Survival Skills for freelancers (or how to go solo without going loco)

Survival Skills for freelancers (or how to go solo without going loco) Book Cover

Survival Skills for Freelancers (or how to go solo without going loco) is designed to help solo workers and the self-employed achieve freelance success, wellbeing and balance without overwhelm and burnout.

It busts the myths surrounding self-employment, takes an honest look at the reality of freelance life, and shares tried and tested strategies to get the most out of going solo.

Practical tips, really well articulated. This will help a lot of people make the transition into the contracting game.

Robert Hubbard, Consultant and Trainer

How to buy

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There are over 5 million self-employed people in the UK alone – and over 2 million of those are freelancers. But 20% of self-employed businesses don’t make it through the first year, while 60% don’t survive beyond five years. Yes, freelancing can be tough – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Survival Skills for Freelancers (or how to go solo without going loco) provides an honest and realistic view of freelance life. It contains the secrets and surprises I’ve discovered throughout my 20-year freelance journey – both the things that worked and the things that didn’t. Whether it helps you rock the socks off freelance life or decide it’s not for you, is down to you.

What’s included?

Survival Skills for Freelancers covers issues such as:

  • the fundamentals of freelancing
  • three strategies to deal with isolation
  • knowing your worth – and what to charge
  • trusting your instinct, and learning to say no
  • achieving balance and avoiding burnout
  • the importance of investing in your business
  • the qualities that help you survive and thrive as a freelancer

About the Author

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I’ve spent the past 20 years as a freelance marketing copywriter, helping businesses of all kinds stand out fromthe crowd. I created a successful freelance career with very little guidance – but you don’t have to.

In Survival Skills for Freelancers (or how to go solo without going loco) I share my tips for tackling the self-doubt, isolation, unpredictable workloads, late-paying clients and imposter syndrome that all freelancers face.

These tried and tested strategies are based on my own experience, backed up by research, resources and quotes from the freelance community.

What people are saying...

  • Survival Skills for Freelancers offers genuinely useful advice – delivered in an honest, charming and witty style – with a focus on wellbeing and mental health. An essential read whether you’re a new or established freelancer.

    Steve Morgan, Author, Anti-Sell
  • Loved reading these tips… not another list of generic advice but a genuine insight into life as a freelancer and how you can survive it.

    Lewie Winters, Head of Creative Services, The Engine House Bexley
  • This is a game changer!

    Jack Blanch, Video Production and Marketing Specialist
  • Absolutely love this. Soooo much gold.

    Velvet Garvey, Copywriter
  • This is brilliant! I started following you when I was studying for my MA and first starting my copywriting career – you were a huge source of inspo.
    Can’t wait to read the book!

    Sarah O’Connell, Copywriter
  • It was inevitable. You have so much talent and experience to offer.
    Can’t wait to read it!

    Dan Hanks, Author

When is it out?

Survival Skills for Freelancers (or how to go solo without going loco) will be launched in time for National Freelancers’ Day, 18 June 2020. Watch this space for more details.

Where can I buy it?

Survival Skills for Freelancers will be available from Amazon in paperback, Kindle and audiobook formats.