How to Be Free(lance)

(3 customer reviews)



About How to Be Free(lance): What Every Self-Employed Person Needs to Know about Law and Taxes
When you start freelancing, nobody sits you down and tells you everything you need to know, especially when it comes to legal and tax stuff. How to Be Free(lance) is your pocket guide (it really fits in your pocket!) to avoiding mistakes and doing it right. Written in plain English, with practical tips and a sprinkling of humor, it will get you on your way to becoming a freelancing success story.

Pages: 171

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Written by Tristan Blaine, Law Soup editor-in-chief and small business lawyer

How to Be Free(lance) is part of our Law is for Everyone series. This book builds on the concepts in Law is Not for Lawyers (It’s for Everyone), and it is highly recommend to read that one in conjunction with this one to get a solid foundation of the law you need to know. Save $5 when you buy both with Promo Code BUNDLE. See all our books here.

Printed in the United States of America, using paper not sourced from endangered old growth forests, forests of exceptional conservation value, or the Amazon Basin.

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Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 7 × 5 × .5 in

3 reviews for How to Be Free(lance)

  1. Jackie Lam

    An indispensable book that belongs on the shelf of any self-employed person. How to Be Free(lance) is a solid primer that covers everything from contracts to intellectual property to basics on business formation and the differences between intellectual property to licensing and trademarks.

    The artwork by Tito is eye-catching and adds a light touch to a tricky topic. Author Tristan Blaine distilling complex concepts and writing in a friendly, conversational way that makes for an informative, easy-to-understand, and enjoyable read. I look forward to reading the other books in this essential series. Highly recommended to all my freelancer colleagues.

  2. Ben Chang (verified owner)

    This book is an excellent reference tool to use when getting into freelance work. It was unfortunate that this book didn’t exist when I ran into a conflict with a client, but thankfully Tristan personally helped me defuse the situation. And now you have him in the form of a book to help you with all of your freelance questions!

  3. Sophia Rowland

    As a freelance designer, my process comes easy, it’s the legal stuff where things get difficult. I can’t tell you how many moments I found myself sitting at my desk thinking “Uh oh, what now?” scrambling to find a friend or mentor to ask for advice. This book really helped me know those little details that fell through the cracks in design school. After reading Law is for Freelancers Too, I feel confident in my ability to protect myself and my work.

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