Fear of Travel Writing Kept Woman Grounded in Dead End Job

Updated: Mar 28th, 2010

Year after year, people stay in dead-end jobs they loathe. Others give freelance travel writing a try but still feel compelled to go back to the 9 to 5 job. They believe if they focus on performing the job everything will be all right. But when you walk away from the “corporate” world and contemplate going back to it, reality sets in fast and furious. The mind starts to wander and devises an escape plan. The body tenses as it walks by the almond color cubicles lined up in a row. The stillness of the area is unsettling. People walk around with expressionless faces, almost robotic. What’s a travel writer to do? The answer, of course, is to fly high in the direction of your dreams!

Ways to Earn Income

Blogs are very popular! Practically everyone on MySpace has a blog. WordPress.org, WordPress.com, and Blogger.com are great ways to get started. Businesses utilize blogs to market products and services. So there you have it. One way travel writers can make money is to blog about it. Visit Freelance Writing Gigs to find yours today!

From Luli “Blogs are increasingly popular and accessible. They are now fulfilling a journalistic function with the most recent post getting prominence and equipped with the eye witness aspect, they are strong first account sources and often provide very sophisticated analysis on a broad range of topics.”

Another way travel writers can earn income is by signing up with TravelWriters.com and the AWAI. Both of these organizations have newsletters that offer a wealth of information. TravelWriters provides a “market news” section that lists many job opportunities all over the world. Sign up today, start earning tomorrow!

Some freelance travel writers may find it very scary to be on their own. Most freelance travel writers probably want to know the answers to the following questions: How will I earn a steady income? When will the income become steady? and Where will the income opportunities come from? These are important questions, unfortunately, they may not be answered right this second.

Have a little faith and trust. Go ahead, spread your wings and fly! One way to do this is to work part-time jobs to balance out the freelance work. This way when the money and projects start to roll-in, quitting the part-time jobs will not be so bad. These are jobs that can be referred to as the “straddlers.” Just something to do in order to bring in extra income!


About Amandah Blackwell 198 Articles

Amandah Blackwell is a creative, freelance and ghost writer for industries that include but are not limited to the arts & entertainment, travel, publishing, real estate, pets, personal and professional development, and much more.

Amandah's personal writing projects include screenplays, teleplays, YA, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry. 

You can find more of her writing at www.MisticCafe.com, savvywritingcareers.wordpress.com, and www.savvy-writer.com.

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