Friday, October 14, 2011

Starting Over is Tiring

So I've been overloading my brain by reading about how to market myself, how to price my articles for 2012, how to brand myself, etc. It's tiring. I know some of this but moving on to something specific that I want to put my heart into I know I needed to study. I've also been learning about the legalities of turning this writing thing into a business and how to track my clients and keep records.

I think I'm too old for this lol. Studying is for young people. I've been breaking it all down into a to-do style list which is helping because that seems much easier to me than all the information these articles have in them. All in all I think things are going well and I've given myself the next week or so to figure out all I need to do. I will revert back to the articles when I actually start doing them.

I also began putting up real pictures because that's important for creating my online identity. Normally I wouldn't do this and it feels kind of weird to have up my real photos now, especially since I worked hard for a while to not have my photo up in very many places. But, with anything important there is always a risk and I need clients to be certain that the writer they are hiring is me. Especially since I'm not the only writer with my name - that could be confusing without a picture.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you! I think as a girl it's always harder to put up a pic because we know it leads to trouble. I went without a pic on my personal facebook for years because I got tired of random invites from men I didn't know. Even after taking it down I got requests from strange men telling me to put up a picture as if they owned me and I had to do what they say. It's unreal. But I think I'm becoming much more confident with my delete and block options now. ;)

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  2. Thank you! I spend a lot of time learning in my job as it is. Being a writer takes a lot of research. I think maybe I'm just pushing this too hard because I know the longer I'm out of work the more my savings might dwindle and I don't want that. I think I would still prefer to work in an office job though lol. Just wait till I get my PIO. I'm already considering registering at the local police department because India is currently under an initiative to establish forensic teams at each locality. At least I could get some real world practice that way.

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  3. Hi there!

    I know what you are talking about. I set up my own translation business here in Pakistan. However, I would never put up a picture of myself. I am not comfortable with the idea. You can check out my homepage at www.steineriris.com
    I am sure, you will do fine. All the best!

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  4. Nobody is ever too old to study.Knowledge is something very important we need to develop :).

    There are people even doing their degree after retirement!.

    Good luck on the new change of events and I wish you a successful career.

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