On the main blog on the Freelance Writing Jobs Network, Deb asked readers to describe their dream job. It has been really interesting reading the comments to see what other writers consider their ideal freelance writing gig, and it made me think about the next logical (to me anyway) question: Are you waiting for it to show up on your doorstep or are you taking steps to make the dream a reality?
Waiting for your dream job to come is a bit like waiting for Prince Charming to show up on his white horse. While we may have all heard of the Prince and maybe know of someone who knows someone who actually met and married one, the rest of us are left with the challenges of having relationships with human males, or females as the case may be.
Now that we have established that it’s not likely that you are going to see a nobleman in your neighborhood any time soon, let’s think about the dream job thing again. Prince Charming may be something that exists in fairy tales and movies, but your dream job isn’t. There are people who are out there making money doing what you would consider to be your dream job right now. Why can’t you be one of them?
When you think about your dream freelance writing job, what does it look like to you? Do you dream big or do you reign it in because you are thinking that you couldn’t possibly do “X.” Once you have an idea of what your dream job is, you can start to make calculated steps toward getting it.
Let’s say your dream is to be a travel writer. You can start by investigating local markets for that type of writing. Once you have some experience, you can start to broaden your horizons by applying for more lucrative gigs and eventually getting yourself in a position where you can approach your dream client with a pitch that will knock their socks off.
Don’t wait for your dream freelance writing job to show up on your doorstep. Go out and get it. You can start working toward it from wherever you are right now. All the small steps count when you are working toward your goal of getting your dream job.