The Human Freelancer

Happy and honest self-employment for conscientious newcomers

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In case you’re worried that this blog is another one of those content-vomiting Internet get-rich-quick schemes there’s something you should know: I only earn 44 pence of profit from the sale of each copy of The Human Freelancer book on Amazon and other book retailers.

The whole project (writing, design and illustration) is entirely self-funded, so you can rest assured that your £5.69 won’t be snorted up my hooter as fizzy Bolivian nose jazz. In fact the £5.25 the publishing industry pocket for themselves out of that price is barely enough to cover a thrashing for orphan street children as they stitch together pages of your book from their own skin.

Right now I’d have to sell roughly 1600 copies of The Human Freelancer to break even. That doesn’t even include all the time I spent living out the harrowing experiences the book describes so you benefit from the lessons they teach.

The Human Freelancer is about spreading an idea and the book and this blog are just artefacts which contribute to that end. I wanted the book to be a lovingly crafted piece of art you hold in your hand, enjoy reading and then pass on to your friends and say:

“Wow. This guy is weird but his book made me laugh and think there’s a better way to live our lives that doesn’t involve hating my job and buying expensive shit I don’t really need to numb the pain. It also made me blind.”

If I sell just a quarter of those 1600 books I can drown restfully in my bath full of caviar and hooker spit knowing that the idea lives on with like-minded people who believe in crafting an honest and sustainable living from their talents and enjoying what they do.

Now you’ll have to excuse me because I have another expensive nosebleed.

The Human Freelancer book

LOOK! There's a book full of this shit and more!

Self-help business books perpetuate the myth that success is relentless growth and more of everything means progress. They preach 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 book is your antidote: stuffed full of emotional support and insightful advice for vulnerable newbies to self-employment like you.

Buy it now