I'm thrilled to announce I have my first paid writing job.
I spent two hours the other day writing an article, taking some original photos and submitting it (you can read it here). For that I will earn $1.25 a month for the next 24 months.
Yes, you read that correctly. $30 over the next 2 years. Score.
You see, Mr Sensible came home the other day and suggested in his rather off-hand way that maybe I should get a job. Well, he didn't say it quite like that, he merely pointed out that Young Aunty was earning a respectable income tutoring students at university and I was.. well, earning nothing.
So I did what any self-respecting job seeker should do, and I sought on Seek. Incredibly enough there were three positions for writers in Perth, and since I had no experience in the finance sector and didn't want full time work, the only one remaining was a reviewing position for Weekend Notes (no, I hadn't heard of it either). Their basic premise is: do something on the weekend and write about it.
So I applied, I was accepted and now I am their 16th ranked writer (not bad since I was ranked 56th when I first started... my first piece must have been a hell of a good one). My goal is to get in the top 10 within 8 weeks (apparently they get offered the free stuff to review).
So here I am, finally, a honest to god, paid writer. Now I figure all I have to do is write another 199 this week and every week thereafter, and I will be earning a decent wage.
The more people who read my stories the better my ranking will be, so feel free to swing by once in a while and see what I am writing about. I have just submitted a piece on birthday parties for kids, with any luck it will be up in a couple of days.