My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire

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Seal Press, Nov 10, 2008 - Business & Economics - 241 pages
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Tired 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, OCO offers tips, advice, how-toOCOs, 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 on your shoulder? Goodman answers all of the unusual questions that may arise for women exploring the freelance world. Far more than your normal business guidebook, "My So-Called Freelance Life" blends candid, humorous anecdotes from a wide variety of freelancers with GoodmanOCOs own personal experiences as a creative worker for hire.
Whether youOCOre a freelance first-timer or a seasoned creative professional, copyediting queen or web guru, "My So-Called Freelance Life" is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in freelancing."
 

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Here the author of "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide" dispenses advice on what to do after escaping the cubicle. Plenty of information here: how to negotiate contracts, motivate yourself to scare up business ... Read full review

Contents

Eat Pray Quit1
1
Part 1 You fled the cubenow what?
7
Business Plan To Go9
9
Forget Fuzzy Math17
17
Get a Room Already25
25
Act Like a Professional33
33
Put Your Best BunnySlippered Foot Forward45
45
Name Your Price57
57
The Check Is Not in the Mail101
101
Lets Make a Deal109
109
Get It in Writing but Dont Sign Blindly123
123
Part 3 Your SoCalled Freelance Life
137
Care and Feeding of Your Clients139
139
Youre So Money161
161
Pay the Piper175
175
Fun with Time Management185
185

Part 2 Sell Baby Sell
65
Fill Your Dance Card67
67
Choose Clients Wisely Grasshopper79
79
Sales Pitch 10191
91
Your Master Plan for World Domination199
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I Am Freelance and So Can You211
211
Desert Island Freelance Resources215
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