The Writing’s On The Wall

For the past few years, my yearly revenue from freelancing as a copywriter has reliably and annually halved. That means that, this year, I’m on track to earn a quarter of what I did in 2015. This, as you can probable guess, is not sustainable.

That is why, today, I am deciding that I will no longer be freelancing as a copywriter. In face, for the short-term future, I won’t be freelancing at all. The stress and uncertainty just aren’t worth the rewards — financial or otherwise — to me, anymore. Instead, I now consider myself “unemployed”.

What does this mean for me? It means that I will be looking for jobs — more than I was before. I’ve applied for some stuff already, and I’m waiting for replies to see where these applications take me. Fingers crossed, I’ll find something soon.

It also means that I will be spending some time trying to jump into the world of design, focussing on humans, experience, and the physical world. This is something I’ve found difficult, especially with anxiety holding me back, but that I’m going to try and move forward with over the coming weeks and months.

I have some ideas for other things I’d like to do, as well, and hopefully you’ll see the fruit of those efforts in the coming months.

I’d like to thank all of my clients for their custom over the years. And all others who have supported me through some difficult times.

Here’s to better days!