After several decades of writing, marketing, and selling for companies and agencies, both large and small, I made a line-in-the-dirt decision and set out on my own.
A freelance writer’s life isn’t easy, but neither is punching a time clock day after day … all the time knowing your gut’s calling is towards self-employment.
The never-ending quest for freedom.
I quit my last “real job” in May of 2013, and writing has been the primary source of my income ever since. I’ll pass credit for that on to God, my readers, my students, and my clients. Without them, the work would have no value beyond self-reflection.
One big lesson learned is that every job is not my job. There are many things I can do, but there are just a few things I choose as a focus:
Content marketing strategy – I will provide a content audit of your website along with recommendations on how to get more bang from your content.
Article and ebook writing – I write articles in a number of niches. Some are published under my name. Many more are “ghostwritten” and aren’t attributed to me. I also write books and ebooks.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Done right, SEO can boost your site in search engine rankings and get the phone ringing. Done wrong (and this is an easy trap to fall into), “SEO experts” can give you a quick boost — then get your website penalized and make it disappear from search altogether.
Here is my top tip for anyone considering writing as a career: Get up early, sit down in front of a keyboard, and start writing.
My avocation is The DEEP. The work was born in Navajo territory, and I’ve taken it to venues as varied as the county jail and the corporate training room. I am a believer in the Gospel and a philosopher at heart.
If you want to discuss your situation, confidentially and without charge, just let me know via the Contact form. Let’s see if your needs and my gifts are a good match.
I write. You win.
It’s more than a motto … it’s the truth.
For a no-obligation, no-cost review of your content or SEO needs, Contact Don