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The Best Books for Freelancers

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Starting out as a freelancer? Having a reference manual on your bookshelf will make the process much easier. There are great resources — both books and ebooks — that will provide you with all the information you need to start freelancing in one place. From what you need to get started through how you can continue to grow your business, these books will provide any freelancer with a wealth of information.

How to be a Rockstar Freelancer

cover_freelancerFreelanceSwitch's own guide to freelancing offers a great starting point for anyone just starting as a freelancer. How to be a Rockstar Freelancer was sritten by Cyan and Collis Ta'eed, the masterminds behind FreelanceSwitch.

This ebook goes far beyond the creative aspects of the business, giving practical advice on the difficult situations a new freelancer can face: from managing your budget on a freelancer's changing income to balancing work from multiple clients, How to be a Rockstar Freelancer lets you get down to the details of working as a freelancer without worry.

The Principles of Successful Freelancing

cover-lgWhen you're making the transition from being an employee to being a freelancer, you face more than a few changes in how you do things. The Principles of Successful Freelancing will walk you through those adjustments, helping you to make a smooth transition. In the ebook, Miles Burke offers an education on the business end of freelancing, with advice on maintaining balance in your life and the other emotional aspects of freelancing added in. The Principles of Successful Freelancing will help you prioritize the steps necessary to getting a freelance business up and operating.

The Unlimited Freelancer

unlimited-preview-1Ready to take your freelancing to the next level? The Unlimited Freelancer offers a guide to expanding a freelance business and increasing your income.

James Chartrand and Mason Hipp, the authors of the ebook, explore several different strategies such as building a team and creating passive income. It's written in a straight-forward manner — like the blog it grew out of, Freelance Folder — and it focuses on steps that you can take immediately. The Unlimited Freelancer is full of the information you need to take your freelance business to the next level.

My So-Called Freelance Life

socalledMichelle Goodman has been freelancing for more than 15 years and she's used her experience to put together a guide to life as a freelancer.

Beyond the useful business advice in My So-Called Freelance Life, there are numerous stories from real freelancers, explaining how they handle their work and showing different alternatives.

The writing in My So-Called Freelance Life has plenty of humor, making it an easy read even for someone taking notes on starting a new freelance career.

Escape From Cubicle Nation

cubicleIf you're thinking about an escape from your employer, Escape From Cubicle Nation can provide you with the plan.

The author, Pam Slim, has put together a guide to transitioning from working as an employee to running your own business.

She points out all the details of running a business on your own, even down to health insurance. And if you're having some difficulty deciding on just what kind of freelancer you want to be, Escape From Cubicle Nation can help with making that decision as well.

Creatively Self-Employed

14921127Written by Kristen Fischer, who has been contributing here at FreelanceSwitch for several years now, Creatively Self-Employed offers a realistic look at what you'll encounter as a freelancer.

Complete with a variety of interviews with different freelancers, the book offers insights into what has worked for freelancers already out there — and what hasn't.

That information can give you a headstart on your freelancing career.

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