Week one: becoming an official freelancer

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Yesterday I edited a book about how make a success of your life without working too hard. And I guess by becoming freelancers it’s what Stephen and I hope to achieve. 

We are travelling the world and working for ourselves. It sounds appealing, and I think after just week one of work I can give my initial impressions. 

First of all, it isn’t easy. But as a team of two we can motivate each other to work and read each other’s work if we get tired, it’s amazing. Deadlines can be tight, sometimes just one hour, and it’s nice to have support, imperative for me.

The work at the moment can also range from the very underpaid, to the relatively well paid.  Put it this way, if I wanted to live in England I wouldn’t be able to afford it right now… 

The positive side is the work is extremely varied, I have written about music, horses, laser hair removal, the dark web, computer games, hospitals and celebrities – all in one week! That’s without the numerous proofreading tasks I have completed this weekend. 

Our goal is to seek new platforms for our skills, which range from writing and editing, to singing and songwriting. As modern self-employed people we have a chance to make this work for us. Take control and enjoy working for ourselves. 

The book I edited focused on channeling your efforts into effectiveness rather than efficiency. It’s an interesting concept, spend less time on the low paid jobs, obviously, and work on making other jobs more effective. 

Happiness is also key to this new lifestyle. We can take charge of our time, travel and see the world and shape our own fate. 

How we move from the underpaid jobs to jobs that are financially more viable I am unsure… But these challenges are what makes this part of our lives so very exciting. 

Let’s see what week two brings… And if you have any new leads for two inspired young writers travelling the world please email them to us at charlottehowellmusic@gmail.com 

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3 thoughts on “Week one: becoming an official freelancer

  1. Hey Charlotte,

    Glad you guys are going for it! Just wondering if you had a method for finding freelance writing work? I’m currently pottering around Europe (well, Barcelona, Malta in a few days, perhaps S.Korea in September) and would love to have something I enjoy doing in between school years that gets me paid and allows me to work whilst travelling.

    Keeps it up homies x x

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    1. Hey Dan!!! How are you??? Nice about living in Europe, we’ll probs be back there around 2017 at our rate – South America at the end of the year and Australia and Asia after that, busy few years. How is it living in Spain? Sounds wicked! We are using lots of online sights like Elance.com and Freelancer.com and just applying day and night! It’s tough and the money isn’t the best at first, but it builds up! You can freelance doing most things, but we are both writing. Have you tried TEFL yet? We taught a lesson… and that was it! Fun though. Keep in touch Mister xxx

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