Freelance work is an unconventional land of opportunity


I remember when my freelance writing career started to blossom. After showing family and friends my articles, they were impressed that I turned a hobby into a profession. While most of my peers were happy for my success, there were some that thought the reality of a writer is like a struggling painter. According to Statistics Canada, in 2016 about 1.9 million Canadians were self-employed. Most freelance jobs that are changing the way companies hire employees are in graphic design, health care, education, and writing.

Being a successful freelancer is a confidence booster, but some people ask me, "are you actually getting paid to write?" My eyebrows cave in, and I realize at times that even though there are successful freelancers out there on YouTube and television, many still believe that the writer's life is simply a hobby that brings minimal success.


The first thing that comes to mind is freelancers spend most of their lives struggling. The truth is, if you do things in a certain way, you can travel the world, collaborate with C-suite professionals on projects, and help others during your career.