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How I became a full-time freelance online writer

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About five months ago, I started my career as a freelance writer. As an introvert, I always felt a misfit in the crowd. A girl who is always trying to hide in the crowd. Someone who is afraid of getting attention and coming on stage. I only enjoy reading books and living with my family. I am someone with two to three close friends and that is my entire social circle. When I completed my graduation in English Literature, I decided to find a job. Preferring messages over call and staying at home over partying, I realized office jobs are not for me. Because thinking about the office job, interview and people was causing anxiety and stress. Last year when freelancing gained a lot of popularity in Pakistan, I also decided to start a career in freelancing.

This is how I stepped into this freelancing world. I started working as a freelance writer, blogger, beta reader and translator. For me, it was easier to get order online by messaging and placing a custom offer. There was no crowd, no social anxiety and social interaction. All I have to do is to take an order and complete it from home. I was fortunate enough that after starting my account on a freelance website I found an order. This served as a motivation and inspiration. I started enjoying this new venture. For me, working from home is like working from heaven. For instance, I can take short breaks to the fridge to eat chocolates and I can enjoy a few minutes of power napping while writing content. I wanted to work in a less crowded place with a comfortable environment. This is what freelancing gave me. I now work online from home lying on my couch and wearing whatever I want to wear. I am always looking forward to spending quality time with my family, that is why I choose working hours that are suitable for me. As a Pakistani freelancer, I enjoy the privilege of working with people living in Pakistan and living abroad. In this process of taking orders and writing on various topics for people from different countries I learn a lot. I enjoy the process and the turn out. With every new project I acquire something that stays with me. This is something that fascinates me I am learning in the process of earning. I believe while working from home health becomes a major issue. To stay healthy I go for long walks with my husband and do exercises.

After every forty five minutes I take a ten minutes break to provide rest to my body and my mind. This helps me stay healthy and refresh my mind. I am currently working on two freelancing websites. I usually find clients by sending proposals and buyer requests. Sometimes they themselves place custom orders. I enjoy doing freelancing but the most challenging thing is to remain consistent. I really work hard to stay motivated and stop procrastinating. I overcome these issues by offering small rewards at every step (thanks to my psychology course). Besides that I love the topic of parenting and child psychology. I read a lot about it. I am currently working on a website about parenting and children's needs. I will launch this website within a few weeks. My aim is to help new mothers to become an awesome mom.
Author: Syeda Zehra