September 4, 2015 at 2:36 PM #1242
Hello Everyone!!! My name is Tai Gooden and I am a freelance writer. I started freelancing in 2012, got frustrated, stopped, and started again in 2014 after I had my second child. I write about a little bit of everything: pop culture, TV, geek/nerd culture, parenting, and convention reviews. Outside of freelance work, I have experience in the financial industry (both customer service and investing) as well as EDI project management. I have written for Guardian, Paper Mag (yes the one with the infamous naked Kim cover lol), and many others. I make pretty good money and I have a growing web presence, so I am on track to full-time freelance next year! Yay! But, I have many of the same issues freelance writers face: how I can make even more money, how to I continue to keep my work steady, and am I really good enough to do this….
Nice to meet you all!!
-TaiSeptember 5, 2015 at 12:12 PM #1246
I believe that my voice is worth more than that.
This…all day.September 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM #1310
My name is Keheira. I’m a senior studying Computer Engineering and Computer Science in NC. I’ve looked at being a mobile application/website freelancing a lot because I like the freedom I can get to work at home and on my own time. I really became interested because I wanted supplemental income that also helped me better my skills. My ideal freelancing job would be making mobile applications and photography (I love taking pictures when I don’t have to focus on school) I just don’t know where to start.
Fun fact: I can play 7 instruments 🙂September 6, 2015 at 6:21 PM #1315
Great to have you on board! Love your interest in app development too! I’m sure there are quite a few people here you could work with on any projects you’re interested in.
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September 6, 2015 at 11:16 PM #1336
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Hi! I’m Stephanie and very excited to be here. I’m an author and Content Developer. Been out of the loop of freelancing for a while (life issues) and am hopeful about returning better than before. I have a BA in Mass Communication from WSSU (Go Rams!) and background in entertainment journalism. I do want to attract as many clients as possible but need a little polishing. The goal is to walk away from my corporate 9-5 and freelance forever at home.
This freelance community is amazing and I look forward to learning and networking with you all. Hope all is well with everyone and feel free to follow me on twitter @feggins85.
@feggins85September 7, 2015 at 10:27 PM #1367
Really great to have you Stephanie!
Client attraction is a big issue for everybody, so that’ll definitely be a point of focus in the near future. Thanks again for joining!
Megan.September 8, 2015 at 3:40 AM #1371
Hello, My name is Phillip i have an interest in online marketing/network marketing and website freelancing.Im looking forward to learning more with you amazing people.September 8, 2015 at 10:05 AM #1372
Welcome! Make sure to check out the Content Marketing For Freelancers course. It has one ebook in particular (Internet Marketing For Smart People) that I think you’ll find helpful.
MeganSeptember 8, 2015 at 9:54 PM #1377
Hey, I’m Jacky Alcine, a software engineer who specialized in single page applications, service orientated applications and now API specialization. I’m dabbling with Android development to potentially provide a one-stop solution for customers who’d like to get everything done from one place.September 9, 2015 at 10:14 AM #1385
Really nice to see your API specialization.September 10, 2015 at 1:05 PM #1397
Hello! My name is Tiffany. I am a visual artist. I got my MFA in 2012 in painting. I have been working a combination of jobs to get by and I am at the point, I want to take up freelancing to support my household, and to help others who seek a career in the visual arts. I am teaching art part time at two places for after-school programs, and I have done my share of retail position jobs to the point I do not want to go back to that work environment again. While I have gained an MFA, I have faced a very difficult transition into the work place, and the network of friends/support I thought I had parted ways based on competition and favoritism. Quite honestly, I have worked just as hard to get to where I am at, and don’t wish to be seen as a threat or to get in the way of anyone’s pursuits except to also get a chance to pursue my career. In the past I had aspirations to be a college professor, but the rejections were too much for me so I don’t have that as my goal right now.September 11, 2015 at 10:46 AM #1403
So much of your post resonated with me, especially this
I have faced a very difficult transition into the work place, and the network of friends/support I thought I had parted ways based on competition and favoritism. Quite honestly, I have worked just as hard to get to where I am at, and don’t wish to be seen as a threat or to get in the way of anyone’s pursuits except to also get a chance to pursue my career.
There’s just so much here that speaks to the unspoken reality of career progression and networks.
What kind of freelancing work have you considered? Would you like to stay in the arts or be more adjacent to it?September 13, 2015 at 11:58 AM #1417
Hello Black Freelancers!
My name is Jessica and I run Art in Praxis, a consultancy that’s increasing creative capacity and resiliency in organizations and communities. I’ve been at it full time for a year and I’m ready to switch gears and take this baby to the next level. Based in Baltimore/DC but really excited about building a national practice. I want to work on developing content and experimenting with video/audio. I’m really excited about this community!November 7, 2015 at 3:12 PM #1712
I’m Kronda, a WordPress developer & consultant from Portland, OR. I’m coming up on my 3 year anniversary of full time freelancing in January. I’m also a writer and I have a personal blog at http://kronda.com. I just finished creating a timeline of posts about my tech journey, which you can find here: http://kronda.com/tech-journey
I’m part of a few different mastermind groups and courses for entrepreneurs and digital marketers but of course they are all extremely white and male dominated. I joined here because last night, as I finished up my first ever product launch, it really hit me hard that I don’t know or have a community of POC, particularly Black women– who are doing what I’m doing, creating websites and online marketing for people.
A search for ‘black women wordpress developers’ mostly yields results about dark themes, feminine themes and my own sad tweets.
There are many things I love about living in the northwest, but the lack of racial diversity gets to me more and more as I get older.
But enough sad talk. I’m here now, and happy to meet all you fine folks. I’ve learned a lot in the past two years about growing a business online and I’m working to implement what I’ve learned, and also really want to share with others, ESPECIALLY to help my fellow Black entrepreneurs get free and take control of our own lives.
I don’t have it all figured out, but I’m happy to share resources. I’m following the experienced and new freelance topics as well as website help and will try to chime in useful info where needed.
KrondaFebruary 1, 2016 at 5:04 AM #2164
Hello, my name is Tiffany. I’m a freelance writer who originally comes from southern California. Currently I make my home in Ghana (with plans to relocate to London in a few months). Freelancing has allowed me to make that move. I’ve been freelance writing for about seven years now. I’ve been hovering at about the same income level for awhile now, and I want to level up significantly. I have a nine year old daughter. Happy to be here. 🙂
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