On Monday the 29th of May, 2017, I made my first $75 online!
After three years of studying sales copywriting, I finally made the leap and started offering my writing services on Upwork.
I’m already sharing my journey over on instagram…
Three years ago I was just 20 years old, at home with my first little bubba. My husband and I celebrated our first year of marriage, and I started wondering if there was any way for me to contribute financially from home. It’s been a long road these past three years. Steve and I have invested lots of time and money into training as a copywriter. I’ve read books while breastfeeding, listened to trainings and podcasts while washing the dishes or rocking my babies to sleep. But I hadn’t made any money. I have limited time and didn’t want to be consumed with work. But last month I finally decided to start writing proposals on Upwork. After only 7 proposals, I got my first gig!! $75 to write an article 😊 I was thrilled! But I’m even more ecstatic now… my client said he was impressed and really glad he found me. He hired me for another gig… And I earned $30 writing on my phone, while breastfeeding Gus to sleep! There are so many “I made $100,000 in 3 months” stories online. This isn’t one of them. I made $75, and I’m thrilled. I reached out to another entrepreneur who I know started around the same time as me. I said it was a little discouraging, but also amazing, to see he reached his first $10,000. But he admitted, “I didn’t earn anything the first four years” This is what nobody tells you. Sometimes, very rarely, there’s an overnight success. But more often than not, people have slaved away for months or years before ever earning any real money online! Just wanted to share because I’m so excited, but also feel like the “make money online” space needs a more honesty ☺️
But I thought it would be really valuable to chronical my journey here on my personal blog 🙂
I’ve never made even $1 from this blog or YouTube channel (I just want to share my life, not monetize it), so these income reports will be exclusively sharing my journey as a freelance copywriter.
I’m going to schedule in an income report at the end of each month, totalling up exactly how much I’ve earned and what I’m learning along the way.
If you want the day-to-day, ‘behind-the-scenes’, head on over and subscribe to my Instagram where I share a little (almost) every day 🙂