I’ve just spent the last couple of hours devouring How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer – a brand new resource by Cyan and Collis Ta’eed from the wonderful Freelance Switch blog.
I’ve been an avid reader of the blog since it started and when I met Collis recently at Melbourne WordCamp he mentioned that this book was on the way – I was excited to hear that and have been hanging out for it to be released.
11 chapters and 212 pages of content – this book covers a lot of ground and is worth the read for anyone considering a Freelancing career (in any field) or anyone who is currently a Freelancer wanting to take it to the next level.
How to Be a Rockstar Freelacer applies to freelancers of many industries and covers everything from the general and introductory (definitions – ‘what is a freelancer’, discussion on location – ‘home vs office’ and setting up an ‘ergonomic office’) through to more specific topics (‘getting paid’, getting a portfolio together, hiring staff and how much to charge).
You can see the full list of topics covered on the sales page for the book (which I have to say is a refreshing change from many sales pages I’ve seen of late – no hype, no long pages with special offers etc).
The book is written in the usual crisp and polished style that readers of Freelance Switch have come to expect. It’s easy to understand, to the point and genuinely helpful – with lots of practical tips.
Of course my own interest in the book goes beyond the content – I’m also always fascinated to see blogs launch products like this – especially blogs with such a big following – as it’s another example of how blogs can be used to make money once they’ve gained profile.
If you’re a freelancer of any sort – (designer, journalist, blogger etc) then this is a book worth checking out.
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