For as long as I can remember I’ve had a book in my hand, not stuck to my hand literally but I was one of those kids who if they had to be in a queue, I’d be in line reading a book. I saw that recently at the airport and it brought back some memories.
Although my main business at present is as a yoga teacher I have thought long and hard about whether to add to those hours working in another business and if so what it would be. I work around my son, and my husband to an extent who sometimes travels for work. As such, I really wanted to be as close to home as possible even if I have to work strange hours, which could tie in quite nicely with my strange tendency to wake up at 3am with my brain buzzing with thoughts.
My inspiration came in the form of another writer who I think of as my mentor, Rosalind Brookman, who a friend recommended to me because I expressed the same challenge that I wanted to convert my love of reading into some way of making money but I wasn’t sure how. Rosalind writes blogs both for herself and others and has run some really good workshops as well. I had been putting off my writing using the pretty valid excuse that there is something else to do. There is always something to do and as much as I’d love my housework to do itself it’s not happened for me yet.
After going to Rosalind’s workshop, I explored the opportunities out there mainly through content mills and various websites and I’ve started to write for one of these organisations and I’m enjoying it so far.
In a bid to be more professional I’m currently going through training with the Blackford Institute to become a Professional Copy Writer and while I do this, I would love to build up my portfolio. If you know of anyone who needs help with some writing please get in touch and I’ll see what I can do.
“You can make anything by writing” – C.S. Lewis