Book Review: The Freelancer’s Bible
March 28, 2019 In: Sound Bits
If you peruse lists of books for artists and freelancers, “The Freelancer’s Bible“ by Sara Horowitz pops up frequently, and for good reason. It’s a solid 474 pages of useful tips and perspectives for individuals (and groups) in all artistic sectors who are pursuing some amount of freelance work.
There are many practical sections and pieces of advice in the book, but there are also equally valuable moments and prompts in the book that allow the reader to reflect and think about their own business and their own ideas. For example, there is a section about your workspace and where you work best. There are thought-provoking sections on pricing your work, diversifying your portfolio, negotiating, strategies for working with clients, networking, time management, marketing and more.
The writing is friendly and easy to understand, and readers will find helpful advice in nearly every section of the book. Highly recommended for anyone currently freelancing, or thinking about doing some of this work in the future. The book would also be helpful to small businesses like ensembles, private teaching studios, and community music programs, as many of the topics in the book are highly relevant to any small business. 10/10