The Principles of Successful Freelancing

The Principles of Successful Freelancing

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Burke, a noted web entrepreneur, has written this guide for individuals who want to make a smooth transition from employee to freelancer while retaining networks, clients and cash flow. The author explores the traits that all effective freelancers possess so that readers can make an informed decision about "going it alone." He provides detailed tips on how prepare for the transition, manage finances, plan office space, sell services and still achieve a meaningful balance between work and life. This book also offers advice for forming an "exit strategy" so that entrepreneurs can build their business with eventual retirement in mind. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Thinking about becoming your own boss and embarking on the wonderful and rewarding journey of freelancing? The Principles of Successful Freelancing is for you. In this easy-to follow guide you'll learn what's important in transforming your skills into a booming freelance business.

This book leads you through the entire process, from getting started, through to winning and keeping loyal clients. Running a successful freelance business is easy, and with the information in this book, you'll confidently turn your freelancing dream into a profitable reality.

  • Learn how to make a smooth transition into freelancing
  • Understand how to effectively manage your money
  • Ensure you spend your time on the right activities
  • Discover why a work/life balance is important
  • Learn how your network can support you and your business
  • Overcome your fear of selling
  • And much more ...

The 12 Principles Of Successful Freelancing
  1. Get Organized
    Keep your workspace tidy and plan ahead(short- and long-term).
  2. Control Stress
    Remain calm and work through issues to avoid early burnout..
  3. Research
    Spend quality time researching your proposed business-it's more than a five minute web surf.
  4. Be Passionate
    Love your work! You should enjoy what you do for a living.
  5. Budget
    Save for a rainy day rather than spend every centas it comes in.
  6. Value your Health
    Bad health stops you from working. Take time to exercise and maintain a nutritious diet.
  7. Embrace Selling
    Enjoy the sales challenge-it's easier than you think!
  8. Satisfy Customers
    Don't do average work-exceed their expectations and make them need you.
  9. Grow Your Network
    Value family and friends' support, and meet new people all the time.
  10. Maintain Cashflow
    It's what is in the bank that counts, not what you are billing-understand the difference.
  11. Continually Learn
    Keep acquiring new skills and knowledge, every week. Let it slip and you could be left behind.
  12. Achieve a Work/Life Balance
    Your life should be more than work-maintain a good balance for health and success.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. : SitePoint, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780980455243
Branch Call Number: 658.041 BURKE
Characteristics: xx, 185 pages ; 23 cm


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