My Goals with this Blog...

Are to document my experiences with various income streams and programs in my quest to becoming a full time freelancer working from home. I plan to list my current 'eggs' and to post the things that have and haven't worked for me.

A few days ago, I received the email I sorta expected from them. No, I wasn't 'fired'; rather they let ALL their CWs go. Some weren't even on that long. I was on since November of last year. An almost glorious year of Gaming Cheats and tomfoolery.

Unlike Mahalo, the news wasn't as painful to swallow. We would still have our names on our pieces (and I had nearly 100 last I checked). Our bios will still be intact and can include our web addresses and emails. We still receive checks all the way till November. So at least I'll gain money till I get settled into my other projects to pick up the slack. Besides, my payment from them monthly was going to cut in half as per their contract - I was looking for projects to cover that deficit anyway. But more importantly:

I GOT TO WORK FOR THE NY TIMES.

Who honestly can say that? Who can say they for months worked up articles for them, and can claim them on a resume? I am well honestly proud of that job. It proved that yes I can keep up on a project with deadlines. Yes, I can write a quota while still being informative and useful. That yes I can write on a topic I love and have it pay off. Hell, the constant writing I think has improved my skills a hundredfold.

I also despite it all, reapplied for their new Topic Guides positions. Two areas in fact. I hope that my previous experiences with being a CW will help in that process. I can only cross my fingers. So cheers to the end of a job I never thought I'd even land, and marking a personal and professional milestone for me!