I have always wanted to be a great writer. I follow a lot of bloggers and try to write as often as I can to put my learning into practice. This blog is one proof that I am serious in becoming a better writer in the (hopefully near) future. And I know a good writer when I see one.
In today’s digital age, connecting with people has never been easier. In one of the more popular Elance-oDesk facebook groups, I met Stef, the founder and author of The Freelance Pinoy blog and The Pencil Creative. So, I jumped at the opportunity and invited her to talk about what it is like to be a freelance writer (and a great one at that). Here is the conversation I had with one of the most trusted voices in the freelancing industry, Stephanie Gonzaga.
1. What brought you to the world of freelancing?
The desire for financial independence. I was in my 2nd year as a Communication Arts major and was relying on my folks for my monthly allowances. I wanted to earn for myself and to be able to buy what I wanted/needed without having to ask for more, so I went out into the streets of Manila and looked for an internship or part-time job to apply for. I was only 17 back then. None of the companies I applied to accepted me because of my age and the fact I was still in college.