Freelancing For Dummies
A total guide to starting and running a freelance business, Freelancing For Dummies is for anyone thinking about striking out on their own, or who s already decided to make the move into self-employment. It s also an excellent resource for established freelancers looking for ways to jumpstart their businesses. Written by a top corporate communication consultant, it features hard-won tips from a slew of successful freelancers, including an accountant, a wr iter, a computer trainer, a graphic designer, a market researcher, an event planner, a medical trainer and others who share what they know about how to:
Organize your home office and budget your timeCreate the ideal working environmentEvaluate jobs and projectsLand new business and manage client relationshipsManage your money and pay your taxesStay positive and manage the emotional uncertainties of self-employment
Here s your chance to take the leap from employee to boss with minimal stress and minimal sweat. A survival guide to building a successful freelance career, Freelancing For Dummies features:
Self-assessments to gauge your skills and personalityCritical Get in, get out informationA gold mine of checklists, tear-out sheets, and sample formsTop ten listsWar stories from freelancers who ve made it
Do you long for the freedom of being your own boss? Relax and let expert Susan Drake help you make the transition to becoming a fulltime freelancer.
- Paperback | 360 pages
- 190 x 232 x 22mm | 662.24g
- 15 Jun 2001
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- New York, NY, United States
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Discover how to: Organize your home office and budget your time Evaluate jobs and projects Land business and manage client relationships Create the ideal working environment Manage your money and pay your taxes
The Dummies Way(TM) Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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Table of contents
PART I: Getting Ready to Go It Alone.
Chapter 1: Are You a Born Freelancer?
Chapter 2: Understanding the Realities of Working for Yourself.
Chapter 3: Making the Decision to Freelance.
Chapter 4: Laying the Groundwork for Your New Life.
PART II: Opening Your Doors for Business.
Chapter 5: Forming Your Company.
Chapter 6: Organizing Your Office.
Chapter 7: Budgeting Your Time.
Chapter 8: Building an Extended Staff.
PART III: Bringing Your Work to Life.
Chapter 9: Creating a Professional Image.
Chapter 10: Finding Clients.
Chapter 11: Landing Business with Advertising and PR.
Chapter 12: Evaluating Jobs and Projects.
Chapter 13: Managing Client Relationships.
Chapter 14: Staying Current.
PART IV: Managing Your Money.
Chapter 15: Budgeting and Accounting.
Chapter 16: Setting Rates and Collecting Fees.
Chapter 17: Paying Taxes.
Chapter 18: Securing Insurance.
Chapter 19: Investing for the Future.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Handle Stress and Prevent Burnout.
Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Balancing Your Work and Personal Life.
Chapter 22: Ten Things Clients Want Most from You.
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