The Freelancer's Survival Guide: Third Edition

The Freelancer's Survival Guide: Third Edition

by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Most people become freelancers without any idea of how to run a business. They learn in the school of hard knocks. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has taken the school of hard knocks and made it into one of the most useful business books written in years. Included are these indispensable topics:

•How To Negotiate Anything: Freelancers must negotiate everything from the rent they pay to the contracts they sign. Here’s how to negotiate on your own—and when to hire someone to negotiate for you.

•Online Networking: In addition to tricks and strategies for online networking from Rusch herself, this Guide also includes advice from such online networking experts as Neil Gaiman, Michael A. Stackpole, and Mitch Wagner.

•The Importance of—and the Difference between—Goals And Dreams: Freelancers often confuse their goals with their dreams. Rusch offers practical advice on how to meet your goals, and the importance of dreaming big

•How To Survive Failure—and Success: Success, more than failure, derails many freelancers. Rusch explains how to turn your failures into successes—and how to optimize the success when it finally happens.

...and so much more...

“For anyone who has been cast adrift by the recent financial crisis, this book is your life raft. Rusch takes you step-by-step through the process of owning and running your own business. A great guide for new and long-time freelancers alike.”
—Pati Nagle,
owner of Mandala Graphic Design

“The Freelancer’s Survival Guide is packed with all the practical info they don’t teach in business school. I’m recommending this guide to all my small business clients.”
—Tonya Price,
Internet consultant, Cornell MBA

"I wish this guide had been around when I started freelancing 13 years ago! Kris has a way of boiling down complicated issues and serving them up like simple treats."
—Cindie Geddes,
owner, Flying Hand Writing Services

"Rusch does an excellent job of breaking down and summing up all of the pitfalls and pleasures of freelancing. If you’re thinking about freelancing, invest in this book and save yourself a bundle."
—Matt Forbeck, freelance author and game designer

"People often ask me for tips on how to make it as a freelancer. Now there’s a book I believe in that I can recommend."
—Kelly Cairo, owner, Cairo Communications

"The bible for the self-employed."
—John Ottinger III,
teacher and editor of Grasping for the Wind

"A soup-to-nuts guide for business. Don’t be without it."
—Virginia Baker,
President, Indigo Ink Communications

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015994889
Publisher: WMG Publishing Inc
Publication date: 01/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 612
File size: 907 KB

About the Author

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has freelanced for more than thirty years. She has created many successful businesses along the way. A bestselling writer of almost a hundred books, she has won many awards in varied fields for her writing and business ability.

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The Freelancer's Survival Guide: Third Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has completely changed the way that I approach my business. Kris breaks down everything you need to know in simple terms and doesn't sugar coat the issues you'll need to face to get successful. A must read for anyone thinking about writing their day J job.