From Employee to Empowered: My Freelance Journey So Far
Hey there, lovely readers!
I wanted to take a moment to tell you a little bit more about myself and what I have been up to since Clare H Writes was created.
Writing has always been part of my everyday life, whether it was writing a detailed report on a company and its products and services during my day job or writing a post for my personal blog in my spare time, it’s a skill I have continuously honed throughout the years.
When I decided to take the leap from full time employee to self employed writer — and it felt like a HUGE leap — I had to sit down and remind myself of the skills I had to be able to do this. The things I had been writing on a daily basis such as company profiles, e-mail templates, checklists, processes and newsletters were all confidential, so I couldn’t share these with potential clients.
I panicked, wondering how could I possibly showcase my writing with an empty portfolio?
Fortunately, I landed myself a regular spot with a small company and soon I was updating their website copy, creating engaging social media posts and even starting a quarterly newsletter for their customers. I also revamped their admin set-up by building a brand new customer database, creating templates to use for customer correspondence and giving the online filing system a complete overhaul.
Each day is a chance for me to not only help to improve the businesses of others but also to challenge myself and enhance my skill set. I no longer wake up dreading the working day ahead, but instead, I can’t wait to get started.
The success of my clients is the success of Clare H Writes.