2ks Creative and Technical Writing
I recently, November, started my own business. The Mid Michigan area, let’s be real, the entire newspaper industry, has been hit hard the last two years. In June 2009, many of my co-workers, most of them reporters with 20 years of more experience, were let go due to economic factors: dramatic rise in production costs (ink, newsprint, gas for delivering the papers, etc.) dramatic decrease in revenue due to more people using the Internet to get information and cheaper and easier marketing methods for small businesses; which lead to decrease in circulation and from printing seven days a week to three days a week and therefore less staff needed to put out a paper.
My business, 2ks Creative and Technical Writing, was established last November. I’m an agent for writers who are now freelancing. I also have a financial person who writes and advises and a business person who acts as a consultant for companies. Each day, I go online to freelance web sites and bid on jobs for them and search the Internet for other freelance opportunities.
The idea came to me two years ago, but direction became more focused in November.