Self-help business books perpetuate the myth that success is relentless growth and more of everything means progress. They teach you about bookkeeping and market research – things you might need to do of course. But let’s face it they’re fucking boring.

THE HUMAN FREELANCER is your antidote

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The Human Freelancer book


A guide to happy and honest self-employment for conscientious newcomers

Stuffed full of empathy and emotional support for vulnerable newbies to self-employment like you. Whether you’re freelance, part-time, a contractor or tradesperson – read this book if you’re sensitive and brave and want to do the right thing on a happy journey of fulfilment and self-improvement. A dark sense of humour and high pain-tolerance will also maximise your reading enjoyment.

Inside the book

You’ll gain lots of well-intentioned, if often irreverent, advice from the soul of an emotionally-liberated Yorkshireman in chapters like:

What the career adviser didn't tell you


How to survive criticism with self-esteem intact


What fluffers teach you about your job


About the author Chris Kenworthy

If success means you earn enough to work two days a week and spend the rest of your time interfering with vegetables and drawing willies then by that definition Chris Kenworthy is a success.

After escaping from the barren grey planes of brain-haemorrhaging corporate tedium in 2010 Chris built a freelance copywriting and photography empire of one. He lives in Leeds with his wife and pushes his luck at comedy and evermore irreverent penmanship.
Chris Kenworthy’s website

About the illustrator Gary Clap

Gary is a perennial adolescent from the rainy London suburbs. He currently works full-time but looks forward to the day when he can break free from the shackles of employment to live the good life as a freelance illustrator.

In his spare time, Gary draws a weekly webcomic which serves as a vehicle for his deranged and sometimes troubling philosophies on modern life. He also maintains a healthy interest in Ipswich Town football club, god help him.
Gary Clap’s website

How to freelance for agencies (and keep your principles)

Don't be an arsehole

Plus hand-drawn illustrations by Gary Clap

Buy your copy of the Human Freelancer now

Join Chris as he mingles arseholes, reptiles, meat-palaces and other inappropriate metaphors with life-affirming reassurance, and shares valuable insight from over 5 years of genuinely traumatic personal experience as a freelancer.

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Still not sure?

You should read the book’s prologue to find out what all the fuss is about. Or are you just one of those people who thinks they don’t deserve to be happy?