Hey there everyone! I’ve completely fallen out of the habit of posting here about my day to day life in Austria. We’ve traveled to new locations, gotten a couple of new Corgis (!) from Italy, and become reasonably good skiers (more the kids than me!) from a couple of ski weeks in the Alps. Life is an adventure (as always) but one of the reasons I’ve not been blogging as much is that I’ve been working. A few years ago, I started working as a freelance copy writer and editor. I’ve had some fantastic opportunities writing for a variety of companies and websites, everything from a nail salon to a new age health site to a clothing designer to a coloring book company! It’s been a lot of fun, and it’s been incredibly satisfying to help small, woman-owned businesses polish their public presence.
But the inconsistency of freelance work can be daunting — I can go from being overwhelmed with work one month to having tons of free time the next. And frankly, I get used to the income during the busy months and kind of miss it during the quiet ones. So I wanted to find something else I could do to help keep my income level a bit more consistent.
I started looking for something that would really suit my life. I wanted to be able to make some good money for the time I would invest. I wanted to have the flexibility to be available when my kids are off of school. Ideally, I wanted to work from home. And, in a perfect world, it would be something I’d enjoy as much as I like writing. So my search began.
And what I found was VIPKid.