If you’re looking for related tips, read our guide to financially retiring before you turn 30 and if you’re looking for ideas on how to build your skillset, read this post.

Without a doubt, the easiest and fastest way to monetize your existing knowledge and skills is by freelancing, consulting, or coaching.

And after reviewing a lot of different freelancing guides, this is the best one that we’ve found by far. For skill/knowledge specific guides, scroll down to the bottom.

Written Guide: The Complete Guide to Becoming an In-Demand, Well-Paid Consultant, Coach or Freelancer

It covers:

  1. Is Consulting, Coaching or Freelancing Right for Me?
  2. What Service Should I Sell?
  3. Getting Started With Your Freelance Business
  4. How Much Should I Charge?
  5. How to Get Clients
  6. Branding and Marketing Your Services
  7. Operations and Client Management
  8. Scaling to High Six and Seven Figures – Creating an Agency/Services Empire
  9. Best Practices for Success

Alternatively, if you prefer video content, here’s a collection of fantastic video guides to becoming a freelancer.

The only notable thing that’s missing is a list of the most popular freelance job boards that aren’t industry-specific, so here’s a quick list:

  1. Upwork
  2. Freelancer
  3. Guru
  4. AngelList
  5. PeoplePerHour
The Best Skill Specific Freelancing Guide (Click To View A Guide)
  1. Marketing
  2. Writing (+ An Alternate Guide)
  3. Software Development
  4. Design (Still Looking For A Great Guide)
  5. Virtual Assistant
  6. Photography
  7. Videography
  8. Bookkeeper (Still Looking For A Great Guide)

The Best Paid Guide To Becoming A Freelancer

Here’s a link to Seth Godin’s highly reviewed and very popular freelancing course.

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