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Best Freelance Books You Should Enjoy

Looking for the best Freelance books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Freelance Manifesto: A Field Guide for the Modern Motion Designer (2017)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyDesigning beautiful boards and making smooth animation come naturally to us Motion Designers. It's what we're good at. However, designing the career we want, with the freedom, flexibility, and pay we crave, that's more difficult. All of the above is within your grasp if you're willing to take the plunge into freelancing.School of Motion founder Joey Korenman worked in every kind of Motion Design role before discovering that freelancing offered him not only more autonomy but also higher pay, less stress, and more creativity. Since then, he's taught hundreds of School of Motion…
Author(s): Joey Korenman

2. The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: How to Write, Work, and Thrive on Your Own Terms (2015)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyPrime Your Freelance Writing Career for Success!So you want to be a freelance writer. Great! But now you're faced with a laundry list of questions: Should I freelance full time or part time? Should I write for magazines, newspapers, or online markets? How do I dream up the perfect article idea, and how do I pitch it successfully? How do I negotiate contracts, foster relationships with editors, and start getting steady work while avoiding financial panic attacks and unpleasant ulcers?The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing answers all of these questions–and much…
Author(s): Zachary Petit

3. Freelance to Freedom: The Roadmap for Creating a Side Business to Achieve Financial, Time and Life Freedom (2018)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyVincent and his wife were stuck in dead end newspaper photography jobs, in debt, stressed, with a baby on the way while making $15 an hour. After winning the highest award in his field, Vincent was offered a 3 percent raise. He knew at that moment he needed a monumental change. One month away from their baby being born, Vincent and Elizabeth started a side photography business out of desperation. In less than four years, they grew their business to pay off all of their debt, including their home, and left their jobs for a life of freedom. With the world moving rapidly towards a…
Author(s): Vincent Pugliese

4. The Freelancer’s Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams―On Your Terms (2012)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyAmazingly, 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 freelancer’s life will never be alone again but instead can be part of a strong and vibrant community.Written by the authority on freelance working, Sara Horowitz, MacArthur…
Author(s): Sara Horowitz, Sciarra Poynter, Toni

5. The Freelance Content Marketing Writer: Find your perfect clients, Make tons of money and Build a business you love (2018)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyLearn how to find high paying clients and join the ranks of high earning freelance content marketing writers. Earn six figures as a freelance content marketing writer with this comprehensive how-to guide.This book reveals their secrets. Inside is everything you need to know to start or grow a freelance content marketing business. Jennifer shares her proven ideas, step-by-step processes and templates for writers of all career stages. Hundreds of writers (including Jennifer, herself) have used these methods to find high-paying clients, increase their income and create businesses they…
Author(s): Goforth Gregory, Jennifer

6. Make Money As A Freelance Writer: 7 Simple Steps to Start Your Freelance Writing Business and Earn Your First $1,000 (2018)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyDo you want to turn your writing hobby into a lucrative part or full-time career? What if you had the freedom to choose when and where you work?Maybe you've considered becoming a freelance writer for the web, but weren't sure how to you get started. Don't worry, you're not alone.Heck, you might have already read a book or two on this exact topic – there are a few out there. So why would we write another one?Because rarely will you find a book that shows you the exact steps you need to take to accomplish a specific goal. And one that's enjoyable to…
Author(s): Sally Miller, Gina Horkey

7. My So-Called Freelance Life (2008)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyTired of clocking in and losing out? Want to pursue creative, fulfilling work on your own time and also make a living in the process? My So-Called Freelance Life is a how-to guidebook for women who want to avoid the daily grind and turn their freelance dreams into reality. Michelle Goodman, author of The Anti 9-to-5 Guide and self-proclaimed former “wage slave,” offers tips, advice, how-to’s, and everything else a woman needs to pursue a freelance career.Confused as to whether you should tell your clients that the odd gurgling sound during a conference call is emanating from the infant sleeping…
Author(s): Michelle Goodman

8. Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business: The Complete Guide to Starting and Scaling from Scratch (Startup) (2019)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyBreaking into freelance writing has gotten much easier for word-savvy entrepreneurs like you. But even in the golden age of content creation, you still need to know what it takes to launch and consistently pitch your services so you can grow and scale your freelance writing side hustle into a full-fledged career you really love.Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business is an easy-to-understand, introductory, and nontechnical approach to the world of freelance writing. This book teaches you how to leverage the fast-changing pace of technology to grow a business that gives you the freedom and…
Author(s): The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc., Pennington Briggs, Laura

9. Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Make $100,000 a Year or More (2006)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoySecrets of a Freelance Writer has long been the authoritative guide to making big money as a commercial freelance writer. In this new edition, you’ll find out how to make $100,000 a year―or much more―writing ads, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, direct mail, Web pages, CD-ROMs, press releases, and other projects for corporations, small businesses, associations, nonprofit organizations, the government, and other commercial clients.You’ll also learn how to start out as a freelancer, market yourself to clients, create a successful personal Web site to cull more sales leads, follow up on…
Author(s): Robert W. Bly

10. The Software Engineer’s Guide to Freelance Consulting: The new book that encompasses finding and maintaining clients as a software developer, tax and legal tips, and everything in between. (2016)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyThe Software Engineer’s Guide to Freelance Consulting will help teach you to be an effective freelance software consultant, which will enable you make more money, dedicate more time to hobbies, spend more time with your loved-ones and even discover new businesses.Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Finding ClientsWe will literally map out the client acquisition skills that are paramount for you to develop and thrive in the business of software consulting. We will give you the step-by-step concrete TODOs to achieve competence and we explain some of the abstract theory.Chapter 2: Choosing a RateHow do some people charge $2/hr…
Author(s): Zack Burt , Jay El-Kaake , et al.

11. The Club Ed Guide to Starting and Running a Profitable Freelance Editing Business (2019)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyPaperback: 255 pages Publisher: Lawler & Daughter Publishing (February 19, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1940480159 ISBN-13: 978-1940480152 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,320,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1906 in Home Based Small Businesses #153924 in Health, Fitness & Dieting (Books) #136089 in Reference (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jennifer Lawler

12. The Little Book of Freelance Writing: Writing ideas, opportunities, inspiration and success stories (2016)

 Best Freelance Books You Should Enjoy– Looking for writing inspiration?- Want to write the perfect pitch?- Keen to learn from other writers?Then this book is for you! It’s full of little gems of information and inspiring stories, to guide you on your writing journey. It covers ideas and inspiration, market demand and writers’ pay, writing mistakes to avoid, finding new homes for articles that get rejected, taking your blog from obscurity to success, rights and contracts, website content creation, self-publishing, and a selection of inspiring stories.It includes interviews with authors and comment about the…
Author(s): Susie Kearley

13. How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, Third Edition (2016)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyThe original how-to guide for people who want to launch and run a successful freelance translation business, fully revised and updated! With over 10,000 copies in print, How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator has become a go-to reference for beginning and experienced translators alike. The fully revised third edition includes nearly 250 pages of practical tips on writing a translation-targeted resume and cover letter, preparing a marketing plan, marketing your services to agencies and direct client, avoiding common pitfalls, and more! New in this edition: an all-new technology chapter by translation…
Author(s): Corinne Mckay

14. Ariel Samson: Freelance Rabbi (2018)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyAriel Samson is just your run of the mill anomaly: a 20-something black Orthodox Jewish rabbi looking for love, figuring out life, and floating between at least two worlds.Luckily, it gets worse.Finding himself the spiritual leader of a dying synagogue, and accidentally falling into viral internet fame, Ariel is suddenly catapulted into a series of increasingly ridiculous conflicts with belligerent college students, estranged families, corrupt politicians, hippophilic coworkers, vindictive clergymen, and even attempted murder. (And also Christian hegemony, racism, anti-Semitism, toxic Hotepism, and white Jewish privilege….
Author(s): MaNishtana

15. The Fluff-Free Freelance Writing Master Course: The only course that gives you concrete, actionable information to building a successful freelance business without any fluff. (2017)

 Best Freelance Books You Should EnjoyI started my freelancing writing business back when online magazines and news sites were in their infancy. Since then, I have built a business that brings in $100 to $200 an hour while I work from home.That’s the dream, right?You can create your own successful freelance writing business, too.If you can write clear, interesting articles then you have what you need to become a successful freelance writer. You can make it on your own, but I would like to make the journey faster and less frustrating for you.Creating my business took a lot of trial and error to get off the…
Author(s): Alina Bradford, Cindy Moon

Best Freelance Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some freelance books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Work from Home During and After Coronavirus: How Online Freelance and Entrepreneurship Can Get You Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Author(s): Dana Wise
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 941 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2562709

A Growing Business : Freelance Gardening Course

Author(s): A.K. Harris
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 348 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 2328353

Freelance Newbie

Author(s): RTC
Publisher: RealToughCandy, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2501599

The Freelance Bible: Everything You Need to Go Solo in Any Industry

Author(s): Alison Grade
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2543598

Corporate Freelance Writing Made Easy: How I earned over $1 million in seven years without guerilla marketing

Author(s): Jeanette Juryea
Publisher: QubComm, Year: 2018, Size: 214 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 2262254

The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Making Six Figures

Author(s): Mridu Khullar Relph
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 539 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 2264321

The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Content Marketing

Author(s): Mridu Khullar Relph
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 542 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 2264322

The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Making More Money

Author(s): Mridu Khullar Relph
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 530 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 2264325

Creating a Freelance Career

Author(s): Jill L. Ferguson
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2275200

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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