Ever tell someone you’re a freelance writer and have them look at you funny?
Have your friends or family ever advised you about getting a “real” job?
Does the idea of telling people you’re a freelance writer make you cringe?
If you answered yes to even one of those questions, I have to tell you…
You’re not alone.
Elna Cain has been freelancing for two years and she hasn’t formally told anyone yet.
“I’ve been a freelance writer for over two years but I haven’t really told anyone about it. What I mean is I don’t offer this topic unless someone asks me what I do. I don’t make it unknown that I freelance write.
My personal Facebook profile links to my blogs and mentions that I’m for hire.”
Yup, that was how I handled it too for a looooong time.
A distant relative once commented “What a waste of intelligence!” when I told him I was a freelance writer who worked from home.
That’s not the only comment I’ve heard over the years, but it’s definitely the worst.
Most freelancers have similar stories to share. So if you shy away from telling folks about your freelancing, you aren’t the only one. Most freelancers do – and with good reason!
Below are 43 unbelievable reactions these freelancers routinely get when people find out they freelance, work from home, and have an online business.