First off, I’m running a free workshop tomorrow morning (Friday, September 29 @ 9am MST) on Boss Mindset. If you’re an established freelancer, consultant, or solopreneur who is still being held back by employee-thinking, this one is for you. Click here for all the details.
There’s also lots more great stuff below, including an opportunity to meet me IRL if you live in NYC.
I also want to specifically call out an AMAZING event that’s happening next week. Freelance Business Month is a huge event with so many awesome speakers and topics. If you’re a freelancer, or interested in freelancing, you don’t want to miss this. Click here to learn more.
PS: If we’re not already connected in Linked In, click here to say hi.
PPS: Check out my new vulture display for Halloween this year 👇🏻.
What I’m Reading
The Freelance Way by Robert Vlach is the most comprehensive freelance guide I have ever read. A lot of books on freelancing are just repurposed “best practices” that you could get from Google, but Robert’s book shares deep expertise and experience that you can only have from being an independent worker for many years. Instead of giving silver bullets and “secret” formulas, Robert shares his incredible knowledge as a freelancer and top-tier business consultant, which gives freelancers the information they need to forge their own path.
One highlight is the chapter on pricing. Pricing is so hard to talk about because everyone wants you to tell them how to do it when the reality is that pricing your work is the journey of a lifetime and is so specific to the industry and the type of work you do. Robert goes into great detail on so many pricing models and the theory behind them, giving freelancers a comprehensive resource for defining their worth.
I also recorded a podcast episode with Robert that will be out next month (details below), so don’t miss that.
I Was Wrong About Trigger Warnings | The Atlantic, Jill Filipovic
How to brag without sounding arrogant, according to new research | Fast Company, Jared Lindzon
In September, we released the following podcasts:
You can look forward to these episodes in October:
Freelancing is a Journey with Tori Barker
Price Your Way to Freedom with Robert Vlach
Click here for my resource list, where I keep a regularly updated list of all kinds of great stuff for your freelance journey.
Come see me IRL if you live in NYC! I’ll be doing a free, in-person workshop for The Freelancers Union on October 25. Click here to learn more and register.
My good friend Lizzie Davey recently released her Workflow Wizard - Templates & Tutorials for Freelancers. Lizzie is a top-tier freelance expert and I could not recommend these enough. If you need templates for your work with clients, these are the ones you want.
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