Earlier this year, I started a new blog series called “Succeeding as an e-Learning Freelancer,” aimed at helping other e-Learning / Instructional Designers launch successful independent freelance businesses. The series has been well received, and it’s been humbling to read some of the meaningful conversations in my e-Learning Business Basics Facebook group as well as on Twitter. I’ve been thrilled to see so many people engage with these topics and conversations!
A funny thing has happened, however, since I finished the original series in June: I’ve gotten feedback that the information was so useful for some of my peers that they’ve requested a more portable format. Blog posts are great, they said, but when trying to find information on a specific topic—for example, “How much should I charge per project?” or “What needs to go in my e-Learning portfolio?”—it can be cumbersome to have to track down the specific posts that discussed it.
Taking that feedback to heart, I made the decision to take the blog series content, expand it even further, and publish it as a collection of three e-Books. Each e-Book can be used as a handbook—a quick reference guide for your day-to-day life as an e-Learning freelancer. I’m pleased to share that all three books will be available on Wednesday, November 1st!
You can learn more about each of the books here, and I thought I would also take a moment to address some of the questions that have come up as I’ve been working on the process of translating the content to e-Book format.
- What’s new in the books? Plenty! Each book includes expanded versions of the original posts as well as additional chapters. For example, Volume III has an all-new guide to running a successful e-Learning project. Overall, the books contain roughly 20% more content than the original posts.
- What happened to the original blog posts? To help reduce confusion, I’ve truncated the original posts so that each one can now function as a content preview.
- Where can I buy the e-Books? All three books are available on Amazon.com.
- Is it too late to join the Facebook group? Not at all! I encourage you to join our Facebook group if you haven’t already. It’s a great community of e-Learning professionals, and I’ve learned a lot from the conversations there.
I’ve truly appreciated the chance to engage with such a passionate audience, and I hope that as e-Books this information will prove even more useful. I hope to hear from each of you as you continue your own freelance e-Learning journeys!