Later this week, I will be joining travel experts to speak at the New York Times Travel Show in New York City to speak to the nuances of ditching the 9 to 5, to travel full time. I have given this talk in the past at the Women’s Travel Fest, have spoken to going freelance… [Read More]
For those who have been following The Pin the Map Project, you may be surprised to see this post title. I have never been shy about how much I abhor the 9 to 5 work grind. Over the past four years, I have been candid about my dislike for my career in advertising, about… [Read More]
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being interviewed for the Zero to Travel podcast to share my tips on getting paid to travel as a freelance writer (if you missed it, you can take a listen here). Talking travel with Zero to Travel host and founder, Jason Moore, was a real treat because… [Read More]
It is early July and in one month from today I will have quit my full-time job in advertising and will be on assignment in Morocco; officially turning the page on a new chapter of my life aptly titled: Going Freelance. I’d like to say I have no idea what to expect after I… [Read More]
I read today that Forbes projects more than half the U.S. work force will be freelance come 2020; for our sake as a society I truly hope so. Technology gives us the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world, to communicate with co-workers although we are on different timezones and I hope that in the future we can afford our dreams without being chained to a desk and sacrificing our passions in the process.
As my first month of being a full-time freelance writer draws to a close, there are key lessons about freelancing to keep in mind. For those dreaming of putting in that two week notice and sitting with a cappuccino and laptop at your local coffee shop, consider these things before making the decision to go freelance.
For quite sometime now, I have flirted with the idea of taking time to freelance and focus on my writing. To step off the corporate treadmill and enter the renegade world of freelancing seemed at once thrilling and terrifying. From a 9-5 job to a full-time travel writer, I explore my decision to step off the corporate track and into the world of freelance.