Offers concrete ways to navigate the uncertainty of freelancing to build a life that is financially and emotionally rewarding.
In The Freelance Mindset we discover our illusions about the way we work are just that—stories we make up, or, worse, stories that were made up for us. The current way of work is, in fact, not working for us, but there is another path forward: one that leverages our innate creativity and human need to make a living. Readers here discover what pulls us toward freelancing, develop tools to meet its challenges, and realize that we can succeed as either freelancers or traditional employees. What we cannot do is go back to seeing the world in the limited nine-to-five way we once did. Author Joy Batra compares traditional employment with the freelance lifestyle and keenly observes the gaps between the two. She shares concrete ways to help current and future freelancers navigate the uncertainty of freelancing in order to build a life that is both financially and emotionally rewarding.
Joy Batra is the founder of Quartz Consulting. She is a freelancer, entrepreneur, and was—briefly—a Bollywood actress. Joy lives in New York and is Head of Legal at Syndicate Protocol.
Part 1: Crossing the Threshold
Chapter One: Why Freelance?
Chapter Two: What’s Risk Got to Do with It?
Chapter Three: Making the Leap
Part 2: Navigating the Trail
Chapter Four: Uncovering Your Specialty
Chapter Five: Creating Your Business Plan
Chapter Six: Dealing with Scarcity and Windfalls
Part 3: Becoming a Hero
Chapter Seven: Identity and What Do You Do?
Chapter Eight: Growth and Development
Chapter Nine: What Happens When You Succeed?
Part 4: The Future
Chapter Ten: When Is It Time for a Change?
Chapter Eleven: Your Freelance Journey Transforms You
Chapter Twelve: The Freelancer’s Future
Joy Batra's timely debut will help you rethink your career. The Freelance Mindset is a fascinating read that shows you how to toggle between practicality and passion to build a life that delivers both stability and satisfaction.
This book will change how you think about your career. The Freelance Mindset is for you if you want to tap into your creativity, become more resilient, and feel more empowered in your career and your life. Joy Batra's debut book shows how thinking like a freelancer can set you free.
Maybe you thought freelancing means a life of chaos and insecurity. Think again. In The Freelance Mindset, Joy Batra masterfully shows how it can be the path to adventure, satisfaction, and happiness.
Torn between following your dreams and paying your bills? The Freelance Mindset is the book for you. Joy Batra shows you how to take the best from freelance and full-time styles of work, in order to create a career--and a life--that feels right for you.
Joy Batra’s debut book, The Freelance Mindset, is a delightful read. If you want to work for yourself and live a great, big inspired life in the process, let Joy be your guide.
10/2/23, The Washington Post: A Q&A with the author covers her career journey and highlights the book.
11/4/23, Fast Company: An excerpt from the book is featured.