Thursday, June 2, 2011

Shifting my Focus

I've decided to slightly shift my focus for this blog. I originally wanted to blog about my attempts to make money as an online freelance writer. As circumstances have changed and my earnings have started to plummet, I'm realizing that its just not worth my time to keep plugging away on my writing. Sure, I'll still write, but I won't spend nearly as much time on it as I once did.

Ofcourse, writing was never my only job. After I was laid-off from my teaching job, I started my jewelry business, Quite Clever Jewelry. I also wrote curriculum and taught classes at my local art museum. Lately I have started teaching Zumba classes and I recently passed my personal training exam, so I will also start training clients, hopefully soon.

As many other self-employed people, I have pursued a number of jobs to create a steady income. Since I have managed to be successful in a number of self-employed ventures, I decided that this blog should cover the struggles and successes involved with transitioning to a self-employed career.

I will still be writing about freelancing, but I will also provide information on how to create your own job, how to diversify your income, how to save money and even how to handle taxes. I hope that you will enjoy and be able to benefit from this new direction. I look forward to sharing more about my other ventures. Thanks for reading and sharing this journey with me!


  1. I'm sorry that you're moving away from writing a bit, but excited to hear about everything else you're doing!

  2. Good luck! It sounds like you're spreading yourself around, which can be a great strategy for earning money in this economy.

  3. Hey Paige! Thanks for commenting! By the way, I love reading your blog. It is so well-written and fun. Your jewelry is also fantastic! I hear that you are doing really well in Chicago. I do a show up there every December. If you're around then, you should stop by and say hi. It would be great to see you again!