My name is Dianna L. Gunn and I am a freelance writer who dreams of someday being a famous novelist. Since the age of eight I’ve known I wanted to write books for a living when I grew up. In the last two years, I’ve expanded that to ‘writing whatever people will pay me for’, with a focus on web content, especially blogs.
Growing up in a family with very little money made me a realist. I’ve always known that I needed a back up plan, something I could do to make a living until my fiction writing can support me. I’ve seriously considered several different careers: teaching English as a second language in foreign countries, addiction counseling, and even becoming a guidance counselor in the school system. I abandoned all of these ideas because they require an education which would cost several thousand dollars I don’t have–and because I knew I’d only be interested in them for a few years, not even long enough to repay my student loans.
It wasn’t until about two years ago that I started seriously considering becoming a freelance writer. What seems from a distance to be an obvious extension of what I already love to do didn’t even occur to me for years. In fact, it wasn’t until I realized all those other careers were not my thing that I decided to focus on building a career as a freelance writer.
Looking back on it, I feel kind of stupid. How could I spend all these years writing and never really think about freelancing? I’ve been reading a variety of blogs by freelancers for years because they contain excellent marketing information, yet the thought never occurred to me. It’s kind of ridiculous when you think about it.
After all these years of floundering, I’ve found my path. I am going to write web content for people who have a great idea but don’t have the technical skills to share it with the world. I am going to write blogs for companies that need a more active and approachable web presence. I am going to write articles for magazines that will get my name out there and into the hands of the people who really need my help–those people and companies that have no idea how to build their web presence, but know that they need one.
My goal is twofold: one aspect is to help people with amazing products and ideas get their work into the hands of paying customers, and the other is to be able to support myself fully off of freelance writing income by the end of 2013. Helping people is just as important to me as the money–after all, if I didn’t want to help people, why would I have ever considered becoming a teacher or a counselor? Freelance writing is the best way for me to help people and build an income without having to pay thousands of dollars for an education.
Are you a company owner or entrepreneur with a great idea but no idea how to get it into the hands of potential customers? Check out my Hire Me page to find out if I can help you. If you’re already pretty confident that I can help you, why not just shoot me an email at diannalgunn @ gmail.com?(No spaces)