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Self-Made Me: Why Being Self-Employed Beats Everyday Employment Every Time

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Stop working for the man - break free and make sure you're getting paid what you're worthStop slogging away 9 - 5 for a set salary (plus the overtime you inevitably do and don't get any credit for). Abandon the day job and go it alone. Start doing what you want to do, when you want to do it. There are currently 4 million self-employed people in the UK -be one of them, join ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Capstone Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
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Colin
Jun 23, 2013 Colin rated it really liked it
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well worth a read if you're considering going freelance but don't really know what it's about. This won't give you the nitty gritty on how to register for VAT but will give you plenty of funny - Yes, laugh - out - loud funny, and practical advice about how to market yourself and what the self employed lifestyle involves.
It would be a 5-star review but for the fact that he uses the phrase "the world is literally your oyster". Dear oh dear...
Tony
Apr 04, 2013 Tony rated it really liked it
If you're needing some cheerleading toward going self-employed, start here.

If you're somewhat daunted by the notion of going self-employed, this is also a good place to start. The author doesn't say "you're just not suited to being self-employed." Rather, he helps you figure out some ways of determining whether or not you've got a good idea, whether or not you're doing something hideously wrong in the execution, what you could do to improve your idea or execution.

Make no mistake: for most of us,
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Jan 18, 2014 Daniel Šturm rated it really liked it
It doesn't matter if you are a self made man or a corporate head. The book helps to understand the self employment mindset which could be useful in any company.
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