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January 27, 2009

The Principles of Successful Freelancing--New from SitePoint: Turning Freelancing Dreams Into Reality

The Principles of Successful Freelancing Sebastopol, CASitePoint recently announced the release of The Principles of Successful Freelancing ($34.95 USD)--a book turning freelancing dreams into a profitable reality.

Written by Miles Burke, co-author of the popular SitePoint Tribune, and founder of the award winning-web development company Bam Creative, this book carefully guides readers through building their own successful freelance business.

In this full-color 200-page book, readers will learn how to:

  • Make a smooth transition into freelancing
  • Effectively manage their money
  • Ensure they spend their time doing right things
  • Establish why a work/life balance is important
  • Gain support and win business through their network
  • Overcome the fear of selling

Miles Burke provided his views on his new book:
“It’s taken 15 years of highs and lows to fully understand the secrets to success, and with the release of this book, I’m proud to be now helping others make the same transition to prosperity.”

SitePoint co-founder, Matt Mickiewicz, also comments:
“Going it alone may seem a difficult prospect and understanding the core fundamentals of running your own business can be the difference between success and failure. With Miles’s 15 years of experience, this book not only shows people how to become a freelancer, but how to succeed in the long term.”

For review copies or more information please email sitepointpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

For other inquires, such as excerpt or interview requests, please contact Shayne.Tilley@sitepoint.com.

Miles Burke has been involved in designing and developing websites since 1994. In 2002 Miles became the Managing Director of Bam Creative, his design studio located Western Australia. He serves as Chairperson of the Australian Web Industry Association, and was a winner of the "2007 Top 40 under 40" award by Business News.

Additional Resources
For a free sample, table of contents, and more information about the book, visit:

http://www.sitepoint.com//books/freelancer1.

The Principles of Successful Freelancing
Publisher: SitePoint
Miles Burke
ISBN: 9780980455243, 200 pages, $34.95 USD
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1-800-998-9938
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