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Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage and Ed Gandia

12 Secrets to a Great Income and an Enviable Lifestyle

4.3 (71 ratings)
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The Wealthy Freelancer by Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage and Ed Gandia is a guide for freelancers who want to build a successful and sustainable business. It covers topics such as finding clients, setting rates and managing finances, providing useful tips and advice along the way.

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    A successful freelancer accepts that there are times when business isn’t great.

    Every freelancer, no matter how relaxed they seem, is constantly under pressure. Even when business is booming and money is flowing in, certain fears linger in the back of the mind. What if work dries up next month? What if a competitor undercuts me next week?

    However, these fears aren’t a reason to reject freelancing. Rather, by accepting the realities of constant pressure in freelancing, you’ll unlock the first secret to success.

    Because it is always possible that work will dry up, or a rival will snatch your clients, you’ll need to prepare yourself for the moment catastrophe strikes. Use the acronym IDEA to memorize the four techniques that will help you think positively, no matter what the situation.

    First, you’ll need to Invest in your success. There’s a whole host of coaching services, books, teleseminars and online resources available on how to make your freelance business prosper. So use them! Learn from the achievements of successful freelancers, and learn from their mistakes. In short: invest in learning and get as much information as you can.

    Next, Develop an unshakable belief in yourself. Think of J.K. Rowling, Warren Buffett and Stephen Spielberg. If they strike you as people who’ve achieved what you’d never be able to, think again. They’re normal people too, and just like you, they had to start somewhere. Nobody ever got anywhere without a big dose of self-belief.

    But you’ve also got to Expect that this belief will be tested. There are always times of self-doubt. Before her worldwide success, J.K. Rowling found it hard to get published at all, and money was very tight to say the least. Just remember that these dark moments are always temporary. Tell yourself that they’ll pass, and they surely will.

    Finally, be sure to Absorb that satisfying feeling of success. If your business is going well, enjoy it! It’s exactly what you’ve been working so hard for.

    With the IDEA acronym in mind you’ll always have something to guide you when the going gets tough. Now that you’ve uncovered the first secret to success in freelancing, it’s time to dive in. It all starts with finding the right clients.

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    What is The Wealthy Freelancer about?

    The Wealthy Freelancer (2010) reveals the secrets behind a successful career in freelancing. These blinks outline how you can focus, structure, manage, organize, market and price your freelance business in the most effective and fulfilling way possible.

    The Wealthy Freelancer Review

    The Wealthy Freelancer (2010) is a practical guide that helps freelancers achieve financial success and freedom by leveraging their skills. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It offers actionable strategies to build a thriving freelance business, from attracting high-paying clients to managing finances effectively.
    • Backed by real-world experiences and case studies, the book provides valuable insights and practical advice that freelancers can immediately implement.
    • With its engaging and relatable tone, the book keeps readers hooked, ensuring that financial management for freelancers is never boring but rather an exciting journey.

    Who should read The Wealthy Freelancer?

    • Freelancers, solo-professionals, consultants and independent contractors
    • Anyone toying with the idea of going solo

    About the Author

    Steve Slaunwhite is a famous marketing coach, professional copywriter and author of books such as The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Web-Based Business and Fast Track to Great Clients.

    Pete Savage and Ed Gandia are successful copywriters, marketing consultants and coaches.

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    The main message of The Wealthy Freelancer is how to build a successful and profitable freelance business.

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    The Wealthy Freelancer is worth reading as it provides valuable insights and strategies to help freelancers thrive in their businesses.

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    The authors of The Wealthy Freelancer are Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage, and Ed Gandia.

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