Friday, August 16, 2019

Robert Kempster, Author of Freelancing: Making Money Online With Freelancing Jobs

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Today we are interviewing Robert Kempster about his business / freelancing book titled, “Freelancing: Making Money Online With Freelancing Jobs.”

The book is on a Kindle countdown from August 16th to the 23rd. Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/2XkuWBF.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am someone with aspirations and goals - just like everyone out there - I just happen to live in New York. It is easy to get jaded and uninspired, I am lucky to find inspiration from others around me, either in person or over media. I love to travel and I keep working on my flexibility, as you can imagine, flexibility is very close to freedom - so that is my goal. I mostly like to do things that can contribute any little bit to society at large.

Describe your book, “Freelancing: Making Money Online With Freelancing Jobs,” in a few sentences. 
The book is about the idea of the new gig economy, or as some call it, self employment. Although, I think self-employment is the end goal, while freelancing is the way to get there. This book will make you aware of the possibilities out there and steer you in the right direction as to what you need to do to set yourself up and to progress with it.

Who do you think would most benefit from reading your book?
I think anyone who is looking for ideas for making money online or offline will benefit from the book. If you are already making enough money, and have flexibility or "freedom" already. Then this book may be below your needs. Even though there may be some value in a different perspective, but it will not be that pertinent to an experienced freelancer.

What inspired you to write this book?
This book was inspired by a Freelancer I hired from Upwork a few years back, I think when it was called something else. He was doing some marketing for my first kindle book and he suggested that many people would pay for some of the pointers I was giving him. This was finished a while back, but I did not publish it and now I had to update it, so it can finally be published. 

What are some of the advantages of doing freelance work compared to a 9 to 5 job?
I think the advantages are quite obvious but, the ones that I find to be important is that it provides:
flexibility in scheduling and lifestyle
additional income or could eventually replace current income
ends up producing more family time
saves commuting costs as well as time
offers low entry cost
produces maximum ROI and efficiency
allows you to do something you love and are good at
the list is quite long and varies from person to person

What are some of the biggest mistakes people make when getting started with freelancing?
The biggest mistake that I see most people make is failing to start small. I think it is important to limit how much work you take in the beginning, so you can study your timing and become realistic in gauging each project. They often also fail to charge the lowest profitable fee - it is very important to start small with service charges as well. It is the surest way to get your first few freelancing jobs. Then you can scale everything from there.

How much time should someone interested in freelancing do research and prepare?
Aha! that is the other major mistake that most people make when starting as a freelancer. They spend too much time researching and preparing. You have to start by doing, so get a plan, do something, then do more, test, retest, adjust, then do more. Repeat..

What are some examples of the type of jobs that freelancers do?
Virtual assistants, online research, data capture, word processing, marketing, writing, social media marketing, social media managers, mail management, the list is so long. Anyway there is quite a list in the book as well as a lot of links to websites for jobs, training, and information

How much time does it take to get established in a career as a freelancer? 
The time truly depends on the individual as well as the nature of the freelancing jobs that the person is doing. Of course how well they do it and how they use others to help them will make all the difference in time.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing the book?
I think the hardest part was the final edit and publishing steps. You find yourself struggling with wanting to make everything just right.

What do you hope readers will gain from reading your book?
I hope hoping that a good number of the people that buy the book will actually use it and be inspired to do something with their skills. That I think will be my greatest reward.

How have readers responded to your book so far?
I have had very few objective reviews at this point, by that I mean most of the reviews I have to date are friends and family - they are always very kind as you know. LOL. The one independent review I received said it was a very good topic - but that does not tell me much.

What do you have in mind for your next writing project?
I am thinking about writing something about personal credit is the USA as well as investing in one's future.

Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?
That the book will only work if you work. Work hard until you figure out how to work smart.

More Information
Buy the book on Amazon.  
Check out the author on Facebook.  

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