You Want To Be An Online Freelancer... Now What?

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A guide for people who dream of leaving the rat race or augmenting their income by working from home and freelancing online. You want to be an online freelancer... Now What? is based on the author's successful freelancing career. Own your time and earn money doing the things that you love. Learn how to entice and keep clients. Discover the skills that can give you a steady income. Get your copy. More
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About Eeva Lancaster

Eeva Lancaster is a Freelance Writer, Editor, Author and Online Entrepreneur. She's a book lover in every sense of the word. Her love affair with books started at a very young age, and it's no surprise that her career now is centered on writing and Books.

Prior to her writing career, she was a C Level Executive Assistant for 6 years. It was only this year that she decided to freelance and write full time.

When she's not busy writing or helping authors create and market beautiful books, Eeva loves to snorkel and laze by the beach, or go on road trips with her husband. But she can be perfectly happy staying at home with a good book or spending days on TV series marathons.

For now, most of her books are in the Non-Fiction genre. Writing is her way of conversing with her readers... sharing life experiences and points of view. With an opinionated voice and a restless inquisitive mind, you can expect many books from Eeva in the years to come.

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Reviews of You Want To Be An Online Freelancer... Now What? by Eeva Lancaster

Fionna Guillaume reviewed on Nov. 21, 2015

If you are considering a career in online freelancing, this book is a must-read. Informative, concise, with an engaging, familiar voice, “So You Want to be An Online Freelancer” tells you everything you need to get started in the business. My favorite thing is that it doesn’t sugarcoat reality. Freelancing is hard work, and you can only be successful if you are willing to learn, put in the hours, sell your skills, manage your time independently, and do your best work every time. If that sounds like you, you might just be successful as an online freelancer.

Eeva Lancaster writes from experience. She shares her personal story, the benefits – and risks – of leaving your day job for online freelancing, and plenty of advice. In this book you will learn about how to find clients and market your skills. Also, steps to take and suggestions for newbies just getting started. Most of all, you will learn from Ms. Lancaster’s vast freelancing experience, which she shares openly
This book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of making their own schedule and working independently online. Before you do anything else, buy it!
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Suzie Jay reviewed on Oct. 6, 2015

What a resource! An honest, detailed outline of what to expect and how to go about becoming an online freelancer. This guide covers the good, the bad and the ugly. Freelancing isn't money for free- you need to work hard to build a name for yourself from the ground up. Eeva Lancaster will take you through detailed steps that explain exactly how to do this. She has a tried and true method that worked for her and can work for you too. I loved the professional nature of the formatting, wording, and presentation, paired with Eeva's ease of story telling this book's first class
(reviewed the day of purchase)
G.S. Bailey reviewed on Oct. 1, 2015

Like nuggets of information gold: No BS. Straight shooting! Anyone able to match the clarity and concision of this guide in an approach to online freelancing would be well on their way to success. I read this with an open mind, thirsty for an understanding of what opportunities might exist in the field for me in semi-retirement. What I took from the book was a YES, but that there are no shortcuts. This step-by-step instruction manual identifies the pathway to establishing a potentially successful online freelancing business, detailing what you’re going to need in terms of attitude, approach and skill. It gave me the sense that the author has already pioneered the pathway and is shining a light to follow – that whilst there are no shortcuts, there are long, unnecessary and costly detours to be avoided. Every word is entirely believable and starkly logical. There’s a hell of a lot here that makes me want to know and learn more.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Pandora Spocks reviewed on Oct. 1, 2015

An Absolutely Invaluable Resource

In You Want to Be an Online Freelancer…Now What? Eeva Lancaster spills the beans on exactly what it means to be an online freelancer and what it takes to establish your own viable business. As a successful freelancer herself, Eeva chronicles her journey from executive assistant to full-time online freelancer.

The book begins with the touching personal story of how Eeva realized too late that keeping up with the ‘rat race’ kept her away from the most important things in life. When that served as her wake-up call, she became determined to live a different life independent of corporate confines, and in this book she gives us the benefit of the lessons she’s learned along the way.

Some of the things Eeva outlines include the importance of creating a portfolio of your work, managing your time appropriately, and building up your professional credibility. She lists the essential tools you need to do the work and manage your business.

One of the most important concepts of the book is the fact that “Your skill is your product.” Eeva goes on to discuss some of the most common services that online clients need and she includes examples of job listings offered to freelancers.

Next comes a section where she recommends specific websites where one can register to be a freelancer and browse for jobs and referrals. One of the most vital elements is to create an attractive and effective profile, one that “sells yourself.”

Finally, she discusses the advantages and challenges of freelancing.

This book is full of down-to-earth, practical advice and it’s presented in a positive and encouraging way. I couldn’t have read this book at a better time. My husband was just laid off after fourteen years in local television. He’s talked for a long time about becoming a freelance photographer and now he has the opportunity, along with the great information in this book, to make this dream a reality. What a great book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
atchopra reviewed on Oct. 1, 2015

There are various aspects of freelancing and a newbie can get lost or might get overwhelmed. Eeva Lancaster has spelled out the details and intricacies of freelancing in this book. It’s a concise and easy-to-read book with practical tips on how to be a successful freelancer. Author shares her own experiences and advice in this guide.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
James Garvin reviewed on Oct. 1, 2015

I reviewed this on Goodreads and figured I'd throw my review up here as well since I figure someone shopping around on Smashwords may want a bit of insight as well. I had been wanting to become self-employed since I was in high school, but always had this fear based on society's expectations about how we go about making money. My family also pushed me to avoid doing this, and so I joined the "rat race" for many years before finally getting the courage to branch out on my own. Even now, it still is an uphill battle, but reading books like this one really helps keep me mentally grounded.

As we sort through the complicated world of being self-employed, the most difficult aspect of it is to find good, valuable information that can help us plan better and avoid the all too common mistakes of being a freelancer. Eeva Lancaster's book really helps put the whole process in perspective. By relating her own personal experience in her journey to be a freelancer she connects the dots in a way that we can easily relate to. I'm normally not into these sorts of books, but I found this particular story to be rich with information and almost a parallel to my own experience in being self-employed. The best part about the whole experience is she doesn't paint herself as better than the reader and instead tries to empathize with our own experience.

It's really a great read and full of information and commentary which will point someone who is about to pursue being an online freelancer in the right direction while also informing those who may be sitting on the fence. Make no mistake, being self-employed is no easy task, but you can't go wrong with having this book around as a guide and reference in your journey.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Sandra S. Kerns reviewed on Oct. 1, 2015

While I'm not a freelancer (well, not yet), I read this book in one sitting. Eeva Lancaster's easy conversational style pulls you in and her wisdom keeps you turning pages. She inspires her readers, but doesn't sugar coat the demands of being a freelancer. The quotes that begin each chapter are very motivating as are many personal comments she shares. I was highlighting and bookmarking the entire time I was reading. Her straight-forward advice and guidance are worth the purchase. Add in the resources she provides and you will be glad you picked up this gem. Really, buy it now!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Shaheen Darr reviewed on Oct. 1, 2015

In an honest and straightforward manner, Eeva Lancaster shares her personal experiences of becoming a successful freelancer. She provides simple tools that can make the difference between success and failure in an environment where “the Internet never sleeps.” These days competition is tough and jobs are even tougher to find, so
the book will make perfect sense to those who want to step into self-employment and work from home. This valuable handbook also contains names of sites that offer online freelance opportunities.
This book could not have come at a better time for me. I know I will be referring to it again and again!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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