- Publisher: Alpha Books / Macmillan (1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0028621190
- ISBN-13: 978-0028621197
- Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,808,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money in Freelancing Paperback – 1998
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Other business books are helpful, but starting a freelance business is slightly different -- usually there's no need to obtain financing and large capital is not necessary. This is where the "Idiot's" guide come in handy, with advice just for soon-to-be freelancers..
So many freelancers fail early in their careers -- perhaps their prices didn't allow a profit, or they didn't have enough business, or maybe freelancing wasn't what they expected. Like so many books in the "Complete Idiot's" series, this beginner's guide will give enough of an overview on the world of freelancing so that the reader can decide whether to pursue this type of career.
The first few chapters are full of self-analysis quizzes -- occasionally helpful, but usually just too silly.
I particularly enjoyed the advice the author dispensed based on her 15 years experience as a freelancer, from her early mistakes to her best methods to keep accurate records, get tax deductions and secure new business.
If you have not freelanced, and are looking to start, begin with this book - it is a good grounding in the (very) basics of freelancing. But, please, make sure to go on to a few other books afterward before trying anything. This book will help you understand those other books better because you will at least have been introduced to the language.