Book Endorsements: Brilliant, Perceptive, & Comprehensive

Book Endorsements: Brilliant, Perceptive, & Comprehensive

Path Of The Freelancer is just two weeks away from going public. It's been an interesting road writing this book over the past 19 months. As part of promoting the book, I've sent the manuscript out before launching, to request endorsements. The following three book endorsements do a great job of surveying what to expect while reading it. If you are a freelancer or know one, please pre-order a copy :-)
With the right balance of personal experience and solid business advice, Jason has written a comprehensive guide to achieving freelance success. Infused with memorable analogies and infographics, The Path of the Freelancer appeals to a variety of learning types, and remains engaging throughout an impressive amount of content. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is either getting into freelancing, or ready to take their current business to the next level.
-Co-founder, Harpoon (Financial Software For Freelancers)
I've read "Path Of The Freelancer" in its entirety and recommend it to anybody that's looking to start freelancing - in any field - and also to those who already are freelancers. Jason is extremely perceptive and is filled with valuable insight that he regularly pours into others in an effort to help them. This book is his attempt to do that for those that he'd otherwise not be able to help.
-Keith Taylor, Professional Freelance Photographer
As a freelancer, Path of the Freelancer is a must read. It's a brilliant piece of work I glean from and recommend to all my colleagues. It will be my go-to-guide for years to come!
-Allison Miller, Speaker and Author of Desperate for Love
Click here to order Path Of The Freelancer (Print or Kindle) on Amazon.
This One Behavior Will Set You Apart From Everyone Else

This One Behavior Will Set You Apart From Everyone Else

Explicit Communication.

I was talking to a fellow freelancer about communication and the general lack of response of people when we email, text or call others. Many times we send messages and don’t hear back for days, even weeks. Sometimes we don’t receive any feedback until we follow up numerous times. This happens with active clients and people with whom I have a relationship. When it comes to sales activities, the perpetrators are even worse.

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Why I’m Building Freelancers Up Instead Of Building A Marketing Agency

Why I’m Building Freelancers Up Instead Of Building A Marketing Agency

I’m a full-time freelancer operating at full capacity. While I’ve been full, it has not stopped existing and potential new clients from requesting my services. In the last year, I’ve increased my hourly rate twice from $75 to $80, and now $85 per hour. My capacity remained full and the requests did not slow down after these increases.

I’m perfectly positioned to begin building a marketing agency. I could easily charge my next client the $85/hour and tap into a freelancer who charges $20, $40, or $60 per hour profiting from their labor.

But, I’m not going to.

Read Why I’m Building Freelancers Up Instead Of Building A Marketing Agency

Making Quora Work For Writers

Making Quora Work For Writers

I’ve recently written a book about flourishing as a freelancer. As part of my strategy to build awareness for the upcoming release, I decided to more seriously dive into the Quora community.

 

If you’re not familiar with Quora, it’s a place to “gain and share knowledge”. People ask questions and other people answer those questions. The best answers rise to the top of the pack.

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We've Bought A House & It's Changing Some Things

We've Bought A House & It's Changing Some Things

I mentioned at the end of 2016, we were in the process of preparing to buy our first home, but we hit unexpected roadblocks. Since then, we've resolved those roadblocks and have now purchased our first home! We close March 27th and will be moving in the week to follow.

As part of the process of buying a house, we went through a lot of soul searching to discover what we wanted our life to look like. Where did we want to live? Where did we want do go to church? Where did we want to build a long-term community? How did we want to raise our children? And, what was the type of home we wanted?

Read More About Our Move To Sugar Hill & Changing Churches

5 Freelance Marketing Tips To Acitvely Build Authority & Generate New Clients

5 Freelance Marketing Tips To Actively Build Authority & Attract New Clients

This blog post is part of the freelancermap Blog Carnival. Click here for other freelancing marketing tips. freelancermap a tendering platform for IT projects and presentation platform for IT freelancers and companies.
I've freelanced full-time since April 2014. It was not a vocation I expected to go into, let alone write a book about three years later, but there was a non-stop stream of business leaders that sought me out to help them solve their communication challenges. I embraced freelancing.
 
When I look back over my three-year path to a steady and flourishing freelancing career, I noticed several activities that played a large role in my success. It all began by aggressively engaging in my community and network.

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Lighting Essentials: Path of the Freelancer [Interview]

Lighting Essentials: Path of the Freelancer [Interview]

Don Giannatti is the founder of Lighting Essentials, an online resource center for photographers. The two of us were connected by a mutual friend and the writer of the book's introduction Keith Taylor. In this interview, Don and I discuss my storythe book, and insights to help you thrive as a freelancer. It's a fun and casual discussion on the roller coaster of freelancing. 

Watch the video interview below.

Publish Date & Amazon Page Set For Path Of The Freelancer

Publish Date & Amazon Page Set For Path Of The Freelancer

It's been almost eighteen months since I started the journey of writing Path Of The Freelancer. I've recently hit a new milestone. The book now has a publish date, April 26 2017, and is available on Amazon for preorder. The Kindle edition will be loaded up soon, and if you buy the physcial copy of the book, you'll get access to the Kindle edition at no additional cost.

Click here to visit the Amazon preorder page.

Path Of The Freelancer Website

If you have not been following along the Path Of The Freelancer blog, there's been numerous guest blogs by other freelancers as well as blog posts by me published on other websites. You can get a breakdown of all this activity at the January content round-up page.

What Are The Eight Achievements Successful Freelancers Sustain? [for BrainLeaf]

What Are The Eight Achievements Successful Freelancers Sustain? [for BrainLeaf]

Do you know what it takes to flourish as a freelancer? If you don't you'll be interested in reading this article on BrainLeaf that summarizes the eight pillars of successful freelancers. Enjoy!

Click here to read, 'What Are The Eight Achievements Successful Freelancers Sustain?'

Some Backstory

After I finished writing Path Of The Freelancer, I sought out places I could write as a way to build my platform so I could promote the book. One of the places was at the BrainLeaf blog. Brainleaf is a technology company launched by my friend Jason Long, to help freelancers and marketing companies scope projects. It's a great tool and one I wish we had during my Noodlehead Marketing days.

Path Of The Freelancer Website Launch

Path Of The Freelancer Website Launch Update

This week, my third physical proof of Path Of The Freelancer will arrive. My goal is to identify and fix any remaining issues with the book and make it available for presale on Amazon. While I've started marketing the newly launched website, I'll kick up my external marketing and promotion efforts by focusing on driving people to pre-order the book when it's ready.

Read About Path Of The Freelancer's Website Launch

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