How long have you been dreaming about quitting your dead-end job and becoming a full time writer?
One month? Six months? A year? Maybe longer?
You want to do work that you're passionate about. You want to have the flexibility to spend time with the people you care about. To do the work you want, when you want, from where you want.
But your reality is much different, isn't it?
Tell me if this rings true for you...
Every morning your alarm clock brings you crash bang back to reality.
You drag yourself out of bed to shower, clean your teeth and force coffee down your throat. But for what?
So you can go out and fight through the morning traffic, en route to a dissatisfying job that overworks and underpays you, where you spend most of the day checking your phone or looking at the clock.
The closer you get to the office, the more a feeling of dread builds up inside of you. Every meter brings you closer to that job again:
To the moaning colleagues who drain you of your energy. To smiling and pretending to be nice, when you really want to scream “Jackass!”. To meetings and flip charts and emails and presentations that could put a hyperactive child to sleep.
As you reach the building door, you can hear the little voice inside of you. The one that tells you to call in sick, to turn around before it’s too late. The one that knows the truth...
You’d rather be at home, writing.
Sat in your comfortable clothes, sipping coffee, getting paid to be creative and expressive. To have your voice heard through your words.
But instead you're heading into the office where it’s about to be groundhog day all over again.
And deep down you know what will happen if you don't take decisive action...
This will be your life for the next five, ten or even fifteen years.
Your dreams of being a writer and spending more time with the people you love being squashed with each day that goes by.
And, the truth is, you have no idea how to start a writing business.
Sure you love writing when you're at home in your free time. But getting paid for it? You've got no idea how to make that leap.
You know there are freelance writers that are out there, but how did they get there? What elusive quality do they have that you don't?
It's like you’ve looked at your dream life through a window. It’s there - you’ve seen it hundreds of times through the glass - but you can’t figure out what it takes to get from this side to the other.
Sometimes you even try to justify it to yourself. You create excuses in your head that prove you'd never have made it as a writer anyway. You tell yourself:
- Your writing isn't good enough and you don't have what it takes
- You don't have enough experience, or the right qualifications, to get hired
- You don't have any portfolio pieces or samples
- You don’t have enough time to start a business
- You'd probably start and just end up failing anyway
So you resign yourself to going back to your dead-end job once again. To the day-dreaming and wishing.
...did any of that hit home for you?
If so, you're in the right place. Because I'm here with some good news:
It doesn’t have to be this way!
You can break free of that job, escape the nine-to-five, get paid for your words and build a business of your own that puts you in control. How do I know?
Well, because a few years ago, I was sat where you are right now...