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Are you ready to fly the corporate coop and become the boss of you?Do you dream of busting out of the cubicle wasteland and findinggreener pastures as a freelancer? If so, you’re in goodcompany. The U S Department of Labor estimates that nearlyone-fourth of the American workforce is self-employed and thatnumber is sure to increase over the next decade. But do you havewhat it takes to succeed as a freelancer, consultant, or contractemployee? Do you even know what it takes to make it on your own?Here’s your chance to find out.

A total guide to starting and running a freelance business,Freelancing For Dummies is for anyone thinking aboutstriking out on their own, or who’s already decided to makethe move into self-employment. It’s also an excellentresource for established freelancers looking for ways to jumpstarttheir businesses. Written by a top corporate communicationconsultant, it features hard-won tips from a slew of successfulfreelancers, including an accountant, a wr iter, a computertrainer, a graphic designer, a market researcher, an event planner,a medical trainer and others who share what they know about howto:

  • Organize your home office and budget your time
  • Create the ideal working environment
  • Evaluate jobs and projects
  • Land new business and manage client relationships
  • Manage your money and pay your taxes
  • Stay positive and manage the emotional uncertainties ofself-employment

Here’s your chance to take the leap from employee to bosswith minimal stress and minimal sweat. A survival guide to buildinga successful freelance career, Freelancing For Dummiesfeatures:

  • Self-assessments to gauge your skills and personality
  • Critical “Get in, get out” information
  • A gold mine of checklists, tear-out sheets, and sampleforms
  • Top ten lists
  • War stories from freelancers who’ve made it

Do you long for the freedom of being your own boss? Relax andlet expert Susan Drake help you make the transition to becoming afulltime freelancer.

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