Because we all know that most freelance writers make so much money, they hardly know what to do with it. I mean the number of freelance writers I know who are millionaires…it’s just staggering. So many yachts, so little time.
Still, even though I know that this occupation will likely never make me enough money to survive on without A.’s assistance, I would like to be busier. With paying gigs. I write heaps of free stuff, which I love to do because these free gigs are super fun. But I need to eat and pay bills and other such pesky things and for this, I need to be paid. So today’s resolution: get creative about finding new clients.
I have a number of directions I can take this resolution. I could start cold emailing local businesses, non-governmental organizations, etc. to see if they need a writer/editor/proofreader. I do know some people who have had success doing this. I could send out the small pile of spec articles I’m sitting on at present and see where that gets me. I could keep plugging away at online job offers and remind those I’ve already applied for about just how awesome I am.
I could do all of these things…if only I had EMAIL!
Effing Gmail. You know, I left Hotmail because I was tired of having email issues. Well, that and I thought that I could probably do with a more professional sounding email account (‘leo_angel10’ doesn’t have the same ring to it that it did back when I was 18). And for the most part, I haven’t been disappointed. I get so little junk mail now, it’s unbelievable. And I can email ginormous files with no problem.
But I need to be able to get into my email and for some reason, Gmail is not letting me do this today. Not my personal or work account. Why? No idea. I’d like to email them to find out but…well, you get the idea. Sigh.