It's April and I've only managed to write four blog posts on my website, and three of them were about Path Of The Freelancer. With the book release a week away, I've been working hard at spreading the word and expanding my digital platform. While my writing here has been light, I've been active writing in other places.
Here's a roundup of what I've been working on.
Freelance Related Content
Non-Freelance Related Content
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
to order Path Of The Freelancer (Print or Kindle) on Amazon.
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.
Continue Reading About Explicit Communication
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
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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
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.
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 story, the 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.