Your lack of a college degree shows through every time you post. This isn’t a criticism just encouragement to look into continuing education courses at your local community college. I admire your passing yourself off as a writer, despite your lack of skills. Truly it’s an inspiration that someone so clueless can be so successful.
Yours Most Sincerely,
It’s equally inspiring that someone so dead can still access the Internet.
Thanks for caring,
Dear Ms. Ng,
Hello. Freelance writing is something I’ve never done but is something I very much want to do. There really is freedom in freelance writing. Not having been a freelance writer I know I have no experience to back up my statement but I believe the statement to be true nonetheless.
Since your site is the cleanest writing or home business site I’ve yet seen I applaud your efforts in maintaining the site. I very much appreciate your emphasis on the freelance writer’s not getting cheated in the marketplace. I believe that, in general, a writer should have money coming in, not going out.
Beg pardon for taking up your time but if there is anything helpful you can tell me about starting up a freelance writing career, I would be much obliged.
First, thanks for your kind words. I credit my wonderful community for this blog’s success. It would take me volumes to tell you how to get stated as a freelance writer. My biggest piece of advice, the one thing I tell everyone who asks, is take a month and do some research. Visit the different blogs and websites about freelance writing and read everything you can. If, after that, you’re still interested in writing, visit the various job boards and start to submit your writing.
Did I just read at Performancing that one of the reasons you left Writer’s Row is so you can sell your blog? First, say it isn’t so. Second, if it is so, how much and where do I bid?
It isn’t so. A few months ago I considered selling FWJ because I didn’t have enough time to troll for leads or make badly needed upgrades. Instead, I took a risk and hired Jodee and Ajay to help out around the house and it paid off. I moved FWJ from Writer’s Row for many reasons, most of them outlined in the Performancing piece. If I ever do one day decide to sell FWJ, I can now do so. No one wants to buy a subdomain. Don’t worry though, we’re not going anywhere for a long time.
First a huge thank you to you for starting your blog. I quit my job and the market fell out on my telecommuting job in real estate. It is slowly turning around and I am their top writer but until then I am digging myself out.
I have been amazed at the fact that I have gotten three jobs so far thanks to your blog. I know my skills play a part in it, and a good cover letter and resume. But I can’t tell you the time I save by going to your blog. There are so many other blogs out there that do not deliver, or are not user friendly.
Additionally, your blog is upbeat and informative. It is a pleasure to read posts from others who get it. Get what this writing life is all about.
I wondered who Jodee is?
Thank you again for your hard work. I sincerely hope to be able to thank you with financial remuneration soon.
Without Jodee’s help, I might have had to close or sell this blog. (See above) I hired her to collect leads from the various job boards. All of the advertising revenue collected here goes to paying Jodee to help out. Really, I can’t thank her enough for her help here.
I don’t believe any of the letters you post. I don’t even believe half the comments you receive. I bet you make it all up to make yourself look popular. Won’t you be embarrassed when all of your blogging buddies find out you’re a sham?
I’d probably be more embarrassed to have people know me as meatman72
Hugs and kisses,