I know, I know, I know, it has been said many times before by several others, but it’s true, I have always dreamed of becoming a writer. From the age of twelve, when asked what the one thing I want to do before I die is, my answer has always been “Write a novel, and maybe win an award for it. Or at least have it become a best seller.” Yes, even if I manage to write just one book, and even if I end up being a one-hit-wonder, becoming a writer is my life’s dream.
It took me nearly thirty years to really get my butt in a chair and start writing regularly, but at least I’m finally here. It took a whole lot of courage for me to leave my full-time job and just focus on writing for a living. Many people ask me how I did it. Honestly, I believe the secret is to have a safety net. Something you can fall back on to fill in the budget gaps when you don’t get as many projects as you expect to get in a month. My safety net is Essays.ph.
I sent my application to the team one afternoon in 2009. I was in search of a side line, a part-time job that would give me just enough extra cash to spend on shoes and bags. No kidding, that was my motivation. Of course, I was apprehensive at first. After all news of scam employers who run away with your work without paying so much as a single centavo is all over the internet. But a friend referred me to Essays.ph, and after doing a thorough review, I discovered that their headquarters was near my place of work at the time. That was good because it meant I could go hunt them down in person for my salary should anything go wrong.
The good news is I was hired as one of their writers. Even better, I’ve never had a problem collecting salary for the work I did for them. So yes, I can vouch for this group. Essays.ph is no scam. I should know, I’ve been writing for them for years. And to this day I still put in a little extra work whenever I need a little extra cash for a nice bag or a quick vacation. It’s quick and easy. You’re given 24hours to write, then you submit and the editors review your work. Once everything’s been given the stamp of approval, you request for your salary and within a day it’s in your bank account. If you’re a fast writer, you are sure to thrive here.
Though I’m not very popular in the community because I hardly participate in discussions in the forums, I do like to lurk and read posts by the editors and my fellow writers. To a certain degree, it gives me a sense of belonging, something that I feel I am missing sometimes now that I’m freelancing. Maybe I should start engaging more in the community. It would be nice for my exchanges with them to go beyond submissions of articles and reviews anyway.
So yes, to all the working moms, aspiring writers, and anyone out there in search of ways to make a little extra money, why not try applying for Essays.ph? Maybe if I see you there, you can convince me to become more active in the forums. Maybe, we’ll see.
Much love and happiness,
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