Working From Home
While weighing the pros and cons of homeschooling (the “cons” list wasn’t very long at all!) we didn’t have to list losing an income. Or finding child care during the day and fitting our schooling in after work. Those things are reasonable and doable, but thankfully, we didn’t have to think about them.
I have always worked, even though my husband is the “main” breadwinner. I stopped working in the real world when I had medical issues while pregnant with our first. I’ve never gone back to the workforce away from home, although I have worked and earned an income beginning a few months after I was ordered to stay at home with my feet up for the remainder of that first pregnancy. These days, almost 11 years later, I work full time from my home office, easily moving my schedule around to accommodate life’s happenings.
I’m a writer. I’ve been a writer since I can remember writing stories in elementary school. It was about wild horses, of course, and I’ve written ever since. Now I’m not a published novelist yet (I am working on that and I’m getting pretty close!), but I do write for a living. I’m a copywriter and write articles, blog posts, magazine articles, sales letters, sales content like emails and landing pages, and product descriptions.
Did I get a college degree for this? Nope. I did go to college for a few years, but not for anything to do with being a copywriter. I just enjoy writing and found myself needing to make money without leaving the house. I came across a place looking for freelance writers and gave it a shot. I’ve never looked back. Was it easy? No way! It’s often harder to find a legit, paying job than it is to do the actual work. But it gets easier as you go and learn the ins and outs of it.
After a few people asked me what I do from home, I realized that I could literally write a book on getting started working from home and making a full time income. I’ve been doing this for over a decade (and am pretty good at it) so I know I can help others get started.