If you are a freelancer or thinking about freelancing, The Wealthy Freelancer: 12 Secrets to a Great Income and an Enviable Lifestyle is a worthy read.
They’re not really secrets, of course, but the word “secrets” always sounds good in a book title. Though many of its ideas are not new, the book’s value lies in bringing the information together in one place.
The Wealthy Freelancer is not about a specific type of freelancing but provides principles and action steps for building any type of freelance business. The authors, Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage and Ed Gandia, are all successful freelance writers and marketing professionals.
The authors define a wealthy freelancer as someone who has
- the projects you want,
- the clients you want,
- the income you want, and
- the lifestyle you want.
To help you become a wealthy freelancer, the authors provide over 50 ideas that you can choose from to develop an action plan for your particular business. Here are just a few of the topics covered:
- marketing your services and finding clients,
- setting goals and envisioning your ideal day,
- living a balanced life,
- pricing and setting standards for work you will and will not accept, and
- setting up alternative streams of income.
The book also has work and productivity tips and addresses common obstacles and questions that come up in a freelance business.
While freelancing is rarely the fastest path to huge financial fortune, it is one of the fastest paths to personal career fulfillment and a stable and sustainable income on your own terms. Freelancing can also create huge savings in other areas, such as on taxes, transportation expenses and wardrobe.
If you are serious about being a successful freelancer who also has a life outside of work, read The Wealthy Freelancer and put some of the tips into practice.
You can pick up a copy of The Wealthy Freelancer on Amazon.