Robert Vlach is a senior business consultant, specialized in supporting independent professionals and business owners. In 2005, he founded one of the largest national freelance communities in Europe that is now being expanded into Freelancing.eu. In 2012, he founded Europe's first think-tank for freelancers which meets regularly in Prague and other cities. He has been holding freelancing courses for more than a decade, and has consulted on over 300 business cases with individuals, startups, and companies. His book about freelancing became an instant national bestseller and is now being sold worldwide as The Freelance Way. Robert lives with his family in the Czech Republic and Spain.
I’m a business consultant specialized in supporting independent professionals and business owners. I wrote the bestselling book The Freelance Way, started one of the largest national freelance communities in Europe, as well as Europe’s first think-tank for freelancers. Freelancing.eu is my latest project dedicated to supporting freelancers and their business all over Europe. (For more details, see my bio below.)
If you want to succeed as an independent professional, it is essential that you educate yourself about running a personal business. You can either learn this the hard way through trial and error, or read Robert’s unique book instead. It covers virtually everything you need to know as a freelancer on how to start, manage and grow your business — be it a local or a global one, working remotely. The Freelance Way is packed with proven advice, tools, stories and wisdom from people who have gone down this road before you. It will undoubtedly help you live and prosper, the freelance way. Steven Pressfield world-famous author of Gates of Fire, The War of Art, and The Legend of Bagger Vance As freelancers, we know why we should run our indie careers as a business, but how is often a challenge. Robert’s essential book delivers actionable advice and practical tips you can use to build a solid business foundation right now. Melissa Joulwan author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series meljoulwan.com Are you an experienced entrepreneur? Then Robert’s book will save your ass several times over. Are you a newbie freelancer starting out? It may even save your life! The Freelance Way is one of the most useful books that I have read on my journey to a free(lance) life. Michelle Losekoot freelance writer and digital storyteller with major brands like Puma, T-Mobile, and O2 losekoot.cz Just because you're a freelancer, you don't have to figure it all out on your own. There is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom out there from people who have succeeded on their own terms as independent professionals — and Robert Vlach puts it in your hands with The Freelance Way. The book is packed with practical advice on the challenges you will encounter, from the mundane to the artistic. And whatever your current level of freelancing experience, Robert reminds you and me that there is always more to aspire to. Mark McGuinness creative coach and host of The 21st Century Creative Podcast