This latest series on my blog shines the spotlight on the everyday people who have built businesses, changed minds with activism and advocacy, and work hard in their creative industry to hone their craft.
I’m very lucky to have connected with these amazing people online and in addition have them take part in an interview, which allows us to take a closer look into their lives and successes.
This weeks spotlight is on Anxiety Warrior; a blogger, freelancer, and small business owner:
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I’m 32, married, and work freelance as a graphic designer and digital marketer. I work mostly with small and medium sized businesses on anything from logo design through to leaflets, social media images and business cards.
What made you start freelancing?
I didn’t enjoy what I did anymore. I’d gotten myself into a rut and mentally it wasn’t doing me any good, so I decided to take the plunge and ultimately look after myself and get back to being creative again.
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
I made it to 1 year! It hasn’t been easy, and sometimes the money has been at a panic inducing low, but ultimately I’ve made it to today and that makes me happy.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I love to cook, so am usually recipe testing and getting content for my food blog that I rarely update.
What’s next for you?
I want to grow and become more established, and become part of my local community of businesses. At the moment I’m just on my own in one of our spare rooms and it can get lonely. I want an office space in a shared building that allows me to engage and grow my business.
What advice would you give to anyone starting out?
Know what you’re doing, believe in your abilities and trust your instincts. You’re going to meet a lot of people who aren’t going to help you, but don’t let them knock you down. If you’re passionate about what you’re doing, know the industry and remain professional then you’ll make it. Don’t chase money, chase happiness.
If you would like to be interviewed for this series, please get in touch!