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Realistic, actionable, and funny
on August 29, 2012
Michelle Goodman is a freelance goddess. Or guru, or savant, or whatever. I'm not a writer (yet.)
Like many freelance wannabes, Michelle started out as a cubicle monkey and transitioned into her freelance career butt first. In My So-Called Freelance Life, she recalls all of her mistakes and hard-won lessons for the next generation of renegade creatives, and does so in a way that's warm and approachable. Although she has a writer's point of view, she is surprisingly audience-agnostic. Her advice is applicable whether you want to start a dog walking business or one-woman accounting firm. Topics as inscrutable as small business tax and finance are tackled in simple language, so that even the most right-brained person can understand them. I found myself running to the internet every few pages to look up her examples on winning websites, local co-op working spaces, and other work-at-home resources. Love this little book, and love Michelle.