Successful Freelancing: The Complete Guide to Establishing and Running Any Kind of Freelance Business

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Freelancing is one of the fastest-growing job trends of the nineties, but starting up a freelance business involves more than just hanging out a shingle. In this user-friendly, up-to-the-minute guide, veteran freelancer Marian Faux explains everything you need to know. Topics include:

-Establishing a business plan

-Setting up an office

-Negotiating fees

-Handling contracts and agreement letters

-Tax, insurance, and benefits planning

-Expanding your business

-Advertising, publicity, and marketing

-Measuring your success

Both new and experience freelancers-in every field-will find the information they need in order to run a successful, profitable business.

In just about every field, more and more Americans are working freelance. In this up-to-the-minute guide, writers, consultants, artists, and all other types of freelancers will find the essential information they need to set up and run a profitable, successful business. Special emphasis is placed on the concerns of women running their own businesses, as well as parents and couples working from home. 272 pp.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is a welcome addition to the library of anyone who is-or is thinking of becoming-a freelancer." —From the foreward by Stephanie Winston, author of Getting Organized: The Easy Way to Put Your Life in Order

"This unique book addresses many important questions that most books on the subject overlook. It's jam-packed with solid tips on managing your money, your clients, and yourself." —Jann Jasper, organizing consultant and publisher of the Organize for Success newsletter

"A must-have for freelancers. This book answers all your questions." —Elaine Stone, director of the Small Business Center, Fashion Institute of Technology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312152154
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Marian Faux has been happily self-employed for twenty-two years. The author of ten books she has written for Working Woman, Glamour, Self, and other magazines. She teaches small-business operations at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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