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Freelance in 30 Days

Get the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful freelancer

About the Book

  • Do you want to build the confidence to finally go freelance?

  • Do you want the freedom and flexibility that comes from being your own boss?

  • Do you want to be a creative and productive freelancer?

Freelance in 30 Days is the book to give you the confidence to go freelance – and freelance successfully.

Every year, thousands of people have the confidence to start their freelance career. You can do it too.

You can have the flexibility and freedom that comes from running your own freelance business – and enjoy it.

You can make a decent income from your freelance business – often much more than your previous job.

This book aims to get you excited, inspired and absorbing insight into what it takes to go freelance, attracting your first clients, standing out as a high-profile freelancer, and building a valuable pipeline of new business for your freelance consulting business.

If you take the giant task of going freelance, you’ll need to win your first client, deliver your first projects and get to grips with everything it takes to run your own freelance business. But carry on, improve and you’ll see that consistent progress every day, your freelance dream becomes attainable.

With over 200 pages of practical advice, Freelance in 30 Days is the book to give you the confidence to go freelance – and freelance successfully.

About the Author

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews

Ben Matthews is a freelance digital marketing, communications and social media consultant specialising in tech, media, consumer, mobile and charity sectors. He was awarded Young PR Professional of the Year 2010 and is the youngest ever PR professional to be featured in PR Week. As a freelancer, he has consulted for the likes of London 2012, American Express, Financial Times, HarperCollins and JustGiving.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • The Freelance Dream
    • Why I wrote this book
    • What this book will teach you
    • How this book Is structured
    • How to get the most value from this book
  • The New Freelancer
    • The freelance economy in numbers
    • Meet the 5 new types of freelancers
    • Simple steps to get the confidence to go freelance
    • Essential freelance reads
    • The wrong time to go freelance
    • Freelance essentials to get in place before making the switch
    • Questions to answer before you start freelancing
    • How to work out your hourly, daily or weekly project rate
    • When To Raise Your Freelance Rate
    • When To Lower your Rate or Work For Free
    • Negotiating freelance rates with clients
    • Find freelance work quickly as a new freelancer
    • How to nurture your freelance network
    • How to network online as a freelancer
    • How to win new business pitches as a freelancer
    • Find freelance work in a slump
  • The Financial Freelancer
    • Register your freelance business - quickly, cheaply and legally
    • Get fantastic at finances as a freelancer
  • The Productive Freelancer
    • Managing multiple clients as a freelancer
    • How do you achieve work life balance as a freelance?
    • How to find the perfect freelance work space for you
    • Essential freelance tools to be a productive freelancer
    • Find freelance work online with these freelancer sites
    • What it takes to be a successful freelancer
    • Personal and professional development for freelancers
  • The Valuable Freelancer
    • How adding value leads to added income
    • Finish freelance projects on a high
    • How to build long-term client relationships as a freelancer
    • When freelance projects go wrong
  • Freelancer Q&As
    • Ruth Walters, Freelance PR Consultant
    • Matt Collins, Freelance Marketeer
    • Ross Wintle, Freelance Web Developer
    • Sam Phillips, Freelance Social Media Consultant
    • Damien Clarkson, Freelance Campaigner
    • Nick Nicolaoum Freelance App Developer
    • Art Anthony, Freelance Copywriter
    • Sean Hargrave, Freelance Journalist
    • Katie Moffat, Freelance Digital Strategist

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