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Here is a book that tells you all you need to get set up as a freelancer…
Recession and economic turblulence is forcing many IT professionals to reconsider their future. Many are turning to freelancing as a way of regaining control of their future and putting some certainty back into their lives. It’s a simple principle of being ones own boss, and being in control of decisions and destiny.
The great thing about becoming a freelancer is that YOU choose what work you undertake, generally. Notwithstanding periods where work dries up, a freelancer has a choice of which projects they undertake. Sometimes this choice is driven purely by financial benefits, but it’s also commonly driven by location, technology and (emerging as a important factor) the philosophies of customers.
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Your First Big Challenge: Getting Started
The benefits of freelancing are tremendous, but how do you get to the point to actually begin realizing those benefits?
Most freelancers that ‘fail’ do so because they don’t get started properly. Thing is – you gotta walk before you can run. The nature of freelancing is that it’s you – just you – so who is going to support you in getting started? It’s rare you find a freelancer who bought an operating business off the shelf. Freelancers must go through the pain of starting up.
Getting started is a multi-dimensional problem…
- You have to create a business
- You have to get a place to work
- You need equipment
- You need to have a proposition that potential customers buy in to
- You need to market yourself
- You have admin to do
- You need to deliver
- You need to get paid to generate cashflow
- You need to build relationships with customers and suppliers
The list goes on! And you have to do these things quickly, or your business won’t get off the ground.
Many freelancers just start and learn how to do these things. But this type of freelancer is most likely to end up in the ‘failure’ bracket. To be frank, a freelancer needs all the help and guidance they need to avoid failure, missed opportunities and wasted effort.
This is where ‘How To Be A Rockstar Freelancer’ comes in…
I have chosen to promote this book for one big reason – it is the best example of a guide book to get started in the market.
This book takes a would-be freelancer on a journey from concept to benefit realization. It shares all the steps you need to take to create a profitable operation, and better still, alerts you to the pitfalls to avoid.
The book tells the would-be freelancer how to choose the most effective freelancing path (part-time, home-based, full-time etc). Most people have a set image of a freelancer, and this book offers you alternatives to suit your situation. It also discusses finances, accounting, company creation and business planning.
Further chapters take you right through branding, your working day, finding projects, pitching to clients, referrals, project management, pricing, project delivery, client management, invoicing/receipting, marketing and business growth.
Everything you need. No gaps!
I wish this book was available when I started out. I could have saved so much time, money and effort (and a few embarrassments too!)
Best of all, this book costs just $29. That’s 29 bucks against the costs of failure and lost opportunity. That’s 29 bucks that buys you confidence and assurance. With that perspective, all would-be freelancers must buy this book. Heck, your competition has.
And get this – if you don’t like it, ask for your money back. It comes with a cast-iron guarantee that if it doesn’t add value, then you don’t pay for it. I’ll bet the 29 bucks is repaid a thousand times over, if not more.
If you’re a would-be freelancer chomping at the bit to get going, Buy This Book Today!