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While having a 9 to 5 job might be considered as a stable and risk-free way to acquire monthly income, being self-employed has more than a few benefits over it. Now, while running your own business or doing freelance jobs is not as simple and requires a lot of effort and time to be put in you still get a lot of freedom compared to being someone’s regular employee and you are the one who gets to decide on the next business move.
In the past few decades internet has had a huge effect on our society, and although there are certain cons to its use it still allows for a lot of benefits among which the biggest one is the fact that you can earn money from the comfort of your home. And that is what Thomas W. P. Slatin realized when he started writing and blogging in 1998. Now, he is a master photographer, web designer, and a writer providing worldwide services for those interested. For the past 20 years, he has gathered up quite an experience and can surely shed some light on how to become successful in the freelance business.
Thomas is a great example of how following your heart and dreams is something we should all do. Although he was initially interested into becoming a part of the medical staff and worked as a firefighter at one point he very soon after realized that it is not something that fulfills him and decided to start writing on daily basis. And now, 20 years after, Thomas Slatin can safely claim that he is among the most followed alternative writers given the fact that he has over 500k followers when we combine all the social platforms. There is no doubt why – his writing style is quite unique as he most resembles and writes about life situations through a journalistic first-person style. Every story is unique and leads you into reading more.
Along with that, this urban adventurer enjoys taking photos of nature and urban life situations. Don’t get confused if you scroll down the iStock and run into more than a few photos by this man. He has a diverse set of photos in his collection but all carry the same message – urban adventure.
Now, Thomas has a few tips for all of you that enjoy writing. If you are thinking about a blog there are two things you should know – a blog should be consistent and unique. Feel free to develop your own style and don’t shy away from writing on the situations you have experienced as people love reading those given the fact that they can relate in certain cases. Along with that, as Thomas claims writing is not something that you should do as a job – of course, it can bring you a good income, but unless you really enjoy the content yourself, you will not be able to provide the needed quality. He concludes suggesting that writing is an amazing form of art that allows you to express your thoughts, emotions and send a message in just a few sentences.
On the other hand, with photography being his second love he thinks of one element in it as the most important and that is light. A good light creates any captured moment even more mesmerizing. Of course, you should approach the model or the figure with a sense of understanding – your goal is to capture it and it is up to a viewer to interpret it as they like.
Thomas W. P. Slatin, a man who has been in the freelance industry for over 20 years is certainly the best example that effort and faith are the two essentials to achieving your dreams. After 20 years of working in the writing and photography industry, he is now able to advise others on the matter and help young talents on the path to success!