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Thinking about becoming your own boss and embarking on the wonderful and rewarding journey of freelancing? The Principles of Successful Freelancing is for you. In this easy-to follow guide you'll learn what's important in transforming your skills into a booming freelance business.

This book leads you through the entire process, from getting started, through to winning and
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Paperback, 178 pages
Published January 4th 2009 by SitePoint (first published December 8th 2008)
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Dian Ara
Jul 10, 2013 Dian Ara rated it it was amazing
When I first started out to be a freelance writer, I was totally clueless. I got ripped off by other contractors who paid me $0.5 per article, completed a couple of projects successfully, and failed on many more. Overall, it was a failure. When I reached the point where I could no longer afford the cheapest food, I turned to a full-time job. Fortunately, the company had a strong learning culture. My bosses encouraged me to read at least one management book a week. They shared and discussed ...more
Dhuaine
Dec 20, 2009 Dhuaine rated it liked it
Shelves: tech
The book covers basics of a whole lot of areas:
- reasons for freelancing
- accounting and legalese
- setting up an office
- dealing with customers
- proposals
- work-life balance
- health
- ecology
- further career
As all Sitepoint books, this one has an example to support the teaching - case studies and interviews.

I have to admit I didn't expect much from this book. Sitepoint always has nice and user-friendly writing style, but lacks substance and is geared more towards beginners in the field. This book
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Ignas
Mar 29, 2013 Ignas rated it liked it
For the young students or people after school it is fine, because they could miss some basic principles, but for the person who has some experience already in business, like me (in companies or working as solo player)the book contains too basic information. Well if you have time it is always good to review even the things which you already know and this book is easy to read. In short - for newbies it is a good read.
Meagan
Jul 04, 2014 Meagan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who are looking to start a freelancing business
Very good and timely book. The information is relevant, recent, well-organized, and well-presented; I've read a number of "how to be a successful freelancer" books and appreciate the clear visual style and information in this one. I'd only add a note that since its 2008 publication, Google Reader is now defunct.
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Oct 31, 2011 Povilas Korop rated it really liked it
A good book that covers all the basics of freelancing and reaches the audience of BEGINNERS freelancers. Since I am quite familiar with this market, I didn't find out anything really new, bus still the book had some good points.
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