THE FREELANCE INTROVERT
Are you an introvert?
If you're happy in your own company most of the time, have just a few really close friends and prefer to work alone, the answer is probably yes.
Freelancing can be ideal for introverts – but it still takes work.
The Freelance Introvert will give you the tips, techniques and ideas you need to make a success of your freelancing, from setting aims and getting set up to time management, working with clients and marketing.
It’s the book you need for the life you want.
Read by Sheri Saginor
What you'll learn.
How to tell if you're an introvert
Why work is tough on introverts, and how freelancing can help
Why introversion is a strength, not a weakness
Choosing your future
Deciding what you want from freelance life and writing your story
Identifying all your skills and qualities - from work and life
Building your new freelance role(s)
Identifying your clients
Setting an earnings target
Getting set up
Getting the right workspace and equipment
Taking care of your physical and mental health
Building a network of collaborators and suppliers
Setting boundaries around your work – physical, temporal and psychological
Managing your time
The three time horizons you need to watch
How to steer clear of 'time suckers'
How to balance exploration and exploitation
Working with clients
What makes a good client?
Why saying 'no' is so important - and how to do it
How to spot rogue clients
What to do when clients move on
The best ways to find new clients
Building a marketing mix that works for you
Creating your website, testimonials and personal pitch
How to survive a networking event
Setting and agreeing prices
How to discover the 'deal zone' and shoot for the top
How to set and frame your prices
How to stop self-sabotaging when quoting for work
Building your confidence
How to build confidence step by step
When to go beyond your comfort zone - and when to stay inside it
Understanding your explanatory style
How to overcome impostor syndrome
Choosing positive, self-supporting beliefs
Letting go of self-limiting beliefs
What readers are saying
‘Changed my life’’
‘Easy and enjoyable read’
‘Wish I had read this before setting out on my freelancing journey’
‘Great punchy read’
‘Highly recommended (even if you're not an introvert!)’
Introverts, work and freelancing.
Introverts find external stimulation overwhelming, so they look for ways to retreat from it.
A situation that’s easy for an extrovert to deal with can be way too much for an introvert.
Modern working styles can be really hard on introverts.
The hands-on work is OK, but the emotional labour of working with others all the time can be draining.
Freelancing offers introverts a way out – a chance to work alone, control their workload and create their own workspace.
It can be ideal – but it also takes work.
Going freelance means running a one-person business – setting direction, hustling for work and building a network.
Doing all that is hard enough for anyone. But it’s extra tough for introverts.
To make a success of freelancing, you'll need to learn some new skills, meet some challenges and build up your confidence.
And that’s exactly what The Freelance Introvert is all about.
Now read chapter 1 or browse the full contents list.
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