Natalie Dunn has never in her wildest imagination thought she would be so successful at freelancing. She just gave birth to a baby girl and was apprehensive about quitting her full time job to look after her newborn. After discussing with her husband, they thought that was the best option so that Sarah can be brought up in the proper way.
After a few months being a fulltime housewife, Natalie soon found she had some spare time in between babysitting Sarah and the household chores. She was surfing the net a lot then, and came across some freelance job opportunities online. This is her success story on freelancing.
“I never dreamed of being a freelancer,” she says.” The word never crossed my mind. But after having actually been freelancing for a while, it has opened up my eyes to the vast opportunities that are available for a freelancer. There are countless jobs and projects waiting to be done, and the best thing is you can pick and choose the projects to suit your own time. Now I can call the shots about when I work, for whom I work, and how much I make.”
“I no longer have to commute in smog-laden traffic to sit in a cubicle for eight hours, going through the same routine, day after day, week after week. Since the day I started freelancing, I’ve ghost written many articles, edited a sales letter, a 9-page Web site, and became a virtual assistant as well! When you have done a good job, words spread and you get noticed. Jobs can come your way very easily then. I’ve landed a big project editing a new Female magazine coming out this fall.”
“For every one of you out there feeling a little discouraged, and especially for those of you on the verge of throwing in the towel, I’m here to tell you this. As long as you have a skill, be it writing, graphic design, website management, programming, there will always be freelance jobs available. Many of my friends, having seen how successful I am, are embarking on a freelancing career. I am a living proof of what you can achieve with just enough writing and web management skills.”
“Looking back, I have my daughter Sarah to thank for. If not for her, I wouldn’t have quit my job and discovered the wonderful world of freelancing.”