Trials of a freelance writer

Sue writes…

I put this up on my Instagram but I realized more people should see this and even though my blog readership is like below average right now (lol), I’m not going to stop doing what I love just because the numbers are not encouraging. Someone might need to read this on a random morning in few years time and I’ll be glad to have helped.

So here it goes.

It is hard trying to make money out of creativity about because at that point it becomes something entirely different. It’s because it is no longer all about what YOU want anymore – other factors have set in and you have to consider whether it’s even worth it.

Being a freelance writer for four years has taught me that it is hard being a writer in Nigeria. Ask anyone who writes articles for money and they will tell you how merger the profit can be.

This time last year I made some money off ghostwriting which was why I was able to afford my camera but after submitting that job I had realized I had developed a mental fatigue when it comes to writing. It took me months to pull myself back but it shifted my perspective when it comes to the niche I really want to focus on.

The payment can weigh you down sometimes and you’ll encounter people who wouldn’t respect the hard work that comes with creating written content for both online and offline platforms. If you didn’t know this – yes I get paid to write – the money has been helping me in school. At all at all na im bad pass, right?

However, the inconsistency makes me doubts if I can stick with JUST freelancing writing after University. I want to be a part of team who are creating written content for the digital space as a STAFF WRITER. It could be as a scriptwriter or a for a content creator for a brand or magazine. I am down for all the creativity. I like knowing if I can pay my bills month by month. You get?

Who is a freelance writer/creator here too? 👋 🖐

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If you came from suzanwrites, Welcome! Susanah Ajiboye was born and raised in Osogbo, Osun state. It took her years to finally discover her full potential as a writer. Now, she knows she understand you can use words and visuals to tell powerful stories that can make a differences. And that is what she is doing, one post at a time.

  1. Hayzee

    Hi Susan,

    There are lots of opportunities in the freelance space, but you have to be worth it and brag it. And frankly, freelancing pays the bill, better than the restrictive walls of an organisation.

    Send me a mail, and let’s talk.

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