Title: The Freelance Mum
Author: Annie Ridout
Pages: 288 pages (Paperback)
Publication Date: January 10, 2019
Publisher: Fourth Estate
More time with your kids, making the money you know you’re worth and a better work/life balance. No wonder more women than ever are choosing to be become freelance mums.
In the last decade, 70% more mums have chosen to go freelance. Annie Ridout was one of them. And in her enlightening new book, she shares the tips and tricks that helped her build a better working life around her family.
From choosing a career and launching a website, to getting your name out there and perfecting your brand, to the nitty gritty of childcare options and daily routines, The Freelance Mum is a comprehensive guide to setting out on your own path.
Using her own experience, alongside advice from other mums that make it work, including Arianna Huffington, Scummy Mummies, Carrie-Anne Roberts, Robyn Wilder, Zoe de Pass, Cherry Healey, Sali Hughes and Anna Jones, Annie will show that with hard work and determination, any mother can thrive as a freelancer.
Quite comprehensive and an useful guide for all freelance Mums to help you manage work and personal life better.
The book starts with a short introduction and a section explaining why to go freelance. Though it stresses on Mums struggling with time management, it can be an useful a guide for anyone who’s struggling with work/life balance and is not happy or satisfied with their current job.(But then you’ll have to skim some parts)
From here Annie Ridout very slowly and extensively goes through the sections on how to set your daily routine around your baby’s nap time to how to brand yourself and spread the word out.
She guides you on how to efficiently switch your mum mode to work mode back and forth and really has a substantial portion on how to divide your day.
She talks about the very touchy and tricky topic of money. Of how to decide a rate and on how to negotiate it.
She even thoroughly guides you on how to set up your social media profile and blog. When I say thoroughly I do mean it. She talks about Instagram, Twitter, Facebook separately and exhaustively. On how to stand out, to how to get followers to the apps that she uses to schedule posts and edit photos. She also has some great SEO tips and tricks.😉
I’m really impressed on how rigorous this study is and the real life experiences from so many freelance mums adds the cherry on the top!
My Rating: 5/5
‘The Freelance Mum’ is available in Paperback and E-book.