Note from Bamidele: I was chatting with Jawad Khan on Skype the other day, and in the midst of our discussion he sent me the following message: “Great… I still smile, when I see the first ever email I sent you when I was just starting out… your blog helped me a lot… I’ve been making good money for the last 2-3 years now… you helped me start so I’ll always remember that :)”
Upon reading Jawad’s message, I was filled with two emotions: happiness and curiosity. I was happy for Jawad — because of what he was able to achieve, especially as a non-native English writer. Naturally, I prodded him for more information and here are some highlights since Jawad became a freelance writer.
In his own words:
- “I paid off $30,000 in debt.”
- “I bought a brand new car.”
- “I completely renovated my house (big expense).”
- “I got married :D”
- “And above all, getting clients is not a problem anymore.”
Jawad typically makes $5,000 – $7,000 monthly from freelance writing, but he’s had a few $10,000 months.
Now, if that isn’t success, what is? I mean, if building a house, buying a car, paying off a significant debt, and getting married thanks to earnings from freelance writing isn’t success, what is?