The Freelancer's Survival Guide

  • by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Narrated by Julie Eickhoff
  • 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Most people become freelancers without any idea of how to run a business. They learn in the school of hard knocks. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has taken the school of hard knocks and made it into one of the most useful business books written in years. Included are these indispensable topics:

How To Negotiate Anything: Freelancers must negotiate everything from the rent they pay to the contracts they sign. Here's how to negotiate on your own-and when to hire someone to negotiate for you.
Online Networking: In addition to tricks and strategies for online networking from Rusch herself, this Guide also includes advice from such online networking experts as Neil Gaiman, Michael A. Stackpole, and Mitch Wagner.
The Importance of-and the Difference between-Goals And Dreams: Freelancers often confuse their goals with their dreams. Rusch offers practical advice on how to meet your goals, and the importance of dreaming big.
How To Survive Failure - and Success: Success, more than failure, derails many freelancers. Rusch explains how to turn your failures into successes-and how to optimize the success when it finally happens.


What the Critics Say

"Not many people understand the publishing business as well as the author business - Kris Rusch is one of them. Her Freelancer's Survival Guide is balanced, ambitious, and packed with information that all writers, editors, and publishers should read." (Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times best-selling author)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very practical advice

Most memorable moment about following your dreams and making your own path now. Clearly spoken.
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- Lauri

Perfect guidelines

The book lead me to make a lot of sense to freelancing and how to choose the lifestyle and work style Ilove. It inspires me.
Thank you to the author!
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- kerryma

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2013
  • Publisher: Kristine Kathryn Rusch