Welcome to the first installment of Making the Jump from the 9-5: Interviews with Pinoy Freelancers Who Left the Corporate World to Go Freelance, an interview series that tackles the questions and concerns of many Pinoys who wish to freelance, but are tied to their full-time jobs.
The idea behind this series is to hear from true-to-life experiences of freelancers who have transitioned from working as an employee to going solo. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the motivations, challenges, and journeys that brought them to where they are today.
My first interview is with Leah Gonzalez, a freelance writer, blogger, and online marketer who specializes in writing product descriptions, book reviews, and other web writing projects. She’s got a great following as a book reviewer at her blog, White Sky Project.
Learn how she was able to build her freelance writing business after her 8-year stint at a large company in the Philippines.
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Many thanks again to Leah for her time, and to you for listening to today’s interview! Stay tuned for the second installment this Wednesday.
Do you have questions for Ms. Leah Gonzalez about her journey and her experiences? Have something to say about today’s interview? Feel free to share them in the comments below!