Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Book Review: Become Your Own Boss Now by Brian YT

Published: November 8th, 2013
Publisher: self-published
Read from December 6th to 9th, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Stuck trying to find clients?
Not sure what to put in to your portfolio?
Don't know what to do about business cards and websites?
Confused by the advice you're finding online?
Trying to figure out how exactly you can start working as a freelancer and start earning some income?
Well, you've picked up the right book! However, you will find that this book is not like ANY 'how to become self-employed' books out there.
It will NOT tell you how important it is to set up your social media profiles.
It will NOT tell you how you need to carry your business cards everywhere you go.
It will NOT tell you why you need a professional looking logo or website.
It will NOT tell you to include a wide veriety of your best work in your portfolio.
It's not filled with a bunch of random useless tips you read about online.
Instead, in this book you will learn about:
- The bad advice you're given that's actually keeping you stuck and what you can do about it.
- The method you can use to get hired for projects without being a salesperson
- The step-by-step process to actually find clients, get them to hire you and start getting paid for your work.
- The way to stand out from your competition and win work over other freelancers in your field.
And more!


I thought this book was great for anyone who plans on doing any sort of freelance. I've been reading a lot about freelance recently, and this really does tell you a lot of stuff that is helpful but hard to find in other places. I'm really glad that I picked this book up. It wasn't a perfect book though, and that's mainly because it's so general for all types of freelance. It would have been more helpful if it was specifically for freelance writing as that's really what I want to know, and more general information can only be so helpful. It was a helpful book, and I'm happy that I read it.

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