Would it be possible for me to live the dream and freelance full time?

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  1. Emma Harvey profile image84
    Emma Harveyposted 12 years ago

    Would it be possible for me to live the dream and freelance full time?

    As a working Mother, all I wish to do is give up the day job and be around more for my child and family. I work shift patterns, not knowing when I will be working from one month to the next, so I can't plan and have to give up weekends and evenings. I also hate putting my child into before and after school clubs - I feel I  am not around enough. I am sure there are millions out there like me and need to know if it's possible and where to begin getting work!


  2. Savva Pelou profile image61
    Savva Pelouposted 12 years ago

    Freelancing will challenge you in more ways then you can ever imagine.  Talking from experience I can tell you that freelancing from home opens a world of temptation.  People study at the library, not because its quiet, but because there are no distractions.  For some its a dream, for others its a necessity, for all its a challenge.

  3. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 12 years ago

    I'm making my living as a writer on HubPages and several other sites.  It took me several years before I really had an income that was survivable, let alone liveable.  Working for yourself often means giving up weekends and evenings to spend time on work especially when you are just getting started.

    And working for yourself does not come with health insurance or any paid vacation time.

    It can be done, but it takes more work than just finding a day job before it becomes a truly livable option.

  4. mesacleanpools profile image60
    mesacleanpoolsposted 12 years ago

    Yeah, it's definitely possible. It is just a lot of work to develop a substantial and consistent income.

    To develop any security in your freelancing, it's generally best to specialize in your skill/topic of choice. For instance, developing websites is a skill you can develop and if you hook up with someone that sells websites.

    Or you can become a SEO content writer or something of the sort.

  5. itsmonkeyboy profile image67
    itsmonkeyboyposted 12 years ago

    Given your situation it sounds like a fantastic idea. I know people who freelance for a living, although they are generally more marketing etc. and so do have to travel to offices. But I do know of people who write articles for a living and seem to do quite well from it.

    I imagine it can be quite a demanding job, and with any job you need a certain amount of luck to get the breaks to get to where you want to be, but you'll never get there if you don't try!

  6. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    I believe with diligence and discipline (which I DO NOT have) a person can make money on Ebay.  There are hundreds of businesses on the site and if you check their feedback you can see they are making tons of sales monthly.

  7. wychic profile image85
    wychicposted 12 years ago

    ABSOLUTELY it's possible! I'm the mother of two, and I had my first at 19. I started freelancing full-time at 20, because I couldn't stand not being there for my son. Now I have a booming business, and am in the midst of launching my freelance training program. Just for some context -- I never went to college, I didn't have anything to recommend me (other than strong language arts skills), and I didn't have any real support until recently...my current husband is my editor, and is the first person other than my mothers (mom and her best friend) to believe that I could really make it big. Feel free to message me, I have a few hubs on freelancing and will be posting a video on how I got started within the next couple of weeks. I love hearing about people who are in a similar place I was, and who are ready to really make a change.

  8. jacqui2011 profile image82
    jacqui2011posted 12 years ago

    I am in absolutely the same situation as you at the moment. I work full time as a nursery nurse and feel that I work 40+ hours per week looking after other peoples children and would dearly love to be able to afford to spend more time taking care of my daughter. I dread each day having to leave her as she goes to a breakfast club in school and an after school club until 6pm. I have tried to work from home in the past and ended up being scammed several times. I will never give up hope though. Most of the accomplished and successful writers here on HP say that it took them a couple of years to become established. My plan is to write as much as I can over the next year or so and look into every possibility during this time. I would give anything to make a living working from home, and believe that this is possible. My problem seems to be finding sites that are not scams. I have heard a lot of people say that they have made money on ebay, but the trouble is I wouldn't know where to start or what to sell. Time to get my thinking cap on as I don't want to be in the same situation in two years time. Good luck, I hope you find success.

  9. whoisbid profile image60
    whoisbidposted 12 years ago

    I would not recommend it from my own experience unless you have enormous amounts of time on your hands and you are a person who will not give up.

  10. Martin Heeremans profile image60
    Martin Heeremansposted 10 years ago

    There are numerous ways to earn money in your hubs. Go into your account and fill out some details to start earning money from your quality hubs.

    I was reading a previous comment that stated that money can be made from e-bay.

    Hubpages has an e-bay earning program, but when it comes to making money on e-bay, purchasing products at a dirt cheap price, auction or sell them at a massive profit for yourself is the best way to go.

    In terms of being able to purchase something extremely cheap and being able to sell it and make money easily. Check out gadgetsdealer.com

    Gadgetsdealer.com is a website that sells just about anything at a ridiculously low price - This is the easiest way to make money online and I have been for quite some time recently.

    All I do is post it on sites like e-bay to sell them.

    The website even has pictures of the products so you can place professional looking photos of your current stock on the websites your selling them from.

    That website is the ultimate for anyone wanting to make some serious cash.

    I hardly tell anyone about that site, but you have child(ren) like myself and I believe a child should be able to spend time with there parents.

    They have an option where they do the dropshipping free of charge. You just have to be a regular.


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