I've gotten a lot of questions lately about the writing work that I am doing and if I really make enough money at it.
Are you curious?
Well...here are some details.
First of all....the answer to the money question is yes and no.
Yes...I make more money than I did at my day job at the local coffee shop. Stepping back from that to write more was a good business decision.
Yes....it is enough to pay my bills.
and No....because just enough isn't quite enough to feel comfortable.
But that is okay. Because I am working hard at it every day and doors seem to be opening that were not there a year ago. I feel blessed.
So...."what exactly are you writing, Robin?"
Well thank you for asking, world-wide-web.
I am working hard at producing magazine articles and am kicking my foot back in that newspaper door again. The magazine artilces are being published in regional parenting publications in a few different areas of the country. And I was approved to freelance for the QC Times....haven't gotten my first assignment yet, but I will. I love this stuff and would like to write more devotionals (like I used to) and get back into writing locally (I miss that). My resume looks better in the last year than it has in a dozen years of writing.
Pesistence seems to be paying off, but not paying the bills.
So....I have a "day job."
Think about the last thing that you wanted to learn about....and then did a google search to see what came up?
I write those types of articles.
Someone has to.
Sometimes they are boring and sometimes they are fun.
I definitely learn alot.
These assignments are not always glamorous. But they do pay the bills!
For one website, I write content about arthritis, women's health issues, exercise and fitness tips and homeschooling.
(i know what you are thinking about the fitness tips.....let's just say i am good at research and leave it at that)
For another website, I try to get assignments in education, parenting and home and garden. These are the most fun for me. Yesterday I wrote about some classroom activities with an "ant" theme and another about activities to do at the end of the school year.
But a week ago I wrote about the "potato varieties that are registered in the US."
I know...I don't particularly care about potato varieties.
But I do love that I can research and write.....as my "day job."
Does this answer some of your questions?
Would you like me to show you some of the online content that I write?