Last week I wrote up a small post letting you know about a new eBook release I was eagerly awaiting… that book was the The Unlimited Freelancer written by Mason Hipp and James Chartrand.
Well, I have been lucky enough to get an advance copy to review on here for you guys so listen in if you wanna know how to become a successful freelancer / designer.
The book starts off with a short question to see if you are the right person for their book…
Would you like a life that lets you grow, enjoy more free time, do what you love every day, make more money, and build a valuable business?
If you said yes, then this book is for you.
Well, that pretty much got me sucked in – who wouldn’t want that? And if you already do have some of that, why wouldn’t you want more?
But in saying this, I am also pretty sceptical of eBooks, they all claim to be the answer to end all answers, but as I have been following Mason & James’ blogs for a while, I knew that I wouldn’t be disappointed.
Mason & James write in their usual crisp and polished style that I have come to expect on their blogs. The 200 page book is easy to understand, to the point and genuinely helpful with many practical tips. You can read the full list of topics on their sales page (which is also quite short and to the point).
I would, however, have to say that the book is probably geared a bit more towards freelancers who have had some experience in their trade, and with some knowledge of business. Another criticism would be that it doesn’t provide enough visual examples… the book is rather text heavy which I suppose works for some, but personally I prefer visuals.
But other than that, I would have to congratulate Mason and James on this truly resourceful book… If you’re a freelancer of any sort – (designer, journalist, blogger, etc) then this is a book worth checking out.