I came away with some solid resource recommendations from the discussion panel on freelancing at The Soco and thought it would be helpful to share my notes.


Book Recommendations

Photo By Glen Noble
Photo By Glen Noble
  1. Do The Work and Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
  2. The E-Myth Series by Michael E. Gerbe
  3. Rework by Jason Fried of 37 Signals
  4. Design Is a Job and the video F*ck you Pay me  by Mike Monteiro
  5. The Designer’s Guide To Marketing And Pricing: How To Win Clients And What To Charge Them by Ilise Benun

Software Recommendations

Photo by Alejandro Escamilla
Photo by Alejandro Escamilla
  1. Harvest -Time tracking\Invoicing  and project management
  2. Toggl – Time tracking\Invoicing  and project management
  3. Bonsai – For easy contract generation and payment management
  4. Trello – Project Management
  5. Google Keep – TODO list management
  6. Quickbooks – Accounting Software


Note: If you are a currently freelancer or looking to take the leap into freelancing I’d highly recommend you give The Soco a look for a solid community with tons of opportunities for networking, with events like this and more. 

Feel free to share or leave a personal book or software recommendation to add to this list.