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Welcome to Flourishing Freelancer. A place dedicated to blogging, freelancing and all things writing.

Flourishing Freelancer (or FF for short) was launched as a one-stop-shop for all things writing. From setting up your own blog, to launching a successful freelancing career, and everything in between.

FF is about having a community of creative minds, and generally awesome people. It’s also about giving you guys a place to find answers to your burning questions: What is SEO? How do I start a blog? Can I make money?

Who’s Flourishing Freelancer for?

  • Do you love writing?
  • Would you like to work less and write more?
  • Are you sick of working the traditional 9-5?
  • Would you rather set your own hours?
  • Do you dream of working for yourself?
  • Or do you simply want to earn a little extra money?

If the answer is yes to any (or all) of these questions, then you’re in the right place.

Why?

You’ve probably heard lots of negative advice about trying to write or blog for a living. you might have been put off as a result. Don’t worry. I’m here to prove all of those myths wrong.

In 2015 I had a reason to start writing (you can read more here).

I had one problem; I had absolutely no idea where to start.

How did I find clients? Did I just write some random articles and hope someone wanted them? Could I actually make money from writing?

So, I did the only logical thing that I could think of and I turned to the internet for help. That’s probably how you’ve stumbled across me! Am I right?

I spent evening after evening searching online. Reading blogs and eBooks, signing up to emails and newsletters left, right and centre, and purchasing online courses. The messages were mixed.

Some people said that blogging and freelancing were easy, some said it wasn’t worth the time. Others claimed to be making thousands of pounds each month. The most common “opinion” seemed to be that the market was saturated. Another common message was that it was almost impossible for new writers and bloggers to break through.

I’ll tell you now, that’s not true.

You’re just as likely to be a successful blogger or writer as anyone else. Admittedly, it requires a lot of hard work, especially when you’re just starting out. But, if you enjoy what you’re doing and stick with it, it’s definitely worthwhile!

Eventually, after lots of research, I just decided to give it a go and see what happened!

I made a lot of mistakes when I first started out. But, as a result, I learned how to do things myself. Having been through this learning process, I was in a great place to share my knowledge with others.

I want to help you achieve your dream of becoming a blogger or freelance writer so I’ve created this space to share useful hints and tips. In addition to my personal story, with all its ups and downs to give you a real insight into what you can expect from this awesome journey.

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How?

I want to help your blog look awesome, help you to find and secure amazing, loyal clients and keep them happy. Most of all, I want to help you look forward to work on a Monday morning!

You’re probably wondering how can I help you? I’ve put together a mixture of hints, tips and stories within the blog posts (some are less interesting than others but they’re all full of really useful information). There’s lots of free downloads to help you start your business and keep it growing in the FF Library.

In addition, I will be launching a series FF courses, for those looking for more in depth lessons and information.

So, let’s get going. Where would you like to start?

In addition to the information here, there’s also a monthly newsletter jam packed with hints, tips and step-by-step guidance (no spam, I promise).

You can also join the awesome FF community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest!

Finally, don’t ever hesitate to contact me! I am always here to help as much as I can, and to guide you through your journey.