If you’ve read my About Me page, then you know I’m just getting started in freelance communications. I’m excited about venturing out on my own—establishing new working relationships and building a happy and loyal clientele—but, I’m also learning that building that career is going to take a lot of work and commitment. And, it’s not going to happen overnight either.
Comedienne, Lilly Tomlin, once said, “The road to success is always under construction.” As someone who’s currently busy “constructing” my own road to a successful freelance career, I couldn’t agree more with Ms. Tomlin’s insightful observation—except maybe to add, not only is the road’s construction never complete, it always seems to be uphill too!
Turns out, earning my diploma—though time well spent—isn’t enough to pave my way toward reaching my goal. Good writing and design skills, I’ve learned, will only get me so far. To build a successful freelance career, I must have the technical skills, personal qualifications and professional work ethics that clients are looking for in their ideal candidate—and, I must be able to demonstrate that I have those skills and qualifications!
I’ve created this weblog, Notes and Stuff on Freelance Communications, to do just that. Here, I can showcase my writing and design skills and provide proof of my technical proficiency to potential clients. It’s one of the tools I’ll use to build my road to success. So—guess it’s time to lace-up my steel toe boots and grab my hard hat, cause I’ve got a road to build!
Hope you’ll join me on my journey.