So here we are, the first Monday of the month, on March 2nd. How’s it going? I have stayed busy all day with one task or another, but managed to get here before too late this evening, for a change. My tasks today were mostly along the lines of my favorite career path: educational services that include instructional design and curriculum development.
That also fits in with the 30 Day Blogging Challenge challenge for today:
Create a list of keywords I would like people to remember
when they think of me and what I offer for professional services.
This will be a bit of a repeat of yesterday’s post on how I got from “there” to “here”–but my freelance career really has grown and gone through transitions since early 2008. I began with writing paid blog posts at less than one cent per word for some clients, because I didn’t know any better back then. I progressed to writing articles for a variety of “content mills” for $10 to $25 per article of 400 to 500 words, and eventually acquired some early instructional design and course writing jobs paying about $25/hour. Each step was an advancement and taught me the importance of ongoing education and gaining experience.
Most recently, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have begun earning between $25 to $30 or more per hour, or thousands of dollars per project, in the fields of instructional design and curriculum development. This is definitely a career area I want to continue to pursue, because it fits well with my ongoing doctoral studies and my anticipated professional career focus after I become Dr. K. Lee Banks. Hopefully, it will also bring me comfortably into retirement and beyond, with ongoing freelance and telecommuting opportunities.
So what about you? Do you work from home? Do you have some keywords you believe describe you and your career that you want people to associate with you?