Most people become freelancers without any idea of how to run a business. They learn in the school of hard knocks. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has taken the school of hard knocks and made it into one of the most useful business books written in years. Included are these indispensable topics: How To Negotiate Anything: Freelancers must negotiate everything from the rent they pay to the contracts they sign. Heres how to negotiate on your ownand when to hire someone to negotiate for you. Online Networking: In addition to tricks and strategies for online networking from Rusch herself, this Guide also includes advice from such online networking experts as Neil Gaiman, Michael A. Stackpole, and Mitch Wagner. The Importance ofand the Difference betweenGoals And Dreams: Freelancers often confuse their goals with their dreams. Rusch offers practical advice on how to meet your goals, and the importance of dreaming big. How To Survive Failureand Success: Success, more than failure, derails many freelancers. Rusch explains how to turn your failures into successesand how to optimize the success when it finally happens.