PPP015: I’m Miranda Marquit and I’m a Full-Time Freelancer
This week, I invite guest Miranda Marquit, the foremost expert on freelancing in the personal finance community. Miranda has no background in finance, but leveraged her work ethic and networking skills to become one of the most prolific and visible freelance writes on finance topics. And she makes over $100,000 per year doing it.
* Miranda Marquit – Confessions of a Professional Blogger
* Planting Money Seeds
* The Complete Beginner Guide to Freelancing
* Confessions of a Professional Blogger: How I Make Money as an Online Writer (Miranda's Book)
Eric Rosenberg: Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages, welcome back to The Personal Profitability Podcast for episode number 15. 15, it seems like just yesterday I was recording 14.
Today, I have a very special guest. We’ve recently been talking a lot on the blog about freelancing and how to get started there. On our last episode, I was talking about how I started freelancing myself and became a part-time freelancer but I wanted to give you the whole story of what freelancing could offer so I brought on a special guest today, Miranda Marquit.
Miranda, I met through the Financial Blogger Conference (FinCon). We had great hang outs and conversations there. She is on with us today to share her journey to how she became a full-time freelancer and talk about all the downsides, the upsides and everything in between. Let’s give everyone a howdy howdy, Miranda.
Miranda Marquit: Howdy howdy! Thanks for having me on. I would just like you to know that in Idaho, where I live now, you can get your driver’s license at age 15. So this episode can be driving a car.
Eric: Fifteen? Wow! Look how fast I’ve aged in just these months, now I can drive a car.
Miranda: That’s right.
Eric: That’s funny. I guess, this is for all the farms and what not, out there people need to drive a little younger to help out.
Miranda: Yes, it’s crazy. I’ve had my driver’s license since 15 but when I went to get insurance back where I lived in New York, they would not accept that I have had my driver’s license that long. It kept, the software that the insurance agent was using and just kept pushing it back out. It was crazy.
Eric: You had to just lie and say you were 16 when you got it, I guess.
Miranda: I did.
Eric: In New York, it’s 18, isn’t it? I think.
Miranda: I don’t know what the driving age is there.
Eric: I think it’s 18 but anyway —
Miranda: All I know is that New York could not wrap it’s head around the fact that I do have my driver’s license since I was 15.
Eric: Well, I’m impressed. I did get a car when I was 16 so you got a year on me there.
Miranda: There we go.
Early Days as a Freelancer
Eric: Anyway, why we’re really here today, not to talk about driver’s license although it’s an interesting topic. We’re here to talk about freelancing.
For listeners out there, Miranda is really one of the top recognized experts in the financial blogging community on all things freelancing. She has written extensively about it, has a blog about it. I actually linked to it in an epic freelancing post that came out a couple of weeks ago on Monday.
I’m really thrilled to have you here, Miranda, to talk about it so could you share how did you get started in freelancing and where did you make your first freelancing dollar?
Miranda: My first freelancing dollar was made… Oh gosh —