Survival Skills for Freelancers: Tried and Tested Tips to Help You Ace Self-Employment Without Burnout


THE #1 BESTSELLING GUIDE TO SELF-EMPLOYMENT”absolute gold” | “a must-have book” | “a pocket business mentor” | “an instant gem” | “shines with empathy and warmth” | “outstanding”Whether you’re new to freelance life, thinking of taking the leap or more experienced, the messiness and challenges of self-employment can trip you up if you’re not prepared.Survival Skills for Freelancers is your secret weapon to help you do what you love and love what you do.  You’ll learn to:★ Trust your instinct, and discover the empowering magic of saying no★ Build a community, find new clients and make the most of your network★ Set better boundaries and create a work–life balance that works for you★ Take control and remember you’re the boss – not your clients! ★ Deal with the isolation that comes with self-employment★ Value your worth and know how and what to charge★ Deal with comparisonitis and put a stop to negative self-talk★ Prioritise your own mental health and wellbeing – you’re nothing without them!★ Tackle the fear of failure and grasp opportunities that’ll build your confidence★ Ditch self-doubt and imposter syndrome for good!Crammed with personal anecdotes, practical advice and tales from the freelance community, Survival Skills for Freelancers busts the myths about being your own boss, to help you ace self-employment without burnout. Get more than 20 years of freelance experience – plus quotes and case studies from over 100 freelancers – in 200 unputdownable pages. ABOUT THE AUTHOR I’ve spent 20+ years as a freelance copywriter. I built a successful freelance career with very little guidance – but you don’t have to. In Survival Skills for Freelancers I share the secrets I’ve learnt from self-employment: both the things that worked AND the things that didn’t.In my straight-talking, conversational tone, I guide you through the highs and lows all freelancers face – from isolation, uncertainty and self-doubt to knowing what to charge, when to ask for help, and when to say no.These tried and tested strategies are based on real life experience, backed up by research, resources and quotes from the freelance community.READER REVIEWS“Before you set up your website, think about your product and audience and offering, spend your first few pounds on this book. It’ll make every subsequent pound and hour better spent.”Matthew Knight, founder, Leapers“I’ve been freelancing for 15+ years and I wish I’d read this book on day one. Every page is packed with practical advice and hard-won wisdom. Get it!”Tom Albrighton, author, The Freelance Introvert“A warm, practical and empathetic guide to the challenges of being your own boss. I could have done with this before embarking on a decade as a self-employed reporter and presenter!”Ed Draper, Sky Sports broadcaster”It’s so nice to read a book written by a proper copywriter who knows how to get words from the page to the mind with the least resistance. It’s just so goddamn intuitive to read.”Matt Phil Carver, copywriter“A brilliantly relatable and comprehensive guide that holds your hand with compassion and humour through the rocky yet undeniably exciting world of self-employment.”Louise Goss, founder, The Homeworker

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THE #1 BESTSELLING GUIDE TO SELF-EMPLOYMENT”absolute gold” | “a must-have book” | “a pocket business mentor” | “an instant gem” | “shines with empathy and warmth” | “outstanding”Whether you’re new to freelance life, thinking of taking the leap or more experienced, the messiness and challenges of self-employment can trip you up if you’re not prepared.Survival Skills for Freelancers is your secret weapon to help you do what you love and love what you do.  You’ll learn to:★ Trust your instinct, and discover the empowering magic of saying no★ Build a community, find new clients and make the most of your network★ Set better boundaries and create a work–life balance that works for you★ Take control and remember you’re the boss – not your clients! ★ Deal with the isolation that comes with self-employment★ Value your worth and know how and what to charge★ Deal with comparisonitis and put a stop to negative self-talk★ Prioritise your own mental health and wellbeing – you’re nothing without them!★ Tackle the fear of failure and grasp opportunities that’ll build your confidence★ Ditch self-doubt and imposter syndrome for good!Crammed with personal anecdotes, practical advice and tales from the freelance community, Survival Skills for Freelancers busts the myths about being your own boss, to help you ace self-employment without burnout. Get more than 20 years of freelance experience – plus quotes and case studies from over 100 freelancers – in 200 unputdownable pages. ABOUT THE AUTHOR I’ve spent 20+ years as a freelance copywriter. I built a successful freelance career with very little guidance – but you don’t have to. In Survival Skills for Freelancers I share the secrets I’ve learnt from self-employment: both the things that worked AND the things that didn’t.In my straight-talking, conversational tone, I guide you through the highs and lows all freelancers face – from isolation, uncertainty and self-doubt to knowing what to charge, when to ask for help, and when to say no.These tried and tested strategies are based on real life experience, backed up by research, resources and quotes from the freelance community.READER REVIEWS“Before you set up your website, think about your product and audience and offering, spend your first few pounds on this book. It’ll make every subsequent pound and hour better spent.”Matthew Knight, founder, Leapers“I’ve been freelancing for 15+ years and I wish I’d read this book on day one. Every page is packed with practical advice and hard-won wisdom. Get it!”Tom Albrighton, author, The Freelance Introvert“A warm, practical and empathetic guide to the challenges of being your own boss. I could have done with this before embarking on a decade as a self-employed reporter and presenter!”Ed Draper, Sky Sports broadcaster”It’s so nice to read a book written by a proper copywriter who knows how to get words from the page to the mind with the least resistance. It’s just so goddamn intuitive to read.”Matt Phil Carver, copywriter“A brilliantly relatable and comprehensive guide that holds your hand with compassion and humour through the rocky yet undeniably exciting world of self-employment.”Louise Goss, founder, The Homeworker

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