Hey! Hope you are having a wonderful day. If you are reading this, that mean you are about to start following one of the rare freelance journeys on BHW which is supposed to last throughout my career. I will try to update it regularly, track time I am investing into this journey and create an income in the amount of $2,000 a month (this is my goal). Background: I have some experience in this world, I have been here on and off for about 7 years already. In the last several months, I was not dedicated to accomplishing anything online, rather I have spent my time exploring some entrepreneurial opportunities. I gained some valuable experience but due to bad organization and lack of money, I haven't been able to achieve what I wanted. I am back to freelancing after 13 months and I also plan to travel a lot. The income I plan to create will be from scratch; I do not have any money to invest or any resources I can use at this moment. I sunk all the money into my last venture, and I haven't been active online for a long time so I am not sure what will work or not. What I have at this moment: A positive working attitude and a good writing skills set. I can write articles, blogs, eBooks...basically, any online content. I also have a lot of time to invest and I consider myself to be a fast learner with a strong will and dedication for success. What I do not have: Clients, resources, tools... I am a lot behind my competitors in this business, but I believe I can make it. Either way, I am not going to give up until I make $2,000 a month and build a solid client list. To-do list: Create a freelance account on Upwork- I have been using Elance back in the days and now it seems they have merged with Odesk and created a new company called Upwork. Hopefully, I will be able to get plenty of gigs on this platform as I am a native English writer with a nice background and a good portfolio of projects. This can definitely be a good selling point. Apply for jobs on Upwork- I plan to create a strong profile and apply for at least 10 jobs. Out of those 10 jobs, I will consider a success if I land at least one gig. I will keep tweaking my proposal, my profile and my prices until I reach a higher response rate and better conversion. Find new writing opportunities- I do not care if they are paid or free. I need to write, I need to get some nice additional links in my portfolio (I have a lot of those but they are old and some of them are gone, too). Explore places where I can get hired to write- I already started doing this and I am not impressed with the data I have collected. Huge competition of writers out there who are trying to beat one another by lowering the prices to the bare minimum. This smells badly as I am not ready to write below my usual prices, which are around $1 per 100 words (this is my minimum) and I saw people writing articles for as low as $2 per 500 words. BHW might be one of places I plan to additionally explore when it comes to landing gigs, and I saw several other forums where I can offer my services. I will give it a go, definitely, since I really do not have anything to lose. If you have any advice for me, I would really appreciate it. I am on the beginning of a new career and I could use all the help I can get. Thanks Quote as a motivation: Be the type of person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning, the devil says "Oh, shit, they are up"!