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The Freelance Mum: A Flexible Career Guide for Better Work-life Balance

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  8 reviews
More time with your kids, making the money you know you’re worth and a better work/life balance. No wonder more women than ever are choosing to be become freelance mums.



In the last decade, 70% more mums have chosen to go freelance. Annie Ridout was one of them. And in her enlightening new book, she shares the tips and tricks that helped her build a better working life aro
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 10th 2019 by Fourth Estate
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Rebecca Emin
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been a freelancer for approaching 10 years so I read this book out of personal interest when I fancied reading a non fiction book for a change.

I think this book would be incredibly useful for a mother of young children who is considering freelancing as it covers a lot of highly relevant issues such as social media, self care, childcare and suchlike.

The author has clearly researched well and includes a number of well known people and their observations as examples of freelancers in this bo
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Leanne
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Many thanks to Netgalley for providing me with a ARC book in exchange for an honest review and apologies for the delay with my review.

It's helpful reading a book like this and I'm grateful that I have been able to combine being a Mum with freelancing as a yoga teacher an option which is not viable for many mothers out there for different reasons. I've always wanted to work for myself mainly to avoid office politics whilst doing something that I love.

There are many tips in this book that work wel
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Synthia Salomon
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
YOUR STORY = YOUR BRAND

“After the life-changing experience of motherhood, many new moms lack the confidence to dive into freelance work and charge the fees they deserve. But with a business-savvy attitude and the right childcare in place, you too can join the freelancing revolution and make your career work for your family.
Actionable advice: 
Figure out your story.  
When starting out as a freelancer, you’ll want to spread the word about your services. One way to do this is to get media organizati
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Pritesh Pawar
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is good for one time to read but I felt the book is merely revolving around the author's life, writing, etc.
This is to say that the author could have explored more into the freelancing industry and given a path to such aspiring women. Not all are interested in writing.
However, it is a good book if we have a different mindset. Indeed, working women face many hardships while managing work as well as life.
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Charlotte Fay
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The read I needed

As a mum who is wanting to break into the entrepreneurial field and work from home whilst looking after my son this book was just what I needed to read. With so many stories, tips and facts it covers everything you need to get started and build a successful business or freelance writer.
Bex
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great perspective and useful ideas

I’m feeling much more positive about freelance mum life after reading this. Lots of good ideas about structuring your day and knowing your value. Thanks Annie.
Sinead
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though obviously not a mum I think this book will be an excellent resource for any working mother that wants to start a side hustle or go freelance full time.
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