By Sara Horowitz, with Toni Sciarra Poynter
#8936 Amazingly, one-third of the American workforce is freelance – that’s 42 million people who have to wrestle with not just doing the work, but finding the work, then getting paid for the work, plus health care, taxes, setting up an office, marketing, and so on.
Now help is here, and consultants, independent contractors, the self-employed, solopreneurs, and everyone else living a freelancers life will never be alone again but instead can be part of a strong and vibrant community.
The Freelancer’s Bible will help those new to freelancing learn the ropes, and will help those who’ve been freelancing for a while grow and expand. Its the one-stop, all-encompassing guide to every practical detail and challenge of being a nimble, flexible, and successful freelancer:
- The three essentials of getting clients and the three most important ways to keep them happy.
- Five fee-setting strategies.
- Thirteen tactics for making it through a prolonged dry spell.
- Setting up a home office vs. renting space.
- The one-hour contract.
- A dozen negotiating dos and don’ts.
- Building and maintaining your reputation.
- Dealing with deadbeats.
- Health Insurance 101.
- Record-keeping and taxes.
- Productivity, including a quiz: What Is Your Ideal Day?
- Building a community.
- Subcontracting and other strategies for taking your freelancing career to the next level.
- Retirement plans, plans for saving for education, and how to achieve financial freedom.
496 pages. Softcover. 2013.