The Ultimate Freelancer Resources Guide
Books to Fuel the Freelancer Soul
THE 4-HOUR WORK WEEK – Tim Ferriss’ seminal book on how to ‘Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich’
THE WAR OF ART – Steven Pressfield’s Best-Seller on how to ‘Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles’
THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP – Marie Kondo’s New York Times Bestselling book on ‘The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’.
MINDSET – Carol Dweck’s on “The New Psychology of Success” one thing that Freelancers can use to arm their motivation and fuel their passion for the work we love to do.
INFLUENCE – Robert Cialdini’s seminal book on “The Psychology of Persuasion” shows how there is no getting away from human nature. The core “influences” he talks about will help every Freelancer build better rapport with clients, create stronger personal brands and success in their business.
Start Your Business Easily
LEGALZOOM – Start a Business, Protect Your Family, Incorporate and Search for Trademarks.
Essential Online Tools for all Freelancers
DROPBOX – Keep your files organized and accessible on any device.
FRESHBOOKS – Cloud-Accounting Software That Makes Billing Painless. You’ll get a Free-Trial to start, of course.
AND CO – A New Outfit for Freelancers in Town. They are singularly focused on helping you Freelancers remove the pain of book-keeping, invoicing, time-tracking and accepting payments. It’s an amazing tool for Freelancers. You’ll get a Free-Trial to start, of course.
1&1 DOMAIN HOSTING – Create you website in a few clicks. TheFreelancer.co, this website is hosted through them and I’ve been with them for 4 years. I’ve had some issues in setting up SSL certificate on my site and other things that didn’t work and the support they provide has been great. I had to call in the middle of the night once and they’ve been the most professional. Highly recommended!
Earn Money in Sharing Economy, Gig Economy
UBER TRANSPORTATION – Make great money when you shuttle people from point A to B.
AIRBNB – Earn money with any extra space you have.
DOGVACAY – Be a one-person dog boarding and walking service and earn some money on the side.
Offline Products for Effective Freelancers
MOLESKINE NOTEBOOKS – Express yourself on the pages that also inspired Ernest Hemingway.