Book review: The Freelancer’s Bible

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The Freelancer’s Bible came out late last year, so I’m a bit late to the party with this book review. That said, the advice given by author Sara Horowitz, founder of Freelancers Union, is timeless enough that the time lapse doesn’t affect my opinion: It’s a very solid book, and its nearly 500 pages offer plenty of well-researched information to consider incorporating into your freelance business. Without further ado, some thoughts on its applicability to various stages of the freelance life cycle. [Read more…]

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New Dr. Freelance book: Help! My Freelancers Are Driving Me Crazy

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Freelancers Driving Me CrazyAs I teased at the end of last week’s post, I’ve published a second paperback book and ebook, titled Help! My Freelancers Are Driving Me Crazy, which provides relationship strategies for the motivation and management of freelance workers. [Read more…]

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Freelance pricing guide from Dr. Freelance

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Science Art Voodoo of Getting PaidOver the course of the years I’ve been writing this Dr. Freelance blog, I’ve received countless questions about freelance pricing for writing, editing, ghostwriting, and other freelance jobs. By its nature, the 300-400 word blog format isn’t ideal for dealing with such a complex and important part of your freelance business. So, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just published The Science, Art and Voodoo of Freelance Pricing and Getting Paid. [Read more…]

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Book Review: The Worthy Writer’s Guide

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Freelancers come pre-installed with a certain measure of talent. But the reality is, as the legendary 1980 Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks put it in Miracle: “You think you can win on talent alone? You don’t have enough talent to win on talent alone.”

Unlike a hockey player, you don’t have to suffer through gut-busting conditioning drills—but you do have to channel your discipline and motivation in order to bring your talent to bear. If you’re a new freelancer who wants to succeed, or a veteran who needs to deliver some extra oomph, there’s work involved. [Read more…]

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