Sit back, relax, and enjoy sipping on this ice cold green tea with me Sumo-ling...
Today is a particularly awesome day.
Not only did this Sumo move a size up in underwear (Yahtzee!), I’ve also come across a very important bundle of ebooks in my inbox yesterday.
A set of ebooks that would make ANY novice or pro freelancer giggle with girlish delight.
Apparently, the guys over at SitePoint — an online media company and information provider targeting the Web professional market, specifically Web Developers and Designers — sent their DIY Freelance Bundle to me by accident...
...you know what that means right? Right...I’m taking this golden opportunity and sharing it with you!
As any decent freelancer knows, you never stop learning. You can’t. It’s impossible.
Freelancing is an ever-evolving form of work and there are a million ways to improve your freelancing career.
But it’s difficult to sift through all the information on the interweb. To find those little gems that work for you and make you a better freelancing Sumo-ling.
Plus a lot of the free information out there — that I’ve found — is either seriously outdated, or the person who wrote the article ate one too many Fugu slices (Pufferfish) and became unstable while writing...anyways...
When I saw this bundle, I absolutely knew this would be perfect for you solo money makers looking to improve your freelancing skills, learn more about marketing than you thought you would ever need to know, and learn/build up your project management know how.
Here’s what you’ll get in this DIY Freelance Bundle:
Learn the ins and outs of creating and maximizing revenue. You’ll learn from the pros just how easy it is to plan, build, and earn a steady income from an online portfolio of sites generating revenue from advertising, affiliate programs, or even ecommerce.
● Increase your pageviews
● Sell ad inventory directly
● Chain ad networks for the highest CPM rates
● Use affiliate networks for maximum profit
● Pick the best affiliate networks, forum software, and traffic analysis tools
Every project you manage will be unique. Scope, budgets, team dynamics, and timeframes will differ. As a project manager, the most important factor in achieving project success will be your understanding of 'The Principles Of Project Management.' This book will show you that project management isn’t rocket science. Using the information contained in this book, you’ll deliver projects on time and on budget, again and again.
● Learn how to start every project on the right foot
● Master the planning, execution, and control of your projects
● Discover the secrets of effective communication and change management
● Identify project warning signals and learn to keep your projects on track
● Understand the benefits of using the right tools, resources, and people
● Learn how to give a superstar project handover
● And much, much more…
You’ll learn what’s important in transforming your skills into a booming freelance business. This book leads you through the entire process, from getting started to winning and keeping loyal clients. Running a successful freelance business is easy, and with the information in this book, you’ll confidently turn your freelancing dream into a profitable reality.
● Learn how to make a smooth transition into freelancing
● Understand how to effectively manage your money
● Ensure you spend your time on the right activities
● Discover why a work/life balance is important
● Learn how your network can support you and your business
● Overcome your fear of selling
● And much more ...
Dave Hecker (an outsourcing specialist who consults to Fortune 50 companies) reveals the secrets behind accomplishing successful outsourced web development projects. Dave leads you through the process of writing a great project specification to advertise your job effectively, selecting the best outsourcing partner, and managing the project to its successful completion.
Along the way, you’ll pick up lots of handy hints—such as simple methods of determining which outsourcing partner is right for you and simple project management tips that will help keep your project on track—gained through Dave’s years of experience in managing outsourced web development work.
● How to draft an effective RFP (Request for Proposals)
● Where to list your projects to gain optimal response
● How to evaluate the portfolios, testimonials, and client lists of potential outsourcing partners
● Warning signs to watch out for in potential outsourcing partners
● How to produce a shortlist of perfect outsourcing partners
● How vendors estimate pricing
● How to achieve the best prices by being a dream client
● Why you shouldn’t ask for a discount
● How to create a fair and effective written agreement
Deliver First-Class Websites: 101 Essential Checklists, 2nd Edition is a complete compendium of best practices drawn from the author's own experience and dozens of expert third-party references. It's the ultimate roadmap for web developers, project managers, and anyone involved in the process of building web sites. Each checkpoint is accompanied by an explanation and references as required, making this the most comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to delivering high quality web sites.
● Project planning
● Information architecture
● Search engine optimization
● Quality assurance
● Project handover
● ...And a whole lot more
Daaaaaamn! This is first class material Sumo-ling, and if you even have the slightest interest in making more money, building a reputation as a damn good freelancer, and knowing more than the average ‘seasoned’ pro...
Then these books will help you get there quicker than any college course, your Uncle Bob’s oh-so-sound advice, and your friends tips that they found on Ask.com.
Want access to all 5 ebooks TODAY?
Alright, you convinced me, I’ll share these with you.
Just click ‘Buy Now’ below, enter your payment info, and I’ll send you an email right away with access to your DIY Freelance Bundle for ONLY $39!
But like always, it’s for a limited time only before SitePoint’s Cease & Desist letter comes through and we have to yank the deal off the site!
The “DIY Burrito Consumer” Chief Sumo
P.S. - Normally this bundle would cost ya $165 (which is still wayyyyyy cheaper than taking an online college course) but you know that Sumo’s can’t help but squash things...especially prices.
P.P.S. - Here’s what some people had to say about these books...
"Great book, a must read for project management beginners as well as project management professionals already being bored from PMBOK etc... A real refreshing approach to project management, covering all the topics that really matter."
Christian Metzler, Austria - on 'Principles of Project Management'
"As far as I'm concerned, this is the "bible" for successful freelancing. One book one author. The one stop shop. Awesome."
Paul Fullilove, USA - on 'Principles of Successful Freelancing'
"This is a *must* have if you ever thought of outsourcing ANYTHING!"
Danny Froberg, USA - on 'Outsourcing Web Projects'
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