- New e-book available as a PDF or .pub for your Kindle, iPad or e-reader
- Over 100 pages of real-world down-and-dirty advice for anyone who runs a solo work life
- Great for freelancers of all kinds — design, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, finance
- Written by a freelancer writer and designer, a Harvard grad who learned it all the hard way
- An easy, quick read that will give you practical steps to take immediately, whether you're just launching a freelance business or just trying to make it all work better
Check out the writer's article "Be a Freelancer Who Actually Makes Money — Ten Quick Tips" on Medium.com. The 10 tips come from the financial chapter of Freelance Heaven.
READ THE BOOK INTRO
Welcome to Freelance Heaven, where clients pay on time, work is done by lunch, and you can work from a lounge chair at the pool in Mexico. The work is good, the people are hot, and — wow! — the wifi is fast. Your clients call just to say thanks, they want to put you on retainer, and none of them needs to see you in person. You only take projects you want to take, and your desktop is as clean as your new car. It was easy to get here, as long as you didn’t stand in your own way. And it’s easy to stay here, if you know how. Life is good in Freelance Heaven. It’s a million miles away from Cubicleland — a far-off place you’ll think of fondly but never have to enter again.
I know about Freelance Heaven because I used to live in Freelance Hell, where clients are 90 past due on invoices, you forget to send the invoice because you’re working so late, and you’re chained to your desk the exact same way you were in Cubicleland. The work is boring as shit, the people are rude, and your six-year-old PC is slowing to a crawl. Every one of your clients calls complaining that you’re not on time with projects, and your boyfriend is bitching that you haven’t had dinner together in two weeks. Getting here was also easy — all too easy. Somehow, it just…happened. Life sucks in Freelance Hell. It’s a living nightmare. And you would go back to Cubicleland in a heartbeat if you hadn’t stormed out of it so boldly.
I wrote this book because it took me ten minutes to “go freelance” but almost ten years to get out of Freelance Hell. This is not the great American novel. It is a simple collection of 100 things I learned the hard way. I offer it to you so that you can make your freelance career easier, simpler, more efficient, more productive, more profitable, and flat-out fantastic.
WHO SHOULD READ IT?
Freelance Heaven is for anyone who works outside of the traditional corporate office. It's for:
- Small Business Owners
- Tattoo Artists
- Dog Walkers
- Event Planners
- Fashion Designers
- App Designers
- Web Developers
- Tax Preparers
- Uber Drivers
- Sound Technicians
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