I fell into the world of IT support, while in the background I was developing a keen eye for writing and photography.
Six years later and I finally found what feels enjoyable rather than a hard slog.
I set up a blog called Carwitter which rapidly morphed into a full-blown car news, review website with a team of like-minded writers.
Carwitter is my baby. It has taught me lots, allowing me to cut my teeth and develop my writing, photography, marketing and social media prowess.
Since I was a youngling I have always loved writing and photography. Often having a camera thrust at me during days out or at family events, no matter what I seemed to capture it always turned out rather well.
When starting Carwitter I never wanted to use the boring, generic press shots that manufacturers dish out. If I was doing this, I was doing it properly. Initially I started with my point and shoot, but soon upgraded to a mirrorless Sony SLR. From there my interest grew exponentially, trying my hand at multiple subjects – not just the automotive.
But running a media business these days means you need to know how to market it, where to find your audience and how to engage with them. I’ve learnt the hard way, all self taught, from the ground up.
I still actively manage and write for Carwitter, alongside pursuing a career in the freelance world helping other businesses with everything digital.