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Finance for a Freelance Life

photo by Lost in Scotland

I’ve been trying to find a good way for this blog’s title to reflect my recent change to freelance work. I’m going with Pinyo’s suggestion: “Mrs. Micah: Finance for a Freelance Life.”

I’ll probably be writing more on here about freelance as time goes on, since it’s such a big part of my life now. I don’t intend to skimp on the personal finance stuff, either, or make it only related to freelancers. So don’t worry about that.

And speaking of freelancing, I got my first “real” writing project awarded. It was through (I’m not a guru there, so I’m not eligible for a lot of their projects, but I was eligible for this one). The person is doing something with property management–and I just spent 4 months working in a property management office. So I pitched myself as having relevant experience as well as writing skills. I know what makes office managers (and the admin assistants who screen their mail) tick.

I’ll be paid for this short piece and if the guy/girl (our contact hasn’t yet revealed gender) likes it, then they say there’ll be more work in the future–copyediting things on the site, writing more content, that kind of thing. It could be a perfect way to get experience and writing samples.

Obviously, I’m looking for other work as well. And, what the heck:

Hire Mrs. Micah!

If you’re looking for someone to do internet research (I have 3 years experience as a research assistant), writing, editing (degree in English and 4 years experience editing papers, plus other editing jobs), etc, just let me know. I’d be more than happy to give you my rates. Or if you’d like to commission a bag/quilt/iPod case/etc, there’s a contact form link in the top of a sidebar

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura December 3, 2007 at 6:49 pm

Fantastic Mrs. Micah! I love the new title and I can’t wait to see what you do next.

mrsmicah December 3, 2007 at 8:18 pm

Thanks, Laura! πŸ™‚ I got an interview at the local library tomorrow (very excited because I love library work), so I’ll be posting about that soon. And I’ve completed an application with a publisher for copyediting novels (mostly romance, but you gotta start somewhere and I don’t really mind). πŸ™‚ It’s exciting.

dawn December 3, 2007 at 10:25 pm

Congrats Mrsmicah on the writing gig! Keep building your confidence on this freelancing journey… it will attract more to you!
You got the skills Mrsmicah, so I’m not worried!
Your going to be GREAT!!!

fathersez December 3, 2007 at 10:34 pm

Good for you.

I am sure more doors will keep opening.

When the time comes for you to get help counting all the moollahs rolling in, let me know.

Have a great week!

mrsmicah December 4, 2007 at 9:15 am

Thanks everyone! πŸ™‚

Fathersez, I’ll let you know when there’s enough moolah rolling in, lol.

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