Your Friendly Neighborhood Freelance Writer (Me!)

For those who have visited my website/blog recently, you may have noticed things look a little different…here’s what’s going on.

If you’ve either been following this blog for long, or especially if you know me personally, you’ve heard me go on about how “I just want to figure out a way to write for a living!” and “I want freedom in my schedule, I don’t want to be tied to a 9 to 5.”

20180604_144340.jpgWriting novels is my ultimate dream, but the likelihood of becoming a full-time novelist is somewhat synonymous with the odds of becoming a professional athlete.

While I’ll continue to pursue that dream until the day I die, I’m also a realist, and I’m aware I need to find a profession that will allow me to live the life I want to live, while doing something I enjoy doing. Also, I want to find something that will provide me with a sense of purpose, where I can use my skills to contribute in some way.

I believe I may have finally figured out how I can do those things.

As most of you know, I have a skill, an inclination, and a love for writing creatively. That’s exemplified by the questionable amount of time I spend writing for my blog that a relatively small number of people read, with no monetary return on my time and/or money investments to this point.

But, I truly enjoy doing it, and I am so grateful for the people who do read it, and I don’t blame those who scroll by for not clicking through (I’m working on you…). Ultimately, I’ve been doing this for me, and that’s okay.

Nonetheless, I’ve been searching for the past couple of years for ways to break into the writing industry in some way or another, and I believe I may have found a profession that:

  1. I have the experience, education, and skill to be very good at,
  2. I believe in on a moral level, and,
  3. I will truly enjoy doing.

That profession is freelance writing.

This post is to officially announce the launching of my personal freelance writing business. I am a writer for hire!

My freelance writing business will be focused in creating digital content for clients in the form of things such as blog writing, SEO, website content writing, general copywriting, and more.

Given that I have worked in a marketing role for WSU for the past almost three years, combined with the time, work, and additional education I’ve put into creative writing, as well as my past education (Master’s degree), I’ve got a diverse background that will lend itself well to producing creative, engaging, relatable, and accurate content for clients.

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Where the magic will happen (my home workspace).

I’ll be starting out doing this part-time, working to gain clients, creating excellent content for them, and building my portfolio and my business. Working in a freelance, remote setting will allow me to work for clients that may be hundreds of miles away, set most of my own schedule, write for a living (yay!!!), help companies and people I believe in to connect with their ideal customers (another yay!!!), and lastly, live a happier and more fulfilling life (bliss).

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, my website has changed a bit. The Blog is still here, along with my Short Stories page and Dreaming series page.

However, I now have a static home page with a little blurb about the writing services I offer, and of course, a Writing Services page that goes into a little more detail on the exact services I can offer clients. As I write more and gain more experience, I will become more versatile, and the services I can offer will expand.

And, if it’s not on my Writing Services page, that doesn’t necessarily mean I can’t or won’t do it. If you’ve got an idea, shoot!

You may be wondering what this means for my blog as it has historically functioned for the past year and a half. Well, you’re going to start seeing some posts about inbound marketing, digital content creation, and other things I haven’t really written about before.

However, I’ll also continue to write about all the other things I’ve written about in the past, such as my love for nature and the outdoors, fitness and/or health, general life improvement, and more, mostly because I love writing about those things, and I hope that others can either relate in some way, or maybe even gain useful insights from the things I write about.

I’m greatly looking forward to this new adventure, and please feel free to comment below with comments or questions, or reach out to me personally via my homepage or email atkinsonbrent@yahoo.com.

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