06 Sep How to survive your first year as a freelance journalist
What to expect if you’re starting out as a freelance journalist.
Whether you have just finished a journalism degree, you’ve finally taken the plunge to go out on your own or you’ve had a career change, becoming a freelance journalist can be (just a little) daunting. Trust me I know.
I always thought I would become a freelance journalist when I had kids, after all, it’s a great profession when it comes to “the juggle”.
But, when push actually came to shove, and I left behind 10-years of full-time, permanent employment in the media industry, it took a while to really fire up both cylinders.
Now, having lived the freelance life for more than four years, I can’t see myself going back into the office anytime soon. Having a diversity of clients from the health and fitness to finance industries, and managing multiple deadlines are what I love most. (We can sleep when we’re dead, right?)
So, if you’re new to the profession:
- Stick at it;
- Keep writing; and
- Find a bloody good cafe!