This is one of the first freelancing books I purchased. After looking and reading through many posts online, just about all major freelancers recommended this book, and for good reason. A funny, witty, and straight to the point book about what you need to do to get your freelancing started, this was a great read from cover to cover. This book also serves as a wonderful “how to” book as well, if you start making a to-do list for yourself as you are reading, or even better, do what she says to do at the end of each chapter, before moving on. It will help you get the most of the book.
Probably one of the best designed books you will find, this book is absolutely amazing. It hits all of the major things you need to know about freelancing as a designer, with no fluff. Straight to the point information, examples of how other freelancers handle certain situations, and some awesome design work to get you excited are all the wonderful things you will find in this book. This book as become a regular resource for when I have questions or curiosities about a particular subject.
Makes me want to go bowling. This book (along with many of Sitepoint’s books) is also another book that is a great overview of what to expect when you start your freelancing endeavor. Probably a bit more business oriented and focused more on full time freelancers than students would need to focus on, but overall some great points on how to get a head start on your freelancing career and keep it growing for a much longer time span.
One last tip when buying books—this one will save you money!
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