As the gig economy continues to grow, and more freelancers enter the market, it’s getting more pressing than ever that freelancers stay on top of their game.
This means that they’ll have to find innovative ways to run their business, stay focused, get paid faster, and learn as much as they can.
One of the best tried and true ways to get educated is, of course, by choosing the best books for your business.
That’s why today we’ll look at the best business books to help freelancers boost their business.
Creative, Inc. by
Although the second book in the Inc series, this books is much more general for all creative freelancers. They focus on a wide range of topics in all creative industries.
These industries include graphic designers, illustrators, animators, photographers, and many, many more.
Craft, Inc. Revised Edition by
This book is fantastic for freelancers who support themselves with crafts. This book is an authoritative guide to help you through all the important stages of your crafting business.
This includes of course your product creation to a strategic business plan and of course also taxes.
The Freelance Business Funnel from Rockable Press
Skellie from the Rockable Press brings you a complete blueprint for all freelance business models wanting to make money in the new market.
This includes tips on how to write blogs, optimize business practices, sell services, determine optimal rates and of course to scale up and increase revenues.
Skellie is himself a writer who earned more than $8,000/month while studying full-time.
The Gig Economy by Diane Mulcahy
In order to be very good at what you do, you’ll need to look at what your market is in general. That’s where this book by Diane Mulcahy comes in. It allows you to look at the gig economy in general, especially its trends and how to make the right shift at the right time to take full advantage.
There’s not just opinion here. It also comes with extensive research on the topic, as well as anecdotes from real gig economy influencers. Lastly, she includes the best tips on how to build freelancer financial flexibility while still keeping enough time for yourself.
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
Although the gig economy is great for many people, even more people are overworking themselves. Obviously, this will lead to burnout, which can be dangerous not just for the freelancer but also the people around him.
One of the most popular freelance business books, Ferriss’ book focuses on how to make much more money while working much fewer hours. He himself went from making $40K per year at 80 hours/week to raking in $40K/month while only working 4 hours/week. That’s a drastic increase in income and decrease in hours spent working.
It’s not just great motivation for freelancers. It’s also a great case study on how they can do the same.
With these fantastic business books, freelancers will be able to navigate their ways through the often confusing business world. These books will help them understand what to do, when to do it, and how to do it to greatly boost their profits.
So, don’t delay, start reading today!