Red Chidgey reviews a step-by-step guide to going freelance
Hands up if you’re an office outsider. Tell-tale signs include: a rotating handful of ‘work clothes’ to feign respectability, perpetual feelings of wishing you were anywhere else, the sure-fire ability to sleep in till lunch. Alternatively, what about you workaholics- doodling five year plans in Moleskins, fidgeting with Excel sheets just for kicks and volunteering more hours than is probably saintly. Whether slacker or over-achiever, it’s possible that there’s an army of freelancers in waiting amongst you: currently unnumerated, highly skilled and with a healthy distaste for The Man.
With irreverent style, Goodman, of Anti9to5Guide fame, lays out the bones for how to live the freelance life well. From setting-up work spaces and stabilising income, to clever self-promotion tips, subcontracting and financial know-how, this guidebook is indispensable for self-employees with a creative bent. Thankfully, a BFF style keeps the pace lively: