This 27-year-old quit her job ‘with no backup plan.’ Now she makes $10,000 per month freelancing on Fiverr

By | Emilina Lomas |

In 2017, I quit my full-time consulting job at a Fortune 500 company, where I had an annual salary of about $40,000. At 23 and right out of college, I had no backup plan — but I knew I was unhappy working a 9-to-5 in the corporate world and needed a change.

Luckily, I had saved up enough money to buy me some time to figure out how I could turn my passion for health, fitness and writing into a lucrative career. I went back to school for a master’s degree in nutrition and got certified as a personal trainer.

A year later, I noticed that world of “Instafamous” fitness influencers was booming. I found it exciting, so I created an Instagram account and posted fitness-related photos, along with my diet and exercise tips in the captions.

Six months later, my follower count grew to 10,000.

One day, a popular boxing gym reached out to me. They came across my Instagram captions and asked if I could write a few 500-word blog posts for their website about how boxers can improve their performance. The pay was $25 per post.

I ended up enjoying the process, so I decided to advertise my services as a health and fitness writer on freelancing platforms like Fiverr. After all, I was living at home and could use the money.

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