I have just learned a very, very valuable lesson, and I'd like to share it with you. Recently, I have been working with a content site that has, so far, not been very fulfilling. Granted, writing assignments are only given about once a month-that I have experienced-so we're not talking about a great deal of work here. Nevertheless, in my household, every dollar counts. Besides, it's good for experience and my writing resume. This month's work was assigned, and it was weighing heavily on my mind because the assignments are not ones I enjoy, and I work waaay too hard at making them something they don't need to be. So.
Feeling really good about this, I went about my business, looking through the writing job boards for something to replace this work. I came across an article contest in which I could enter as many times as I wanted with not only cash prizes being awarded, but a place on the editorial team as the grand prize. Say no more! I promptly set to work, entering four articles I had ready for placement. THEN...
I receive another email from the admin explaining that, after viewing my profile, I was indeed qualified for a higher level of assignments, with a much higher level of pay. Also, thanking me for my patience while they were in the midst of creating a new assignment process, to eliminate further issues. DING DING DING DING DING!
Lesson learned: be professional, honest and forthcoming with situations that are causing a problem in your creative process or obstructing your path to success. If you're like me and have a hard time saying "NO", this method of action really comes in handy, and chances are everything will work out in your favor in ways you may never have imagined. I never dreamed they would respond with an offer of better quality, higher paying work that was much better suited to my talents. Cool huh?