Freelancers love to extol the benefits of entrepreneurship to anyone who will listen. There are plenty of reasons to love working as a freelance writer. “You get to work from home in your pyjamas!” is one of my favorite selling points, for example.
Of course, freelance writing isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. Working as a writer is a real job and it comes with plenty of unique challenges traditional nine-to-five workers don’t experience. One such challenge comes when you need to get clients to pay your invoices.
In a “normal” job, paychecks are deposited into your bank account twice a month. For small business owners like freelance writers, cash flow can be a real headache. This struggle is particularly painful for freelancers just starting out, but even established writers often grapple with the ongoing nightmare of collecting earnings on time.
If you’re struggling to bridge the gap between invoice payments, consider the following tips for getting your clients to pay you faster.Read More
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Negotiating higher rates can be stressful and overwhelming. If you’re earning a lowball rate, however, you’re selling yourself short. Ready to have that conversation? Learn how I negotiated a 133% raise over the course of 12 months with one of my clients.Read More
Working as a freelance writer can be truly fantastic. Sitting at your kitchen table in your PJs sure beats heading to a tiring job in the city, but how do you get started? If you’re at the beginning of your online writing journey, this simple guide is for you.Read More
Landing ongoing work should be your primary focus, but what can you do when your contracts are few and far between? Constant Content offers earning opportunities—I just earned $85 for a single article last week—but is the effort involved worth the end results?Read More
Too many writers spend long hours churning out content for pitiful compensation. I’ve been there and done that—yuck. If you’re struggling to make a respectable living as a writer online, consider these important tips to earn more money.Read More
I’ve just made it through another housing hunt in New York City—no simple feat as a freelancer! Use these tips to simplify your apartment search as a self-employed worker.Read More
As the old adage goes, two things are certain: death and taxes. Filing freelance taxes often proves challenging, so equip yourself with the right tools to make the job easier.Read More