As you know, reading is important. Reading books is more important.
How did a book lead to me making over $2000 before I even finished it? Here’s a hint.
Despite the popular saying, people; not money, make the world go ‘round.
Currently, I’m doing freelance IT. I have to bid on jobs and people award them to me. So I bid on a rather sweet looking job.
$700 for two days work. “That’s a pretty damn good rate!” I thought, so I wrote them using a technique in the book. They called me in 10 minutes. I spoke to them about my experience and they said that they would call me back shortly if I was selected.
They called me back shortly.
This brings up some questions such as:
How did $700 turn into $2000?
Simple, two days turned into a week. I could have easily made an extra thousand if I charged hourly instead of a flat daily rate.
Why didn’t they pick someone who was more qualified?
Your guess is as good as mine. But to my knowledge, there were 5 other people who bid on it.
It’s a safe assumption that they are more qualified than I am.
How do I know this? I don’t have a degree and I don’t have a single certification to my name. What I do have however is plenty of hands-on experience and the knowledge to deal with people better than your average IT nerd.
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
But of course you can’t know everyone, so it’s best to get people that you don’t know to like you.
Some people here may be more socially adept than I am, but I am positive everyone can find value in this book. I am adding it to the ‘must read’ section, because it is just that good.