Do you remember your first freelance writing gig? How did you feel when you finally got your first ever writing job online?
When I landed on my first freelance writing gig, I felt like this:
I felt great. Who wouldn't be?
I got my first freelance writing gig in Manila Craigslist. And my employer paid me $1 for every 500-word post.
Yes, only a dollar. I didn't have any idea that time on what is the justifiable rate for an article.
I don't write like crap even if English is not my first language. But when I came into realization, since then, I looked for better-paying clients, those who do not treat Filipino writers as slaves and those who do not pay us below the minimum wage.
Anyways, I'm still thankful for that experience. My eyes were opened. That there are bigger opportunities out there.