The Freelance Introvert

Check out the full contents list for The Freelance Introvert.
You can also read chapter 1 online.

Making a start

  • Are you an introvert?
  • Introverts at work
  • Freelancer envy
  • Yes, you can be a freelance introvert
  • Who I am and why you should listen to me
  • Introversion is a strength, not a weakness
  • Introverts win too

Choosing your future

  • Decide what you want
  • Know your skills
  • Beyond job descriptions
  • Your qualities     
  • Build your freelance work
  • How will you help?
  • Who will you do it for?
  • How much will you earn?
  • What else will you do?
  • Model successful freelancers
  • Write your future
  • Tell your story
  • The law of attraction

Getting set up

  • Your workspace
  • Your equipment
  • Your physical health
  • Your mental health
  • Your network
  • Your collaborators
  • Your suppliers
  • Setting boundaries

Managing your time

  • It’s about time
  • Three time horizons
  • Taking breaks
  • Time suckers
  • Staying focused
  • Exploring and exploiting

Working with your clients

  • What makes a good client?
  • The importance of saying no
  • Ways to say no
  • Rogue clients and how to spot them
  • Listening to your clients
  • Under-promise and over-deliver
  • When clients move on

Marketing yourself

  • Why you need marketing (even though you hate it)
  • Ways to find new clients
  • Creating your marketing mix
  • Write your personal pitch
  • Do you need a personal brand?
  • ‘I’ or ‘we’?
  • Your website
  • Testimonials
  • Networking
  • Direct marketing
  • Sharing your work
  • Sharing your thoughts

Setting and agreeing prices

  • The problem with pricing
  • How much will you charge?
  • Enter the deal zone
  • How will you charge?
  • Creating bundles
  • Frame your price
  • The time and space to get it right
  • The courage to click ‘send’
  • Putting prices on your website
  • Giving discounts
  • Working for free
  • Doing free samples
  • When you don’t get paid
  • The five stages of freelance pricing

Building your confidence

  • Why confidence matters
  • Building confidence step by step
  • Beyond your comfort zone
  • Your explanatory style
  • Impostor syndrome
  • A word about social media

Choosing your beliefs

  • Why beliefs matter
  • Overcome self-limiting beliefs
  • You can choose
  • You already have all the resources you need
  • The value you offer is unique
  • Success lies on the far side of failure
  • Everything happens for a reason
  • Every effort brings some reward
  • Things will keep getting better
  • Your position is secure
  • Everything is in its right place
  • Hold on tightly, let go lightly `
  • This too shall pass

Over to you

  • Final thoughts