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Our top 3 books of the year:
You use Google Sheets and cool features in there, right? Well if not, that’s another story. But if you do, browsing The Ultimate Google Sheets Toolkit will increase your knowledge quite a bit.
If you are a creative or knowledge worker, Genius Foods is one of the most useful books out there to support your mental strength and performance.
Max Lugavere (with Paul Grewal, MD) did a superb job collecting the best science-based advice on long-term brain health. The subtitle says it all: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life.
Genius Foods is a true must-read for all life-hackers and hard-working freelancers out there, which also makes it the newest addition to our list of Great books for freelancers.
It’s been a fantastic year for Freelancing.eu — the first complete one after our inception in May 2020. We have never looked back since, so here are the highlights:
If you want to watch something truly inspirational for the end of the year, Where'd You Go, Bernadette would be our top pick.
Based on a best-selling novel by Maria Semple, starring Cate Blanchett, and directed by the great Richard Linklater (Boyhood), the movie goes straight into the depth of what it means to be an original creator under the pressure of everyday life. Never mind the average rating of 6.5 on IMDb — this movie is a jewel and a must-watch for all ambitious freelancers out there!
“You are at a family gathering of some kind, and at a certain point, the conversation turns to you and your cousin George who’s a big success in the big city,” jokes Mark McGuinness about a situation familiar to many freelancers in a newly released clip Creative assets as an alternative to a career ladder from his talk.
Yearly planning is quite important for many freelancers in terms of business strategy, healthy finance, and work-life balance. YearCompass is one the most popular tools for such outlooks. Available for free in 50 languages, with more than a million downloads since 2012, the YearCompass booklet has become a sort-of standard for individual yearly planning.
Get the new Freelance Business Book — for free! The 128-page publication, produced by Elina Jutelyte and co-written by 80 experts, covers the most important insights from Freelance Business Month online events as well as new exclusive materials for freelancers.
You don’t have to be a decluttering maniac à la Marie Kondo to appreciate getting rid of things. Selling some dusted stuff like worn clothes, shoes, toys, or books can generate pretty decent household income, not only for freelancers.
But where to sell? Here, the Vinted app (made in Europe) comes to the rescue — a very active marketplace for (mostly) second-hand items enables users to build their little piece or circular economy. We’ve been using the app for years, and it’s flawless! However, each country market within Vinted is different, so you need to try it yourself.