I graduate from Arizona State University this Friday. But unlike many of my peers (who are really my juniors), I did not have the next step all planned out, except that I kind of know what I want to do for a living. Writing, like the articles I am posting here on Groundreport.com is a large piece of that.
But I have to admit, it has been stressful at times. In my last Advanced Online Media class, the teacher almost worried over me in front of the entire class. I am not following the proscribed routine for someone graduating and desperately needing a job.
Not that I haven’t looked for work, mind you. I’ve applied for dozens of positions. But I am being selective, and if I can’t see myself enjoying my work, I will not apply for the position. And that has people worried. But not me. I have a few aces up my sleve.
Like my blogs. I am slowly starting to build them up, and am getting close to 100 views a week, which isn’t bad for 2 1/2 weeks’ work. Feel free to check them out at http://reluctantmillionare.blogspot.com and http://inconvenientman.blogspot.com. Hopefully, I can turn them into sources of income soon.
And I have a book for sale at Lulu.com. The link for it is: http://www.lulu.com/content/829539. And I am writing another book to add to the collection. By the end of summer, I hope to have three books in print.
I also have joined some of the freelance sites, such as elance.com and ifreelance.com. In fact, I already have accepted one project, and have a couple more in the works. At this rate, I’ll be swamped with work by the end of the month.
Most of my friends do not understand what I’ve been doing over the last few weeks, but I was setting myself up to succeed. Now I can take it easy and just let the system work for me. All indications are I’m going to be just fine.
This freelancing stuff isn’t all that scary after all.