So, you want to quit your job and freelance full-time? Join the club! There are a number of reasons you may be dreaming of quitting your job, such as: A desire to live your life on your own terms Wanting to be your own boss Pursuing what you’re passionate about The freedom to work from… Continue reading How to Quit Your Job and Freelance Full-Time
If there is one thing freelancers and creative entrepreneurs need to run their business smoothly, it’s good financial software. Many creatives suggest using HoneyBook or FreshBooks to send invoices, collect payments, and track spending but those programs aren’t cheap! Four Months into freelancing, I managed to find a software that does all of those things… Continue reading The FREE Financial Software Every Freelancer Needs
It’s My Freelanciversary! Yep, I totally just made up that word! It’s a little hard to believe but I started freelance writing in August of 2017! It’s been a super crazy year! There have definitely been ups and downs, along the way. There have been months I’ve reached my goals and others where I’ve fell… Continue reading 7 Lessons I’ve Learned From a Year of Freelance Writing
When I first started freelance writing, I was a little lost when it came time to start. I knew I wanted to be a full time freelance writer, but I didn’t know what I should do first. Sure, I knew I would need to have a portfolio with writing samples for prospective clients, but beyond that I had no idea where to start when it came to finding clients, setting rates, or settling on a niche.
So, being the nerd that I am, I turned to books. I Google searched to find other freelance writers and what they recommended, as well as Googling books for freelance writers. There were A LOT of options! I read reviews before I bought anything which made narrowing them down so much easier!
Not all of them were as great or as helpful as others suggested, but I did find some that have helped me tremendously and I still turn to when I’m feeling unsure or overwhelmed. Without further ado, here are the top five books I recommend to new freelance writers.