As any “artist” will tell you, garnering recognition for one’s work and attracting new clients is always satisfying and quite ego-boosting. After years of ghostwriting blogs for various professionals and plugging away on research papers for college and graduate students, seeing my name attached to my own work–especially on well-known and prestigious sites— beyond anything a freelancer could want. I remember when my article on academic education for inmates was accepted by Corrections Today how over the moon I was, and, today, I am still extremely proud of that piece and milestone.
My latest gig is based on a huge hobby of mine: poker. Even though I haven’t played in a while due to lack of funding, I do find my research and writing a fun and challenging endeavor and a great opportunity to share my interest with others. This, to me, is extremely gratifying.
For all of you budding writers out there, don’t give up. It may seem as though you may never get your name out there, but keep trying. It will take a while—perhaps years—but keep plugging along because when you get the exposure and associated recognition, it is so worth it!
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~ Napoleon Hill