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BEING A SINGLE MUM, THE FREELANCER LIFESTYLE HAS ALWAYS APPEALED TO ME. THE IDEA OF WORKING ON MY OWN TERMS, MY OWN TIME DOING WHAT I WAS QUALIFIED TO DO.

I HAD A CAREER IN DIGITAL GRAPHICS AND 3D VISUALISATION. NOT MANY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE THE SAME SKILLS SO I THOUGHT, BEING A FREELANCER WOULD JUST FLOW LIKE A RIVER. I WAS WRONG! ON MOST DAYS, I SAW MYSELF BURIED NECK-DEEP WITH WORK, WORKING 14 HOURS A DAY TO MEET CRAZY DEADLINES; WHILE ON OTHER DAYS, THERE’S NOT A SINGLE LEAD COMING MY WAY AND YOU THEN WORK HARDER IN ORDER TO GET MORE WORK.

NOT TO MENTION THAT PAY DISPARITY – AT ANY GIVEN TIME, FOR ANY GIVEN ASSIGNMENT, THERE IS A BIDDING WAR GOING ON. AND AS MUCH AS THE CLIENT WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS ON THE QUALITY OF WORK, IT WAS USUALLY THE CHEAPEST BET THAT WINS THE GAME! AS A WOMAN, I WAS OFTEN UNDERVALUED IN A MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRY . EITHER I WOULD LOSE THE WORK DUE MY GENDER OR I WAS PAID LESS THAN MY MALE COLLEAGUES.
VERY OFTEN, I WAS UNDERCHARGING AND OVERDELIVERING IN ORDER TO KEEP A CLIENT.

AFTER MANY YEARS OF STRUGGLE EITHER FINANCIALLY, I HAVE DECIDED THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. THIS IS WHEN I STARTED TO LOOK FOR OTHER OPTIONS AND I FOUND AFFILIATE MARKETING. IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO LET GO OF MY PROFESSION BUT IT WAS JUST NOT DOING FOR ME AND I KNEW I HAD PLENTY OF TRANSFERABLE SKILLS THAT I COULD USE IN MY NEW BUSINESS.

IT HAS NOT ALLOWED ME TO WORK A LOT LESS AND SEE THE REWARDS IN MUCH SHORT TIME OF SPACE. IT IS ALSO A LOT MORE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS. YOU ARE NOT RELYING ON THE NEXT JOB COMING OR EXCHANGING EVERY MINUTE OF YOUR LIFE FOR EARNING YOUR MONEY.
NOW I AM A TRUE “FREE-LANCER” ! I WORK ON MY OWN TERMS IN MY OWN TIME AND I AM FINANCIALLY FREE.

NOW I WANT TO HELP OTHER FEMALE FREELANCERS. THERE’S NO BETTER REWARD THAN EMPOWERING OTHER PROFESSIONAL WOMEN TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES.

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