The Freelance Bible

The Freelance Bible : Everything You Need to Go Solo in Any Industry

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'Finally! The book that millions of people have been crying out for. An empowering guide of how to use your work to achieve independence, inspiration and - crucially - balance' Bruce Daisley, author of The Joy of Work and VP, Twitter

You want to go freelance. You want to make your career work for you, on your terms and determined by your own definition of success. You want autonomy, flexibility and variety.

But where do you start?

In The Freelance Bible, award-winning entrepreneur and freelancer, Alison Grade, guides you through absolutely everything that you need to know to start your successful self-employed life.

Starting from day one, she will help you develop your personal brand, pick up the financial essentials, grow your client base, manage your work-life balance, negotiate deals and value your time as you become more established. This is your complete guide to turning your talent into a fulfilling and sustainable career.

'Alison strikes an excellent and inspirational balance; sharing tips and advice that help you work out how to be secure in insecurity and ace the journey to becoming a freelancer' Alex Mahon CEO, Channel 4
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 20mm | 332g
  • Portfolio Penguin
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241399483
  • 9780241399484
  • 95,289

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Alison Grade demystifies what it means to be a freelancer and helps the reader decide if a freelance career is for them. A very useful guide for anyone contemplating a career in the creative industries * Barbara Broccoli * Alison's experiences as both a freelancer and an advisor shine throughout this book - an indispensable, easy to read guide to freelancing * Carl Reader, small business expert and author of The Startup Coach * Invaluable advice for navigating the complex freelance world * Caroline Norbury, CEO, Creative England * I would have found The Freelance Bible incredibly valuable when starting my freelance career. It's equally helpful for successful freelancers looking to drive their careers to the next level of success * Marc Silk, voice Actor * Alison strikes an excellent and inspirational balance; sharing tips and advice that help you work out how to be secure in insecurity and ace the journey to becoming a freelancer * Alex Mahon CEO, Channel 4 * Finally! The book that millions of people have been crying out for. An empowering guide of how to use your work to achieve independence, inspiration and - crucially - balance. A compelling guide whether you're freelance, or just dreaming of it * Bruce Daisley, author of The Joy of Work and VP, Twitter * If you have talent and passion this is a very practical guide to turning that into a career, from someone who's not just done it but taught many others how to do it too * Mike Southon, co-author of The Beermat Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur in Residence, Cass Business School * No freelance stone is left unturned with this book. I wish this book had existed when I started freelancing 20 years ago * Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One *
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About Alison Grade

Alison Grade is a career freelancer, serial entrepreneur and founder of the company Mission Accomplished, a consultancy that offers training, mentoring and strategic advice to start - ups and established SMEs principally in the creative industries. She is a NESTA-accredited creative enterprise trainer and has delivered international programmes in association with the British Council. She is the CEO of Screen Central which represents the professional screen community in the West Midlands where she lives.
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