The Freelancer's Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams on Your Terms (Paperback)

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Amazingly, one-third of the American workforce is freelance that s 42 million people who have to wrestle with not just doing the work, but finding the work, then getting paid for the work, plus health care, taxes, setting up an office, marketing, and so on. Now help is here, and consultants, independent contractors, the self-employed, solopreneurs, and everyone else living a freelancer s life will never be alone again but instead can be part of a strong and vibrant community.Written by the authority on freelance working, Sara Horowitz, MacArthur Genius Fellow and founder of the national Freelancers Union and, most recently, the Freelancers Insurance Company, "The Freelancer s Bible" will help those new to freelancing learn the ropes, and will help those who ve been freelancing for a while grow and expand. It s the one-stop, all-encompassing guide to every practical detail and challenge of being a nimble, flexible, and successful freelancer: the three essentials of getting clients and the three most important ways to keep them happy. Five fee-setting strategies. Thirteen tactics for making it through a prolonged dry spell. Setting up a home office vs. renting space. The one-hour contract. A dozen negotiating dos and don ts. Building and maintaining your reputation. Dealing with deadbeats. Health Insurance 101. Record-keeping and taxes. Productivity, including a quiz: What Is Your Ideal Day? Building a community. Subcontracting and other strategies for taking your freelancing career to the next level. Retirement plans, plans for saving for education, and how to achieve financial freedom.

Product Details ISBN-10: 076116488X
ISBN-13: 9780761164883
Published: Workman Publishing, 10/01/2012
Pages: 496
Language: English