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When Life Happens…

Recently we’ve been dealt a rather large dose of life. From time to time we all have to deal with things that are out of the ordinary. Sometimes the life doses are small and other times they’re large. This time life dealt us a biggie.

The wonderful thing about being a freelance writer and dealing with what life throws our way is that if we planned it right, we still have a residual source of income that comes in whether or not we have time to write (do you hear a motherly lesson on the horizon?).

Motherly Advice

I know I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating.

  1. Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket
  2. Work on building a base of articles on several freelance writing sites that pay via residual income
  3. Spend a little time creating your own blog/website.

From the comments I receive on this blog I understand that Textbroker, Demand Studios and other pay for writing sites a very popular. I’m not advocating that anyone stop writing for those sites. Quite the contrary, keep writing for those sites, but don’t lose sight of the future. In addition to writing for those sites continue to build a foundation of articles on residual sites. This way, when the unexpected happens and you are unable to spend the time that you would normally spend writing, you won’t have to worry about whether or not you’re making money.

The Other Good Thing about Life’s Doses and Freelance Writing

Being dealt a large dose of life unexpectedly is a great way to find writing material. If written properly, your writing can serve as an outlet for you as a writer and serve as a learning experience for the reader. What better way to help yourself and others

As a result of this rather large dose of life that has been placed in my lap, my posts here may be a bit more sporadic than usual for a little while.

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  • Sher June 9, 2009, 2:29 pm

    Hi Felicia,
    Thanks for your motherly advice…you’re always spot on!

    I’ll sure be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for the large dose of life you’re dealing with.

    Take care,
    Sher :0)

    • Felicia June 9, 2009, 7:21 pm

      Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

  • Tena June 10, 2009, 12:00 pm

    Thank you. Yours is becoming a place I come to often. I was really interested in reading about the woman whose blog has become big over time and something she has made a go of. Hoping mine will as well, at least I keep trying. Go over and take a look sometime, I invite your feedback.

    Also, where are the sources for residual income you speak of? I am beginning to think I am one of those not very easily employable in the real world. Aging myself big time here, it seems I work for Smurfs more than I care to. Or Dilberts.

    Anyway, have a great day!!

  • Lisa B. June 11, 2009, 11:05 am

    Felicia- Your advice is absolutely invaluable, and because of that I have actually been making money by following my dream of writing. By finally publicly writing about my daughter’s health issues I hope to educate and help many people that are in similar situations. Throughout a short time period your website has become one of my favorite places to visit. Thank you so much…and good luck with your large dose of life!

    Lisa B.

  • Prerna June 13, 2009, 9:45 pm

    Hi felicia,

    really like your blog and gain some really precious advice from you, just like this one. in fact, since am a non U.S writer, i write for all residual income sites and though the results are slow.. am sure they’d look better.. thank you so much and all the best with the large dose of life!!
    P.S. Hope you don’t mind but have added you to my blogroll..
    [rq=10053,0,blog][/rq]Being A Writer : Time Management For Writer Moms

  • Lisa R June 21, 2009, 7:54 pm

    I hope everything works out, I know it will. I agree- don’t keep all your eggs in one basket.

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