This is an interview with Tom Ewer. Tom is a freelance blogger and internet marketer. He quit his job at the end of 2011 and shares all of his successes and failures at his blog, Leaving Work Behind.
He has just released a guide – >Successful Freelance Writing Online: How to Generate a Full Time Income by Writing For Blogs. In this interview, he reveals why he is a freelance blogging evangelist.
Tell us about how you became a freelance blogger.
Well it rather took me by surprise if I’m honest with you!
If we rewind about thirteen months, I had no aspirations to be a freelance blogger — it was the last thing on my mind. I was however incredibly frustrated by my lack of success in establishing semi-passive income streams. I had decided months earlier that I wanted to quit my job, and had been working really hard since then to generate an income via websites. It just wasn’t working out for me at the time.
So out of sheer frustration and desperation, I submitted a few pitches in response to listings on the ProBlogger Job Board. I didn’t expect anything to come of it — it was more a way of blowing off steam than anything. So you can expect my surprise when I was offered a trial by and subsequently became a writer for the popular WordPress blog, WPMU!
I didn’t really look back from there. I landed another client through the same job board about a month later, and that was all the encouragement I needed. I handed my notice in, and in January 2012, I was on my own!