At the start of 2015, my life looked a LOT different than it does today.
I wasn’t self-employed.
In fact, I hated my 9-to-5 job so much that I started to have health problems (including a ridiculous eye twitch that made me look like I was eating something sour every five seconds. cute.).
Every day, I DREADED the moment I had to walk in the door at work.
But then I discovered that freelance writing was a possibility.
I quickly became obsessed with making it happen.
I started planning to quit my full-time job.
But before I could quit my job, I was fired. It happened in April of 2015.
And my fiancee’s contract at his job ended on the same day.
So, out of nowhere, neither of us had a source of income.
Not gonna lie — it was fucking scary. And stressful.
But I knew I couldn’t let myself sulk. I had to use that time as an opportunity to get my ass in gear and create my dream career.
So, I started working 12-hour days building my freelance writing website, learning how to pitch clients, and figuring out how to market myself in a way that would attract high-paying clients.
And by August of 2015, I was making over $5,000 per month – JUST from freelance writing and blogging.