This week, I concentrated on getting myself set up on Fiverr with a few gigs to kick off my plunge into freelancing. Whereas the process wasn’t complicated, it was a new experience, with me unsure of where I fit in.
Every time that I sat down in front of the computer and opened the description screen or tried to determine where to set prices, my imposter syndrome (the pesky devil) kicked into gear with doubts such as “who would hire me” and “can I really do this”; needless to say it was exhausting, but I pushed down those mental demons and completed the gigs anyway. As every writer and freelancer has said before, “how am I going to succeed otherwise?”
So was week one of this new journey a success? Yes and no. I haven’t had anyone book me yet, but I did push through and launch two gigs just waiting for someone who needs a freelancer and wants to give me a chance. It will come, and maybe I need a few tweaks for more exposure, but that’s ok; this is all part of learning the process.
Before replicating these gigs across other freelancing platforms, I still have a few more services to post. I can honestly say I’m looking forward to the maintenance phase of optimizing these postings and getting back to my fiction writing with my after-work time (when I’m not working on actual freelance work, that is 🤞🏻). Let’s see what next week brings. Happy writing!