Learning is a never ending process and this statement becomes cent percent true when you are affiliated with a freelancing business. Meeting new people, giving them reasons to hire you and then providing them with everything they want in their work needs a lot of perfection and knowledge about the uncertain circumstances. Here are 15 must read books that can do wonders in your freelancing career. Have a look!
1)The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production
Indeed you capture a mind blowing idea but it’s time for you to be more professionals and start going a film school but hold on, the ever to keep Video Guide by Anthony Q. Artis is like going to a film school without paying a tuition fee. It covers the production advices and other fruitful advices to deal with a freelance client.
Words from the pens of the New York Times bestseller Jason fried and David Heinemeier brought a Pandora’s Box to streamline success in freelance business. Though the book is quite old now but it holds the gems of advices and highly productive tips to identify and throws out fluff tasks that don’t bring in the income instead work on money making tasks.
3)13 Ways to Get the Writing Done Faster: 2 Pro Writers Share Their Secrets
We chose the beginnings words, but till we reach to an end it conclude its own ending because endings are unpredictable. The terrible and never ending nightmare for a writer, who wanted to produce quality content, is to finish never ending writings. Carol Tice and Linda Formichelli had jotted down the best practical advices for you to complete your writing efficiently and smoothly. The book holds a secret content disclosing the key ingredients for time management in writing. Enjoy the quality article with enough time to proofread your writing before submitting.
4)The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)
Working for only few hours from your favorable environment and writing, is what you thought freelancing is. But the moment you got your first project it seems like never ending, time consuming and still leaving you with hypertension when clocks ticking. Timyothy Ferriss has plotted business model which you need to carry out if you wanted to feel like a successful freelancer who is happy and works only few hours a week. Learn the secret to outsource work!
5)Best Business Practices for Photographers, Second Edition
Whether you are starting as a freelance photographer or switching from staff photography to a freelancer, John Harrington plan every step tactfully for you to simply follow to streamline your freelance career. Are you looking tips for client interactions and licensing? This book then perfectly meant for you.
6)Creative Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business
Be creative is to be challenging and indeed it’s not easy. Meg Mateo IIasco and Joy Deangdeelert is going to help you walk on the roads of creativity. The book by them is going to give a good overview of how to be creative in a productive way. Learn to be different, it worth a read.
7)Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers (3rd Edition)
A graphic designer may need to over look ingredients of a graphic designer other than owning and updated laptop and genuine software, and those key ingredients like, copyright applications, lease agreements, letter of interest, estimates and much more are well described by Eva Doman Bruck and Tad Crawford. It is available in soft as well as in hard copies.
8)Craft, Inc. Revised Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Creative Hobby into a Successful Business
If you are getting started and turning a hobby into a business and dreaming to sell your crafts than this book is too basic and fundamental for you to follow to streamline you freelance career. The book covers topics such as starting an online shop, writing a business plan, social media marketing, etc.
9)The Freelance Business Funnel from Rockable Press
A book meant to be read by every freelancer, who is working for hours still struggling to pay bills. The book smartly summarize the magic portion of words describing and advising how to market your freelancing business through blogging and attract clients, how to earn passive income with advertisements, products you create and through partnerships. The Freelance Business Funnel by Skellie is proven best freelancer guide ever. Check out the secret of happy freelancing!
10)Freelance Writing Jobs: 101+ Online Writing Jobs!
Once you decided to be a freelancer, the next thing you got to do is to find a client and so you explore the entire networking sites just to find one, and at the end of the day you are still looking for somebody Lee Mellott does a marvelous job for you by compiling 101+ places to find writing jobs online with a short description for naïve. Don’t worry resources are not obsolete. The book has found its way into bags of everyone who wanted to earn via writing online.
11)The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue
If you are looking for an answer of how to use social media to boost your marketing smartly, then here is the answer from the desk of President of the Zen Marketing Group, Shama Kabani, who recently updated this book which now includes updated content on Google+, SEO and a forward by Chris Borgan, who is the New York Times bestselling author. Learn from the desk of experts.
12)Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills
Being creative makes you look smart but stepping a head to refine, improve and open room for suggestions makes you hit the rankings of demands. This is what this book is going to do. It’s going to provide you with 80 exercises aiming to improve creativity and time on task. Graphic designers, web designers and others in the designing industry will definitely want to carry to improve their productivity and surely this book is going to boost your creativity.
13)Internet Marketing, 8 Key Concepts Every Business MUST Know: The Most Concise and Practical Guide to Internet Marketing Available
Another excellent book of marketing for freelancers by Jon Leland, which is stuffed with fruitful advices, is concise, short and easy to understand and early to implement advices. However, Jon has been honest and doesn’t try to give false hopes of seeing dramatic results right away.
Are you running a ghost blog? Here is a deal for you to consider. If you have advanced in online marketing you may find it too basic but it is the best words coming from the desk of Jack Mitchell to those who are struggling where to begin marketing their website.
15)15 Marketing Trends In 2013: And How Your Business Can Use Them
Rohit Bhargava, an expert who led marketing strategy for Olgilvy, his expertise shows well in this book. It is good for every freelancer to have a read; it is stuffed with useful information’s like 15 marketing trends with bonus trends from his best seller book ‘Likeconomics’.
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