she’d make that decision for me!)
She had me take a questionnaire and also ask my 10 closest friends what they thought I was good at.
Writing came up on all those lists.
My coach debunked my idea that there was no way anyone would pay me for words.
So… I became a writer.
And then I got my first client, and a second, a third… and now have probably had nearly 300 clients, more than 2,000 separate projects, and have written around 150,000 articles. Not all on my own, of course – about a year into the business, the workload got so big I added writers to form a team. We’ve been happily making money writing ever since.
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