When I first saw the ad for a copywriter, I was unsure of what to think. I had done a lot of unpaid work in the past when I used to work in TV. It didn’t move me in the direction I was hoping to go, so I was leery of everything that was sold as a “volunteer” position.
Knowing that I needed experience if I wanted any hope of getting a job in marketing, I emailed them my answers to the application questions and waited. The selling point was the possibility to work remotely and without specific hours. After signing on and having both type and spoken conversations with in-house FluidHosting staff as well as my fellow remote workers, I couldn’t be happier.
As someone trying to make a career change and needing something I can do from anywhere, this has been perfect. I’ve learned how to use software and tools for project management, communication, ideas, etc. I’ve also been lucky enough to have a lot of agency within each project I’m responsible for. I can honestly say that I genuinely feel like part of a team now and talk to my coworkers about business and non-business topics.
The positive attitudes and encouraging words have been great for my confidence as I try something new. There was definitely a learning curve, and there are still some things we are working out, but now we work them out as a team. Everyone is very receptive to feedback.