Last year, I took a course in order to gain a promotion at work. I had been a Secretary in the . However, I applied for a promotion to become an Executive Assistant to one of the . I got the , but on the condition that I completed an Executive PA Course.

I attended the course, which comprised of a lot of different elements. I enjoyed the Writing Course segment of the Executive PA Course. This course gave me a strong overview of how to construct a piece of writing. I found out how to write concisely and efficiently communicate a message.

I researched how best to improve my writing skills and found that the best way to improve your writing skills is to practice. I was keen to continue to practice this activity, so I started to on my travels. I opened a wordpress website and started to .

I have been travelling all over Asia and South America, so I have lots of , advice and . I started to populate my blog with a new entry every weekend. To my surprise, I got a reasonable number of subscriptions and readership.

I started to realise that I could potentially make money as a freelance writer. I decided to open an Adsense account and allow adverts to appear on my blog. I was surprised that I was getting a reasonably good click-through-rate. I started to earn a decent , which started to motivate me to write more.

The income from my blog has never become enough for me to give up my job, but it has given me a good second income. It has certainly helped me pay for extra luxuries on my travels. I also enjoy relating the stories of my and helping advise other people.

The for somebody like me to become a freelance writer is truly new. This is due to the availability of some great blog website templates, which can be easily used by non computer people. I would recommend to anyone, whether you chose it to be your main career or just a second job. It is a pastime that consumes me because I have to be always thinking of what will be focus of my next story.

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