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Re: Need Advice
Posted By: Nathanie Etinoffe In Response To: Need Advice (Elise)
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 11:05 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Need Advice (Elise)
I have written poetry and gotten published in anthologies, among other articles. I have a great passion for writing myself and in college I asked my professor for sources I could write for. She said to me do not consider it, there is no money in it. I thought, why can't some older person allow me and encourage me to follow my dream, something I really loved?
For many years, my mom had told me that being an author does not pay. I blew off all of the nay sayers. Reality being: this is what we love to do, but it does not compensate us sufficiently for our time, not to mention our talent, at the end of the day we still are at a loss to creating a balance in our life matters. A number of the online writing jobs I came across were not legitimate while others are low paying. Best Wishes with your search and if it has not happened yet, I wish you a safe delivery.
>> I am a 22 year old mom-to-be. Currently, I work as an assistant
>> manager in the retail industry. My job makes me miserable, and
>> needless-to-say, every day I look for an outlet to this market, that
>> doesn't seem to be there.
>> Of course, being pregnant puts a level of restriction on my current
>> job opportunities.
>> I have been thinking about freelance writing as a means of income. I
>> have some experience with writing for an online music magazine.
>> I've read through many forums and message boards about some of these
>> websites that advertise that they will pay you for your articles. There
>> seems to be much controversy over the ethical practices of these websites
>> and their affiliates.
>> Does anyone have any advice? I would like to find a job that interests
>> me, and keeps me in a positive mind-set. Working from home makes sense,
>> but I'm lost in the dark without direction...
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