I first connected with Cindy through a mutual connection on LinkedIn when I was looking for an additional transcriptionist. She is now also an account manager on my social media management team. Here is my interview with Cindy.
When did you start your freelance business?
I started working as a freelancer early 2013.
Why did you choose to work from home?
I became permanently disabled around New Year's of 2012. I knew I'd never be able to work an in-person job again and I wanted to be able to contribute to the household income. I started researching what I could do from home. I started out slow and as my health improved I was able to take on more clients and expand into different areas.
What advice would you give those who want to work from home?
I'd tell them to thoroughly do their research beforehand and make sure it is something they can really commit to because it is very hard work! It is also highly rewarding and I'd definitely encourage them to go for it. Just be aware of exactly what you're getting yourself into.
What resources have helped you in your business?
There were a couple of forums and websites that were helpful and in the beginning I got most of my work through freelance sites such as Guru and Elance.
Share something about yourself.
My hobbies are reading, writing, watching movies, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends.
Links to online profiles:
I've also recently written a book about freelancing which you can find at all the major retailers. The social media page for it is https://www.facebook.com/pages/CJ-Snyder/918229991574263.