Saturday, March 26, 2011

Doing It!

The other day I was reading a questionnaire that I had filled out for someone a long time ago. Under the question, Do you have any regrets?,  I had answered that career-wise I wish that I had tried to be a freelance writer of some kind. I remember writing a short weekly column in our local paper for the church page, nothing big or paid but even that had to be put aside as family and work took up more of my time and creativity. 

Well I am happy to say now that I am a freelance writer! I have found several websites that will pay for blog posts and articles. It takes a ton of searching online but I am collecting a nice little folder of reputable places that have built my empty paypal account up to a three-figure number!! 

Today I found a place that will pay me $25 for a 500 word essay or I could enter their contest for a 1,000 word essay and win $500! I can do this and I am doing this. I am a freelancer.


  1. Great going, Brenda! More power to you!

  2. Well good for you!!! When things eventually settle down for me, I'll have to ask you where to begin looking. Good luck!

  3. Well done, indeed. A $25.00 start is a good one. Maybe some day you'll be getting $150.00 per 500 word piece. One can always hope.

  4. Go things come to us when we least expect it...or when it's the right time!

  5. Good for you! You go girl. You can do it!

  6. Congratulations! You can do it.

  7. Congratulations! That is awesome! :)

  8. Brenda, that is awesome!! What an exciting direction in this new season of your life! You've inspired me to look some of these websites up. :)

    Thank you for your kind words on My Blog

  9. I wish you would share that list with me! Congratulations on your successes. :)

    My senior year of high school, we all gave a quote to be written under our pictures in the yearbook. Mine said, "I want to write and get paid for it."

    I'm still waiting. :)


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