When I was first considering becoming self-employed and easing out of the day job, I looked around for books to guide and support me. Everything I found seemed to either be geared towards the risk-taker who wanted to throw it all up in the air, or to expect me to sign up for extra (expensive) courses and downloads. This didn’t seem right to me. So I recorded my own experiences then turned them into how-to guides that aim to be no-nonsense, approachable, friendly and supportive. You won’t have to buy anything else to get value from my books – in fact, many of them link to free additional resources on my websites!
I write books that help self-employed people and people setting up and running small businesses to work out what to do first and what to do next. I write from my own experiences, using lots of examples from my own successful business life, and my books are all jargon-free, approachable and friendly. Most importantly, if you buy the book, you get the information that’s promised. There’s no requirement to buy a course or pay for additional materials. In fact, links and footnotes will take you to more FREE resources on my websites with screen shots and the latest updates. I’ve even created an ebook omnibus of my two main business books to give you the best value possible.
Use the drop-down at the top of the screen or click on the links below to navigate to the book that interests you. There you can find more information about the book, including links for buying it in ebook and print (where available). Happy reading!
“How I Survived my First Year of Full-Time Self-Employment: Going it Alone at 40” – all you need to know about setting up your new business and taking the plunge without too much risk or anxiety. Lots of personal stories and I share exactly how I did it – you don’t need to buy any courses or additional resources to get the full value out of this book. Click on the book cover image to find out more, including where you can buy print and e-book editions of this book.
“Running a Successful Business after the Start-up Phase or, Who are you Calling Mature?” – you’ve set up the business, you’ve been running for a couple of years: now it’s time to refine your customer base, redress your work-life balance and think about add-ons like social media networking and blogging. This book tells you how, like its predecessor sharing real-life examples from exactly how I’ve built a happy self-employed life for myself. Click on the book cover image to find out more, including where you can buy print and e-book editions of this book.
The business OMNIBUS “Your Guide to Starting and Building your Business” – why not save money on buying the above two books separately with this e-only guide to setting up and maintaining a successful and balanced business, which includes the text of both books in full, put together in a special omnibus edition. I do like to provide value to my readers, and this has everything from both of the two books. It’s downloadable in all of the different e-book formats or as a pdf to read on your computer or tablet. Click on the book cover image to find out more, including where you can buy the e-book.
The new book in my Quick Guide series,”Quick Guide to Networking, Social Media and Social Capital” is a no-frills, no-jargon, to-the-point guide to using social media and physical networks to your best advantage, laying down social capital and then using it to benefit yourself and others. Short chapters on the basics of business networking and using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc. are connected with real-world uses and examples, so you can see the point of these activities, optimise your presence on the various physical and electronic networks without wasting time, and see what they can do for you, and you can do for them.
“Quick Guide to your Career in Transcription” – this career option is the one most searched for by people finding my website, so I decided to put together a quick guide to deciding whether this is an option for you, choosing your software and hardware, and maintaining good posture to protect yourself from RSI. Includes hints for interviewers on recording and sending files. Click on the cover image to find out more, including where you can buy the e-book.
“How I Conquered High Cholesterol Through Diet and Exercise” – my first e-book and still one of the most popular, this takes you through what high cholesterol means, which foods make it worse and which might improve it, and places you might like to try eating, including restaurant tips for the UK and US. Built from my own experience, this offers an option for reducing cholesterol without drugs. Click on the cover image to find out more, including where you can buy the e-book.
A note: reading Kindle books without a Kindle
But if you want to read a book that’s only published in e-book form for Kindle, you don’t actually need to own a physical Kindle to read it. You can download a free Kindle app that allows you to read Kindle books on other machines such as Smartphones, tablets and computers.
Where to find Kindle apps
Amazon offer free downloadable software so that you can read Kindle e-books without a Kindle – on a PC, Mac or various types of phone and tablet.
If you do have a Kindle, your phone, tablet or computer version of the software will automatically sync with it to record where you’ve got up to in a book. Magic!
They have a page about it here, where you can download the software.