Was your 2011 resolution to read more, or was it to improve your freelance business? Either way, you can kill two birds with one stone by reading business books that will help your bottom line.
Sometimes in the rush of the workweek we overlook the simplest little things that can make our lives easier and make our businesses more succesful. Budget an hour every day, or a few hours on the weekend to relax with a cup of tea and a business book.
Reading what experts have to say about running a freelance business is like having a mentor who will share tips and secrets with you.
Here is a selection of freelance and graphic design titles to get started with:
- “How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul”
By Adrian Shaughnessy
- “The Wealthy Freelancer: 12 Secrets to a Great Income and an Enviable Lifestyle”
By Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage and Ed Grandia
- “Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs”
By Kristen Fischer
- “The Graphic Designer’s Guide to Creative Marketing: Finding & Keeping Your Best Clients”
By Linda Cooper Bowen
- “Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants”
By Stephen Fishman J.D.
- “Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers: Master the Art of Self Defense Against Difficult Clients”
By Jeremy Tuber
- “The Unlimited Freelancer”
By Mason Hipp and James Chartrand
- “The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube”
By Michelle Goodman (Also by Goodman: “My So-Called Freelance Life“)
- “What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants”
By Laurie Lewis
Read any great books, ebooks or blogs about freelancing lately? Leave any other resources or links in the comments.