You want to be an Online Freelancer... Now What?: An Easy Guide to Starting an Online Freelancing Career Kindle Edition
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"This book is full of down-to-earth, practical advice and it's presented in a positive and encouraging way. I couldn't have read this book at a better time. My husband was just laid off after fourteen years in local television. He's talked for a long time about becoming a freelance photographer and now he has the opportunity, along with the great information in this book, to make this dream a reality. What a great book!" - Pandora Spocks
"....written in very clear, deliberate language. It is a quick, informative read and a great place to start if you are looking to get into freelancing. There are many articles online about freelancing, but like anything one gets for free, they have to be taken with a grain of salt. Lancaster has taken the time to put together a quality product here, and it is the first place I will steer friends looking to get into freelancing work." - DC Book Reviews
"It had the feel of good, solid advice offered over a steaming cup at a coffee shop by an honest friend who has made the journey into freelancing on her own and learned many important lessons along the way." - Stephanie
"It reviews the basic stepping stones to ensuring that you can position yourself to find the right clients and earn the right fee. You will review the tools you need and the skills required as well as where to start seeking out clients. The author also shares nuggets of "learn from my mistakes" that every freelancer needs to understand." - Nanette
From the Author
The loss of income was painful, with bills and mortgages to pay. Good thing, I have laid out the foundation of a freelancing career when I started writing for a freelancing site after my mom passed away. The income was small in the beginning as I felt my way around the industry. Debts piled up. I was desperate to recover from my financial slump. I researched and learned and acquired new skills - more than 10 hours every day.
But that's all history now. As a top rated freelancer with regular clients, and with my author services site, The Book Khaleesi, I've managed to surpass my previous income. I'm still stressed, but in my pajamas, in the comforts of home...
This book is a short guide for everyone who wants to earn as a freelancer online. Skip the disappointments and heartaches I went through along the way, and go straight into profitability - with realistic expectations, knowing what to avoid and what to focus on. Acquire the right mindset for success.
Can you earn a decent living by freelancing? Absolutely. But, it all depends on you.
Read. Learn. Earn.
- ASIN : B015QYV4NQ
- Publication date : October 4, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1955 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 66 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,531,128 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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“You Want To Be A Freelancer” is a guide for those who make their first steps in the highly competitive field and want to find out how to begin the career path of their choice. The author gives practical advice on the tools you need to start, on the importance of a well done portfolio, the pros and cons of different websites offering freelancer jobs or the chance for bid for them. She also shows you the mindset you should acquire in order to truly make a success of yourself. I learned a lot from the simple, straight to the point and practical guidelines Eeva had laid out. After I finished reading the last pages I felt truly inspired to start my journey as a freelancer.
If you want a well-written guide book, clear, concise, free of pink promises and cheap lies of quick fortune to help you with your initial steps, I’d hotly recommend Eeva Lancaster’s You Want To Be A Freelancer. I look forward to more of her work and invaluable experience. She knows her craft and is very generous about sharing what she learned along the way.
The book begins with the touching personal story of how Eeva realized too late that keeping up with the ‘rat race’ kept her away from the most important things in life. When that served as her wake-up call, she became determined to live a different life independent of corporate confines, and in this book she gives us the benefit of the lessons she’s learned along the way.
Some of the things Eeva outlines include the importance of creating a portfolio of your work, managing your time appropriately, and building up your professional credibility. She lists the essential tools you need to do the work and manage your business.
One of the most important concepts of the book is the fact that “Your skill is your product.” Eeva goes on to discuss some of the most common services that online clients need and she includes examples of job listings offered to freelancers.
Next comes a section where she recommends specific websites where one can register to be a freelancer and browse for jobs and referrals. One of the most vital elements is to create an attractive and effective profile, one that “sells yourself.”
Finally, she discusses the advantages and challenges of freelancing.
This book is full of down-to-earth, practical advice and it’s presented in a positive and encouraging way. I couldn’t have read this book at a better time. My husband was just laid off after fourteen years in local television. He’s talked for a long time about becoming a freelance photographer and now he has the opportunity, along with the great information in this book, to make this dream a reality. What a great book!