If you work from home or you aspire to in the near future, you’ll find the book Flying Solo – how to go it alone in business a great read. Those who have already stepped out of the office and into the “third bedroom” will be nodding and chuckling with recognition as three soloists – Robert Gerrish, Sam Leader and Peter Crocker – accurately set out the issues faced by soloists and explain how to avoid them. Soloists from freelance writers to Internet based business owners are likely to enjoy the read.
Still planning your getaway? You’ll find plenty of useful information on how to work out if it’s viable, set your fees, maintain your vision and manage your time for the benefit of your business and your lifestyle.
This isn’t one of those ‘how to’ books that offers little more than a bunch of handy tips you could find online for free – it’s written from the heart by three Australian soloists who’ve not only been there, they’ve spoken to and surveyed hundreds of others who have too. It’s useful and inspiring and you’re likely to find it relevant regardless of your occupation – soloists include freelance writers, lawyers and accountants, consultants and graphic designers, to name just a few.
But I haven’t mentioned the best part. Flying Solo is more than a book. If you haven’t already discovered the Flying Solo online community you really are missing something special. You can join for free and have access to a treasure trove of information, a listing in the Flying Solo directory and access to the forum where you’ll find plenty of like minded individuals who are sharing your journey. If that isn’t enough, you can upgrade to business class membership for less than $20 a month and get so much more. Business class membership has only recently been offered and if you’re quick (one of the first 500) they’ll send you a copy of the book for free.
If you do just one thing for yourself and your business today, take out a free membership at Flying Solo and have a look around. You’ll be glad you did.