FOR A YEAR AND A HALF OF MY LIFE, the majority of my income was earned through content mills. I have accounts with six of them and wrote on a regular (daily) basis for two.
Tuberculosis turned me into a freelance writer. I was in Korea, going on my second year of teaching ESL, dreaming about writing for a living but fearing the career-change plunge, when I found myself on quarantine and bedridden for months. A pile of medical bills and the prospect of surgery, combined with losing my job and my promised plane ticket home, was the kick in the ass it took for me to start writing for money.