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How to Become a Business Savvy Freelancer


I run into so many people who wonder if they have what it takes to freelance. I always tell them: Heck yes! But … only if you have a business savvy mindset.

Thankfully, business savvy doesn’t require an MBA or even previous business experience. Business savvy is a mindset that anyone can cultivate.

And yes, that includes you!

The truth is that you have exactly what it takes to succeed when you have the right mindset—even if you’re “just” a freelancer and don’t consider yourself a business yet.

But again, you have to make sure you have the right mindset. Ready to learn how to do that?

Make This Mindset Shift Now

I’m about to share with you a mindset shift I really wish I had made earlier in my freelancing career. I waited until I had already dug myself into a hole. Only then did I realize it was my limiting beliefs that were holding me back.

Don’t make the same mistake I did. Make this mindset shift now:

Believe You Are Business Savvy

For years I ignored the business side of being a freelancer. I told myself, “I’m not a marketer! I can’t sell myself… It’s just not who I am.”

Dead wrong!

You have to see yourself as a business owner if you want to succeed in freelancing. In fact, it might help you to think of yourself as a “solopreneur” instead of a “freelancer.”

Don’t let that scare you, though, because it’s not nearly as hard to learn as you think!

This just means you have to put your business savvy hat on. Only then can you think smarter, scale your freelancing work and avoid burnout.

Can I get a heck yes! to maximizing your income and influence?

3 Books to Build Your Business Savvy

If you have no clue where to start with changing these limiting beliefs, don’t freak out! I actually have a list of three incredibly helpful books you can start reading right away.

These books changed my life—seriously! They taught me to stop bumming around when it came to money and actually freaking do something.

The authors taught me to believe that I can make real money. Like hundreds of thousands of dollars in real money.

My favorite way to consume books is by listening! You can find all these books on Audible and listen to them when you’re on the go. (And believe me, as a freelancer, you’re probably on the go a lot.)

Sign up for Audible today and get two free audiobooks!

Here are the three books I think you should start reading to build your business savvy:

The Compound Effect

I’ll be honest with you, I don’t usually read books multiple times. But for this book… I make an exception.

Darren Hardy will teach you the power of your day-to-day actions, how to dream while setting goals and (my favorite) how to actually achieve those goals.

This book is a must if you want to make real headway in your freelancing career.


Don’t let this book fool you. Just because it’s about business doesn’t mean it doesn’t apply to you as a freelancer.

Because it for sure does!

Gino Wickman walks you through how to think like a businessperson, how to recognize your strengths and weaknesses, and how to outsource when necessary. Work smarter, not harder!

Deep Work

You’ll love how Cal Newport unpacks his mind-blowing idea of deep work.

OK, time for honesty… raise your hand if you’ve ever spent hours working on something only to realize you had accomplished absolutely nothing.

Did you raise your hand? No shame if you did.

Newport teaches you how to find that sweet spot of total focus so that you can basically obliterate your workload. If you want to succeed, you have to learn how to get more done in less time!

Build Your Business Savvy Today

These three books will definitely get you on the right track to business savvy.

But if you’re ready to start building and scaling your freelancing work right away, you’ll want to get your hands on my free guide.

Download the FREE Six-Figure Freelancer Guide now!

Next, you’ll want to join my Six-Figure Freelancer Facebook Group—also free. And don’t worry, you don’t have to already be making six figures to join. In this group, you’ll get the strategies and support you need to make that kind of money asap!

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