Those of you that may know me personally are aware that I am currently undergoing a change in my employment status. It has been a hard road leading up to this decision, but I feel that I am ready to get back out there and seriously look for a new job. My delusions of wanting to be a freelancer and work on my own blog and projects has come and gone. Simply put, I have three mouths to feed including mine and a son who I will be soon putting through college. I have to have stable income each and every month to meet the needs of my family. Checks from advertising on my blog and published articles help, but in all reality, I have not made enough to handle all of my bills. And even though I know all of that, I still do not want to give up on my dream or my goals of launching TheCubicleChick.com as a full fledged media service, but something has to give. So I ask, to have a job or not have a job? That is the question my friends.
I have been blessed with a remarkable career in property management, human resources, communications, and executive assisting. I have been in the workplace for many years honing my craft and getting experience under my belt. The time has come, however, for me to move on. The economy in my industry has tanked and I don’t want it to hit rock bottom before I see the forest for the trees.
The job market is a fiesty one. I know of several people that have been unemployed for over a year. Jobs that were easy to get two and three years ago are in high demand, and I know from my own experience as a manager that human resources at most companies are inundated with resumes from folk looking for work. So why would I stick my hat into the ring? Because it’s time.
How does one work on their craft full-time AND make money? That is what I want to know. If it were just me, I could seeing this being an easier task. My blog earnings may be able to sustain one person. But as a mother with two kids, I need to have more income. Is working full-time the only way that I can achieve this for now?
I would like to hear from those of you who are currently self employed, or blogging full-time. How did you do it? How does one attempt such a feat? And to those of you that have suggestions on how I could bridge the gap, please let me know.
I feel that if I don’t jump on my chance right now, I never will. But at what risk?