It’s natural for many communicators—marketers, content creators, public relations pros—to start and spend most of their careers in a traditional 9-to-5 role. Others of us, however, have found the advantages of freelance work to be too good to pass up and a natural evolution of our career—after we learned how to overcome the many challenges of freelancing, that is.
In this #ContentChat recap, Erika and I provide a real look at building your early public relations and content career outside the 9-to-5. We reflect on how and why we changed career paths, share lessons learned in building our freelance networks, and detail the strategies that have helped us thrive as consultants. See my brief answers below — we discussed each of these questions in-depth on a LinkedIn Live audio conversation—listen to the recording here.
Q1: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A1: As a kid, I dreamed of being an actor when I grew up. I never pursued that, however, because a.) I’m not part of an acting family and b.) I lacked the resources to make that dream a reality. #ContentChat
— Alek Irvin (@AlekIrvin) February 27, 2023
A1: I wanted to be a chef, and I did get to live that dream for a while. Now, I’m starting to create food content and write about food!#ContentChat https://t.co/ns2aCYqDei
— TCKlaire (@tckdigitalnomad) February 27, 2023
Q2: What did you go to school with the intention of doing?
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