Firsthand recommendations

Robert Vlach — business consultant and founder of


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If you want to succeed as an independent professional, it is essential that you educate yourself about running a personal business. You can either learn this the hard way through trial and error, or read Robert’s unique book instead. It covers virtually everything you need to know as a freelancer on how to start, manage and grow your business — be it a local or a global one, working remotely. The Freelance Way is packed with proven advice, tools, stories and wisdom from people who have gone down this road before you. It will undoubtedly help you live and prosper, the freelance way.

Steven Pressfield
world-famous author of Gates of Fire, The War of Art, and The Legend of Bagger Vance

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As freelancers, we know why we should run our indie careers as a business, but how is often a challenge. Robert’s essential book delivers actionable advice and practical tips you can use to build a solid business foundation right now.

Melissa Joulwan
author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series

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Are you an experienced entrepreneur? Then Robert’s book will save your ass several times over. Are you a newbie freelancer starting out? It may even save your life! The Freelance Way is one of the most useful books that I have read on my journey to a free(lance) life.

Michelle Losekoot
freelance writer and digital storyteller with major brands like Puma, T-Mobile, and O2

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Just because you're a freelancer, you don't have to figure it all out on your own. There is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom out there from people who have succeeded on their own terms as independent professionals — and Robert Vlach puts it in your hands with The Freelance Way. The book is packed with practical advice on the challenges you will encounter, from the mundane to the artistic. And whatever your current level of freelancing experience, Robert reminds you and me that there is always more to aspire to.

Mark McGuinness
creative coach and host of The 21st Century Creative Podcast

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Robert is passionate about creating and realising individual business stories, taking that inspirational spark and enthusiasm for an idea and making it real. To make it real you need to understand the details and dynamics of doing business. Robert’s book is a must read, full of practical and actionable advice, allowing you to discover the entrepreneur in you and to make that passionate idea come to life. I can’t recommend this book enough.

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood
three-time UK barista champion and entrepreneur at Colonna Coffee, author of The Coffee Dictionary

Eva Skornickova

I had the privilege to work with Robert many years before he wrote this book. He is the best business advisor I’ve ever had and he played a significant role in my career move from the corporate world to freelancing. The Freelance Way is a must-read for anyone leaving the corporate bubble and taking back control of their professional identity and destiny.

Eva Skornickova
investment advisor and lawyer specialized in data privacy, cybersecurity, and GDPR

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There’s an estimate that freelancers will make up the majority of the workforce by 2027. Do you want to succeed in this new economy? By buying his book The Freelance Way, you can make Robert your personal advisor. I don’t know anyone who could be a better guide for you on this journey.

Peter Fabor
founder of Surf Office’s international network of company retreat venues

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If I was going freelance today, Robert’s book The Freelance Way would be an eye-opener for me. Because what’s in there, are things that I had to figure out on my own for a long time… A fantastic book.

Petr Mara
prominent technology evangelist and influencer for Apple products

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Six weeks ago I finished reading the final manuscript of Robert Vlach's new and reworked freelancing bible The Freelance Way. (I guess I was a good boy all year!) I have been waiting for the launch day so I can finally recommend this sledgehammer combo of business practices. So… Today's the day: Bad news for everyone else writing about entrepreneurship, because I doubt you will ever need any other book. Bad news for your competition, who hasn't read it yet. Warning: It may also make you feel like you don't know anything about business or wonder how the hell did you even survive up to today. But you came to learn, so give yourself a pat on the back, take a deep breath and slip into Robert's book of dreams. I mean tools.

Adam Hruby
designer and artist, awarded Czech Digital Marketer of the Year 2016

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Robert’s Freelance Way is a book you will be returning to…for years, over and over again. It is written for both beginners and established professionals, so as you grow, it will give you new insights each time you read it. This book is a must for every freelancer, regardless of their profession.

Michael Petrus
illustrator and art director, founder of the comic book app Nanits

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Robert’s upbeat book about freelancing ends on a fascinating and unexpected twist. Even seasoned freelancers will find this work a great opportunity to go back to their roots and recalibrate their freelance business.

Jan de Graaf
senior business developer and expert on EU exports to China

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Robert’s book The Freelance Way is a comprehensive and well-structured masterpiece on freelancing, and rightfully the main go-to resource for independent professionals, entrepreneurs and creators alike. The book sums up years of experience and tons of advice and research, yet it is super pleasant to read. Robert presents a complete roadmap with hundreds of real-world examples on how to seriously upgrade your freelancing toolbox. Going freelance is a lot of fun, but it also brings a lot of challenges. Reading this book will surely allow you to enjoy more of the former and put you in control of the latter.

Petr Klymec
EMEA Expansion Manager at WeWork

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Robert Vlach is one in a million. Friendly, hard-working, fully engaged, but most of all a true professional, who walks the talk. His book is precisely like that. Before I opened it, I wasn't really aware that I was half-freelance myself. I was awestruck by the sheer number of things I could improve on. Ever since, the book has been my go-to business guide. It has helped me a great deal and I am sure it will help anyone who reads it as well.

Daniel Gladis
investor and founder of the EU-based Vltava Fund, best-selling writer

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Robert’s book The Freelance Way took my business to the moon and back. A very readable and enjoyable book that taught me how to professionalize my work.

Eliska Vyhnankova
senior social media consultant with major brands like Bayer and Johnson & Johnson

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A breathtaking business guide that will take your freelancing to the top. Robert’s book The Freelance Way leads you safely through valleys of failure, financial risks and tough business decisions. While climbing higher, Robert teaches you to avoid pitfalls and master the survivor’s toolkit to fix problems. Together you cross challenging spots like negotiations, pricing, and marketing to reach the peak of success, a good reputation and clients who appreciate you and your work. Standing there, up on the top, as an accomplished freelancer, you look back and know in your heart: It was worth it.

Imre Jernei
world-class brand designer, founder of the Ziijn studio

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I could have saved myself countless blind alleys and wasted hours; miscalculated budgets for my services; neglected self-presentation; trials of useless tools; accounting and tax-filing errors, if only Robert had written this book 10 years ago, when I left my corporate job and went freelance. The Freelance Way is a must-read for all of you, who are just starting to take their lives back.

Radek Hrachovec
a leading loyalty marketing expert, The Loyalty Magazine Awards judge

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For Robert, freelancing is not a fancy hashtag. For Robert, freelance means business. His truly eye-opening book The Freelance Way is here to help you in setting the right prices, keeping your inbox sane and preventing the most common deadly mistakes.

Michal Kasparek
writer and editor-in-chief at