I know a lot of journalists who work very hard but don’t seem to reap the financial rewards for their effort. The write thousands of words per week but barely manage a subsistence salary, struggling to make rent or mortgage payments. My observation from discussions with journalists is that there are a number of contributing factors to this.
Pitching for work can be tricky. But sometimes an unconventional approach can be successful.
To be treated like a pro act like one. It’s tempting to play it casual but play it straight if you want to be taken seriously.
Having reviewed some of the key components of a freelance contract it’s time to look at a couple of actual contracts. I’m not saying that these are the contracts you ought to use (I’m not a lawyer – you should get legal advice before signing a contract) but they’re examples of the sorts of contracts
It’s amazing but so often I hear of freelancers who end up in dispute with clients over what seems to be obvious – neither party understood what the other understood the work to be. In today’s instalment on freelance contracts I’m going to be short and sweet. As a freelancer – before you agree to
As a freelancer, you may think that your job is to write, design, code or do whatever it is that you do. You freelance because you like the freedom of working for the clients you choose during the hours that suit your life. However, that’s idealistic. The reality is that you’re a small business that