About Me and Contact information
Depending on my mood or who you are talking too, I am either a Freelance writer and business developer or semi-retired. Some of my friends call me a traveling beach bum. Yes, I do enjoy being near the water and I do travel often. Up to 60% of my time is spent away from my base in the Philippines. I have embraced being Location Independent for almost 20 years and being a Digital Nomad for the last 6 years. Being a writer and business developer in tourism and hospitality blends nicely with being location independent. Being Location Independent also means I can take some onsite consultancy assignments without disrupting my work for other clients. Please use the linkin link to see a resume highlighting my background.
I use both traditional methods and online platforms in my writing business strategy. My online clients are mostly through the freelance platform Elance. Some of my online clients have been direct. Currently my distant clients make up about 70% of my client base.
I generally keep my work load light, which allows me to take on projects that interest me without scheduling conflicts. Long term clients make up about 50% of my workload. As you can tell from this website, I mostly write about scuba diving and travel extending out to all hospitality and tourism topics. The business consultant assignments I have accepted are generally related to these fields as well.
I do not want to sound egotistical, however, my time and skills are valuable. I also place a value on my leisure time. I am not giving up my free time to write a 10,000 word e-book for $50. My Elance profile states my minimum hourly rate is $50. The rate depends on the complexity of the subject and the type of product. On writing assignments that require little research, I generally prefer an article rate. Fix rates generally are equal to a lower hourly rate.
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Those who are familar with Elance and wish to use that platform can review my profile from the link to the left.