In a world where traditional career paths are becoming increasingly rigid and limiting, and in a country with a dramatically high unemployment rate, many South Africans are seeking alternatives that offer greater freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to work towards their own dreams.
Safrea member, Shea Karssing, a seasoned freelance writer based in KwaZulu-Natal, launched her book in Johannesburg this month – Freelance Like a Boss: How to quit your 9-5 and take control. It is set to revolutionise the way South Africans perceive and pursue freelancing.
Shea’s journey from a side-hustler to a thriving freelancer serves as an inspiration to those who aspire to break free from the constraints of a conventional work environment. She embraced the freelance lifestyle six years ago, and has never looked back.
Driven by her passion for empowering others and her unwavering belief in the potential of the freelance economy, Shea penned Freelance Like a Boss with a particular focus on the South African market, where entrepreneurship and self-starters are so desperately needed.
The book offers a comprehensive guide to building a successful and prosperous freelance business. It is a treasure trove of invaluable insights, practical tips, and personal anecdotes. Karssing’s writing style is relatable, honest, and at times irreverent, making it an engaging and enjoyable read for freelancers at any stage of their journey. Whether you are considering freelancing, just starting out, or in need of some inspiration and guidance, this book is your go-to resource. The book covers a wide range of topics essential to freelancers’ success, including helping readers identify their marketable skills, shedding excuses that may be holding them back, and establishing a solid business structure. She provides valuable advice on setting pricing, negotiating contracts, understanding legalities, managing finances, tax obligations, setting boundaries, and optimising time management.
With Freelance Like a Boss, Shea aims to give readers the tools they need to forge their own paths towards financial freedom, flexibility, and meaning. She emphasises that freelancing is not just a means to an end but a lifestyle that empowers individuals to take control of their professional lives, enabling them to spend more time with their loved ones, pursue personal interests, and live life on their own terms.
For those who have long yearned for a career that allows them to break free from the shackles of a traditional nine-to-five job, Freelance Like a Boss is here to turn your aspirations into reality. It serves as a roadmap to becoming a home-office hotshot, empowering you to take charge of your professional destiny.
The book is available wherever you buy books! You can learn more about the book and where to get it here: https://sheakarssing.com/book/.
On being a member of Safrea, Shea says: “Being a member of Safrea allows me to part of a supportive community of fellow freelancers in South Africa. Membership gives me access to helpful resources, knowledge sharing, and referrals that help me continue to grow my business.”