After months of writing and design, we launched an in-depth guide that outlines exactly how to do it from when you start off moonlighting until the time you're ready to grow. Clocking in at close to 30,000 words, it's chock-full of tried-and-true wisdom to help any designer, developer, writer or marketer leave their agency job and strike out on their own.
The guide contains eleven chapters:
- Freelancing While Employed
- Making The Leap to Full-time Freelance
- Setting your Rates
- Marketing and Promotion
- Sales & Proposals
- Creating a Process
- Managing Clients
- Managing Money
- Managing Time
- Living the Freelance Lifestyle
- Growth and the Future
Ross Simmonds and I wrote the guide together, and both of us have taken the big step at one point in our lives of leaving our respective employers to become our own boss.
We also interviewed a number of successful freelancers to get their take, including Geri Coady and Rina Miele, who were kind enough to offer their insights into how they successfully went freelance and continue to produce amazing work for their clients.
The guide was designed by Tomboy, a small design studio based out of Washington DC who did a great job bringing our content to life with beautiful illustrations.
At the end of each chapter is a sign up form if you'd like to download the full e-book. I'd love it if you shared it with people whom you think it could help.
Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.