How to get started as a freelance journalist abroad

 
An actual photo I took through the actual aeroplane window on my way to America in March 2015. Somewhere over Lake Michigan, I think.

An actual photo I took through the actual aeroplane window on my way to America in March 2015. Somewhere over Lake Michigan, I think.

 

Since I moved from the UK to the US in March 2015 and went from staff journalist to freelancer, I've had dozens of messages from people asking me how they can do the same thing.

One of the best things about freelancing is that you can literally work from anywhere. Even if you're not taking advantage of that fact now, it's always heartening to know you could be technically be running your business from a Greek taverna, a coffee shop in Rio, or, in fact, any place with a decent wifi connection.

With that in mind, I wrote a piece for Journalism.co.uk last week on how to get started as a freelance journalist abroad, featuring advice from yours truly as well as freelancers in Cape Town, Brazil, Singapore, and Paris.

Read the full article here.