Ever since I completed my studies, I knew I had to do something in the field of writing. Writing has always been my passion as well, so it made all the more sense to pursue a career in this field. Start-ups were a rage around that time, and they were employing freshers as well. That’s how I applied for my first job as a Content Executive in Grofers. After that, there was no looking back. When I got married and had a baby, is when I decided to take my business home. I started applying for freelance positions and my experience came handy. I wouldn’t say it was easy for me to carve a niche in freelance world, but I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing clients who love my work and chose to stick around with me.
My family. I’m blessed with an amazing set of parents and in-laws who have always pushed me in the right direction.
Like I said, I always wanted to become a writer. It had to be this or nothing.
I have the choice of accepting or rejecting a proposal. I don’t work for the sake of working. Also, the freedom to make my own choice also makes me happy in my work. I’m always excited to create new content because I’m not burdened with my work.
For me that’s a very important part of building a healthy work environment.
I was very new to the freelance world when my ex-boss contacted me. She had opened a new firm and wanted me to work as a content writer for her. I grabbed the opportunity with both my hands not just because it was a great one to grab, but also because I knew that I’ll learn a lot from her. Best decision of my life.
Devotion to my skill, to my work and to my clients.
Never cheat a client when it comes to deadlines or your capacity of handling the brief.
As a writer, and a freelance one at that, we have a lot of lull moments. In times like these, I honestly just close my eyes and think hard about the kind of life I want to build for myself and my family. That itself is a big motivation.
I overworked myself to death initially. I wish I had a better work-life balance. I thought the more I work the better. Big mistake, never do that. Take time out for yourself to increase your productivity. Trust me, it works!
I take up a project only if I’m able to. I don’t overload myself with work. I used to initially, but not anymore.
Read as much as you can.
Explore the internet as much as you can.
Keep writing for work as well as for pleasure.
Keep yourself updated with what’s happening in the industry.